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German tour operators are voicing strong demand for Turkey this summer, despite political disagreements between Berlin and Ankara.
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
A study by Turkey’s Interbank Card Center shows that transactions by foreign cards have increased by 35 percent in the first half of the year. Tourists from Arabic countries who prefer Turkey for their summer holidays and shopping trigger the increase, according to Soner Canko, general manager of the center
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
According to figures from the Health Ministry, the patients who visited Turkey to receive treatment, a developing trend, reached nearly 500,000 last year. The country’s geographical position, high medical technologies, qualified staff and competitive prices are the main adventages in global competition, a professional says
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The number of tourists visiting Turkey exceeded 13 million in the first half of the year, 12.5 percent more than the same period in 2010, according to recently released data.
ROME - Agence France-Presse
Italy’s tourism sector is dodging around 13.5 billion euros ($19.3 billion) in taxes this year by not declaring revenues, a study into the grey economy by the Cescat research group showed on Friday.
Despite its natural beauty on the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts, Turkey is still way behind its competitors in marina management, according to Serdar Çıtak, head of the oldest marina in the country. Turkey holds 5 percent of the berthing capacity in the Mediterranean, he says, adding that it may take a much bigger share
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ASHGABAT – Anatolia News Agency
Turkish companies have invested more than $2 billion in the Avaza Free Tourism Zone along the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan, according to a report published recently.
MUĞLA - Anatolia News Agency
The bankruptcy of Britain-based Holidays 4 UK is victimizing Turkish hoteliers, according to the Turkish Culture & Tourism Ministry’s office in the western province of Muğla.
Turkey’s budget for global tourism promotion will radically drop next year. However, Israeli and Syrian holidaymakers are the campaign’s targets despite disputes
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Official figures show that the numbers of Greek, Italian and Spanish tourists visiting Istanbul, a cheaper metropolis than many European cities, have doubled
The Turkish Lira’s latest losses against the U.S. dollar and euro are in the interest of Turkish tourism, as most expenditures of Turkish hotels were mostly in liras whereas their main income was in foreign currencies, according to the head of a prominent company.
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
As nearly 2 million British delayed their vacation due to the economic crisis, leading British tourism agencies, including Thomas Cook, created new holiday packages that cost less than 2 pounds per night on Turkish shores, the agencies announced on their official websites on Monday.
Southeastern destinations are failing to remain as an alternative for domestic tourists due to deadly PKK attacks. A tour operator, which took 2,000 people there in 2010, has convinced only 60 people this summer