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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul rose by 10.8 percent in the first eight months of this year, when compared to the same period last year, hitting 6.95 million, Culture and Tourism Ministry data has shown.
Turkey’s budget for global tourism promotion will radically drop next year. However, Israeli and Syrian holidaymakers are the campaign’s targets despite disputes
SOFIA - Reuters
Hundreds of foreign tourists are stranded at the Bulgarian Black Sea airport of Burgas after their charter flights were cancelled over a payment row between their tour operator and the flight carrier, officials said on Saturday.
MUĞLA - Anatolia News Agency
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.
The streets of Alanya, a seaside resort town in southern Turkey, are devoid of Israeli cruise tourists this year due to continued political tensions between Ankara and Tel Aviv.
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
IZMIR - Anatolian News Agency
A luxurious house with plenty of rooms, a restroom and a kitchen, believed to pertain to a rich family, is found in İzmir. It islocated by the side of a newly-discovered Roman road.
The municipality of Eyüp, one of Istanbul’s oldest neighborhoods and an important pilgrimage destination for the Muslim world, is investing to make the district a center for religious and historical tourism center, Eyüp’s mayor says
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
As the tourism revenues of Middle East nations such as Lebanon and Egypt fall sharply, Turkey is enjoying a strong wave of Arab tourists, according to figures. The country, however, is no longer a popular destination for Israeli travelers
NEVŞEHİR - Anatolia News Agency
Tourists visiting the Central Anatolian region of Cappadocia prefer to stay in old mansions that have been turned into boutique hotels rather than in large modern accommodations, a local tourism official has said.
More than one million people have visited the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq - a haven of relative stability - in the past nine months, a tourism official said on Saturday.
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Lofoten Trading, the Norwegian maker of ice museums, aims to expand its business in Turkey, adding accommodation units to its concept. The company is seeking land and strong local partners, says general manager Odd Roar Olsen