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Cappadocia not promoted in Museum Card

Cappadocia not promoted in Museum Card

Visuals and photos of Cappadocia have not been used in public service ads by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, which aims to promote the use of Museum Cards, with tourism officials in Cappadocia voicing their discontent at the decision.

Comment(s) 7/28/2014

Turkish island with a rocky treasure

Turkish island with a rocky treasure

Marble quarried from the island of Marmara is a ubiquitous site in Turkey, gracing all manners of buildings and monuments. Despite being such a small island, Marmara produces some of the best marble in the world

Comment(s) 7/9/2014

Muğla becomes metropolitan city, signaling changes to tourism

Muğla becomes metropolitan city, signaling changes to tourism

With Turkey’s longest coastline, Muğla hosts millions of tourists every year, and changes to the area’s tourism outlook are heralded with Muğla recently gaining the status of a metropolitan city

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Huge crowds launch Spain's Pamplona bull-run festival

Huge crowds launch Spain's Pamplona bull-run festival

A red-and-white sea of revellers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square on Sunday to kick off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival.

Comment(s) 7/6/2014

Caveat emptor as historical buildings go up for sale

Caveat emptor as historical buildings go up for sale

Cumbersome regulations regarding alterations to edifices declared as historical buildings means that huge swathes of desirable towns like Ayvalık are all up for sale. Such places could become ghost towns

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

‘Before you die, take a Bosphorus tour’

‘Before you die, take a Bosphorus tour’

Business Insider magazine places Istanbul’s Bosphorus in its list of ‘the 50 places in Europe you need to visit in your lifetime'

Comment(s) 7/5/2014

‘Interactive’ nature museum to open in Antalya

‘Interactive’ nature museum to open in Antalya

Turkey’s first 'interactive' nature museum is set to be opened in Termessos, with plants and animals unique to the region introducing to visitors in their own 'technologically-enhanced' environment

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

The forgotten islands of Turkey: Marmara

The forgotten islands of Turkey: Marmara

In the Sea of Marmara lies the Island of Marmara, unfettered and nearly forgotten, it remains an authentic safe haven away from tourists, touristic things; yet full of a tourist’s dreams

Comment(s) 7/2/2014

İzmir Airport, booming Turkey

İzmir Airport, booming Turkey

Back in the day, airports were something else. They were cozier, friendlier and easier to navigate, but in today’s Turkey, they just keep getting bigger and more difficult

Comment(s) 7/16/2014

Traveling from a different perspective

Traveling from a different perspective

Airports, the nerve-wrecking pre-vacation turmoil in the terminals, are reminiscent of anthills in this crazy post-modern world in which we live

Comment(s) 6/25/2014

Sunken ships should be open to tourism

Sunken ships should be open to tourism

Turkey’s underwater richness cannot be protected because these areas are forbidden zones. But they are plundered during illegal diving activities, say officials

Comment(s) 7/15/2014

Weddings: A new bridge between India and Turkey

Weddings: A new bridge between India and Turkey

Turkey and India share some common wedding traditions. No wonder some families in India started to choose Turkey for their wedding ceremonies

Comment(s) 6/24/2014

Locals hope to lure tourists to Gideros

Locals hope to lure tourists to Gideros

Local officials are working hard to attract tourists to Turkey’s hidden bay, Gideros, in Kastamonu’s Cide coast, an area that was inhabited 3,500 years ago by Amazons

Comment(s) 7/11/2014

Turkmenistan hopes 'Door to Hell' will boost tourism

Turkmenistan hopes 'Door to Hell' will boost tourism

Locals call it the Door to Hell, a giant burning pit that has spit out angry flames for more than 40 years, casting a yellow-orange glow into the evening sky.

Comment(s) 6/20/2014

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