Turkish Holiday Market Success Helped By Hotels

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Antalya Turkey Tourism Up


Turkish tourism is being pushed millions of UK visitors who are buying property and taking holidays in Turkey. Turkish government minister attributes part of the success to its hotels that are attracting wealthy tourists to Turkey.


Visitors to the country in the first nine months of this year are up by 6 per cent to 23 million, with 2.3 million travelling from Britain.


“We attach great importance to the United Kingdom and hope to make our country even more attractive as a holiday destination to British tourists by working hard to exhibit the myriad diverse offerings of our country,” said Ozgur Ozaslan from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.


A crucial factor in Turkeys success was due to the implementation of “all-inclusive” deals by hotels in Turkey.


Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay said Turkey had recently started to establish the infrastructure that would give its tourism sector a more qualified look.

“I am grateful to the all-inclusive system, because it has brought so many people to Turkey. The more we improve this system, the more number of wealthy tourists will come to our country,” Günay said.


Meanwhile overseas property portal Homesgofast.com are recommending the Turkish region of Antalya as the one of the best places to buy in Turkey  



Often called ‘the tourist capital of Turkey’, Antalya is one of the Mediterranean’s largest and most popular resorts.  With over a million residents, Antalya has grown into a vibrant and interesting holiday destination over the last few decades and has begun to attract interest from Brits looking to buy in Turkey.


Four reasons why the portal believe Antalya ticks all the right boxes


1. Easy to reach from UK

Antalya airport is just 10 kilometres from the resort and there are plenty of flights from the UK.  Firms such as Thomas Cook and Monarch offer regular low cost services from most major UK airports to Antalya and the flight time is around four and a half hours.


2. Cheap property

Buying property in and around Antalya can be inexpensive compared with many other Mediterranean reports.  It is possible to pick up a three bedroom house in the nearby resort of Belek for as little as £56,000. See Property For Sale in Turkey  


3. Lots of local history

Antalya has a rich history with many buildings dating back to the Hellenistic era.  Kaleiçi, the old quarter of the city, is home to many impressive historical sites including the Yivli Minaret, the Balibey and Iskele Mosques, Hadrians Arch, and the Clock Tower.


4. Great climate

In addition to the low property prices and low cost of living, one of the main reasons that Brits are attracted to buying property in Turkey is for the climate. 

From April to November the temperature averages at least 21 degrees centigrade in the resort, rising to a sweltering 34 degrees in the height of summer.  It is also a great year-round location with temperatures in January and February reaching highs of around 15 degrees.


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