Turkey Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Turkey 2015

With a selection of archaeological ruins to rival that of Italy and Greece, 7200 km of scenic coastline, Istanbul’s unique blend of rich heritage and cosmopolitan culture, and an advantageous location at the crux of three continents, Turkey’s diverse visitor offerings have seen its popularity grow rapidly over the past decade and the country is now becoming a leading international tourism...

Despite some recent turbulence, Turkey has strong fundamentals that underscore its potential for long-term economic growth. With a young population of 77.7m, a strategic location within four hours’ flying time of 1.5bn consumers and a diversified economy, the country has much to offer investors. 

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The tourism industry in Turkey could see stormy weather this summer with a sharp slowdown in arrivals from Russia and some European countries, combined with a weaker domestic market due to the sluggish economy. 

With a selection of archaeological ruins to rival Italy and Greece, 7200 km of scenic coastline, Istanbul’s unique blend of rich heritage and cosmopolitan culture and an advantageous location at the crux of three continents, Turkey’s diverse visitor offerings have seen its popularity grow rapidly over the past decade in the process of becoming a world-leading tourist...

New infrastructure and investment will be critical to reaching tourism targets as Turkey barrels towards its Vision 2023 goals, including welcoming 50m visitors and earning $50bn in tourism revenues annually. Hoteliers in Istanbul, the country’s largest city, are investing heavily in new offerings, with thousands of new rooms set to enter the market in 2015. More...

Despite some recent turbulence, Turkey has strong fundamentals that underscore its potential for long-term economic growth. With a young population of 77.7m, a strategic location within four hours’ flying time of 1.5bn consumers and a diversified economy, the country has much to offer investors. 

The tourism industry in Turkey is still trying to assess the medium-term cost of a wave of anti-government protests at the end of May and through June, but recent figures suggest at least some holiday-makers are choosing to forego a visit this summer.

The Olympics have often served as international coming-out parties for host nations with emerging economies. Games held in Japan (1964), South Korea (1988) and China (2008) showed that hosting the Olympics and Paralympics can help establish or redefine a country’s global status. Having applied for Istanbul to host the 2020 Summer Games, and...