All About Turkey Holidays

There are so many good things to say about the subject of Turkish holidays right now that it is hard to know where to begin.

Turkey received 28.4 million visitors in 2008 at which time the government set the target of 30 million in 2010.

Then the US financial crisis started to infect the world, with Europe via the UK as we entered 2009, which would turn out to be one of the worst ever for international tourism.

But not for Turkey, not really, whatever the circumstances people still managed to enjoy their holidays in Turkey, in fact Turkish visitor numbers were about the same in 2009 as they were in 2008, with some measures showing a slight drop and others a slight rise.

But the Flight Global Database shows a staggering 3 million rise in 2009. According to its figures, 22.6 million visitors flew into Turkey in 2008, and 25.1 million flew in in 2009.

The rise in tourists flying in is evidenced in the increase in air coverage of Turkey with several new flights and expansion of coverage announced in 2009, and many more announcements this year. At a time when property buyers were being warned to look out for flights being pulled, the strength of Turkey was apparent for all to see.

The strong euro massively increased the popularity of holidaying in Turkey and other places outside the eurozone, as holidays in the traditional favourites like Spain and Italy became massively more expensive.

With Turkey now one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and growth being reinvested into the tourism infrastructure, and the wider infrastructure, The future is bright for Turkish tourism.

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