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News from Turkey

Corendon Airlines announces daily flights to Russia

Corendon YekaterinburgTurkish leisure airline headquartered in Antalya, Corendon Airlines, announced daily flights from Antalya to Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), the fourth-largest city in Russia starting from April 2017.

Interest free installment plans for medical travel to Turkey with Longevita

hair transplantLongevita, Europe's leading medical travel group that attracts patients from over 100 countries to Turkey out of offices in London, Istanbul and Izmir, started to offer interest free installment plans for medical tourists seeking hair transplant, plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

Turkey, Ukraine to start passport-free travel

Ukraine Turkey flagsTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman today signed an agreement that will allow citizens of Turkey and Ukraine to travel to each other’s countries without passports.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas to open in Turkey

Kaplankaya resort

Turkish Riviera will soon welcome Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas currently operates 11 resorts and 29 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.

Istanbul’s tourist arrivals down in February 2017

hagia sophia insideTourist arrivals in Istanbul continue to drop in 2017. The Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate announced travel statistics for February 2017. The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul in February dropped 12.5% compare to Feb.’16 to 590 thousand travelers. 674 thousand traveled to Istanbul in February 2016. The drop in tourist arrivals to Istanbul in January 2017 was 19.2%.

Turkey’s Top 15 Incoming Tour Operators in 2016

empty beachesThe number of tourists visiting Turkey in 2016 decreased 30% from 36.2 million to 25.3 million. Turkey’s loss in terms of foreign visitor numbers counted 10.8 million and the biggest loss was in the number of package tours.

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