Turkey enters the list of top 10 holiday hot spots – Marmaris, Didim, İçmeler

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Three of Turkey’s popular holiday spots gain international acclaim, as they are added to a list of the best. According to a survey conducted by Thomson, one of England’s prominent travel agencies, Marmaris, İçmeler and Didim are among the world’s best holiday places

Turkey enters the list of top 10 holiday hot spots Three towns in Turkey were named among the 10 best holiday spots in Europe. According to a survey conducted by Thomson, one of England’s most prominent travel agencies, Marmaris ranked third, İçmeler sixth and Didim seventh among the best holiday destinations in the world.

Marmaris, a district in the western city of Muğla, is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday resorts. Also a Muğla district, İçmeler, eight kilometers from Marmaris, is acclaimed for its fantastic bay. Didim is a popular seaside holiday resort in Aydın Province.
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Yacht owners propose making Blue Cruise tours year round

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Recommendations have been put forward to extend the Blue Cruise, a voyage along Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean coasts, to cover the whole year, in an effort to extend the tourism season.

Arif Yılmaz, chairman of the Bodrum Chamber of Commerce Yacht Committee, believes providing the Blue Cruise year round could help the tourism sector. The climate is warm along the coast all year long, and there are many historical sites and animals to see both on land and under the water.

The Blue Cruise also stops by a number of coves and provides tourists with an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sun. The clarity of the water makes stops ideal locations for snorkeling, diving, amateur sponge hunting and underwater photography.

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Upgraded standards in tourism in Aegean Hotels

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism is preparing to apply the same standards to accommodation facilities licensed by the municipalities as those licensed by the ministry.

The project aims to unify standards for all accommodation establishments in Turkey. According to the legal regulations concerning the encouragement of tourism, the ministry will start the application in pilot regions and require facilities with municipal licenses to raise their standards to an acceptable level. At the end of a declared period, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be able to grant a facility a new license or to cancel its current license.
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