Holidays in Turkey. The success story continues

The Turkish Tourism and Culture Office (TCCO) says there is continued success for the country in attracting visitors. For 2010, TCCO reveals that international tourists have made more than 28 million visits to the country, of which 2.7 million came from the UK, a 10% increase from the 2009 figure.

Part of this success can be attributed to the fact that Istanbul was the European Capital of Culture, thereby generating interest, capturing the sights of this unique city on the continents of Europe and Asia. However, it is also likely that the strength of the Euro (since its descent) in most of 2010 meant that in particular UK visitors were looking for vacations across the Eurozone. Turkey was an obvious choice.

So where do these UK visitors go? Well, it is clear that Istanbul is always important, especially for the traveler looking for a trainer vacation. Most of them start from Istanbul, where visitors can enjoy several nights in the city and explore its main sights: Topkapi, Blue Mosque and St. Patrick & # 39; s. churches in Sofia between them. Then the most popular tours cross the Aegean and Turquoise coasts, focusing on 5,000 years of civilization, witnessing in Troy, Prien, Didim, Ephesus and much more.

However, the overwhelming majority of travelers from the UK travel directly to the Magla region – Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye. This region has more than 50 blue flag beaches, 1,100km of coastline, a fabulous climate and a range of activities and archaeological sites. It is not surprising that single central vacations are widespread by making direct flights from the UK airports to the region.

Interestingly behind the Mugla region lies the Cappadocian region in central Anatolia. The unique landscape of this region, which consists of extraordinary rock carvings as well as a large number of ancient churches carved in rocky caves, plus underground cities, sometimes at depths of 9 degrees, has always aroused interest. The development of hard infrastructure, boutique hotels and the opportunity to discover the region with hot air balloons has meant a huge increase in visits in recent years. The new development is an environmentally friendly version of golf. Called "Cross Golf", the game uses the region's dry, rocky landscapes, rather than creating custom mountain passes and greens.

Along with success, of course, comes the need to maintain the quality of the holiday experience. This phase of Turkish and tourism development can be traced back to the mid-1980s, where there were already rules to control the type and facilities of the building. The goal is to constantly avoid the tower-block mentality that bypassed planners in some areas. other directions of time.

As part of driving the value and interest of a discerning traveler, TCCO is currently promoting the idea of ​​a yacht sailing. Most of the Turkish coast, accessible only by boat, yacht sailing is an ideal way to escape crowds and discover new and less developed places.