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US-Turkey Ties in Jeopardy Amid Diplomatic Spat, Tourism on Hold

The United States and Turkey are playing power games as both countries have suspended visa services, amid a volatile period in view of growing terrorism threats.

Turkish Lira’s Nosedive a Blow to Tourism, Economy

The Turkish lira's record low in the first week of the year has come on top of extremist attacks, a failed and fatal coup, and a diplomatic row with Russia, to take a toll on the country’s tourism.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Terrorism Takes Toll on France, Turkey Tourism

France and Turkey are seeing tourism numbers dwindle as terrorism strikes this and last year have taken a bite out of one of their largest markets, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
Posted On 30 Aug 2016

Russia PM Putin Lifts Turkey Travel Ban

Russians can once again resume travel to Turkey after President Vladimir Putin announced that he was lifting a ban on tourism there following recent phone talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Posted On 01 Jul 2016

WTTC: Istanbul Airport Attack a Further Blow to Turkey’s Tourism Sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on Wednesday condemned the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday and extended its condolences to all those affected by it.
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Sector Ready to Handle Tourists Dropping Turkey for Greece

The Greek tourism sector is rubbing its hands in expectation of the tourists who have dropped neighboring Turkey from their holiday agenda and instead opted for Greek shores.
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Russian Tourists Set Sights on Greece, Bulgaria this Summer

The recent barrage of terror strikes and the ongoing animosity between Russia and Turkey have diverted travelers to Greece and Bulgaria, with both countries stepping up their campaigns to attract more Russian tourists.
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Turkey’s 20th EMITT Sees Over 55,000 Visitors Through its Doors

As one of the top five tourism exhibitions in the world, EMITT 2016 was visited by 56,124 unique visitors comprising professionals of the industry and consumers making vacation plans.
Posted On 08 Feb 2016

Mt Athos Area Promo Plan Takes Center Stage at Turkey’s EMITT

The Halkidiki region, its tourism offerings and options were presented during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT held in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.
Posted On 01 Feb 2016

Crystal Cruises Opts for Greece over Turkey Due to Safety Concerns

LA-based Crystal Cruises said last week that it would be making stops in Greece instead of neighboring Turkey due to security concerns following a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists on January 12.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

Russia-Turkey Tensions to Take Toll on Tourism

All Russian citizens are being summoned to return home as the country’s parliament examines the possibility of suspending all air traffic to Turkey, after a Russian bomber was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

Turkey Eyeing Tax-free Tourist Zones along Aegean Coast

Aiming to attract all the more tourists to its shores, Turkey is examining the creation of tax-free tourist zones, Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said.