Turkey is seeing a huge increase in tourism, and interest in Turkish property is also growing – the two industries are undoubtedly linked, according to overseas property portal Homesgofast.com.
Popularity for travel and tourism in Turkey has grown in recent years, and the first half of 2007 saw a record-breaking 2,831,000 people visit Istanbul, according to statistics from www.turks.us, marking a 22% increase over the previous year.
Turkey came in second in a survey of the most popular European tourist destinations by German magazine Tourist Report, just behind the Balearic Islands, but ahead of other popular destinations such as Spain and the rest of Europe, and a number of other German newspapers have deemed it one of the best places to visit in Europe.
Hotel and service quality adds to Turkey’s score as a top destination, as well as a growing ease of access with a developed airport capacity, new international terminals and good flight connections.
Homesgofast.com believes that Turkey’s booming property market is undeniably linked to its growing popularity as a place to buy a second home.
Nicholas Marr, CEO of Homesgofast, says: “Many of our buyers have had holidays in Turkey and want to experience the Turkish sun and culture in their own holiday home.
“Many start looking for a place to buy on their first holiday and come back determined to find their dream home in Turkey. The hot areas for Turkish property appear to be Altinkum, Bodrum, Fethiye and Dalaman.”
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