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Santorini

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.
Our Greece Group and Private Tours that covers Santorini;

http://www.anatoliatravels.com/Best_of_Turkey_Greece_Tour.htm

http://www.anatoliatravels.com/Athens_Mykonos_Santorini_tour.htm

http://www.anatoliatravels.com/classical-greece-tour.htm

New Morocco Private Tour

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

8 day Morocco tour covers all Imperial cities and accommodation at Authentic Riads. For more info
http://www.anatoliatravels.com/Luxury-Imperial-Cities-tour.htm
For all other Morocco Group and Private Tours visit
http://www.anatoliatravels.com/Morocco-Tours.htm

TripAdvisor Fined $600,000 for False Reviews

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Italy’s antitrust authority has fined the travel planning website TripAdvisor US$600,000 following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency.

The antitrust authority said in a statement that TripAdvisor had failed to adopt controls to prevent false reviews, while at the same time promoting the site’s content as “authentic and genuine”. It has given TripAdvisor 90 days to present a remedy.

The Federalberghi federation of hoteliers welcomed the decision, citing the numerous examples of “defamatory” reviews that have appeared on the site.

TripAdvisor said in a statement that it would appeal the findings and believed its processes, including a team to detect fraudsters as well as automated tools and algorithms, were “extremely effective in protecting consumers from the small minority of people who try to cheat our system”.

“We firmly believe that TripAdvisor is a force for good — both for consumers and the hospitality industry,” the company said.

A UK regulator has previously said that TripAdvisor must stop claiming that all the reviews on its site were written by independent travellers and therefore reliable.

Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/12/22/tripadvisor-fined-600-000-by-italian-anti-trust

Travel Info for Canadian Travelers

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Anatolia Tours and Travel added new pages for travelers joining Turkey tours from different Canadian cities.
Please click the city name you live in;

Turkey Tours from Toronto, ON

Turkey Tours from Vancouver, BC

Turkey Tours from Ottawa, ON

Turkey Tours from Victoria, BC

Turkey Tours from Montreal, QB

Turkey Tours from Calgary, AB

Turkey Tours from Edmonton, AB

Turkey Tours from Winnipeg, MB

Turkey Tours from Saskatoon , SK

Enchanting Turkey Tour 2014 - 2015

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Enchanting Turkey tour 2015 prices are published. This tour is a 14 day Turkey group tour departs on Wednesdays from Istanbul. For all our Turkey tours please visit:

http://www.anatoliatravels.com/Turkey-Tours.htm

New Small Group Tour for Turkey

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Classical Turkey Tour is a  10 days small group Turkey tour departing on Fridays and prices starting from $1250 per person. For more info please visit http://www.anatoliatravels.com/Classical-Turkey-Tour.htm

Tripadvisor: Istanbul is the Top Destination for 2014

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

TripAdvisor unveils travelers’ top destinations for 2014 and Istanbul is on top of the list.  There are 25 other destinations on the list; Istanbul is  followed by Rome, London, Beijing, Prague, Marrakesh and Paris.  The largest city in Turkey has pulled off an impressive feat in the sixth edition of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2014 report, moved up 11 places from last year and Paris lost its standing as the top travel destination this year.

Tripadvisor uses an  algorithm that goes through millions of reviews and takes into account the quantity and quality of ratings for hotels, attractions, restaurants and destinations around the world over a 12-month period.

Istanbul’s epic history, ancient architecture, rich culture, mouth watering cuisine and modern night life makes it a great destination for travelers all around the globe for all age groups. Yet Turkey has more to offer such as Cappadocia with its unique landscape, another unique UNESCO site Pamukkale, one of the best preserved ancient sites Ephesus and lots of charming small towns along the Mediterranean coast. Travelers can visit the major highlights  in approx. 7-8 days, however  it is also possible to stay in Istanbul and enjoy the vibrant culture of this beautiful city at your own pace.  Anatolia Travels offers 26 different Turkey Tour Packages ranging from 4 to 18 days,  accommodations ranging from tourist hotels to award winner boutique/cave hotels, several tour packages which can cater to variety of interests/budgets.

Best of Turkey Tour - Turkey Travel Packages

Anatolia Travels offers romantic Dubai package for Valentine’s Day

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A romantic moonlight swim at Burj Al Arab if you book a luxury Dubai tour

Romance is in the air at Burj Al Arab with the introduction of the Romantic Moonlight Swim – an exclusive spa experience designed to set guests’ hearts aflutter. Promising an evening of sheer luxury, the Romantic Moonlight Swim takes place in the serene environment of Burj Al Arab’s Talise Spa 150 metres into the sky.

The treatment commences with a soothing massage to relax and unwind. The next step leads the couple to their own infinity pool adorned with floating rose petals, with the glimmering moonlight and sweeping views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf serving as the only backdrop. The experience would not be complete without bespoke Burj Al Arab’s beverages and personalised music to refresh the body as well as the soul. As a memento to keep the memories of the evening alive, guests are presented with a white-chequered Burj Al Arab bathrobe.

Burj Al Arab’s Romantic Moonlight Swim includes:
•Private infinity pool at 150 metres above Dubai
•55-minute couples massage
•Bespoke Burj Al Arab refreshments and personalised music
•Burj Al Arab signature white-chequered bathrobes

Source: Jumeirah.

Visa Information for Turkey

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Please find the announcement of Turkish Consulate General below:

The application of Stamp Visa and Banderole visa for entering the Republic of Turkey at the border gates will continue together (simultaneously) with the e-visa application until 10th April 2014. After the aforementioned date (10 April 2014) the application of Stamp Visa and Banderole visa will be abolished and will completely be replaced by the e-visa application. The citizens of the countries who are eligible to get the banderole visa given at the border gates will be able to enter the Republic of Turkey with getting an “e-visa” online from the website www.evisa.gov.tr instead. Please find the information about the citizens of the countries who are eligible for getting visa online at http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

Turkish Consulate General would like to inform and emphasize the deadline (10 April 2014) for the application of Stamp Visa and Banderole visa for entering the Republic of Turkey at the border gates.

Turkey growing as a prominent medical tourism destination

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Turkey has emerged as a prominent destination for hair transplant, highlights RNCOS in its recent report “Turkey Medical Tourism Outlook 2017″. With the growing acceptance of medical tourism, people who need hair transplant, hair loss treatment and restoration are considering treatment abroad as a low-cost option. Since 2005, the number of tourists visiting Turkey for hair transplant has been increasing at a fast pace

The major reason for Turkey being a preferred destination for hair transplant is affordability, and high-quality treatment. Transplantation cost in Turkey is about one-third of that in Europe. Apart from imparting treatment at a cheaper price, Turkey has also changed the method of treatment, to the bloodless, painless, non-surgical and seamless FUE method, to replace the bloody FUT method. Because of this, surgery can be carried out more quickly as there is no need to remove the skin. Instead a self-closing process of transplanting by opening small holes is done, making the procedure less painful and seamless.

Further, patients who choose treatment in Turkey can receive lots of perks such as free air tickets, free transport from airport to hotel, and sometimes free accommodation in some hotels in Turkey. Thus, the country attracts a huge amount of hair loss sufferers from all over the world. However, hair transplant patients mostly come from Arab countries.

Besides hair transplant, our report also highlights other emerging segments of Turkey medical tourism market such as dentistry, cosmetic surgery, infertility treatment, eye treatment, etc. The report also analyze the industry trends and drivers of the Turkey medical tourism market and provides forecast of medical tourist arrivals and market size of medical tourism market till 2017. Apart from this, the report provides profiling of the major players including Memorial Healthcare Group, Florence Nightingale Hospital Group, and many others. The players section includes their business description, and recent developments to provide a brief idea of the competitive landscape. Thus, the report covers all the important aspects of Turkey’s medical tourism industry, which will help consultants, industry analysts, and vendors to get an in-depth knowledge of the industry.
Source:http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/turkey-growing-prominent-medical-tourism-destination/