International #BookDirect Guest Education Day is 3rd February 2021. Hospitality owners from around the world are coming together to promote the #BookDirect message and explain to potential guests the advantages of booking directly with the owner, rather than through one of the huge Online ... Read More about #BookDirect Day 2021
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, known as Ramazan in Turkish, will run from April 13th to May 12th in 2021. It's a month of fasting, prayer, empathy and celebration across Turkey. Ramadan time in Istanbul has a different atmosphere to the rest of the year. Is it a good time to ... Read More about Ramadan 2021 in Istanbul – is it a good time to visit?
The story of Istanbul's Tulip Festival began over 300 years ago. Ottoman society adored tulips and Istanbul, then widely known as Constantinople, became very famous for them from the late 17th to the early 18th Century. 'Tulip Fever' began spreading steadily west, taking in the Netherlands ... Read More about Istanbul Tulip Festival 2021. How to enjoy it!
Istanbul for Christmas can be a great getaway. The first time I came to Istanbul myself was a mid-December, in the hope of escaping the over-commercialized festive fever gripping my home country. With the population of Turkey 98% Muslim, I wasn't sure what I'd find. The idea was to photograph the ... Read More about Christmas in Istanbul. Why not?!
Are you wondering if an autumn visit to Istanbul is a good idea? You might be looking for a half term adventure with the children or perhaps you fancy a more cultural city break, an escape for yourself? We think October's a gorgeous time to visit Istanbul. You can expect balmy weather and ... Read More about 7 tips for an Istanbul city break in October