Istanbul sights featured in Dan Brown’s Inferno
May15

Istanbul sights featured in Dan Brown’s Inferno

Istanbul will be anticipating a tourism boom caused by a rather more modern phenomenon than the 16th century’s great cultural revival – the work of Dan Brown, the author of the bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Dan Brown’s highly anticipated new thriller “Inferno” was released this week. The book has featured on the front pages of many Turkish newspapers as a significant portion of the novel is set in Istanbul. The book has been...

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Istanbul is the fastest growing tourism destination in the world

According to a study by MasterCard Worldwide Index in world tourist destination, tourism revenues in 2011 will grow fastest in Istanbul among some 132 cities over the globe, surpassing even New York and Amsterdam in terms of number of visitors, according to research. Forecast for revenues stands at $10.2 billion Istanbul will top the list of 132 cities whose tourism income will grow the fastest in 2011, expanding at 30.1 percent and...

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