Turkey holidays will become increasingly popular over the coming years, according to a recent report.
Market research company RNCOS released a study describing the country as a "fast emerging tourist destination".
It revealed a rise in the number of international travellers taking Turkey holidays in 2009 despite the economic downturn and said that this trend is likely to continue in future.
From 2009 to 2012, inbound tourism in the country is expected to increase at an annual rate of around 6.5 per cent.
European nations account for the majority of demand for holidays in Turkey, RNCOS revealed, with the UK among the top three markets along with Russia and Germany.
The report also highlighted a number of new concepts that have supported the growth of the country's travel industry recently, including the emergence of yacht and golf tourism, as well as winter holidays and cultural breaks.
British holiday makers interested in seeing what the destination has to offer this year can arrange Turkey villa accommodation in destinations such as Dalyan and Yalikavak on the Aegean or Mediterranean coast.
Posted by Corinne Moore