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Luxurious Tourism Abound in Turkey

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Though Turkey might not be what comes to mind when you hear the term luxury tourism, but that's exactly what the country, especially Istanbul, has to offer. From impeccable hotels to memorable things to do and see, Turkey really is a world-class vacation destination.

The surprising thing about the Museum Hotel is not what it is—a museum and a hotel—but where it is, in Cappadocia, in eastern Turkey.

For anyone who has traveled outside of Istanbul, there is the surprising slide in the quality of accommodation that occurs as soon as one leaves the city. Staffers rarely speak English, so when you ask for a salad they bring you a pillow. Water in the shower suddenly turns brown. While Turkey’s rapid economic growth (averaging 9 percent a year until recently) has received a great deal of attention, the fact that the wealth has led to the possibility of luxury travel throughout the country has been much discussed.


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