2008 News Archive - Holidays - Turkey's hotels pull out the stops

20 03 2007

While Turkey is already a primary destination for tourists, especially those from Europe, the country's hoteliers are taking steps to increase its attraction.

Approximately 1,000 of the countries hotels are to replace the TVs they provide in guests' rooms, reports Today's Zaman.

Four and five-star establishments are replacing the old cathode-ray types with cutting-edge LCD and plasma monitors.

The effort is mainly directed at tour operators who prefer the hotels they provide their guests with to be as technologically advanced as possible.

So now while you're taking a rest from the heat and dust of Istanbul, you will be able to enjoy crystal-clear television in the sanctuary of your hotel room.

Sevda Yilgaz, general manager of the Antik Hotel, a four-star hotel in Istanbul's upscale Beyazit district, told the news site: "The low price of electronic appliances was also a big factor in our decision."

Meanwhile, the British ambassador to Turkey, Nicholas Baird, has predicted that there will be over two million British tourists visiting Turkey this year.

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