Property Of The Month : March 2017 This month we have the beautiful beachfront resort of Royal Beach as our featured property. With huge savings to be made on all the remaining properties, from small studios to spacious two bedroom apartments. You can be saving over 45% when buying cash and 35% off all pool […]
Property Of The Month : February 2017 For the month of February Rivermead Global are giving 12% discount on all cash purchases here and 5% discount for buyers looking to pay over a 12 month payment plan. About Sheraton Plaza Due completion at the end of March 2017, Sheraton Plaza is offering a unique opportunity to purchase an […]
In late 2016 we heard rumours of a new Egyptian Property Tax being introduced, details as usual were sketchy and mainly from people posting on Facebook. It appeared some property owners were receiving tax bills and the Chinese Whispers went into overdrive about how the Egyptian Government were going to take properties back from foreigners […]
ScanPyramids Mission Teaser_English Version from HIP Institute on Vimeo. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the largest structures built by man even today 4,500 years since its construction. It is estimated that 2.3 million blocks averaging 2.5 tonnes a piece were used in the building the Pyramid with weights of the blocks ranging […]
Why Rent At Tiba Resort Tiba Resort located in Al Ahyaa Hurghada is going to make an ideal apart-hotel for those taking part in the many outdoor activities available on the Red Sea Riviera. With 2 large swimming pools, large sunbathing areas, a host of great facilities and one of the best Kitesurfing Clubs (Play […]
After the Brexit vote, Rivermead Global Ltd like every other business thought “so what is this going to do for our business?” as we market properties outside the EU we didn’t think it would affect us that much, we were wrong! It has had a huge positive effect for us, we have seen an increase […]
The gated resort of El Gouna, within the Red Sea Governorate of Hurghada has been chosen as the venue for the First Round of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) 2016 World Championships. This is amazing news for Hurghada and Egypt and highlights just how good the kiteboarding conditions are in this fantastic destination on The […]
The islands and reefs around Hurghada provide an opportunity to enjoy brisk drifts and easy bimbles in close proximity. Here’s two Red Sea classic dive sites in Hurghada… 1 Small Giftun Drift Looking across the sea from Hurghada, the view is dominated by the Giftun Islands. Small Giftun Island is, naturally, the smaller of the two […]
On Friday 8th January 2016, I like others saw breaking news headlines of a terrorist attack on a hotel in Hurghada (Bella Vista Resort Hotel). The headlines read “ISIS Gunmen Storm Hurghada Hotel, Killing Tourists” then the Chinese Whispers took over and I heard stories of terrorists coming out of the Red Sea like in […]
Buying Property In Altinkum – Ultimate Guide When looking to buy a property in Altinkum Turkey it is very important to do your research. Most people will begin that search online. A quick Google search for property in Altinkum will pull up about 348,000 results. With so many results to look at it can be […]
Buying Property In Hurghada – Ultimate Guide Last Updated 6th March 2017: When looking to buy a property in Hurghada it is very important to do your research. Most people will begin that search online. A quick Google search for “property in Hurghada” will pull up about 434,000 results. With so many results to look […]
Off Plan Property In Egypt LAST UPDATED April 16th 2016 : The latest resort to be launched in the Red Sea is Tiba View in Hurghada When buying Off Plan Property in Egypt, or any other country for that matter, it is important to consider the following things. Legality This point can not be stressed […]
6 Reasons to Buy Property in Turkey Finding a perfect place to live or spend time with their families overseas is a common desire by most people. Everyone wants to live in a home that is safe and complemented by an alluring and friendly neighborhood. With so many countries to choose from around the world, […]
Travel and Tourism industry’s contribution to the Global GDP was more than 2 trillion US dollars, adding 2.9% to the global GDP in 2012. The World Travel & Tourism Council forecasts that the total contribution of travel and tourism to the GDP will reach USD 10.5 trillion by 2023 which in simple terms is a […]
Former Army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is reported to have won the latest Egyptian presidential election with over 90% of the votes, a huge victory and one that shows how united the Egyptian people are in getting behind Sisi and his promise of a positive change for Egypt. This landslide victory, though impressive, came as […]
Turmoil in Egypt has triggered a sharp fall in tourist numbers, but it is still safe, and if you go now you’ll have its treasures all to yourself The sun is soft and warm as I write this. It hangs delicately a little way above the westerly line of palms, mango and guava trees. The […]
Akbuk – Turkey Akbuk the secret treasure of the Aegean Coast of Turkey is fast becoming one of the most sought after tourism destinations. Akbuk retains the feeling of a small traditional fishing village, legendary for its Crystal Clear Turquoise Sea and renowned for its hospitality and friendliness. Akbuk, located between Bodrum, Altinkum and Didim […]
Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline, has announced an expansion of its route network for summer 2014. A number of new destinations will operate for the first time, while some existing destinations will be served from more airports, one of these destinations being Hurghada, which is great news for Egypts tourism. Since the beginning of […]
Cyprus’ tourism industry is looking positive for 2014 and is expected to boost the country’s GDP as a result. At the recent opening of the 38th Cyprus International State Fair, Cyprus’ Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Giorgos Lakkotrypis declared the country’s outlook to be positive for 2014. He commented: “Prospects for 2014 and […]
There are some fantastic property deals currently available in the Red Sea Resorts of Hurghada, with small Studios from as little as £6,200. However, as you would expect at this price these are not large spacious apartments and when it comes to making the most from the property, you really need to think carefully […]
Cyprus is still considered a great destination for tourists to choose when seeking winter sun, according to Breaking Travel News. Holiday website loveholidays.com has recommended Cyprus due to its affordable prices, high temperatures and consistently sunny weather making it popular with many tourists including British visitors. Al Francis, CEO of loveholidays.com commented: “Cyprus has always […]
The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is planning to launch a new global campaign to celebrate the country’s economic growth and tourism attractions. A director at the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism UK office, Dr Aysegul Gurgezoglu, commented: “We would like to have a strong campaign that promotes Turkey’s heritage and tourism attractions, […]
Turkey is currently enjoying climbing tourism figures as more visitors arrive in the country seeking sunshine on the beautiful beaches of Altinkum and Akbuk. As the property laws in Turkey have recently relaxed it has allowed more international buyers to access the real estate market, which has resulted in a huge sales increase. One area […]
Luxury finishes combined with picturesque views can turn a regular property abroad into a dream holiday home. High quality interiors with superb design have started to become the norm with many foreign developments and Egypt’s offerings are no different. Prime locations such as the Red Sea’s Hurghada and Sahl Hasheesh are the latest destinations Rivermead […]
The demand for property is constantly increasing with more investors wanting quality homes. Professor Unsal Ban added that people now want more from the property sector with the addition of more social and recreational areas as well as smart homes.
The new Limassol Marina has attracted attention and praise from government officials including Cyprus’ Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis. The success of the marina has excited Cyprus’ tourism industry as the area is expected to attract hundreds of visitors from around the globe. Mr Lakkotrypis and his Steering Committee for Marinas […]
Turkey’s real estate market is seeing strong growth with recorded house price figures hitting double digits, including an increase of 12.2 percent announced in May 2013. Turkey has always enjoyed steady house price growth rates since the beginning of the house price index in 2010. Figures have rarely, if at all, dropped below 10 percent […]
MES is a new international school under British management. Using state of the art curriculum, motivating and enlightening the young minds of its students. The MES students will be educated by highly qualified academic teachers, both foreign and Egyptian, through fun and activity. The MES campus will have a safe, enjoyable green playground for the […]
Luxury properties are having their moment in the spotlight as interest in the property market shifts. Here at Rivermead Global we have seen more and more developments offering high-end finishes and luxury design as the demand increases. Cyprus is the latest country to offer beautifully finished villas and apartments in a luxury setting with stunning […]
Cyprus’ Larnaca Airport is the latest addition to the EasyJet list of destinations following the agreement of a nine-year deal with Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The new agreement aims to expand the Liverpool based company and will see new flight paths to Larnaca from the beginning of November, which coincides with the winter sun season. […]
Hurghada is situated along the beautiful Red Sea and has long been a holiday favourite with tourists. The area has become a property success for many international investors who have bought property either as a holiday home or as a buy-to-let. With an increase in flights from various airlines making the journey to Egypt the […]
Cyprus has seen a notable increase in incoming passenger traffic through the country’s two international airports. There has been a 5.5 percent rise compared to the same period in 2011, according to an official statement from Hermes Airports. A recent press release stated “This improvement in traffic is due mainly to the Easter holidays, the […]
Turkey has become an increasingly popular holiday destination attracting holidaymakers from the UK and all over Europe. Nestled between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, Turkey has excellent weather and a stunning coastline. It has become a huge hit with tourists and property investors alike. With numerous airlines flying direct, Turkey is not short of […]
Buying property or moving abroad can be a daunting experience for anybody. To truly discover a region we advise you do an inspection trip. For popular destinations such as Egypt’s Hurghada, it can be difficult to gain an understanding from a few pictures on a website or a brochure. Inspection trips can set you up […]
INVESTORS STAND TO GAIN AS TURKISH EMBASSY LAUNCHES NEW TOURISM CAMPAIGN IN INDIAN MARKET The Turkish Embassy in New Delhi has launched a new campaign promoting Turkey as a tourist destination to Indian travellers. The pan-India advertising campaign entitled ‘Million Reasons’ incorporates a 30 second television advert reinforced by online, print and outdoor promotions that […]
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) has announced that the first tourist arrivals from Hong Kong are expected to travel to Cyprus in 2014, according to the Famagusta Gazette. The Chairman of the Board of Directors at the CTO, Alecos Orountiotis, recently met with a number of tour operators from Hong Kong to discuss possible airline […]
Residence permits for property buyers in Turkey will be extended from three months to one year, according to an announcement in the Official Gazette. Foreigners who purchase urban and beachfront real estate in Turkey are now able to obtain residence permits of up to one year, which is consistent with a new legislation in the […]
Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou has announced the country is launching various measures to push tourism rates to 2010 levels and drive more investments into the Egyptian market. The conference was in association with the Ministry of Tourism and Egyptian Tourist Authority, and the announced tourism strategy is expected to see international investors benefit from […]
Cyprus has been involved in a pilot project entitled ‘Greener Beaches’ to cement the country’s reputation as a destination of sustainable tourism excellence. The trial project has been implemented at two of Cyprus’ preferred beaches in the Famagusta district: Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa and Fig Tree Bay in Protaras. The goal of the project […]
The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) has reported this week that the number of tourists visiting Egypt in February 2013 has increased by 12 percent compared to February 2012. The agency also revealed that a total of 845,000 tourists visited Egypt in February 2013, which is an increase on the 753,000 tourists […]
According to Business Monitor International (BMI) last year saw a total of 31,782,832 tourists visit Turkey, signifying a steady growth of 1.04 percent. The outlook for Turkish tourism also looks positive for 2013 to 2017 with BMI predicting an increase of 3.5 percent in total tourist arrivals. The outcome of foreign visitor-flow over the forecast […]
Alecos Orountiotis, President of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), has revealed how Cyprus continues to be an attractive tourist destination. This declaration was made whilst Orountiotis addressed the Parliamentary Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs. Following a Eurogroup decision, the CTO has been in touch with tour operators abroad to promote Cyprus as an appealing […]
Turkish Airlines is marketing Turkey’s popular winter holiday activities through a new ‘Winter in Turkey’ campaign, which will offer tourists competitive deals and prices. The national air carrier in Turkey is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and covers over 200 destinations around the world. The campaign is expected to complement the year-round tourism […]
Turkey has had a successful few months for tourism with both the number of foreign visitors and tourist revenues increasing, according to news agency Reuters. The number of tourist arrivals in Turkey grew by an impressive 12.43 percent in December 2012, which has resulted in attracting the attention of investors across the globe. The total […]
Turkey is vying for a place in the top five countries in the world that attract the greatest number of tourist visitors each year after enjoying a steady rise in foreign arrivals over the past decade. Turkish Tourism Minister Ertugrul Günay announced Turkey’s intention to remain competitive in the global tourism market at the opening […]
Efforts to open up the property market in Cyprus to new overseas markets have had success with increases in property purchases by foreign nationals. According to government figures, over 400 contracts of sale were deposited and the number of properties purchased by overseas buyers has increased by more than two thirds. Total sales of property […]
The Turkish property market is making its way up the overseas property ladder and has become one of the most attractive investment destinations for real estate. The Association of Real Estate Investment Partners (GYODER) has reported that Turkish property prices are currently increasing by 10-12 percent each year and have been increasing month-in-month-out for the […]
Cyprus is expecting an increase in tourist arrivals in 2013 due to the increased availability of direct flights to the island. The Cypriot government has also made efforts to diversify the tourism offering available in Cyprus. Tourism Minister Efthymios Flourenzou stated that solid bookings have already been made for 2013 by British tourists and the […]
2012 has been a successful year for Turkish tourism with visitors flooding to the Mediterranean country from all over the world. The tourist visitor figures for 2012 have seen an increase on those recorded in 2011 and there are high expectations for the year to come. In the January-November period of 2012, Turkey attracted over […]
The beautiful Red Sea attracts thousands of tourists every year and Hurghada has become a popular destination as it offers holidaymakers the chance to unwind and relax with its picturesque beaches and crystal clear warm waters. Yet for those of you who fancy a change from relaxing on the beach there is a plethora of […]
Turkey aims to attract further investment to continue growth in its property sector according to news agency Bloomberg. The Turkish government expects to attract at least $10 billion in investment in the sector each year, which is already looking healthy due to continued increases in property prices that are currently over 10 percent compared to […]
The Egyptian government has committed to boosting Egypt’s cultural tourism at a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The Ministry of Tourism is looking to diversify the tourism offerings in Egypt and open the country up to new markets. The ministry recognises cultural tourism as an area with great potential […]
Cyprus is firmly back in the spotlight for international property investors according to recent figures published by overseas property portal themovechannel.com. The recent Top of the Props Chart confirmed Cyprus’ popularity as an investment destination by ranking it in sixth place for the total number of enquiries made on the site during the month. Turkey […]
The number of tourists visiting Turkey has continued to rise according to recent figures from the Tourism Ministry, confirming that the country’s booming tourism industry is continuing to buck the global trend. Foreign arrivals to Turkey increased by 0.37 percent year-on-year in October to an impressive 3.05 million. The upwards trend follows on from […]
Next year will prove to be another excellent year for tourism in Cyprus, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO). CTO Vice President George Mindis made the announcement at a conference arranged by the European Economic and Social Committee. Mindis stated that the tourism sector is vital to the future of Cyprus as it supports the […]
Cyprus has introduced a fast track procedure allowing individuals to acquire a permanent residence permit on an accelerated basis. The open invitation for a permanent residency visa means that third country nationals who purchase immovable property in Cyprus for €300,000 or more as their own residence and who can demonstrate an adequate secure income from […]
Cyprus is still seeing an increase in tourist arrivals into the country and revenues from tourism, according to Cyprus’ Tourism Organisation (CTO) President Alekos Orountiotis. Orountiotis stated that the total tourist arrivals in Cyprus for 2012 saw an increase between 3.5 percent and 4 percent when compared with those from 2011. Also correlated with this […]
With the increase in tourists to the Red Sea region, the real estate market in areas like Hurghada and Sahl Hasheesh are continuing to offer great returns for investors. Property in Egypt is providing a wealth of opportunity for those willing to invest and many are already seeing the rewards.
With a new government in place the country is now looking stronger than ever and it is proving to be a great investment opportunity where many investors are reaping the rewards of owning a property in Egypt.
Turkey is currently proving to be a great investment in the current economic climate. As other countries struggle with debt Turkey is showing great promise, especially in property.
Turkey is now beginning to outperform countries like Spain and France in terms of investment after both countries have experienced difficulties during the tough economic climate. Despite property prices rising in Turkey they still remain affordable and offer a great investment into a country with a booming economy and tourist industry.
Red Sea resorts in Hurghada and El Gouna are experiencing more tourists visiting the area to try out the new sport, which has become increasingly popular with water sports enthusiasts.
More than 12 million tourists are expected to visit Egypt by the end of 2012, a 23 percent rise on the previous year. The rise in tourists is good news for the country’s economy and has spread optimism across Egypt.
With more tourists now visiting the country and an increased number of property investors being able to buy real estate, Turkey is certainly going in the right direction for a booming economy.
The news has caught the eyes of international investors, who are keen to take advantage of Egypt’s reasonably priced property sector before prices start to rise now the elections are over and business resumes back to normal.
These factors are making Turkey one of the best countries to invest in and buyers are taking advantage of the good opportunity before property prices rise even further.
Egypt is internationally known to have the best weather conditions to learn and practise the sport with its all year round sun and crystal clear waters.
People who visit Port Ghalib will experience lavish surroundings mixed in with the traditional Egyptian way of life and most visitors leave the resort wanting to return
The number of tourists visiting Egypt in April reached 1.4 million and hoteliers in the Red Sea resorts have reported high occupancy levels.
Egypt has enjoyed a tourism increase of 32 percent in the first quarter of 2012 showing signs that the country has bounced back from the revolution in 2011.
The positive news has followed another great report from The Telegraph newspaper, which has recently revealed Egypt is leading the global markets in 2012.
Tourism in the country is expected to rise despite the eurozone crisis and with foreign investment across all sectors hitting $15.9 billion last year, 2012 is expected to see Turkey’s investment figure rise even further.
Egypt’s tourism sector welcomed its highest number of tourists in 2010 and the news that the same levels of tourists are returning in 2012 has pleased investors.
Turkish property will be in further demand after the announcement that foreign buyers will also be able to purchase more property than is currently allowed.
Tourist numbers in Egypt have increased by 32 percent compared to the first quarter in 2011, rising from 1,894,044 to 2,500,301 tourists in 2012.
Property prices in Turkey have risen by 0.78 percent in February compared to January this year showing real estate in the country is a good opportunity for property investors.
Egypt’s Red Sea resorts are a popular choice for divers to go on holiday as the Red Sea Riviera has the largest stretch of coastline and stunning underwater reefs.
Hurghada has all year round sunshine, warm waters and consistent wind conditions that are perfect for kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding).
The daily newspaper reported the country is great for guaranteed sunshine without a long flight and is perfect for young children. The news article also describes the flight to Hurghada International Airport as a “no-frills” airline route.
Altinkum and Akbuk have been named as popular areas to buy a property by experts in the industry and it is considered now is the time to buy before prices increase throughout the year.
News agency The Daily News Egypt has reported the spotlight is back on Egypt’s real estate sector now that property prices are stabilising and developers are recovering from disruptions last year.
The Daily Telegraph reported last year that most buyers want to use their overseas property themselves as a holiday home, for inheritance purposes, or for retirement reasons.
News agency Reuters has revealed this week that investors see Africa as the most attractive place to invest over the next ten years. According to the report, one in three are expected to put at least five percent of their portfolios into Africa by 2016.
Foreign investment is set to rise significantly in Egypt this year according to the report and international consumption is likely to pick up when the country’s political situation becomes clearer.
The country has seen a boost in property investors and it has been predicted that Turkey is on track to have a thriving tourism industry over the next few years.
Once the elections are over and disputes in Cairo settle, property prices in Egypt are expected to rise again. Property experts have highlighted that if an individual is thinking of buying a property in Egypt, now is the best time to buy.
The festival will be a great start to 2012 for Egypt and is a chance for the Egyptians to celebrate what they have achieved.
Tourism figures next year are expected to grow, especially now Turkey has had a successful year despite problems across the Euro Zone.
The Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour has announced tourists have brought in $9.5 billion in revenue this year and the festive season is expected to bring more tourists who want to celebrate Christmas and New Year in a warmer climate.
Since the revolution Cairo hotel occupancies are fairly low compared to the Red Sea resorts such as Hurghada and Sahl Hasheesh, which have been up over 70 percent since August.
Investors are looking at the long term rather than short term in Egypt and are seeing a great opportunity to invest in a country that will soon have a strong and stable economy.
Neil Hollingsworth from Rivermead Global says “we have seen a big increase in people searching for property in Turkey, especially in Altinkum and Akbuk where you can still get large 86m2 apartments from as low as £35,000”
Tourists are interested in seeing the effects of the revolution and tour companies are now incorporating the recent events into their schedules.
The Al Futtaim Group owns the rights to Marks and Spencer in the Middle East and the store is expected to generate substantial sales and be a huge success.
Italcementi Group is to introduce a new wind energy project in the Red Sea area and is expected to invest 140 million euros into the venture.
Turkey’s economy has increased more than four times the Euro zone’s growth, which is why investors now want to buy property in Turkey.
The new law will create a $10 billion real estate market that will see buyers from Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Qatar enter the Turkish property market.
Bodrum in Turkey has become hugely popular with tourists and has climbed to first place with an impressive increase of 971 per cent.
The purchase of modern properties in Turkey has risen 7% compared to last year, seeing UK buyers choosing Turkey as their place to buy a modern second home.
The votes will be the first since the uprising that took place back in January, which saw President Hosni Mubarak fall in power after 30 years of autocratic rule.