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Old 04-16-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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I'm from Belgium and here, Antalya is a well known destination for holidays. Popular for a summer holiday, but also in springtime or fall. It is a cheap destination with all-inclusive formula. Especially popular amongst young families or retirees. Or people with no inspiration of where to go...
25 years ago, people went to Benidorm or lloret de Mar (Spain, now they go to Antalya. (or Bodrum, Kusadasi, Kemer, Side...)
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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How did you never hear of it?
It's one of the most popular summer holiday destinations for Europeans.
Still shocks me that it beats cities like NYC, HK and Singapore tho.
I supposed it would be comparable to Europeans never having heard of

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Branson, Missouri
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Yosemite, California.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've heard of it alot. But did not expected it to place that high.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I supposed it would be comparable to Europeans never having heard of

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Branson, Missouri
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Yosemite, California.
I know Myrtle Beach and Yosemite pretty well and heard about Branson, don't know anything about Gatlinburg tho.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I've always been interested in Turkey and still never heard of it :S

But hey, I'd be willing to bet most people outside of USA wouldn't know where Michigan, Minnesota or New Mexico is on the map
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Not sure if all those people really visit Antalya, or rather visit one of thousands of hotel resorts around there. Many of them have probably never been to Antalya city. AYT airport has 22 mln passengers a year, which is quite a lot for such a small city.

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It was the world's third most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, displacing New York, and had a population of 1,001,318
Actually I think NYC also have millions of national visitors from the U.S.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I supposed it would be comparable to Europeans never having heard of

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Branson, Missouri
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Yosemite, California.
Yosemite is extremely well advertised, it's on virtually every tour covering that part of California and many outside the US can notice El Capitan, the falls etc. Not to mention Yosemite Sam.

The others, I agree, mostly known within the US.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:18 AM
 
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I have read that Rimini, in northeast Italy, is the most popular beach in all Europe. Yet I would venture that very few Americans, even well-read worldly ones, have ever heard of the place.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I've always been interested in Turkey and still never heard of it :S

But hey, I'd be willing to bet most people outside of USA wouldn't know where Michigan, Minnesota or New Mexico is on the map
If you can't point out Michigan on a map then you just suck at topography.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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If you can't point out Michigan on a map then you just suck at topography.

That's fine, but I bet most people outside of USA wouldn't be able to know where it is. Whether that means they suck or not means nothing to me.
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