Trends in Turkish Tourism: Expat Tours

By Elizabeth Gündoğdu
Ever dreamed of life abroad? Being able to enjoy a country as a non-native, but with all the benefits of local knowledge? Imagine visiting old friends who've relocated to an exotic place. They'd take you to all their favorite places off the beaten track, and guide you through the major attractions knowing just what you'd most like to see and do.
"This is how we live in Turkey, and how we entertain our visitors," say the creators of a new brand in Turkish tourism, Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen. The two women are American residents in Istanbul with a combined 18 years of experience in the country.