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The 86th Izmir International Fair kicked off

Izmir International Fair (IEF) opened its doors for the 86th time on August 18, 2017. The Izmir International Fair is the oldest tradeshow in Turkey, considered the cradle of Turkey's fairs and expositions industry, and is also notable for hosting a series of simultaneous festival activities.

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Ascott shares the opening of its first Turkey serviced residence with Turkish PM

somerset logoAscott shares the opening of its first Turkey serviced residence Somerset Maslak Istanbul with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during his first official trip to Singapore. The 165-unit serviced residence is an integral part of the new Maslak 1453, Europe’s largest lifestyle development complex spanning more than two million square meters.

Turkish Airlines partners with Love Army for Somalia

Turkish Airlines, a leader in terms of international destinations served and Africa’s top international carrier with 51 routes in the continent, partners with the group Love Army for Somalia (spearheaded by social media stars Jerome Jarre, Casey Neistat and actor Ben Stiller).

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Turkey’s TAV is among the best companies for women

Istanbul based TAV Airports has fulfilled the requirements of the program which was launched to promote female employment and prevent discrimination against women at the workplace. Supported by the World Bank, the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) has the purpose to put an end to gender discrimination in business life.

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Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport handles more passengers in 2017

The Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, handled a total of 3.2 million passengers last month, and the number of passengers using the airport saw a 13% increase compared to the figures in the last year over the same period, which was 2.6 million.

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Turkish Cargo accredited as a Pharma carrier

Turkish Cargo continues to prove its service quality to customers in 120 countries of the world by receiving Accreditation of Qualified Enviromental Suppliers (QEP) from more thermally controlled container provider Envirotainer for five different stations as well as Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST), which is the carrier’s motion hub.

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Turkey airs new promotional film

Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has made a new promotional short film with a theme of poetry, featuring several iconic sites from Turkey, was aired on ministry’s social media accounts. Short film called "Home of Poetry" has been prepared within the scope of the country's global tourism and cultural campaign "Turkey Home" launched by the ministry in 2014.

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New Turkish Tourism Minister set Turkey’s tourism targets

Numan KurtulusThe new Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Professor Dr. Numan Kurtulmuş announced his strategic vision how to increase travel and tourism as well as country’s tourism targets in terms or number of arrivals and its contribution to economy.

Turkey’s Tourism income jumps, more Turkish travel abroad

Turkey’s tourism income has shown strong recovery in the second quarter of the year. In the second quarter, from April through June, tourism income increased by 8.7% and reached to US$5 billion 413 million 48 thousand. While 81.3% of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors, 18.7% was obtained from citizens residing abroad.

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Europe’s cheapest hotels are in Istanbul

Despite the increase in occupancy levels in Turkey compare to last year, price drops in the Turkish hotels keep Turkey at the bottom of Europe in terms of revenue. Istanbul hotels experienced the biggest loss in Europe.

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Applications open for Travel Turkey 2017 Hosted Buyer Programme

travel turkey2017logoTurkey's Aegean city of Izmir will host will Travel Turkey 2017 at ‘fuarizmir' between 7 and 10 December 2017. The travel exhibition organized by TÜRSAB - Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and İZFAŞ, under the patronage of Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture & Tourism announced its hosted buyer programme.

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