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Park Inn by Radisson Samsun opens in Turkey

parkinn samsunPark Inn by Radisson makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year and brings the total number of rooms in Turkey, in operation or under development, to more than 1,300 for the brand.

Pegasus adds 4 new routes in Russia and 1 in the UAE

pegasus a320neoPegasus Airlines is launching five new destinations from London Stansted, including Grozny, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd in Russia and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the addition of the new flights, Pegasus will now fly to seven Russian destinations including its current Russian routes to Moscow, Krasnodar and Mineralnye Vody.

Muslim friendly holiday in Turkey, details are at Arabian Travel Market stand EU8120

turkey atm17Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry together with 49 companies take part at the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism event – Arabian Travel Market – in Dubai, UAE. Celebrating 24 years of industry milestones, ATM welcomes over 2,600 confirmed exhibitors – with 100 exhibiting for the first time – representing more than 150 countries, across 65 national pavilions.

Turkey’s Borajet suspends flights

borajetTurkey's first regional airlines Borajet announced that it will suspend its flights starting today. The carrier, which is purchased by SBK Holding end of 2016, is now undergoing a reconstruction period.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum opens on May 18

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With the approach of summer, the sea of the Aegean started the preparations for the new season in Bodrum, Turkey. Bodrum, which is a sight of international business brands as well as local brands and Istanbul's popular businesses, seems to be one of the favorite destinations this year. The world famous Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum is preparing to open its doors to its guests on May 18, 2017.

It's Tulip Time in Istanbul

tulip festival istanbulThe city of Istanbul and the people of Istanbul meet their tulips. It is a good reason to travel to Istanbul and enjoy Istanbul’s parks that are decorated with beautiful tulips. Since 2005, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality annually organizes International Istanbul Tulip Festival in spring. This year’s tulip festival takes place until April 30, 2017.

The Golden Tulip Award goes to The Ornithologist

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The 36th Istanbul Film Festival announced the winners of its competitions at an award ceremony held at Soho House İstanbul on Friday evening, 14 April. The 36th Istanbul Film Festival Award Ceremony saw presentations of awards in the scope of International and National Golden Tulip competitions, FACE Human Rights in Cinema, National Documentary and National Short Film competitions, as well as the Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize, FIPRESCI International, National,and National Short Film Awards.

Turkish Airlines presents Living garden concept

thy living gardenTurkish Airlines takes in-flight experience even further. Having the passenger’ satisfaction as the airline’s priority, wide on-board selection of the carrier continues to be broadened in order to reach the widest range of passengers’ requests.

Turkish Airlines starts Istanbul – Samara, Russia flights

russia samara mapTurkish Airlines further enhances its network to Russia by launching Istanbul – Samara flights today. Turkish Airlines already flies to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Stavropol, and recently added Voronezh.

Pegasus Airlines' CEO forecasts growth in 2018

pegasus680Pegasus Airlines has evaluated its performance for 2016 whilst disclosing its targets for the future. Despite all the developments that have put pressure on the aviation sector in 2016, Pegasus succeeded in increasing its guest numbers by 8.1% to 24.14 million, and its turnover by 6.2% to TRY 3.7 billion. Pegasus CEO Mehmet T. Nane stated that the airline expected a cautious recovery in the aviation sector for 2017, but real growth would be experienced from 2018 onward.

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