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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.

Turkey's HotelsPro reports 74% growth in CIS region

hotelspro new logoIstanbul based technology and reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals; HotelsPro reported 74% growth in terms of revenue in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, compared to the first quarter of 2016. According to HotelsPro’s data, the top prominent country of CIS region is Russia with 155% growth in terms of revenue.

Baby born on Turkish Airlines flight

thy baby born inflightAn uncommon event has occurred on a Turkish Airlines flight between Conakry and Ouagadougou. The cabin crew, who saw a woman passenger named Nafi Diaby, 28-week-old pregnant traveler flying withTurkish Airlines’ TK538 Conakry (Guinea)-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) flight, was suffering child-birth pains, promptly responded to her in order to assist her childbirth during the flight.

Radisson Blu Hotel Diyarbakir opens in southeastern Turkey

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Diyarbakir, which is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey, welcomes Radisson Blu hotel brand. The latest Turkish addition to the Radisson Blu family brings a new standard of excellence to Diyarbakir. With a prime location in the city’s new business district, Radisson Blu Hotel Diyarbakir brings an upper-upscale, stylish hospitality experience to Diyarbakir.

The 36th Istanbul Film Festival Kicked Off

iksv filmThe much anticipated Istanbul Film Festival’s 36th edition kicked off with an opening gala on Tuesday night, 4 April. The opening gala brought the stars and distinguished figures of the Turkish cinema together at TİM Show Center where Cinema Honorary Awards and plaques were presented.

A new Ibis Hotel opens in Istanbul

tuzla ibis hotelEurope’s leading economy hospitality brand is opening a new franchised hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. ibis Istanbul Tuzla Hotel is a modern hotel with 200 rooms that is located 10 minutes' drive from Istanbul’s second airport on the Asian side; Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

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