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20/06/2018

Turkish LLC Pegasus launches flights to Muscat and Dammam

Turkish LLC Pegasus launches flights to Muscat and Dammam  Turkish low-cost-carrier Pegasus Airlines is adding Oman’s capital Muscat and Saudi Arabia’s business hub Dammam to its flight network, to open up new markets in the Arabian Gulf to business and leisure travellers. Three times weekly flights will be launching on 3rd July 2018 between London...

11/06/2018

Pegasus Airlines launches non-stop Izmir - Kyiv flights

Turkey’s low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines is launching direct non-stop flights from Turkey's Aegean city of Izmir to the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv (Kiev).  Turkish carrier's first flight is on July 9, 2018. Pegasus Airlines will connect Izmir's Adnan Menderes Aiport (ADB) with Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) (IATA: IEV). Ukrainian...

04/06/2018

HOTREC European Hotel Distribution Study Results for the Reference Year 2017

HOTREC European Hotel Distribution Study Results for the Reference Year 2017 This years’ distribution study of HOTREC shows, that between 2013 and 2017 the dependency of hotels on Online Travel Agencies (OTA)was rising and the share of direct bookings was declining. Please find attached the final results of this year’s European hotel distribution...

31/05/2018

Turkey’s Global Ports to operate and invest Havana’s cruise port

Turkey’s Global Ports Holding (GPH) has signed a 15-year management agreement with the Cuban company Aries S.A. for the operation of the cruise port in Havana, Cuba. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Group will from 21st June 2018, use its global expertise and operating model to manage all of the cruise port operations over the life of the Agreement. As consideration, the Group will be paid a management fee...

23/05/2018

The 16th Istanbul Biennial in 2019 to be curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

The 16th Istanbul Biennial in 2019 to be curated by Nicolas Bourriaud Nicolas BourriaudThe 16th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, will take place between 14 September and 10 November 2019. The 16th edition of the Biennial will be curated by French curator, art scholar and writer Nicolas Bourriaud.

23/05/2018

Jet2.com to fly from Glasgow to Izmir, Turkey

Jet2.com to fly from Glasgow to Izmir, Turkey Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced further details of its Summer 19 programme, with the launch of two new destinations for the airline from Glasgow Airport - Bourgas (Bulgaria) and Izmir (Turkey). The announcement follows the recent launch of new routes to Kos and Naples and means a total of 33 destinations on sale...

23/05/2018

Hyatt opens a new hotel in Istanbul's upscale neighborhood

Hyatt opens a new hotel in Istanbul's upscale neighborhood  Hyatt Hotels announced today the opening of Nish Palas Istanbul as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The 45-room boutique hotel is located in Nişantaşı, one of Istanbul’s oldest and upscale neighborhoods, and will mark the entry into Turkey for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The...

09/05/2018

Why Turkey Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Why Turkey Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination Whether flying solo or bringing the kids along for the ride, picking out the perfect holiday destination can leave most scratching their heads with pure indecisiveness. Should you opt for somewhere filled with sunshine? What if you get bored? Should you opt for somewhere with more to do? Well, what about opting for the best of both worlds?

30/04/2018

Dubai based Central Hotels enters into Turkey

Dubai based Central Hotels enters into Turkey First Central Hotel Suites logoDubai-based, Central Hotels has announced its entry into Turkey with the signing of a strategic agreement with Green Valley Real Estate to manage the company’s hotels in the country. As part of the understanding, Central Hotels will operate the properties under a new brand ‘Valley Central Suites’.

24/04/2018

Turkish Airlines' flying Trojan Horse

Turkish Airlines' flying Trojan Horse Turkish Airlines' specially designed its A321-type aircraft with a livery of the ‘Trojan Horse’ image, after the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”. Following the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The...

13/04/2018

The 13th International Istanbul Tulip Festival officially started on April 3

The 13th International Istanbul Tulip Festival officially started on April 3, 2018 at the Emirgan Park. The tulip festival will be held from 1-30 April, 2018. The festival includes several activities such as music concerts, sports games and exhibitions, Also, the world's largest colourful tulip carpet will be on display. Being  a national symbol of Turkey,...

13/04/2018

The 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival announces its programme

The 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival announces its programme Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Garanti Bank, the Istanbul Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. The festival will once again host leading names and new discoveries from the world of jazz, as well as the stars of contemporary music between 26 June and 17 July 2018.

22/03/2018

Pegasus Airlines to increase flight frequency between Ankara and Kyiv

Pegasus Airlines to increase flight frequency between Ankara and Kyiv Starting from April 9, 2018, Pegasus Airlines will increase frequency of Ankara – Kyiv flights. Flights will be performed 11 times in a week; the carrier adds four additional flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Departure time from Ankara is at 10:10, arriving to the airport “Kyiv” (Zhulyany) – at 12:30 (local time). Departing from Kyiv – at 13:10 same...

22/03/2018

Germania increases flights to Turkey

Germania increases flights to Turkey After a successful sales start for flights in summer 2018 to Turkish destinations, Germania sets up additional services to the Turkish Riviera. Additionally, more flights for next winter have been added to the Antalya schedule. From eight German airports (Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt-Weimar, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg,...

09/03/2018

More Chinese tourists expected to travel Turkey in 2018

More Chinese tourists expected to travel Turkey in 2018 The number of Chinese tourists traveling internationally has reached 130 million in 2017, up 7% from 122 million in 2016. An estimated 115.29 billion USD was spent during 2017, a year-on-year increase of 5%. According to Ctrip’s "2017 China Outbound Tourism Travel Report", many emerging destinations such as...