About Us

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Focus on Travel News ( is a reliable and balanced source of travel industry news and analysis. FTNnews started in 2002 as a weekly and became a daily in 2008. It is Turkey's first English edition travel news website.

The website consists of photos from exhibitions and fairs, audio/video interviews with industry players, links to major industry associations.

FTNnews covers daily travel news from accommodation, aviation, cruise, MICE - Meetings, health & spa industries. Additionally travel and tourism news from travel agencies and tour operators and news from Turkish travel and tourism industry can be found at

You can subscribe to FTN Newsletter free of charge and receive our updated news from travel industry by filling the subscription form at


About our Editors

Özgür Töre | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Özgür Töre is the founder and managing editor of award-winning travel news website; Focus on Travel News – and Arab Turkish Travel Gazette –  Mr. Töre is the co-founder of

Mr. Töre is a board member of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) in Turkey and International Tourism Writers Alliance.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Istanbul Kültür University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Istanbul Bilgi University.

Suat Töre | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suat Töre is a Istanbul based travel writer who began travel writing and journalism in 1984. He started to writing and publish first travel trade magazine for Turkish travel professionals named “Focus on Turkey” in 1984. He is founder of TUYED-Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) - and the first active journalist member of SKAL Clubs of Turkey. He awarded as a Travel Writer of Year by Istanbul SKAL Club in 1999. Now he is publisher and Editor in Chief of “New Focus Travel Magazine”, publishing manager of “MeeTurkey Incentive Magazine”, editor of FTNnews and travel columnist at “Bizim Gazete” – daily newspaper of Turkish Journalist Association. He published many indoor magazines for Turkish hotels, travel guides and destination magazines for tourists, travel bulletins for travel associations…etc.

He is a representative of many international travel media and exhibitions in the world. Suat wrote more than thousand of travel articles in his long travel experience including 3 travel books.



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