about us, about our team

About Us

Focus on Travel News (FTNnews.com) is a reliable and balanced source of travel industry news and analysis. FTNnews.com 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.com covers daily travel news from the accommodation, aviation, cruise, MICE – Meetings, health & spa industries. Additionally, travel and tourism news from travel agencies and tour operators and news from the Turkish travel and tourism industry can be found at FTNnews.com.

About our Editors

Vedat Özgür Töre | [email protected]

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

Mr. Töre is a board member of the Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) in Turkey and the 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 Istanbul Bilgi University.

FTNnews.com is owned and operated by Vedat Özgür Töre.

While Vedat’s primary focus lies in travel journalism, he is also the proud owner of VEOTORE, a trademark in the home and kitchen industry. This venture showcases his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit, bridging the gap between his passion for travel and his business acumen. With a foot in both worlds, Vedat brings a unique and invaluable perspective to the travel news arena, ensuring that his readers are always engaged and informed. His diverse background and extensive experience make him a standout figure in travel journalism, offering a rich and comprehensive view of the latest developments in travel and beyond.

Iuliia Tore

Iuliia Tore is the Executive Editor of Rus Tourism News and Ukraine Travel News. She also writes content for FTNnews.com

Suat Töre

Suat Töre is an 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 the 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 a thousand of travel articles in his long travel experience including 3 travel books.

Füsun Töre

Fusun Tore is a travel writer who loves to travel and explore the globe, uncovering hidden gems and immersing herself in diverse cultures.

Armed with a pen and a camera, she embarked on countless expeditions, traversing remote corners of the Earth and documenting her experiences along the way.

Today, she writes for Focus on Travel news – ftnnews.com and MeeTurkey – turizmciningazetesi.com/english/

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