Koç Holding Companies and brands collected several Awards at Skalite

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Koç Holding’s leading companies and brands in Turkish tourism industry; Setur MICE,, Avis, Setur Marinas, Setur Extra received awards at the 16th Skalite Awards which was organized by the Skål International Istanbul club to award quality in tourism.

skalite“Skålite awards”, rewarding by Skål International Istanbul Club to companies and to individuals who raise quality standards in tourism industry, has been described as “Tourism Oscars” in due course. For the first time this year, winners are selected by the 1029 Skal members and 7 juries that include 2010-2011 Skal International World President and Universal Tourism General Director Hülya Aslantaş, İstanbul Deputy Governor responsible from tourism Kazım Tekin, Istanbul Tourism Workshop Coordinator Tülin Ersöz, Milliyet newspaper columnist Çağdaş Ertuna, Boğaziçi University Director of Tourism Department Prof. Dr. Bengi Ertuna, Gourmet and author Mehmet Yaşin, traveler and Documentary producer Coşkun Aral, and Alem Magazine Editor in Chief Berna Erten.

Winners of this year’s Skalite Awards are announced at a ceremony held at Haliç Congress Center on December 11, 2013. Skal Turkey President Patrice Lepkovski signed a twinning agreement between Skal International Atlanta Club and Skal International Istanbul Club.

The 15th Skalite Award winners are:

City Hotel:The Grand Tarabya Hotel
Resort Hotel: Hillside Beach Club Fethiye
Chain Hotel: Swissôtel Grand Efes, İzmir
Boutique/ Special class Hotel: Argos in Cappadocia
Spa Hotel: NG Güral Sapanca Wellness & Convention
Incoming Travel Agency: Prontodmc – Prontotour
Outgoing Travel Agency: Fest Travel
Congress/Meeting Organization Agent: Setur MICE
BookinTurkey.comOnline Travel Agency: Bookinturkey.Com
Airlines: Emirates
Airport Operator: TAV Istanbul Terminal
Airport Ground Service: Havaş
Rent A Car Company: Avis
Marina: Setur Marinas
Contribution to the Protection of the Environment: Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn
Contribution to the revival of cultural values: Oleatrium Olive and Olive oil History Museum
Tourism Education: Yeditepe University
Tourism Investment Group: Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
Tourism Publication: Setur Extra
Tourism PR Campaign: Cooks and Chefs Federation of Turkey
Other tourism activities: TAV Passport Card
Sealed Air Sustainability and Tourism Award: Grand Hyatt İstanbul
Skal Istanbul Special Award: Somer Özkök
Skal Turkey Federation Special Award: Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü

Regional Awards
Marmara: Marintürk İstanbul City Port
Ankara: International Şefika Kutluer Festival
Izmir: Izmir Swissotel Grand Efes Hotel
Bursa: Former Bursa Mayor Erdem Saker
Eskişehir: Odunpazarı Mayor Burhan Sakallı
Antalya: Akdeniz University Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Akın Aksu
Alanya: Alanya Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu
Cappadocia: Elai Restaurant & Catering
Fethiye: Yacht Classic Hotel
Bodrum: Bodrum Cup
Kuşadası: Naile Göçhan Çukurova
Çukurova: Olbios Marina Resorts Hotel
Konya: Hich Hotel
Black Sea: Amazon Island and Channel

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