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Istanbul to host the largest tourism summit in Eastern Europe: Uzakrota Travel Summit


Following last year’s event in 5 conference rooms with the participation of 1500 tourism professionals, the Uzakrota Travel Summit has been started for the preparations for the 2018 event that will be held on December 12 Hilton Bosphorus Convention Center.

The main sponsors of the Uzakrota Travel Summit are Amadeus, Emirates Airline, Tourism Korea, Atlasglobal and GoGlobal and this year, the event evolved further in the meaning of both concept and content with the participation of more than 2500 local and foreign tourism professionals in 3 conference rooms, 5 scenes and 1 foyer area.

This year, Uzakrota Travel Summit which has chosen as one of the most effective 10 tourism events by Bidroom, will bring together travel agencies, tourism tech firms, hotels, agencises serving the tourism industry and bloggers from Turkey and the countries from the close circle will be the most effective tourism summit of Turkey as in the past years.

More than 100 lecturers  will adress topics such as “How to Create a New Brand in the Digital Age?", "Omnichannel Marketing in Tourism", "Strategic Partnerships, APIs and Data Analytics", "Obtaining Market Share by Using Payment Methods", "The Power of Emerging Markets and Online Platforms “ and "Global Developments in Airline Ticket Consolidation " on 5 scenes in 57 sessions.

Lecturers becoming clear to take part of the event are as follows;

Mete Vardar -CEO-  Jolly Tour, Kaan Karayal -CEO-, Luuc Elzinga -CEO- Tiqets, Yasemin Pirinççioğlu- CEO- Vip TourismOktay Temeller -Director- Setur Tourism, Zekeriya Şen -General Manager- Fest TravelDavid Gunnarsson  -CEO-  DohopAndy Owen Jones -CEO- BD4 TravelMert Dorman – President  of Corporate Marketing and Distribution Channels - Turkish Airlines, Bahar Birinci -General Manager- Emirates Airline Bulgaria, Romania and Turkeyİsmail Bütün- Vice President of Marketing-TurkcellOğuz Karakaş -CEO -  Biletbank and PeturEric Willems Central & Southern Europe Sales Director Online Commercial Amadeus, İbrahim Köymen -General Manager- Travelport Turkey,  Fazal Bahardeen –CEO- Crescent Rating , Elke Dens Marketing Director – European Travel Commission, Bas Lemmens -CEO-, Tolga Habalı  -CEO- IRC – International Residency & CitizenshipAmit Taneja -Business Development Manager-  CleartripZdenek Komenda -Business Development Manager- KiwiMarcin Wesolowski -Director of Operations - Bidroomİztok Franco -CEO- Digg in travelDündar Özdemir -CEO - WirecardKemal Geçer –General Manager- Lufthansa Group Iraq and TurkeyNevzat Arşan -Deputy General Manager- Atlasglobal, Çağlar Erol -CEO- EnuygunÖzkan Hacıoğlu -CEO- , Yaşar Çelik -CEO-, Bertan Aner -CEO-Otelz.comKadir Kırmızı -CEO- , Jelena Stankovic -Marketing Manager- Tourist Organization of BelgradeArden Agopyan -CEO- HotelrunnerEmel Karaman -Marketing Manager- Bigchefs, and Tuğba Atay -General Manager-  Hepstar Turkey, on 12 December, with the participation of these names below  more than 120 lecturers will be at Uzakrota Travel Summit.  

2.500 local and international visitors will be at Uzakrota Travel Summit where Amadeus Main Hall, Neredekal Tourism Tech, Emirates Tourism Marketing Halls and in addition and Crescentrating Halal in Travel scene which is organised all around the world, and the foyer area will take place.

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