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Turkey's tourism industry continues to suffer in 2017. Most recently we published that Turkish tourism revenue and arrivals continue to drop in first quarter of 2017. Addition to those, Turkey has also dropped one spot to fourth as the top performing destination in the global Muslim travel market.

world cities expo istanbul2017World Cities Expo Istanbul 2017, organized by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), is going to take place on May 15th to 18th at Haliç Congress Center Istanbul. As cities become "smart cities" in the 21st century, World Cities Expo Istanbul will bring ideas and experts at the forefront of this transformation together in Istanbul. However today, IBB announced the withdrawal of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’s invitation for the event, following Turkey's telecommunications watchdog banned access to Wikipedia on April 29, 2017.

contemporary istanbul logoHaving brought together 70 galleries from 20 countries and over 1,500 artworks by 520 artists in its 11th year, Contemporary Istanbul continues its preparations for its next edition with an exclusive event in New York during Frieze New York.

thy tailsCopa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and Turkish Airlines, both members of Star Alliance, signed a Codeshare Agreement which will offer passengers more flight options with seamless connections through Copa’s Hub of the Americas, in Panama City, and Turkish’s seamless gateway to Europe through the company’s Hub, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Overall number of outbound Russian tourists decreased in 2016 but number of those visiting relatives or friends and number of visiting special events remained about the same. However beginning of summer season in 2017, tour operators say outbound travel will grow this year. TUI Russia alone plans to increase travel volume by 3.5 times.





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