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News from Turkey

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.

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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.

parkinn samsunPark Inn by Radisson makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year and brings the total number of rooms in Turkey, in operation or under development, to more than 1,300 for the brand.

pegasus a320neoPegasus Airlines is launching five new destinations from London Stansted, including Grozny, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd in Russia and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the addition of the new flights, Pegasus will now fly to seven Russian destinations including its current Russian routes to Moscow, Krasnodar and Mineralnye Vody.

turkey atm17Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry together with 49 companies take part at the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism event – Arabian Travel Market – in Dubai, UAE. Celebrating 24 years of industry milestones, ATM welcomes over 2,600 confirmed exhibitors – with 100 exhibiting for the first time – representing more than 150 countries, across 65 national pavilions.

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