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Boom for Turkish tourism continues in July 2017

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The number of foreigners visiting Turkey continues to increase in July 2017. Following 43% increase in June 2017, the number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased by 46.36% in July 2017, compared to July 2016. According to the tourism statistics announced by the Tourism Ministry, the number of arriving foreigners in Turkey in July 2017 has reached 5,075,961.

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Istanbul tourism continues post-attacks recovery

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merkel istanbulTourism in Istanbul is continuing its recovery from the effects of the 2015-16 terror attacks. The Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate announced city’s travel statistics for July 2017. Istanbul’s tourist arrivals boom compare to July 2016. The directorate said that total tourist arrivals to the city in July 2017 increased 43% compare to July 2016. Germany ranked No.1 source market for Istanbul.

The 86th Izmir International Fair kicked off

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Izmir International Fair (IEF) opened its doors for the 86th time on August 18, 2017. The Izmir International Fair is the oldest tradeshow in Turkey, considered the cradle of Turkey's fairs and expositions industry, and is also notable for hosting a series of simultaneous festival activities.

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Ascott shares the opening of its first Turkey serviced residence with Turkish PM

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somerset logoAscott shares the opening of its first Turkey serviced residence Somerset Maslak Istanbul with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during his first official trip to Singapore. The 165-unit serviced residence is an integral part of the new Maslak 1453, Europe’s largest lifestyle development complex spanning more than two million square meters.

Turkish Airlines partners with Love Army for Somalia

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Turkish Airlines, a leader in terms of international destinations served and Africa’s top international carrier with 51 routes in the continent, partners with the group Love Army for Somalia (spearheaded by social media stars Jerome Jarre, Casey Neistat and actor Ben Stiller).

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Turkey’s TAV is among the best companies for women

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Istanbul based TAV Airports has fulfilled the requirements of the program which was launched to promote female employment and prevent discrimination against women at the workplace. Supported by the World Bank, the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) has the purpose to put an end to gender discrimination in business life.

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Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport handles more passengers in 2017

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The Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, handled a total of 3.2 million passengers last month, and the number of passengers using the airport saw a 13% increase compared to the figures in the last year over the same period, which was 2.6 million.

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Turkish Cargo accredited as a Pharma carrier

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Turkish Cargo continues to prove its service quality to customers in 120 countries of the world by receiving Accreditation of Qualified Enviromental Suppliers (QEP) from more thermally controlled container provider Envirotainer for five different stations as well as Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST), which is the carrier’s motion hub.

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Turkey airs new promotional film

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Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has made a new promotional short film with a theme of poetry, featuring several iconic sites from Turkey, was aired on ministry’s social media accounts. Short film called "Home of Poetry" has been prepared within the scope of the country's global tourism and cultural campaign "Turkey Home" launched by the ministry in 2014.

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New Turkish Tourism Minister set Turkey’s tourism targets

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Numan KurtulusThe new Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Professor Dr. Numan Kurtulmuş announced his strategic vision how to increase travel and tourism as well as country’s tourism targets in terms or number of arrivals and its contribution to economy.

Turkey’s Tourism income jumps, more Turkish travel abroad

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Turkey’s tourism income has shown strong recovery in the second quarter of the year. In the second quarter, from April through June, tourism income increased by 8.7% and reached to US$5 billion 413 million 48 thousand. While 81.3% of this income (excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures) was obtained from foreign visitors, 18.7% was obtained from citizens residing abroad.

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