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News from Turkey

Azul and Turkish Airlines Enter a Codeshare Agreement

thy logo1012Azul S.A., “Azul”, the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities and departures, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement effective as of 6 December 2017.

Park Inn by Radisson opens in Ataşehir, Istanbul

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Park Inn by Radisson announced the opening of Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataşehir. The new 127 room hotel is the sixth Park Inn by Radisson hotel to open in Turkey. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of 24 hotels and over 4,600 rooms in operation or under development in Turkey.

Turkey bans all LGBT events in Ankara

lgbt flagTurkish government has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights groups in Ankara. LGBT rights organizations would launch a legal process against the Ankara Governor’s Office’s decision to ban all LGBT events in the Turkish capital.

US resumes visa processing in Turkey

usa visaU.S. missions in Ankara and Istanbul announced that they have resumed limited processing of all non-immigrant visa services, with priority to special cases.

Turkish Airlines Announces US$939 million net profit in Q3 2017

thy boeing deliveryTurkish Airlines, given the financial discipline and dynamic demand management applied since the beginning of 2017, with US$939 million in Q3, 2017, posted record net profit of all 3rd quarters in company history. The 9-monthly operating net profit is recorded as US$956 million.

Istanbul in the Top Five for international spend in Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) published Europe City Travel & Tourism Impact report, which looks at the contribution of Travel & Tourism to city economies and job creation. Istanbul is ranked in the top 5 for international spend in Europe.

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