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Turkey airs new promotional film

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

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

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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Europe’s cheapest hotels are in Istanbul

Despite the increase in occupancy levels in Turkey compare to last year, price drops in the Turkish hotels keep Turkey at the bottom of Europe in terms of revenue. Istanbul hotels experienced the biggest loss in Europe.

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Applications open for Travel Turkey 2017 Hosted Buyer Programme

travel turkey2017logoTurkey's Aegean city of Izmir will host will Travel Turkey 2017 at ‘fuarizmir' between 7 and 10 December 2017. The travel exhibition organized by TÜRSAB - Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and İZFAŞ, under the patronage of Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture & Tourism announced its hosted buyer programme.

Electronics ban lifts on UK flights from Turkey

internet onboard ipadTurkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, announced that after the electronics ban lifted on flights to United States, the same ban was lifted on its UK bound flights.

Thomas Cook says demand for Turkish holidays picks up

marmarisThe tour operator Thomas Cook says that Turkey is back on the tourist map for both UK and German visitors. Despite growing tensions between Turkish and German government, Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser told that Turkey remained attractive for German tourists.

Turkey's Pegasus Airlines ranks in the Top 10

pegasus planesPegasus has earned a place in the top 10 Global Airline Rankings for Ancillary Revenue as a Percentage of Total Revenue with its ancillary revenue for 2016 comprising 22% of total revenue, up from 10.1% five years ago. The results and ranking is published in a new report by IdeaWorksCompany, sponsored by car-trawler, entitled 2016 Top 10 Airline Ancillary Revenue Rankings.

DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya Kemer to open in 2018

Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with Hasançebi İnşaat Turizm Yatırımları ve Ticaret A.S. to open the 324-guest room DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya Kemer as Hilton’s first resort hotel in Antalya.

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Turkish Airlines works with Dr. Oz

Turkish Airlines will collaborate with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of world-renowned “The Dr. Oz Show”, on its “Fly Good Feel Good” project. Turkey’s flag carrier aims to provide an even more comfortable and healthy travel experience to its passengers.

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