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News from Turkey

Izmir, Turkey

Izmir Tourism Breaks Record in 2019

The number of travelers visiting Turkey’s Aegean city of Izmir increased 17 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 and break its all-time record.

New Flight to Amsterdam

SunExpress Launches Ankara - Amsterdam and Ankara - Cologne

SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has increased the number of domestic and international flights from Ankara during the 2020 winter season, adding two new destinations to its Ankara-Europe flights: Amsterdam and Cologne.

Istanbul Airport Sleepod

Sleepods Arrive Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport launched a new service for travelers that want to get some rest at the airport whenever they want. IGA Sleepod provides travelers with a special private place to enjoy a good rest with its special prices, easy use, and easily accessible location at the calmest spots of the airport.

SunExpress adds new routes from Izmir

SunExpress Connects Izmir with New European Cities

SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has added the German city of Nuremberg to its flight network while offering an increase in capacity and frequency for flights to Izmir during the 2020 winter season. The airline will also begin flights from Izmir to Paris, Brussels, and Copenhagen in February.

Istanbul airport planes in queue

International Departures from Turkey on the Rise

The number of international departures from Turkey is expected to increase from 10.1 million in 2018 to 12.2 million by 2023, despite recent issues affecting the macro-economic climate.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Sakarya

Radisson Blu Hotel Opens in Sakarya, Turkey

Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sakarya, in northwestern Turkey.

Welcoming Travelers with Signs Banned

Istanbul Airport Banned Welcoming Travelers with Signs

Welcoming arrival passengers with pickup signs at Istanbul Airport is banned by the airport’s security commission. Turkish authorities set a €4 fee for Istanbul Airport’s “Meeting Lounge” service.

DoubleTree by Hilton Adana Opens

DoubleTree by Hilton Adana Opens

Hilton is entering Adana for the first time with DoubleTree by Hilton, one of its 17 market-leading brands. Hilton's newest hotel in Adana, DoubleTree by Hilton Adana has a total of 100 rooms, including two suites with elegant decoration.

Turkey's Global Ports to manage Ha Long Cruise Port

Global Ports to Manage Vietnam's Ha Long International Cruise Port

Global Ports Holding Plc, the world's largest independent cruise port operator, has signed a 15-year management service agreement with Ha Long Sun Limited Liability Company for the Ha Long International Cruise Port located in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

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