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News from Turkey

Turkish Airlines named Best Airline in Southern Europe

thy skytraxTurkish Airlines has been awarded by 4 titles at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. Turkey’s flag carrier awarded with: "Best Airline in Southern Europe", "Best Business Class Onboard Catering", "World's Best Business Class Lounge", and "Best Business Class Dining Lounge" awards.

Taste Turkish Food at London's Hippest Food Festival

simit teaTurkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism will exhibit at one the hippest foodie festivals in London, Taste of London. The flagship event kicks off in Central London, at Regent's Park from 14 to 18 June paying homage to best restaurants, leading chefs and all the glorious food and drinks to taste, with chefs showcasing their creative talent through live demonstrations.

Istanbul to host the 5th OIC Halal Expo

Previously organized in Sharjah, UAE, The Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) and the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries will organize the 5th OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The 3rd Helal Expo 2017 will be merged with the 5th OIC Halal Expo. The event will be held simultaneously with World Halal Summit Istanbul in which conferences to be attended by high level speakers.

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Cruise tourism declines in Turkey

Turkey’s Cruise tourism industry experiences a drop in tourist arrivals in the first 5 months of 2017. Compare to same period in 2016, the total arrivals dropped from 175 thousand to 90 thousand travelers.

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Pegasus Airlines chooses Ankara for its second hub in Turkey

pegasus a320neoPegasus Airlines is expanding its flight network from Ankara in a strategy that is set to develop the future of Turkish civil aviation with the creation of new hubs alongside Istanbul in the effort to open up new markets.

Sabre opens a new office in Turkish capital

Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider for the travel and tourism industry, opens a new office in Ankara, Turkey. The regional office will support Sabre’s Travel Network business, a global travel marketplace processing more than $120 billion of travel transactions.

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Turkish Airlines received its 30th Boeing 777-300ER, featuring new Turkish branded seats

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines took delivery of its 30th Boeing 777-300ER that welcomed with a traditional water salute at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The 777-300ER’ arrival, the latest addition to the European carrier’s growing fleet of more than 100 Boeing airplanes, also comes into prominence as a highly significant delivery for the carrier as it is the first aircraft to feature seats by Turkish Seats Industries (TSI), a complete Turkish brand through a close collaboration with Boeing.

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Tunisair announces Istanbul – Tunis Ramadan special rate

Tunisair A300Tunisia's flag carrier – Tunisair’s Turkey office announced a Ramadan special rate promotion for flights between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the carrier’s main base in Tunis Carthage International Airport.

Turkey’s largest Hilton Garden Inn opens in Istanbul

hilton garden inn umraniye roomHilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Umraniye, Turkey’s largest Hilton Garden Inn hotel. The hotel is located in heart of the financial and commercial district of Istanbul: Ümraniye, is just minutes from Kadiköy and Uskudar.

The 31st International Izmir Festival starts on June 1

The 31st International Izmir Festival organized by İzmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education (İKSEV) will be held between June 1 and July 4, 2017. A total of 284 artists who will take part in the festival will meet the audience at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, Izmir State Theatre Konak Stage, Çeşme Castle and the Great Theatre of Ephesus.

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The 45th Istanbul Music Festival Kicked Off

istanbul music fest2017Having presented the best and most recent outputs of classical music to 3,5 million music lovers in Istanbul with 3.000 events in the past 45 years, Istanbul Music Festival kicked off its 45th edition on Monday, 29 May with the opening ceremony and concert at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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