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Pegasus Airlines' CEO forecasts growth in 2018

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pegasus680Pegasus Airlines has evaluated its performance for 2016 whilst disclosing its targets for the future. Despite all the developments that have put pressure on the aviation sector in 2016, Pegasus succeeded in increasing its guest numbers by 8.1% to 24.14 million, and its turnover by 6.2% to TRY 3.7 billion. Pegasus CEO Mehmet T. Nane stated that the airline expected a cautious recovery in the aviation sector for 2017, but real growth would be experienced from 2018 onward.

Turkey's HotelsPro reports 74% growth in CIS region

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hotelspro new logoIstanbul based technology and reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals; HotelsPro reported 74% growth in terms of revenue in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, compared to the first quarter of 2016. According to HotelsPro’s data, the top prominent country of CIS region is Russia with 155% growth in terms of revenue.

Baby born on Turkish Airlines flight

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thy baby born inflightAn uncommon event has occurred on a Turkish Airlines flight between Conakry and Ouagadougou. The cabin crew, who saw a woman passenger named Nafi Diaby, 28-week-old pregnant traveler flying withTurkish Airlines’ TK538 Conakry (Guinea)-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) flight, was suffering child-birth pains, promptly responded to her in order to assist her childbirth during the flight.

Radisson Blu Hotel Diyarbakir opens in southeastern Turkey

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Diyarbakir, which is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey, welcomes Radisson Blu hotel brand. The latest Turkish addition to the Radisson Blu family brings a new standard of excellence to Diyarbakir. With a prime location in the city’s new business district, Radisson Blu Hotel Diyarbakir brings an upper-upscale, stylish hospitality experience to Diyarbakir.

The 36th Istanbul Film Festival Kicked Off

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iksv filmThe much anticipated Istanbul Film Festival’s 36th edition kicked off with an opening gala on Tuesday night, 4 April. The opening gala brought the stars and distinguished figures of the Turkish cinema together at TİM Show Center where Cinema Honorary Awards and plaques were presented.

A new Ibis Hotel opens in Istanbul

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tuzla ibis hotelEurope’s leading economy hospitality brand is opening a new franchised hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. ibis Istanbul Tuzla Hotel is a modern hotel with 200 rooms that is located 10 minutes' drive from Istanbul’s second airport on the Asian side; Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Turkish Airlines expands network with Voronezh, Russia

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thy737 680pxTurkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, launched yet another route in Russia. With existing services to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, and Stavropol, Turkish Airlines has now added Voronezh to its expanding Russian network.

Rezidor announces new hotel signing in Istanbul

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park inn kavacikThe Rezidor Hotel Group announce the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Asia Istanbul Kavacik in Turkey. The hotel will increase Rezidor's portfolio in Turkey to 24 hotels in operation and under development, and mark the signing of the Group's fifth Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines increases frequency on Moscow-Antalya route

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thy tailsTurkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines announced its Moscow-Antalya flights have been increased to 7 frequencies per week. The change came into effect on March 26, 2017. The Turkish carrier was flying two weekly flights. The global carrier also offers an early reservation campaign in this regard.

Turkey blocks Booking.com

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booking com logoTurkish commercial court has ordered the blocking of travel website Booking.com over alleged unfair competition its hotel and flight reservations platform may pose to local firms, announced by the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, Türsab.

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