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News from Turkey

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SunExpress, the joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, continues to increase its flights between Turkey and Europe during the 2019 summer season. SunExpress is connecting a total of 12 Anatolian cities with direct scheduled flights to Europe’s 16 cities, with capacity growth of 30 per cent this summer compared to the previous year.

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe opens

Hilton announced the opening of Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe. The 104-room hotel, located in Esentepe, Sisli is the latest addition to the growing DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio.

Turkish Airlines receives its first B787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing announced that the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Turkish Airlines is delivered on June 26. Turkey's flag carrier plans to use the airplane's fuel efficiency, range, reliability and size to operate new non-stop international routes such as Bali, Bogota-Panama, Washington and Atlanta.

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A new passenger rail service started on Monday with a passenger train leaving capital Tehran for Turkey’s eastern city of Van. The once-weekly train will have a stopover in Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz before crossing the border.

Reges, A Luxury Collection Resort opens in Cesme, Turkey

Marriott's The Luxury Collection announced the opening of Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme. Owned by Reges Turizm Inşaat A.Ş., the hotel marks The Luxury Collection's third hotel in Turkey, joining the brand's existing properties in Bodrum and Ankara.

Istanbul To Be Europe’s City Tourism Hot Spot in Q3 2019

A study undertaken for European Cities Marketing (ECM) by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that Istanbul is set to be Europe’s city tourism hot spot in the third quarter of 2019 (July 1st - September 30th).

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