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Privacy Policy

ftnnews.com Privacy Policy
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When registering on our newsletter, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, surf the website.
How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.

We only provide articles and information, we never ask for personal or private information like social security numbers, or credit card numbers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember your previously visited pages. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
     •Keep track of advertisements.
     •Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

We ask you to enable cookies when you first enter our website. You can disable it anytime with the button at the bottom of page.
You can also choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won't affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Affiliate Links
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ftnNEWS is a global partner of Booking.com. Our articles may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
     •Remarketing with Google AdSense
     •Google Display Network Impression Reporting
     •Demographics and Interests Reporting
     •DoubleClick Platform Integration

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
You can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: https://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
     •On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
     •By emailing us

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
     •Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
     •NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
     •Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
     •Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
     •Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
     •Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
     •Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
     •Click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from our newsletter list.


Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us by visiting Contact us page.

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About Us

Focus on Travel News (FTNnews.com) is a reliable and balanced source of travel industry news and analysis. FTNnews started in 2002 as a weekly and became a daily in 2008. It is Turkey's first English edition travel news website.

The website consists of photos from exhibitions and fairs, audio/video interviews with industry players, links to major industry associations.

FTNnews covers daily travel news from accommodation, aviation, cruise, MICE - Meetings, health & spa industries. Additionally travel and tourism news from travel agencies and tour operators and news from Turkish travel and tourism industry can be found at FTNnews.com.

You can subscribe to FTN Newsletter free of charge and receive our updated news from travel industry by filling the subscription form at FTNnews.com


About our Editors

Özgür Töre | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Özgür Töre is the founder and managing editor of award-winning travel news website; Focus on Travel News –www.FTNNEWS.com and Arab Turkish Travel Gazette –www.arabturkishtravel.com.  Mr. Töre is the co-founder of RusTourismNews.com.

Mr. Töre is a board member of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) in Turkey and International Tourism Writers Alliance.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Istanbul Kültür University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Istanbul Bilgi University.

Suat Töre | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suat Töre is a Istanbul based travel writer who began travel writing and journalism in 1984. He started to writing and publish first travel trade magazine for Turkish travel professionals named “Focus on Turkey” in 1984. He is founder of TUYED-Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) - and the first active journalist member of SKAL Clubs of Turkey. He awarded as a Travel Writer of Year by Istanbul SKAL Club in 1999. Now he is publisher and Editor in Chief of “New Focus Travel Magazine”, publishing manager of “MeeTurkey Incentive Magazine”, editor of FTNnews and travel columnist at “Bizim Gazete” – daily newspaper of Turkish Journalist Association. He published many indoor magazines for Turkish hotels, travel guides and destination magazines for tourists, travel bulletins for travel associations…etc.

He is a representative of many international travel media and exhibitions in the world. Suat wrote more than thousand of travel articles in his long travel experience including 3 travel books.