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Terminal movie becomes real in Istanbul

Been Living at Istanbul Airport for 2 Months! Decision made for Iranian Academician

For the past two months, Dr. Shiva Kaviani, an Iranian academic previously residing in Toronto, Canada, has been living at Istanbul Airport. Dr. Kaviani returned ...
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Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8 aircraft flying over sea

Avoid Boarding Refusals: Turkish Airlines’ Updated Travel Requirements for South American Flights

Turkish Airlines has streamlined its refusal policies for passengers traveling to South America after several incidents of denied boarding. For nearly three weeks, the airline ...
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IGA Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Welcomes New Metro Line to Airport

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure continues its efforts to expand Istanbul’s metro network. Minister Uraloğlu announced the upcoming inauguration of a 14-kilometer new metro ...
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Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Avolta Expands F&B Operations at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Avolta AG, a leader in global travel experiences, has solidified its operations in Türkiye by securing a nine-year contract to operate 26 food & beverage ...
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Tom Hanks' 'Terminal' Revisited Istanbul Airport

Tom Hanks’ Terminal Movie Comes to Life at Istanbul Airport

In an event mirroring the plot of Tom Hanks’ film “Terminal,” Dr. Shiva Kaviani found herself living at Istanbul Airport due to a complex web ...
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PayPal returns to Turkey, PayPal iPhone user

PayPal and Apple Pay Set to Enter the Turkish Market

In a great development for many people residing in Turkey, PayPal and Apple Pay are making their anticipated return, opening up new avenues for advanced ...
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SITE Global Conference 2024 Istanbul

Istanbul Hosts Successful SITE Global Conference

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Global Conference concluded yesterday in Istanbul, Türkiye. The event was marked by extensive networking, educational sessions, and immersive ...
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Antalya Airport Terminal Aerial

TAV Airports Achieves Remarkable Financial Growth in 2023

TAV Airports has announced its financial and operational outcomes for the year 2023, showcasing an impressive 22% increase in passenger traffic, serving 96 million passengers. ...
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Dedeman appointed new CEO

Dedeman Hotels Announces Major Expansion and Leadership Changes

Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International, with a history spanning 58 years, has announced the beginning of a new phase of expansion and change at a ...
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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, scenic view of Bosphorus and Bridge

Turkish Hospitality Sector Flourishes with 67 Hotel Chains and Groups

Turkish hospitality sector continues its unabated growth with new players entering the market. The number of hotel chains and groups in Turkiye (Turkey) has now ...
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Tourist in Istanbul takes photos

Istanbul Shatters Tourism Records with Over 17 Million Foreign Visitors in 2023

In 2023, Istanbul, one of the world’s most visited cities, welcomed a record-breaking 17.37 million foreign visitors, marking an all-time high in its tourism history. ...
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IGA Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport to Pioneer Triple Runway Operations in Europe

Istanbul Airport was announced as Europe’s busiest airport, with an average of 1,309 flights daily from January 29 to February 4, according to The European ...
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Turkish tourists visiting Malaysia rises, while Batik Air launches new route to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Turkish tourist arrivals into Malaysia rise

Turkish tourist arrivals into Malaysia from January to November 2023 experienced an increase of 10.8% or 15,623 visitors. This rise is in comparison to the ...
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Batik Air Malaysia launched Kuala Lumpur - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen SAW flights

Batik Air Malaysia Started Kuala Lumpur – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Flights

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Turkey’s second-largest airport, has broadened its global network with the inauguration of a new route to Kuala Lumpur, the bustling ...
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Russian beverage brand Afanasy set to enter Antalya hotels

Russian Drink Brand Afanasy Expands to Turkish Resorts

The renowned Russian beverage brand “Afanasy” is set to make a splash in Antalya’s hotel industry. This announcement came during the 30th International Food and ...
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Turkish Airlines' new digital payment solution: TK Wallet

Turkish Airlines’ New Digital Payment Solution: TK Wallet

Experience the convenience of digital payments with Turkish Airlines’ new TK Wallet, designed for Miles&Smiles members to make transactions effortlessly. Turkish Airlines, the airline flying ...
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Turkish Airlines Check-In

Turkish Airlines Launches Innovative Self Bag Drop Feature with Check-In Capabilities

Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has introduced a convenient feature to its Self Bag Drop (SBD) devices, ...
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SmartMic language translation devices at Turkish Airlines check in counters

Turkish Airlines Introduces SmartMic for Seamless Multilingual Support

Turkish Airlines has unveiled a SmartMic language translation service within the airports it operates. This service is designed to simplify interactions for passengers seeking guidance ...
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Istanbul Blue Mosque view with Turkish tea

Istanbul has Some of the Lowest Airbnb Prices

Using sources such as TripAdvisor and AirDNA, the team at OLBG has created the European Nightlife Index, and ranked the best party capitals in Europe. ...
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New metro line connects Istanbul city center to airport; Gayrettepe to Istanbul Airport line opens

New Istanbul Metro Line Connects Gayrettepe to Istanbul Airport in 30 Minutes

The final section of the Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro Line, extending Istanbul’s transportation network, was officially inaugurated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This new line ...
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