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Mediterranean Hoteliers President Kavaloğlu: Our Hotels Are 90 Percent Full! So Where Are These Tourists?

Mediterranean Hoteliers President Kavaloğlu: Our Hotels Are 90 Percent Full! So Where Are These Tourists?

The tourism sector has recently been faced with a series of events. Kaan Kaşif Kavaloğlu, President of the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association (AKTOB), stated that despite hotels reaching 90 percent occupancy, the expected influx of tourists has not occurred. Kavaloğlu said, “The bankruptcy of the FTI and the European Football Championship, which happened one after the other, prevented the expected increase in the number of tourists.” The championship, which took place in Germany […]

A New Breath to Train Holidays: Touristic Diyarbakir (Mesopotamia) Express

A New Breath to Train Holidays: Touristic Diyarbakir (Mesopotamia) Express

Here is a new touristic train route for you to realize your dreams of a train journey that everyone wants to travel once in their life but never has the courage to do: Touristic Diyarbakır Express… We invite you to realize your dreams with our article in which we will share our experiences from the promotional trip we carried out between June 14-17 with the authorities of TCDD Transportation Customer Services Department. TCDD’s winter months […]

The Sector Is Sounding the Alarm: Tourism Has Come to a Standstill!

The Sector Is Sounding the Alarm: Tourism Has Come to a Standstill!

Mehmet İşler, Vice President of the Aegean Touristic Enterprises and Accommodations Association (ETİK) and the Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED), stated that tourism in the domestic market has almost come to a standstill and reservations in the foreign market are lower than in previous years. İşler explained the reasons for this situation as the European Football Championship, Greece’s visa application upon arrival, and the bankruptcy of the tour operator FTI. ETİK PRESIDENT İŞLER “TOURISM […]

Statement from AJet General Manager: ‘We Are Working to Solve the Delay Problem’

Statement from AJet General Manager: ‘We Are Working to Solve the Delay Problem’

Answering questions from members of the press about delays at an event he attended abroad, Ajet General Manager Kerem Sarp stated that they were taking precautions to prevent delays and said, “As AJet, we have 5 spares in Ankara and 7 in Sabiha. Unfortunately, the cost to you as an airline of leaving 12 planes on the ground is very high, but we are not thinking about that right now. We are definitely […]

Tourism Professionals’ Concerns About the Future Are Increasing

Tourism Professionals’ Concerns About the Future Are Increasing

Turkish tourism professionals are increasingly concerned about the future. Kıvanç Meriç, the Chairman of the İzmir Regional Board of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), stated in an interview with Euronews that one of the main reasons why Turkish tourists have recently preferred neighboring countries, especially Greece, is due to pressure on foreign exchange. With the price advantage that Turkey once offered disappearing, there has been a significant increase in Turkish tourists’ interest in foreign destinations […]

World Tourism in a New Search

World Tourism in a New Search

World Tourism in a New Search: Studies are being carried out in the world’s tourism cities to ensure that tourism develops better by taking into account the demands and expectations of the local people. In the travel industry, “local developments” are reshaping the codes of tourism. In the world’s leading countries and cities in tourism, expectations and demands centered on local tourists and local people have recently enabled international tourism to act accordingly. Sustainable […]

The Most Beautiful Qatar Routes for Every Travel Lover

The Most Beautiful Qatar Routes for Every Travel Lover

Visiting Qatar can be an unforgettable experience with a variety of routes designed specifically for different types of travellers. Whether it’s business professionals, culture and art enthusiasts, couples or young adventurers, Qatar offers a wealth of activities to suit all tastes. Things to do in Qatar. From luxury restaurants to art galleries, natural beauty to historic sites, Qatar is one of the […]

Türkiye Can Dominate the Mediterranean with Blue Bonds

Türkiye Can Dominate the Mediterranean with Blue Bonds

This is how Turkey can dominate the Mediterranean: A golden opportunity from employment to tourism is in our hands… What are Blue Bonds? Turkey Blue Bonds Blue bonds are private debt instruments used to finance marine and freshwater projects. These bonds support the sustainable use and protection of marine resources. They protect the environment and ensure ecological recovery while promoting economic growth. When an institution (government, company or bank) invests […]

Inflation and High Costs Hit Tourism: Ersoy Remains Silent

Inflation and High Costs Hit Tourism: Ersoy Remains Silent

Turkey’s main growth point was the price advantage, but we lost it. We lost this price advantage in the last 2 years. The increase in prices in the domestic market and the lack of foreign exchange have widened the gap. There is currently a difference of approximately 30-35 percent. Therefore, we are losing power against our competitors. Due to the decrease in demand, supply needs to be pulled back, but prices are high. Due to the inflation situation in Turkey, this […]

Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season: TGA’s Operation Questioned!

Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season: TGA’s Operation Questioned!

Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season: The Operation of the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) is Being Questioned! How and Where Does the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) Spend the Money Collected? Tourism Season Enters Stagnation During Peak Season The Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) was established on July 15, 2019. However, the operation and effectiveness of the agency will be seriously […]

Wimbledon 2024: Great Contribution to the Economy from the Courts!

Wimbledon 2024: Great Contribution to the Economy from the Courts!

The world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, Wimbledon, started earlier this week. The tournament is not just a sporting event; it is a very different experience for tennis enthusiasts from all over the world when the quality of the sport, the athletes, and the organization are considered. With around £50 million in prize money, Wimbledon provides great earnings to athletes and contributes to the local economy of London and the […]

Jolly Tur CEO Announced: Far East and South America Holiday Prices Are More Affordable Than Turkey

Jolly Tur CEO Announced: Far East and South America Holiday Prices Are More Affordable Than Turkey

High holiday costs in Turkey are driving holidaymakers to more affordable destinations such as the Far East and South America. According to Jolly Tur CEO Mete Vardar, demand for these regions has increased significantly, especially in September and October. Turkish holidaymakers are choosing alternative routes due to high domestic market prices and attractive opportunities abroad. This change is […]

“The 2024 Season Shows How 2025 Will Go”

“The 2024 Season Shows How 2025 Will Go”

When it comes to popular holiday destinations in Turkey, the first places that come to mind are undoubtedly Çeşme, Bodrum and Antalya. However, there are big problems in these destinations this summer… TÜRSAB İzmir BTK President Kıvanç Meriç, while making evaluations for the 2024 season, also shared his predictions for 2025. Kıvanç Meriç said, “The 2024 season shows how 2025 will go.” Increasing prices, especially this season, […]

Demand for Composition Increases: Business World Disturbed by Abuses

Demand for Composition Increases: Business World Disturbed by Abuses

The number of companies that were granted a temporary reprieve in their bankruptcy applications in the first six months of 2024 reached 605, exceeding the number for the entirety of last year. Bankruptcy Demand Is Increasing The bankruptcy applications that had been a nightmare for the real sector in 2018 and 2019 have been released since the beginning of the year. While bankruptcy applications on a monthly basis exceeded 100 in the last 3 months, this […]

How Did Inflation Change Domestic Tourists’ Holiday Preferences?

How Did Inflation Change Domestic Tourists’ Holiday Preferences?

Local tourists, who have moved away from popular tourist centers due to the decrease in purchasing power and high prices, have also had to shift the season and reduce overnight stays. How Did Inflation Change the Holiday Preferences of Local Tourists? While hotels increased their prices by up to 80 percent due to inflation at the beginning of the tourism season, local tourists, whose purchasing power has decreased, found a solution in the low season. According to the news by Selenay Yağcı from Ekonomim Newspaper […]

Motto of 2024 Türkiye Tourism: Türkiye is Too Expensive for Everyone!

Motto of 2024 Türkiye Tourism: Türkiye is Too Expensive for Everyone!

High inflation and exorbitant prices have made Turkey an expensive destination for tourists. This situation causes a major recession in the tourism industry. Tourism professionals are pessimistic and tourists are angry. Increasing prices in items such as food, transportation, accommodation and entertainment in recent years have made Turkey an expensive destination for tourists. This situation has caused many tourists to go to Turkey instead of going on holiday […]

Tourism Professionals’ Joy Didn’t Last Summer: Occupancy Rates Are at 60%

Tourism Professionals’ Joy Didn’t Last Summer: Occupancy Rates Are at 60%

Hotels that increased their prices due to increasing costs and suppressed exchange rates were expensive for Russian tourists, and July occupancy remained at 60%, especially in the Antalya region. Tourism Professionals’ Joy Didn’t Extend to Summer. After breaking the all-time record last year, tourism started the 2024 season with big targets. Hotels with low occupancy rates reduced prices due to increasing costs and pressure on foreign exchange rates. Mostly to Russia […]

Sports Tourism Opportunities in Turkey: Growing with New Investments and Various Activities

Sports Tourism Opportunities in Turkey: Growing with New Investments and Various Activities

Sports tourism, beyond being just a tourism product, has begun to emerge as an academic field of study in recent years. The newly published research by Muhammet Nimet Çavuş from Aydın Adnan Menderes University discusses Turkey’s sports tourism potential in detail. The study examines what kind of a sports country Turkey is, thanks to its climatic conditions suitable for sports in all seasons and its rich geographical structures.

Cheap Ticket Campaign from Pegasus

Cheap Ticket Campaign from Pegasus

Pegasus has announced its campaign for international tickets to be purchased on June 26-27, 2024. Cheap Ticket Campaign from Pegasus Pegasus has announced its new campaign for international tickets. Flights will be made between November 1, 2024 and March 30, 2025 with tickets purchased on June 26-27, 2024. Cheap Ticket Campaign from Pegasus […]

Deniz Gönenç Explained the Latest Trends of Montenegro Tourism

Deniz Gönenç Explained the Latest Trends of Montenegro Tourism

Deniz Gönenç, Owner of Montenegro-based Zeta Travel, shared the latest trends of Montenegrin tourism in terms of all segments. Deniz Gönenç, Montenegro Tourism Montenegro is a destination that is becoming popular day by day among Turkish travel lovers… Although it has a small surface area, Montenegro is a versatile country that offers unlimited opportunities to holidaymakers from all walks of life… The latest trends in Montenegrin tourism, […]

What are the Causes of AJet Delays?

What are the Causes of AJet Delays?

It was stated that Ajet, formerly known as AnadoluJet, has experienced delays in its flights since it was separated from Turkish Airlines (THY) and became a new company as of July 2023. The delays experienced during the Eid holiday attracted great reaction from the citizens. Reasons for AJet Delays Turkish Airlines (THY) announced to the Public Disclosure Platform in July 2023 that its sub-brand Anadolujet will be launched as a separate company […]

Gastronomy Center of Europe: Spain!  So, How Did It Happen?

Gastronomy Center of Europe: Spain! So, How Did It Happen?

In his latest article published on his blog, İrfan Önal discusses how Spain became the gastronomy center of Europe. The article focuses on the historical and cultural factors, local products and the importance of geographical indications that have influenced the Spanish culinary culture to achieve this success. In addition, notable success stories in the world of gastronomy, such as the world’s best restaurants being found in Spain, are also included. This […]

8 Scam Threats Targeting Holidaymakers

8 Scam Threats Targeting Holidaymakers

Travel scams are one of the biggest ways cybercriminals make money. Experts believe that with the rising cost of living, bargain-hunting holidaymakers will be even more susceptible to such scams. Digital security company ESET shared its warnings about frauds you may encounter on the internet. 8 common threats preying on travelers According to ABTA, the trade association for UK travel agents, the most common holiday […]

9 Natural Wonders to Visit in Edirne

9 Natural Wonders to Visit in Edirne

Edirne, which provides unforgettable moments to its visitors with its unique architectural structures, delicious cuisine and lively festivals, also fascinates those who see it with its nature. Here are the places surrounded by nature that you can visit in Edirne. Places to visit in Edirne. Edirne, which is an unmissable destination for travelers as a city where border gates meet, hosts many historical monuments, especially the magnificent Selimiye Mosque. Meric […]

The Guides’ Advocacy Focused on “Those Who Do Not Know Foreign Languages ​​Cannot Become Guides” Threw the Entire Sector into a Whirlpool

The Guides’ Advocacy Focused on “Those Who Do Not Know Foreign Languages ​​Cannot Become Guides” Threw the Entire Sector into a Whirlpool

The “Law on Amendments to the Tourist Guide Profession Law No. 7500”, which came into force without taking the opinions and suggestions of sector representatives working with different segments and product ranges and a wide range of people who will have the ability to represent all of them, received intense reactions from the stakeholders of the tourism sector. Because what worked for agency X did not suit agency Y, or what suited guide A did not fit guide B. Long years […]

Beaches’ 2024 Fee Tariff Has Been Announced

Beaches’ 2024 Fee Tariff Has Been Announced

Bodrum, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Marmaris, Fethiye, Göcek… The 2024 fee schedule for beaches has been announced. Beaches’ 2024 fee schedule has been announced. There are businesses that want 225 Euros per person to swim in Bodrum in 2024, and others that want 600 TL. In Çeşme, prices start from 500 TL and go up to 3 thousand 500 TL. Some beaches require both an entrance fee and […]

Latest Situation in Salda Lake: They Built a “Double Road” and Celebrated Environment Week

Latest Situation in Salda Lake: They Built a “Double Road” and Celebrated Environment Week

Salda Lake is on the agenda again… The asphalt road built around Salda Lake attracted reaction again after the images appeared at the “awareness event” held during Turkey Environment Week. Latest Situation in Salda Lake A new one has been added to the events that are said to be “This can only happen in Turkey, it can only happen in Turkey”. Salda Lake and its surroundings, which were declared a “Special Environmental Protection Area” by the Presidential Decree in 2019, […]

Night Museology: 5 Ancient Cities You Can Visit on Summer Nights

Night Museology: 5 Ancient Cities You Can Visit on Summer Nights

Museums and ruins visited in crowds all day long on scorching summer days are an experience that most of us are familiar with and have perhaps given up visiting. However, the night museum concept offers a perfect escape from the summer heat to discover the mysteries of ancient cities under the stars. Night Museology. If you haven’t experienced night museums yet, here are 5 fascinating […]

The Most Fascinating Abandoned Places

The Most Fascinating Abandoned Places

Social media user @tradingMaxiSL managed to attract the attention of his followers with a series of posts titled The Most Fascinating Abandoned Places. In his posts introducing these unique and mysterious places, the user asks his followers to share what they feel after seeing these places. Stating that their followers will have gone on an emotional journey at the end of the series, @tradingMaxiSL aims to create a fascinating atmosphere with the stories and images of these abandoned places.

How Many Passengers Did Airports in Tourism Regions Host?

How Many Passengers Did Airports in Tourism Regions Host?

How Many Passengers Did Airports in Tourism Regions Host in the Period of January – May 2024? Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced the airline aircraft, passenger and cargo statistics of the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) for May 2024. In May, the number of aircraft taking off and landing at airports across the country was 78 thousand 475 on domestic routes and 77 […]

Villages of Edremit with Sea and Kaz Mountains Views

Villages of Edremit with Sea and Kaz Mountains Views

Villages with sea views in Edremit district of Balıkesir. These places, which used to be villages, are located at the foothills of the Kaz Mountains, which became neighborhood status with the Metropolitan Law in 2012. Many of these villages have magnificent natural beauty overlooking the Aegean Sea. Here are the Villages of Edremit with Sea and Kaz Mountains Views! Narlı Village is known as the village with the highest oxygen content in the Kaz Mountains in Edremit. Sheep […]

The Mysterious Land of Fairy Chimneys: Cappadocia Travel Guide

The Mysterious Land of Fairy Chimneys: Cappadocia Travel Guide

Nevşehir, Cappadocia travel guide: Where are the fairy chimneys? Must-see places in Cappadocia. How many days does it take to visit Cappadocia? Where to go, what to do, what to eat, what to buy in Cappadocia? How much are Cappadocia hot air balloon tour prices? Where is the best place to watch the sunrise in Cappadocia? Lava, ash, rain, wind and ice! These unique artists of nature are shaping this natural wonder region in Turkey […]

Its Name: Schengen Embargo

Its Name: Schengen Embargo

The Schengen Crisis is growing like an avalanche… Here is the most concrete form of the Schengen Crisis and the Schengen Embargo (in the words of the 35-year tourism professional) in line with the experiences of the 35-year tourism professional… Its Name: Schengen Embargo Murat Karabulut, a 35-year tourism professional and owner of the Izmir Blue Cruise, recently visited the Republic of Turkey He wrote an article about the Schengen problem experienced by his citizens. Karabulut has its own Schengen application process and […]

Tourism Professionals Evaluated FTI Group’s Bankruptcy

Tourism Professionals Evaluated FTI Group’s Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Crisis in Tourism: A special operation is being carried out to prevent tourists from suffering. Evaluations from the representatives of the Turkish tourism sector regarding the bankruptcy of FTI Group… Tourism Professionals Evaluated the Bankruptcy of FTI Group. Munich-based giant tour operator FTI Touristik, which brought 1 million tourists to Turkey annually, went bankrupt after failing to overcome the financial crisis. The decision had a shocking effect, especially among tourism professionals in Antalya. Tourism professionals who set up a crisis desk […]

Why Does the 100-Year-Old CHP Have No Tourism Policy?

Why Does the 100-Year-Old CHP Have No Tourism Policy?

With its 100-year history, CHP has taken important steps in tourism policies. Drawing attention to the importance of the issue by establishing the Ministry of Tourism in 1962, CHP laid the foundation of the South Antalya project in 1973. The tourism draft prepared in workshops before the pandemic has still not been published. As Turkey’s most read Tourism News site, Turizm Günlüğü, we have accessed this draft of the CHP and reported it for you. CHP tourism program CHP […]

The Right Choice for Your Holiday Plan: Internet or Expert Travel Agency?

The Right Choice for Your Holiday Plan: Internet or Expert Travel Agency?

Should we give the money we will spend for the holiday to an unknown website, or should we benefit from the reliable service of an expert travel agency? Planning a Vacation? Choose a Travel Agency! We would like to have an unforgettable holiday in this precious time period in which we extend the money we earn by working throughout the year with our 2-week leave and holidays. But in today’s economic conditions, 1 month in Turkey […]

Gift Ticket Campaign from Pegasus

Gift Ticket Campaign from Pegasus

Gift Ticket Campaign from Pegasus: “1 winter ticket from Pegasus as a gift to BolBol members who buy summer tickets!” campaign… Here are the details about the campaign… Pegasus Airlines announced its new campaign. Within the scope of Pegasus’s new campaign, those who purchase international tickets between 4 and 5 June 2024 for travel dates between 1 July and 15 September 2024 will be able to travel abroad or domestically for 19 […]

Regulation Change Regarding Protected Areas

Amendment to the Regulation on Protected Areas: An amendment was made to the Regulation on the Replacement of Real Estate in Protected Areas with Treasury Real Estate. “Regulation on Amending the Regulation on the Replacement of Immovable Properties Remaining in Protected Areas with Treasury Immovables” was published in the Official Gazette dated 31 May 2024 and numbered 32562. The changes made on the subject and the text of the regulation are as follows: REAL ESTATE REMAINING IN PROTECTED AREAS […]

Amendment to the Regulation on Residences Rented for Tourism Purposes

Amendment to the Regulation on Residences Rented for Tourism Purposes

Amendment to the Regulation on Residences Rented for Tourism Purposes: An amendment has been made to the Regulation on the Regulation of Renting Activities of Residences for Tourism Purposes. Here are the details… The changes made to the Regulation on the Regulation of Renting Activities of Residences for Tourism Purposes were published in the Official Gazette dated 30 May 2023. Accordingly, after the changes made, the relevant regulation articles are as follows: Definitions ARTICLE 4 l) High quality housing (residence): dated 3/7/2017 […]

Reaction from Izmir Tradesmen to Cruise Ships: Tourists Are Not Brought to Us

Reaction from Izmir Tradesmen to Cruise Ships: Tourists Are Not Brought to Us

Cruise Ship Reaction from Izmir Tradesmen: Cruise tourism representatives and tradesmen in Izmir complain that tourists do not visit the city… With the start of the summer season in tourism, cruise ships began to dock at Izmir Port more frequently. Özgür Doğu Saymaz from Aydınlık Newspaper wandered around Kordon Port and Kemeraltı, handed a microphone to the shopkeepers and talked to the representatives. According to the news of Özgür Doğu Saymaz; Korhan Bilgin, President of the Cruise and Sea Tourism Association, said: “What benefits does it provide to us?”

ALTAV’s New Management Has Been Announced

ALTAV’s New Management Has Been Announced

An elective general assembly meeting of Alanya Tourism Promotion Foundation (ALTAV) was held. In the general assembly; New management, audit and advisory board members were determined. Here is the New Management of ALTAV… Alanya Tourism Promotion Foundation (ALTAV) 2024 Electoral General Assembly Meeting was held at Alanya Cultural Center. The General Assembly started with a moment of silence and the singing of the National Anthem. The opening speech of the meeting was given by ALTAV Eski […]

Minister Ersoy: Municipalities Should Create a Tourism Master Plan

Minister Ersoy: Municipalities Should Create a Tourism Master Plan

Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, underlining that municipalities also have a responsibility to reach the 2028 target for Turkish tourism, said, “There is no tourism city without a tourism master plan.” Minister Ersoy: Municipalities Tourism Master Plan Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy stated that the target in tourism is to rank 3rd in the world; carried out to spread tourism to 12 months and 81 provinces […]

Latest Situation in “Visa Facilitation” and “Visa Liberalization” Talks

Latest Situation in “Visa Facilitation” and “Visa Liberalization” Talks

Turkey and the European Union (EU) continue negotiations on the Schengen visa issue, which has become one of the most chronic problems in bilateral relations. The last meeting on this issue took place yesterday. “Visa Facilitation” and “Visa Liberalization” Discussions on “visa liberalization” and “visa convenience” regarding the Schengen visa took place in Ankara between Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan and European Commission Member Responsible for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi. […]

Cardenas: Those who do not come to this Congress will lose a lot

Cardenas: Those who do not come to this Congress will lose a lot

Skal International World President Annette Cardenas, who was hosted in Izmir before the 83rd World Congress of the International Skal Club to be held in Izmir in October, said, “I thought I knew Turkey, but when I saw Izmir, I realized that I did not know it enough.” Stating that they will strive to introduce Izmir, where the congress will be held, to the world, Cardenas said, “Those who do not come to this congress will lose a lot.” The 83rd World […]

Minister Ersoy: More Blue Flags Will Fly on 16 Beaches of Our Country

Minister Ersoy: More Blue Flags Will Fly on 16 Beaches of Our Country

Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy said, “Blue Flag suits our beaches very well!” He announced with his message that 567 beaches, 27 marinas, 18 tourism boats and 9 individual yachts in Turkey were entitled to receive the Blue Flag award this year. Minister Ersoy Our country’s 16 International Blue Flag juries announced the 2024 blue flag awards. According to the statement made by the jury, there are 567 beaches, 27 […]

Qatar’s 5 Fascinating Mosques

Qatar’s 5 Fascinating Mosques

These special mosques, which offer the best examples of religious architecture and serve as guides for Muslim travelers and all world citizens who want to discover the religious riches of Qatar, are waiting for you. What to do in Qatar? If you are looking for worship and religious-cultural depth, you can have the opportunity to go on a spiritual journey by visiting these mosques in Qatar, see the Islamic culture through the eyes of Qatar and look closely at fascinating examples of religious architecture.

Air Astana Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary: ​​The Region’s Largest Airline Group

Air Astana Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary: ​​The Region’s Largest Airline Group

Air Astana has been writing an uninterrupted growth and success story for 22 years, starting with its first flight between Almaty and Astana on May 15, 2002. During this time, the airline has made a name for itself with its award-winning customer service, operational efficiency and high safety standards. Air Astana Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary Air Astana achieves stable profitability without any shareholder or government financial support.

Wtatil Became the Only Authorized Representative of Salam Air in Turkey

Wtatil Became the Only Authorized Representative of Salam Air in Turkey

B2B tour operator Wtatil, which organizes outgoing tours from Turkey to the world, has become the official and only authorized representative in Turkey of Salam Air, an Oman-based airline company that stands out with its modern and young fleet. Wtatil Salam Air Wtatil and Salam Air Collaboration Ceremony at Swissotel Bosphorus: Su Soley Gave a Concert It was founded in 2018 with the vision of contributing to the discovery and enrichment of world cultures.

Germany is Preparing to Break Occupancy Records in Tourism with the European Football Championship

Germany is Preparing to Break Occupancy Records in Tourism with the European Football Championship

According to tourism professional Recep Yavuz, the European Football Championship, which will start a month later, will create great activity in Germany’s tourism sector. Strengthened by the positive experiences gained in the 2006 World Cup, Germany is preparing to host hundreds of thousands of football fans from all over Europe this time. Especially in big cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, hotel occupancy rates are at their peak […]

Tourism Master Plan for Cappadocia is Ready

Tourism Master Plan for Cappadocia is Ready

Tourism Master Plan for Cappadocia: “Nevşehir Province Tourism Master Plan” was prepared in order to diversify tourism in Cappadocia and increase the promotion of the region internationally. In order to diversify tourism in Cappadocia and increase the international promotion of the region, the “Nevşehir Province Tourism Master Plan” was prepared under the leadership of the Cappadocia Area Directorate, in cooperation with Cappadocia University and Nevşehir Governorship. Nevşehir Governor Ali Fidan and Cappadocia Area […]

The Richest Cities in the World Announced

The Richest Cities in the World Announced

The 2024 World’s Richest Cities Report, published annually by Henley & Partners in collaboration with New World Wealth, has been announced. New York City maintains its top spot in the “2024 World’s Richest Cities Report”, published annually by Henley & Partners in collaboration with global data intelligence firm New World Wealth. 1 million US dollars […]

Two of the 10 Best Beach Towns in Europe are in Turkey

Two of the 10 Best Beach Towns in Europe are in Turkey

The Guardian has chosen the 10 best seaside towns in Europe. There are also two places from Turkey on the list. Top 10 Seaside Towns in Europe British newspaper The Guardian published its list of the 10 best seaside towns in Europe. Akkaya in the Gulf of Gökova and Göltürkbükü in the Bodrum Peninsula from Turkey were also included in the list. ASOS (KEFALONIA) / GREECE The most […]

Discounted Ticket Campaign from Pegasus

Discounted Ticket Campaign from Pegasus

Discounted Ticket Campaign from Pegasus: 40 percent discounted ticket campaign from Pegasus… Pegasus Airlines announced a new ticket campaign. Pegasus will provide flights between 13 May and 9 June 2024 with tickets purchased between 3 and 5 May 2024. Tickets will be sold at a 40 percent discount. Only Pegasus BolBol members can benefit from the campaign. If you are not a Pegasus BolBol member, you can get a free […]

The Brands Most Liked by Young People Have Been Announced

The Brands Most Liked by Young People Have Been Announced

The results of the Youth Index G-250, which determines the brands that have the most place in the minds of the young population, have been announced. Here are the brands that young people like the most. The brands that have a place in the minds of the young population were determined by the Youth Index G-250, which was carried out in cooperation with Istanbul Kent University and Reputation Academy. The research, conducted between February 5 and February 29, 2024, found that 18-24 […]

Kocaeli Trekking Routes That Trekkers of All Levels Will Love

Kocaeli Trekking Routes That Trekkers of All Levels Will Love

As the summer months are coming, I have come up with a great list for every traveler and athlete who wants to get away from the chaos of city life and travel to the heart of nature. If you wish, you can follow designated routes or challenge the harsh conditions of nature by discovering new paths. The opportunity to spend time in nature is the most valuable part of this journey. Here you will enjoy and be excited every moment […]

Traffic in Shopping Tourism Reverses

Traffic in Shopping Tourism Reverses

In the period before the rise in inflation, when Turkey, which was prominent in shopping tourism, especially in the border cities and Istanbul, became expensive for foreigners, the traffic reversed. High inflation and exchange rate pressure turned the tide in tourist shopping. While foreigners’ purchases from Turkey decreased by 30-40 percent; Shopping made by Turkish citizens abroad is more than doubled both online and offline.

Hilton Opens 10 Resorts in the Mediterranean This Summer

Hilton Opens 10 Resorts in the Mediterranean This Summer

Hilton will open 10 resorts in the hot spots of the Mediterranean, from the famous island of Ibiza to the rapidly developing Athens Riviera. Hilton is Opening 10 Resorts in the Mediterranean This Summer As the summer season is rapidly approaching, many holiday lovers have turned their eyes to the sun-drenched Mediterranean for the best inspiration. Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is working to meet every traveler’s vacation needs from now until the end of June.

May 1st Rush in Istanbul: Tourists May Miss Their Planes!

May 1st Rush in Istanbul: Tourists May Miss Their Planes!

Intensive security measures to be taken in the most touristic areas of Istanbul (Laleli, Beyazıt, Taksim, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, Şişli, Karaköy) due to May 1 Workers’ and Laborers’ Day may affect tourists. Istanbul Governorship announced that traffic flow in these regions will almost come to a halt on May 1. Within the scope of May 1 measures, road traffic in Istanbul will be restricted at 04.00, and sea and rail systems will be restricted at 05.30. […]

Very Peri Cappadocia Opened Its Doors!

Very Peri Cappadocia Opened Its Doors!

Very Peri Cappadocia Hotel started to welcome its guests in the heart of Cappadocia with its unique architecture and luxury service approach. Combining the history and natural beauties of Anatolia with modern comfort, the hotel promises an unforgettable accommodation experience. Very Peri Cappadocia Hotel brings a new breath to regional tourism with its terraces overlooking the unique views of Cappadocia, uniquely designed rooms and a restaurant serving local delicacies. To the Magic of Cappadocia […]

Important Changes in Tourist Guidance and Travel Agencies Laws Have Been Published in the Official Gazette

Important Changes in Tourist Guidance and Travel Agencies Laws Have Been Published in the Official Gazette

With the new law published in the Official Gazette dated April 27, 2024, significant changes were made to the Tourist Guide Profession Law and the Travel Agencies Association Law. These changes aim to increase standards of professionalism in the sector and improve the quality of tourism services. Important Changes in Tourist Guidance and Travel Agencies Laws Have Been Published in the Official Gazette. Here is the law published in the official gazette… Amendments to the Tourist Guide Profession Law […]

Significant Changes in VAT Rates: New Regulations Published in the Official Gazette

Significant Changes in VAT Rates: New Regulations Published in the Official Gazette

With the new notification published in the Official Gazette dated April 27, 2024, significant changes were made regarding Value Added Tax (VAT) rates. This update, announced by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance (Revenue Administration), includes regulations that will especially affect the food and beverage industry. Significant Changes in VAT Rates… Article 1: Increase in VAT Rates and New Regulations dated 26 April 2014 and numbered 28983 […]

2023 Domestic Tourism Data Announced

2023 Domestic Tourism Data Announced

Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), 2023 IV. It announced the quarterly (October-December) and 2023 Household Domestic Tourism data. 2023 Domestic Tourism Data According to the data announced by the Turkish Statistical Institute, IV. consists of the months of October, November and December of 2023. In the quarter, 9 million 616 thousand people residing in the country went on a trip. Those who go on a trip have a […]

Car Rental Experience in Kadıköy

Car Rental Experience in Kadıköy

Kadıköy’s fast pace and busy business life lead me to rent a car frequently. I have been renting cars for both business and personal reasons for about ten years, and during this period I had the chance to try many companies in Kadıköy. Considering urban mobility and work tempo, renting a car in a location like Kadıköy provides great convenience. Here in Kadıköy […]

Information and Data on Leading Hotel Groups

Information and Data on Leading Hotel Groups

Information and Data about the World’s Leading Hotel Groups EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) Hospitality Business School, a Switzerland-based hospitality management school, has compiled information and data about the world’s leading hotel groups and chains. According to the content on the blog of EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) Hospitality Business School, the latest information about the world’s leading hotel brands […]

The Most Beautiful Flower Gardens to Visit in Istanbul in Spring

The Most Beautiful Flower Gardens to Visit in Istanbul in Spring

Here are the best sightseeing stops in Istanbul where you can see colorful flowers such as tulips, judas trees, wisteria, lilacs, hyacinths, daisies, magnolias, sakura and roses that bloom in the spring… Places to visit in Istanbul. I have compiled for you the most beautiful Istanbul stops that can be recommended to both photography-loving and nature-loving travelers on these beautiful days when the sun is slowly showing itself and accompanied by spring flowers. This is what I listed […]

First Statement from Minister Ersoy Regarding the Tourist Guide Profession Law

The first statement from the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, regarding the Tourist Guide Profession Law. Tourist Guidance from Minister Ersoy. Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, made a statement regarding the Tourist Guide Professional Law at Istanbul Airport before his visit to Venice. made statements. Regarding the change made in the field of tourist guidance, Minister Ersoy said, “We have brought a privilege for Turkish citizens. Knowing Turkish […]

Falk Tours Started the Digital Transformation Process in Partnership with PMA Partner and SAN TSG

Falk Tours started the digital transformation process in partnership with PMA Partner and SAN TSG. Falk Tours, the leading DMC in the European tourism industry, has partnered with SAN TSG and PMA Partner to transform its operational and commercial technologies. After separating its business partnership with Falk Travel and Traveleague, Falk Tours, focusing on being the leading DMC in the regions where it operates, […]

Georgia Destination Promotion Event Held

Georgia Destination Promotion Event Held

Georgia Destination Promotion and B2B Meeting Event was held at TÜRSAB Headquarters. Georgia Destination Promotion Event Georgia Destination Promotion and B2B Meeting Event; It was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at TÜRSAB Headquarters, with the participation of the Consulate General of Georgia in Istanbul, Convention and Exhibition Bureau of Georgia and Georgian travel agencies. Opening speeches and Georgia’s tourism […]

New Tourist Guide Profession Law Approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly

New Tourist Guide Profession Law Approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly

The Bill on Amendments to the New Tourist Guide Profession Law and the Law on Travel Agencies and the Association of Travel Agencies was accepted in the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. According to the law, with the amendment to the Tourist Guide Profession Law, the exam to determine foreign language proficiency in applications for admission to the profession will be held by ÖSYM. In languages ​​that are not included in the ÖSYM exam calendar, examinations can be made by expert and impartial institutions. […]

Planning a Summer Vacation on Credit: Tips for Spending Wisely

Planning a Summer Vacation on Credit: Tips for Spending Wisely

You deserve to have a great holiday experience this summer. However, you do not have enough budget to experience the holiday you dream of. In this case, what you need to do is use a consumer loan for your holiday. Nowadays, many people take a unique holiday by using a loan and complete the repayment of their loan without straining their budget. Of course, in order not to strain the budget, you can get a loan from the right bank […]

Bill on Tourist Guides is in the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly

Bill on Tourist Guides is in the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly

Bill on Tourist Guides and Travel Agencies. Bill on Tourist Guides in the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Bill on Amendments to the Tourist Guide Profession Law, which includes regulations on tourist guides and travel agencies, and the Law on Travel Agencies and the Association of Travel Agencies, in the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Negotiations on all of the issues have been completed. The Saadet Party group […]on the entire bill proposal.

What is the 4 Days a Week Working Model?  Advantages, Disadvantages, Survey Results of Turkish Companies

What is the 4 Days a Week Working Model? Advantages, Disadvantages, Survey Results of Turkish Companies

What is the 4 days a week working model? What are the advantages and disadvantages? The first Turkish company to try the new working model announced the results of the short working week. Aksa Akrilik, Turkey’s only acrylic fiber producer, set an example for the Turkish business world with its switch to the 4-day working system. The first country in the world to officially make it a legal right for employees to work four days a week […]

4 Museums You Can Visit on ‘Free Museum Days’ in Istanbul

4 Museums You Can Visit on ‘Free Museum Days’ in Istanbul

A perfect opportunity to discover culture and art in Istanbul! Four important museums of Istanbul, which are normally paid, offer their visitors a budget-friendly art experience on ‘Free Museum Days’. Free museums. NOTE: Visiting hours and fees are dated April 2024. Be sure to check the museums’ official websites for up-to-date information and more comprehensive visitor conditions/price schedules. Istanbul Modern Art […]

Turkey’s Most Beautiful Thermal Holiday Routes and Famous Thermal Springs Centers

Turkey’s Most Beautiful Thermal Holiday Routes and Famous Thermal Springs Centers

If you are looking for a healing holiday in touch with nature and history, where you will forget about stress and fatigue, you should immediately discover these unique thermal holiday routes and spa centers that offer mental, spiritual and physical renewal opportunities all over Turkey. Our geography, which has been at the center of the search for “hot water for health” throughout history, has been famous for its thermal resources for thousands of years. This is what many travelers follow […]

Latest Situation in the Schengen Visa Crisis: Turkey’s Demands and the European Union’s Response

Latest Situation in the Schengen Visa Crisis: Turkey’s Demands and the European Union’s Response

Contacts regarding the problem continue between Türkiye and EU representatives, but the situation has not yet reached the level Ankara wants. Schengen visa crisis continues; What point has been reached in the last negotiations, what did Türkiye want, what is the EU doing? Latest Situation in the Schengen Visa Crisis… According to the special news of Metin Kaan Kurtuluş from T24, although it has been on the agenda for a long time, the problem of Turkish citizens regarding the Schengen visa continues […]

Data and Statistics That Tourism Professionals Should Consider in 2024

Data and Statistics That Tourism Professionals Should Consider in 2024

Hospitality management school EHL Hospitality Business School has compiled data to consider for 2024. Here are the data and statistics that tourism professionals should consider… After the pandemic, significant changes took place in many sectors. The tourism industry, which came to a complete halt and hit point 0 during the pandemic, went through its hardest days. “Data” and “data analysis” are of great importance today in order to plan the future.

Radisson Hotel Group Announces Guan Xin Program

Radisson Hotel Group Announces Guan Xin Program

Radisson Hotel Group draws attention with its “Welcome to China” program designed specifically for visitors from China. With the opening of new co-branded hotels, it aims to offer a warm welcome to its guests with the amenities offered under this program. These special services once again emphasize how important cultural awareness and guest satisfaction are in Radisson’s hospitality. Radisson Hotel Group and […]

Tevfik Bağcı: The Labor Path from a Receptionist to a Tourism Empire

Tevfik Bağcı: The Labor Path from a Receptionist to a Tourism Empire

Written by Tourism Professional Deniz Emin Tüfekçi: Tevfik Bağcı: We respectfully publish the article titled “From a Reception Officer to the Traveler of the Road to the Tourism Empire with Labor” after Bağcı. TEVFİK BAĞCI, A TRAVELER FROM A RECEPTION STAFF TO THE TOURISM EMPIRE. I will not write a lament after a death, but a magnificent success story. Dear Serhad Uslan on the morning of March 24th. Brother Tevfik passed away! […]

Visa Crisis Spreads to Latin America

Visa Crisis Spreads to Latin America

The visa crisis has spread to Latin America. Latin American countries also joined the harsh visa conditions for Turks. Passengers who do not meet the additional control conditions are turned away from airports. A new problem has recently been added to the problems that the business world has been experiencing regarding Schengen, USA and China visas. According to the information given by exporters to İmam Güneş from Ekonomi Newspaper, Latin American countries have extended their visa appointments, while Mexico has issued Turkish passports […]

Exploring Shakespeare’s Villages

Exploring Shakespeare’s Villages

I love the Cotswolds very much. Spreading over a wide area between Oxford and Bath in the southwest of England, this region is an ideal rural paradise with its rivers, naturalness and history that I want to escape to at every opportunity to recharge myself. Discovery of Shakespeare’s Villages England travel guide As London has turned into a city of immigrants and refugees, many British people are now […]