The Turkish Culture & Tourism Office is about to launch a major campaign with the theme ‘Expect More’ that will emphasise that there is so much more to discover in Turkey than sun, sea and sand. Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines plans to add 40 new destinations this year.
Evin Mete of the TCTO showed attendees at a function in La Stampa, Dublin, last night a wide range of stunning outdoor poster visuals that highlight Turkey’s vast cultural and heritage history, landscapes, food and wine, and wide range of activities – including skiing!
“Turkey has two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Mausolus at Halicarnassus,” she said, “along with 11 UNESCO World Heritage Site and more than 300 historical sites.”
Turkey’s Ambassador Designate, HE Neci Egüz, said that Turkey welcomed 31.8 million foreign visitors last year, of which some 130,000 were Irish.
Murat Balandi, Managing Director Ireland for Turkish Airlines, revealed that the airline, which already serves some 220 destinations worldwide, is planning to fly to 40 new destinations in 2013 – having added 34 last year!
Turkish Airlines offers Business Class, Comfort Class and Economy Class on its long-haul B777 routes, including DoCo catering with Flying Chefs. “Our Comfort Class has business class seats and offers a higher product than ‘premium economy’ and thus presents a very good option for travel agents’ clients travelling long haul,” said Murat.