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‘Expect More’ is 2013 Campaign Theme for Turkey

‘Expect More’ is 2013 Campaign Theme for Turkey

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.

Murat Balandi

Murat Balandi, Managing Director Ireland, Turkish Airlines

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!

Evin Mete

Evin Mete, Turkish Culture & Tourism Office

“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.”

HE Necip Eguz

Turkish Ambassador Designate HE Necip Egüz

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.

Murat Balandi picks the winning business card

Murat Balandi picks the winning business card for the prize draw for two Business Class seats to Antalya via Istanbul, a two-night stopover in a 5-star hotel (courtesy of Intra), three nights in Antalya at Gloria Hotels, and two rounds of golf, courtesy of Millennium Golf and Gloria Golf

Onur Gul and Tatiana Soukhanova

Onur Gul of Turkish Airlines with Tatiana Soukhanova from Skytours

Nancy Derby and Arzu Jimenez

Nancy Derby and Arzu Jimenez of Turkish Airlines

Rose Mulenga and Carol Anne O’Neill

Rose Mulenga of Turkish Airlines with Carol Anne O’Neill of Falcon Holidays

Sheila Brazil, Ciaran Mulligan and John McKibbin

Sheila Brazil of Limerick Travel with Ciaran Mulligan, Blue Insurances, and John McKibbin, Travel Cube

Simon Daly and Ray Scully

Simon Daly, British Airways, and Ray Scully, Crystal Holidays

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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