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MSC Divina Fam Trip Starts in Istanbul

MSC Divina Fam Trip Starts in Istanbul

Twenty-four delegates including 16 travel agents are enjoying their first day on the MSC Cruises fam trip today, which will see them boarding the MSC Divina in Istanbul tomorrow and sailing to Dubrovnik and Venice.

Onboard for the Bosphorus cruise were Peter Friedrich, Travel Cube; Onur Gul, Turkish Airlines; Michelle Telford, Oasis Travel; Sheila Deasey, Lee Travel; Denise Reid, Roscrea Travel; Susan Ryan, Limerick Travel;  Rebecca Kelly, MSC Cruises; James Flemming, Sunway; Jenny Carmichael, Clubworld; Ashley Watts, American Holidays, Belfast; Clodagh O’Leary, Tully’s Travel; Suzanne Reynolds, Cassidy Travel; Yvonne Cassidy, Travel Counsellors; Joanna Corrigan, Abbey Travel; Kate Keegan, Tour America; Suzanne Fox, Newbridge Travel; Gillian Purser, Marble City Travel; Gillian O’Flaherty, Blackpool Travel; Stella Hall, O’Hanrahan Travel; and Ann Marie Dalton,Turkish Airlines

Onboard for the Bosphorus cruise were Peter Friedrich, Travel Cube; Onur Gul, Turkish Airlines; Michelle Telford, Oasis Travel; Sheila Deasey, Lee Travel; Denise Reid, Roscrea Travel; Susan Ryan, Limerick Travel; Rebecca Kelly, MSC Cruises; James Fleming, Sunway; Jenny Carmichael, Clubworld; Ashley Watts, American Holidays, Belfast; Clodagh O’Leary, Tully’s Travel; Suzanne Reynolds, Cassidy Travel; Yvonne Cassidy, Travel Counsellors; Joanna Corrigan, Abbey Travel; Kate Keegan, Tour America; Suzanne Fox, Newbridge Travel; Gillian Purser, Marble City Travel; Gillian O’Flaherty, Blackpool Travel; Stella Hall, O’Hanrahan Travel; and Ann Marie Dalton,Turkish Airlines

Today’s events include a boat trip on the Bosphorus and a walking tour of Istanbul (courtesy of Turkish Airlines) and a major fireworks display (courtesy of Republic Day!). If your individual or group clients require a guide in Istanbul (or elsewhere in Turkey) ITTN can highly recommend professional tourist guide Meltem Irmak at +90 532 335 0541, meltirmak@gmail.com .

Rebecca Kelly, MSC Cruises, in the ladies gallery in Hagia Sofia

Rebecca Kelly, MSC Cruises, in the ladies gallery in Hagia Sofia

James Flemming, Sunway, dresses for the occasion during the visit to Sultanhamet (the Blue Mosque)

James Fleming, Sunway, dresses for the occasion during the visit to Sultanhamet (the Blue Mosque)

In Hagia Sofia, Gillian O’Flaherty, Blackpool Travel, and Peter Friedrich, Travel Cube, touch one of the eight green marble columns brought from one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

In Hagia Sofia, Gillian O’Flaherty, Blackpool Travel, and Peter Friedrich, Travel Cube, touch one of the eight green marble columns brought from one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Heads covered in Sultanhamet, the Blue Mosque

Heads covered in Sultanhamet, the Blue Mosque

Domed rooftops of Hagia Sofia and, in the background, the Blue Mosque

Domed rooftops of Hagia Sofia and, in the background, the Blue Mosque

 

 

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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