Turkey Tourism News

Alessandro Redaelli, director, Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum

Alessandro Redaelli, director, Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum

27 April 2017 Videos

With the hotel now just days away from opening, Breaking Travel News catches up with Alessandro Redaelli, director, Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum, to discuss what the property will bring to Turkish tourism. He also touches on the rebound in hospitality in the country and his ambitions in his new role.

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, to open for summer season

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, to open for summer season

20 March 2017 Hotel News

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, will open for the summer season on April 1st, boasting brand new services. New fitness and wellness facilities, a butler service for every room category, a new partnership with Worldwide Kids and specially curated room packages will become available at the resort that overlooks the aptly named Paradise Bay.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa comes to London

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa comes to London

25 November 2016 Focus

With an enviable location on the edge of the Dalaman River and Mediterranean Sea, Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is only 15 kilometres from Dalaman International Airport. The UK remains a key market for the property, with general manager Ali Tunç Batum recently leading a delegation from the resort to London to promote the property. Breaking Travel News finds out more.

Terror attack at Ataturk Airport, Turkey

Terror attack at Ataturk Airport, Turkey

28 June 2016 Airline News

A total of 41 people are now known to have died during a suicide bomb attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Some 13 of those killed are believed to be foreign nationals, while a further 239 people were injured in the attack. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday evening.

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Sirkeci opens in Turkey

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Sirkeci opens in Turkey

25 May 2016 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Sirkeci. The upscale hotel joins ten DoubleTree by Hilton properties already open in Turkey and 70 DoubleTree by Hilton properties open across Europe. Boasting 113 modern guest rooms and suites across six floors, the fully refurbished hotel is located in Sirkeci, a neighbourhood in Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula just a short stroll from some of Istanbul’s major attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

Canyon Ranch Kaplankaya, Turkey, set for July opening

Canyon Ranch Kaplankaya, Turkey, set for July opening

17 May 2016 Hotel News Spa News

As a founding voice in the world of holistic wellness, Canyon Ranch has the wisdom and expertise of spending nearly 40 years helping its guests achieve well-being. Now, the life-enhancement brand that’s built a devoted global following is going global itself. Under the guidance of the brand’s new chief executive, Susan Docherty, the company has announced the development of its first-ever international destination, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya, on a spectacular peninsula of the sun-kissed Aegean coast.

Expo 2016 Antalya opens in Turkey

Expo 2016 Antalya opens in Turkey

President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers, Bernard Oosterom, congratulated Turkey on creating a spectacular opening to the International Horticultural Exhibition, during opening of Expo 2016 in Antalya. Speaking alongside president Erdogan of Turkey, prime minister Davutloglu, senior Turkish government ministers, secretary general of the BIE and ambassadors from around the world, Oosterom addressed the 5,000 guests and TV audiences telling them: “This Expo has brought together the horticulture industry, countries and their governments from all over the world around themes designed to promote ‘a green life for future generations’.

Etihad to expand services to Istanbul, Turkey

Etihad to expand services to Istanbul, Turkey

26 March 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Etihad Airways will expand its services to Istanbul during 2016 with a new four times weekly service to Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The service will commence on July 1st 2016 and be served by an Airbus A320-200, with 16 seats in business and 120 in economy. The route will provide more travel options for guests travelling between the UAE and Istanbul as well as access to over thirty two-way connected markets and over 240 weekly connections around the world over the Abu Dhabi hub.