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  • Handan Boyce runs for ICCA Preside...
    From November 1st until 5th, the 53rd ICCA Conference and General Assembly will take place in Antalya, Turkey. This year, the General Assembly will vote for a new President of ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) since Arnaldo Nardone will step down after having completed his four-year term. Handan Boyce, General Manager of the Halic Congress Center and former General Manager of the Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau, will stand for the Presidential election.
  • Huge Five Thousand Seat Hall Plan ...
    General Secretary of Expo 2016 Agency Selami Gülay said “We have been planning to built up a congress center in Kemer with five thousand seat capacity only in main hall of it. It will be a huge contribution for tourism in Turkey.”
  • ICCA Central European Chapter Summ...
    The International Congress and Convention Association(ICCA) Central European Chapter Summer Meeting was held in Belgrad,Serbia 27-29 August,with more than 80 delegates including ICCA CEC members,international speakers and sponsors.
  • THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURIS...
    Offering the opportunity to have a holiday surrounded by spectacular nature, Gloria Verde Resort was awarded with the "Certificate of Environment-Friendly Accommodation Facility", also known as the 'Green Star' by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for its respect and awareness towards nature.
  • Antalya and 53rd ICCA Congress Thr...
    For some Antalya means only full of sunshine and four seasons in one place at the same time while Antalya is ‘California’ of Turkey for the others referring to costal beauties and its call to live a charming life with its all historical and natural richness. Antalya has more than these as being 6th. biggest city of Turkey.
  • Program of Antalya Piano Fest anno...
    The program of the 15th International Antalya Piano Festival, which was the topic of a recent conversation after the resignation of Fazıl Say, has been announced. Under the art directorship of Gürer Aykal, the festival will be held between November 07-29. Along with the young talents’ concerts, Doruk Görkem Tokur and Giovanni Nesi’s Mediterranean premier, 19 concerts will be performed during the festival.
  • One of every three tourists coming...
    One of every three tourists coming to Antalya is from Russia, as over 6.7 million foreign travelers flocked to the city in the first seven months of the year.
  • Cornelia Golf Club has a new Event...
    Cornelia Golf Club just opened a new event area of 1.000Sqm Green Area in front of the Golf Club Building with the amazing lake view which suitable for all kind of events.
  • Air Arabia touches down in Antalya...
    Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, announced the start of its non-stop services to the city of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast, in the South West of Turkey.
  • Where The Jet Set Tees Off
    When it comes to glowing holidays, Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek at the Turkish Riviera are the right choice for golfers.
  • Best in Europe for the last four y...
    Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and awarded "Best Business Class Onboard Catering", "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" in 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
  • Cookbook Gifted By Nizamettin Şen ...
    Nizamettin Şen President of Antalya Promotion Foundation which published a cookbook entitled From Taurus to Mediterranean Tastes of Antalya has been presented to well known head cooks who own the most prestigious award of Michelin Star of gastronomy world while they were about to present their foremost cooks and recipes at Aska Lara Hotel.
  • Deputy Chair Role Changes in Medit...
    Sinan İnan, General Manager of Antalya Convention Bureau has been approved as Deputy Chair at ICCA Mediterranean Chapter. Sinan İnan has been working for ACB more than four years and takes the duty from Ms. Elif Füsun Balcıoğlu former ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Chairperson.
  • From 180 countries being invited t...
    Of the 180 invitation letters signed by the Turkish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Mr Mehmet Mehdi Eker, so far over 40 countries send their response, with 17 countries declaring their participation, stated Mr Gülay, Secretay of the Expo 2016 Antalya Agency.
  • Golf Academy Opened at Wolrd of Su...
    2 of June 2014 in World of Sunrise Hotels, situated in Side Manavgat tourism area, was opened Golf Academy which added a new item in Side sport facilities. In Starlight Convention Center Thalasso & Spa and Sunrise Park Resort & Spa with its sport opportunities the Gold Academy gives the possibility to take classes for professionals and amateurs during the holiday.
  • ICCA President’s Call To 53rd ICCA...
    ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone invites you to the upcoming ICCA General Assembly in Antalya which will be held on 1-5 November. As Nardone points out that Antalya and its surrounding area is one of the most important and strategic region for civilizations for more than a millennium of Mediterranean basin and Antalya is on the way to become a top quality congress and meeting destination where the people from all over the world come together.
  • Gloria Verde Resort in Belek spark...
    After the renovation of the golf courses last year, now the worldwide favoured Five-Star Gloria Verde Resort has been modernized and extended with a new center for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
  • Applied Probability Workshop on Ta...
    The International Workshop in Applied Probability will be held in Antalya, Turkey, from June 16–19. It is intended for scientists in applied probability and stochastic modeling. Expected to attend are scientists with diverse backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, statistical physics, biophysics, financial engineering, and econophysics.
  • ICCA reports 2013 Top 20 Rankings ...
    ICCA, which is the most global meetings industry association and the leader in the international association meetings sector, released the 2013 Top 20 Rankings for countries and cities.
  • Antalya leads in Green hotels
    By the end of May 2014, number of environmental friendly establishments which received Green Star certificate from Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry reached 80.
  • Successful premiere at Maritim Pin...
    The first Judo Festival organized by the EJU (European Judo Federation) was held in Antalya between 12-21st of May,2014.
  • From Buddha Bar to Turkish stars a...
    The summer season at the Gloria Hotels & Resorts once more goes flat out with a diversified entertainment and music program: with well-known musicians from Turkey, worldwide famous DJs, hot party nights, unique meetings and more.
  • Antalya hosts 3rd stage in World A...
    Turkish Airlines, the official airline of World Archery, has announced a two-year extension of its sponsorship of the federation and its events.
  • The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cu...
    The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is an amateur golf event on a global scale. The format of play is individual stroke play and players will be split into two categories based on their handicaps. This series will also feature Nearest the Pin competitions with separate prizes for men and ladies. The winner of each category will then progress to play in the Grand Finals, which will be held in Belek, Turkey from November 9th-16th.
  • Nizamettin Şen: Joy of Getting Tog...
    Turkey showed up herself with 46 participants in 400 square meters at IMEX-Frankfurt which was the largest and biggest stand among other countries. Aces of world congresses were happy to get together in Germany.
  • ACB's Attendance IMEX-Frankfurt
    Antalya Convention Bureau attended 12th Frankfurt IMEX on 20-22 May in Germany. Nizamettin Şen, President of Antalya Promotion Foundation and Sinan İnan, General Director of ACB welcomed various hosted buyers from all over the world.
  • Sportaccord Convention 2014 Conclu...
    BELEK / ANTALYA, Turkey - The 12th annual SportAccord Convention concluded in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, having attracted 1636 attendees representing 78 nationalities from around the world. An impressive proportion of one fourth of all the delegates to the world sport summit, held from April 6-11 at the Susesi Luxury Resort Convention Centre, were newcomers to the event with 410 participants attending the Convention for the first time.
  • The Wings for Life World Run
    The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why? Because it is a truly global adventure, encompassing up to forty locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world!
  • THK-Corendon Jet Fest
    Getting louder the masses on the ground with mind-blowing maneuvers and incredible visual shows since 2012, International THK-Corendon Jet Fest will attract the people and aviation enthusiasts for the third time on 18 May. Keeping the tension on top notch in the skies, replica models of the modern jets can reach 300 km/h using the current type of fuel, kerosene.
  • 50th. Presidential Cycling Tour of...
    Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (TUR) started in 1963 with the name of "Marmara Tour", gained international status in 1965 for the first time and was taken under the auspices of Presidential authority in 1966. The competition on its 50th year anniversary will be held in April 27-May 4, 2014 in 8 stages starting from Alanya, proceeding along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts and ending in Istanbul.
  • Butterfly Paradise of Antalya
    183 species of 410 well known butterflies live in Antalya region. Turkey has important prosperity in terms of butterfly population…
  • Meeting with ICCA Members in Turke...
    ACB hosted the local Turkish ICCA members in Belek at Susesi Luxury Hotel on 28 April. Nizamettin Şen, president of Antalya Promotion Foundation and Vice President of ACB and Sinan İnan, Director of ACB...
  • Find ACB at IMEX-Frankfurt!
    Find ACB at IMEX-Frankfurt on 20-22 May!
  • Term of “Boutique Hotel Congresses...
    As it is known Antalya Convention Bureau has been putting all of its effort to organize national & international conventions and to increase the current ones. According to ICCA standards %90 of about 12.000 meetings taking place in the world annually consist of congresses below 1.000 people. Even if congresses of above 1.000 people attract mostly in the world, minor ones have much density and getting unusual attentions.
  • Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek f...
  • Turkish Airlines Selects Thales’ ...
  • Record Breaking numbers
    12 Million 66 thousand foreign tourists came to Antalya in 2013. The Turkish tourism sector hosted 34.910.098 foreign tourists in 2013 with an icrease of 9.8%. The number of tourists to Antalya in 2013 increased by 7,5% as against the previous year reaching 12 million 66 thousand, which is the highest number ever in Turkey's Republican history. Russian tourists came in first place as the biggest group to have arrived in Antalya, followed by Germans and the Dutch.
  • Football Teams are in Antalya
    Football Teams from Turkey , Europe and Asia have come to Antalya to prepare for the second part of the season and get some vacation time. Proffessional football leagues in Turkey, Europe and Asia have finished the first part of the season as of December. Teams are now camping to prepare for the second part of the season.
  • There are 380 butterfly species in...
    177 species have been detected in Antalya and 3 of them are endemic. The founder of Antalya Butterfly Observation Group, Prof. Dr. Olcay Yeğin declared that they have determined 177 butterfly species around the city.
  • VI Antalya International Choir Fes...
    The organizing commitee has made a special program. This year, it is planning to organise a big concert performance of “9th Symphony” with the mixed choirs selected from festival attendants and Antalya State Symphony Orchestra together on the name of brotherhood and piece all over the world. At least 120 chorists and 80 professional orchestral musicians will be perfoming on the stage.
  • World of Sunrise
    Starlight Convention Center Thalasso & SPA welcomes international football stars on his professional football pitches all through winter 2014.
  • 53rd ICCA Congress
    The 53rd ICCA Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 1-5 November 2014 For thousands of years, throughout philosophy was of great importance for Antalya and its surroundings and tradition continue even today with its activity in the tourism sector.Antalya, which hosts millions of tourists ever year, both Turkish and international, has became one of the most prominent touristic regions in the Mediterranean.Antalya is not only a sun, sea and sand destination but has also earned an important place in the meetings and incentive industry.
  • The International Antalya Hospital...
    We are pleased to announce the International Antalya Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Research Conference that will be held in Porto Bello Hotel, Antalya, Turkey between December 9 and December 12, 2014.
  • Meetings at the Taurus
    More than sun and sand for meetings!!!Belek is said to be a mecca for holidaymakers and golfers. However the popular destination on the Turkish Riviera offers much more than sun and beaches. Especially the Gloria Hotels & Resorts make a mark as a MICE-destination. Numerous international congresses take place here. Renowned companies such as Nike Europa, Unilever or Amnesty International are convinced of the accessibility and hotel offer.
  • 9th International ÖGER Antalya Mar...
    RUNTALYA International Marathon is in its 9th year running. The RUNTALYA Marathon has become a tradition and will take place on March 02, 2014.
  • Marine Biology Museum opened in An...
    Marine Biology Museum of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality where approximately 500 species of marine animals will be exhibited opened in Antalya on 16 january. Antalya Marine Biology Museum is Turkey’s first sea creatures museum.
  • 47th World Outdoor Archery Champi...
    The Turkish Archery Federation, which previously organised the 37th World Outdoor Archery Championships in Antalya in 1993, will host another world championship after 20 years. The 47th World Outdoor Archery Championships will be held between 29 September - 06 October in Belek, Antalya
  • ANTALYA TO HOST 2014 SPORTACCORD C...
    SportAccord Convention announced that the 2014 edition of the Convention will take place at the Susesi Resort in Belek in the Antalya region of Turkey from April 6-11, 2014. The venue for the 12th annual edition of SportAccord Convention is one of the biggest and most modern congress centres in the Mediterranean.
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Cappodocia - Land Of The Fairy Chimneys

Three thousand years of history await the visitor to Cappadocia, this fairy-land in central Anatolia. Millions of years ago, Mount Erciyes convulsed the surrounding landscape with a torrent of lava, smothering hundreds of miles. Later, floods, rain and wind sawed away at the table of lava, creating deep valleys and fissures, slopes turned into cones and columns. Lakes and rivers in the area, especially the Kızılırmak River, contributed to the erosion of this layer of tuff stone, giving the region its fascinating shape.

There is an array of colours of the rock mingling with colours of the fauna to an impressing symphony. The most famous rock formations known as fairy chimneys - have been sculpted by wind and water through the ages. Water has found its way through the valley creating cracks and ruptures in the hard rock. The softer material underneath has been swept away and the fairy chimneys conical formations protected with basalt caps have been created.

Cappadocia is also famous for rock churches and underground cities carved out of the rock from early Christians. The area of Ürgüp Göreme and Zelve is an open-air-museum of churches and hermit dwellings, underground cities are located at Kaymakl› and Derinkuyu.

Cappadocia 3 days Departure in the early morning by bus through the Toros Mountains to Konya. Visit of the Mevlana Monastery. We will follow the old Caravanserai route to Nevşehir. Overnight. On the following day visit of the fabulous landscape of Cappadocia with the Fairy Chimneys, the open-air museum-like Göreme with its churches carved from the soft calcareous rock. Overnight. Return to Antalya, visiting a well preserved Caravansarai.

Cappadocia Balloon Tours

Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards – through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features – and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.

Pamukkale The Cotton Castle

Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calcareous waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 metres, forming pools with cream-coloured stalactites. Water is the architect of this fairy castle or cotton castle - as it is called in Turkish.

Pamukkale 2 days
After breakfast departure for Pamukkale via insuyu Cave. Visit of the ruins of Hierapolis, including the theatre, the baths, the Apollo temple and the Necropolis. Overnight stay. On the following morning visit of the white hill of Pamukkale and the hot spring-pools. Return to Antalya.

Ephesus & Pamukkale 2 days Tour

This is a two days tour, which let you see with your own eyes two unique historic places. Ephesus - is one of the important antique cities of Small Asian, preserved till our days, its population was about 250 thousands people. You can see wonderful Celsius Library, roman baths and popular amphitheatre, which can accommodate more than 25 thousands spectators.

Also you will have the opportunity to visit the 8th Wonder of the World - a place where was church of Artemisia and visit the house of Saint Virgin Maria, a significant place for all Christian world.

In the second day of travelling you can see Pamukkale itself with its fantastic white travertines, where Cleopatra herself, used to take a bath. Near this miracle of nature, there are ruins of antique town Hierapolis, where you can see ancient amphitheatre and roman baths.

Note: during the tour enter tickets for historic places and enter to Cleopatra’s pool are included to the price of the tour.

Pamukkale - Ephesus & Troy

DAY 1 : ANTALYA-PAMUKKALE
After breakfast we will drive to Denizli with stops. On the way lunch break. We continue to Pamukkale with its impressive calcium terraces and see the ancient site of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, Theater, Martyrium of St. Phillip and see a large and extensive Necropolis. Diner and overnight in Pamukkale

DAY 2 : PAMUKKALE - EPHESUS - PERGAMON
After breakfast we drive to Selçuk and visit to the House of Virgin Mary, which is a major pilgrimage site, then Ephesus, with the Library of Celsius, Temple of Hadrian, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater. After lunch we drive to Pergamon through ‹zmir. We will visit the Pergamon Acropolis, where the ruins of Zeus Altar can still be seen today. The acropolis is situated high above the plain and has a unique panoramic view. Dinner and overnight in Bergama

DAY 3 : PERGAMON - TROY-ISTANBUL
In the morning we drive to Troy with breaks. we visit Troy, the legendary city of Homer and the beautiful Helen, which has nine principal levels of occupation covering a period of 3000 years. You will see a copy of the Trojan horse, the museum and the new excavations. We will continue Çanakkale crossing the Dardanelles by ferry and depart to ‹stanbul with breaks. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in ‹stanbul.

DAY 4 : ISTANBUL
After breakfast drive to the airport, and fly back to home or continue to programme in istanbul.

Istanbul 1 Full day Old City Tour

Enjoy a full day tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul. Firstly we visit the magnificent Hagia Sofia, a former Orthodox basilica, later a mosque and now a museum famous in particular for its massive dome. It was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 A.D.

The Hippodrome; the stadium of ancient Byzantium, where an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi still survive. We then continue to the Blue Mosque, which owes it’s name to the exquisite tiles adorning it’s interior, and the famous Grand Bazaar one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.

After lunch we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years of their 600- year reign from 1465 to 1856.

After the tour, transfer to your hotel.
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays.
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Istanbul 1 Full Day - Bosphorus Cruise

In the morning we take a brief visit to the fascinating 17th Century Spice Bazaar which is one of the oldest bazaars in the city full of spices, nuts, dried fruits, seeds and lokum (Turkish delight). Located in Eminönü, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

We then embark on our ferry for a breathtaking cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch, we drive across the first Bosphorus bridge and head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which reveals fantastic panoramic views of Istanbul.

From here, a short drive brings us to the Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus (short visit). The palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830–1876) and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state.

After the tour we transfer you back to the hotel.
•Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays & Thursdays.
•Spice Bazaar is closed in Sundays.

Istanbul 2 Days Tour

Day 1
Enjoy a full day tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul. Firstly we visit the magnificent Hagia Sofia, a former Orthodox basilica, later a mosque and now a museum famous in particular for its massive dome. It was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 A.D. The Hippodrome; the stadium of ancient Byzantium, where an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi still survive. We then continue to the Blue Mosque, which owes it’s name to the exquisite tiles adorning it’s interior, and the famous Grand Bazaar one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. After lunch we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years of their 600-year reign from 1465 to 1856. After the tour, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2
In the morning we take a brief visit to the fascinating 17th Century Spice Bazaar which is one of the oldest bazaars in the city full of spices, nuts, dried fruits, seeds and lokum (Turkish delight). Located in Eminönü, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. We then embark on our ferry for a breathtaking cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch, we drive across the first Bosphorus bridge and head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which reveals fantastic panoramic views of Istanbul. From here, a short drive brings us to the Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus (short visit). The palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830–1876) and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. After the tour we transfer you back to the hotel.

•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays.
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
•Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays & Thursdays.
•Spice Bazaar is closed in Sundays.

Yachting The Blue Cruise

Day 1
After an early breakfast transfer to the yacht. A short trip takes you to Phaselis which is famous for its three natural coves. Phaselis was renowned for perfume trade with rose essences during the antique era and inhabited by Colonists in 7th B.C. After lunch and swimming,depart for the antique city of Olympos, once a base of pirates. Dinner and overnight at Adrasan.

Day 2
Breakfast and departure for Demre. Demre (or Myra) is famous for being the birthplace of St. Nicholas, who is regarded as the protector of children, the poor and the sailors and who lived here in the Byzantine Era. Overnight at Gökkaya bay

Day 3
After breakfast, arrival to Kekova Island. This is just opposite Kale Village, where the houses in the city slid to the sea as a result of an earthquake in Byzantine Era. We will be docking at Üça¤›z, a charming little village with view to Kekova Island. Dinner and overnight in Üçağız.

Day 4
The route takes us to Kaş. Here you will have the chance to wonder through the ancient ruins and exceptionally beautiful streets of the historic centre of Kas. As we overnight here, you will also have the chance to sample the Kas nightlife and enjoy this beautiful little town.

Day 5
After breakfast we will set sail to Bayindir marina and also enjoy a swim stop. Later we will anchor at Kalkan, which once was a quaint fishing village. Overnight.

Day 6
An early start to the day will enable us to sail to Camli Peninsula and Batikkaya Bay. Overnight.

Day 7
The yacht departs from Finike after breakfast, and will pass through wonderful shores. Lunchbreak at Ceneviz. Overnight at Kemer Moonlight Bay.

Day 8
After breakfast Transfer to the Airport or Hotel.