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  • The Wings for Life World Run
    it is a truly global adventure, encompassing up to forty locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world!
  • 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.
  • REGNUM CARYA GOLF & SPA RESORT
    We combined the green of the Golf and the blue of the Mediterranean and created a heaven.
  • ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition 2014
    Turizm Medya Grubu that has broken new grounds in the sector such as “ACE of M.I.C.E. Congress, Meeting, and Event Awards”, is now realizing a strong and assertive project believed to take the sector to the upper level: “International ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition 2014”. Aimed to be one of the greatest gatherings of Turkish and Global M.I.C.E. sector, ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition fair and summit is going to be held in Istanbul Congress Center on 27 February - 1 March 2014 by Turizm Medya Grubu.
  • Olympos Teleferik – Sea to Sky : ...
    Olympos Teleferik is located on Tahtali Mountain in Beydağ-Olimpos-Nationalpark in Kemer-Tekirova, which is near the tourism spot Antalya. It uniquely combines two classic holiday destinations – the sea and the mountains and there are only few places in the world having similar features. Tahtalı Mountain was named as “the Olympus of Lycia” in the antiquity and from time to time “Solymos Mountain”. This name comes from Solyms who reigned as a mighty tribe in the vicinity.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau met with...
    Leaving 26 years behind in past, the EIBTM Barcelona Tourism Fair between 19th and 21st of November has brought MICE professionals together this year too. EIBTM, the most efficient expo of MICE, took place with participation of over 3000 companies and over 1500 industry professionals. Antalya Convention Bureau has participated in fair too. Antalya Convention Bureau representing the development of Antalya in congress and meeting sector with MICE professionals has participated for 3rd time in EIBTM Fair.
  • The Turkish Airlines Open 2013
    Tiger Woods and the finest golfers of the world go head-to-head in Europe’s newest and the most exciting tournament; “The Turkish Airlines Open 2013”.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau is in Sh...
    Antalya Convention Bureau participates in 52nd General Assembly of International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA), one of the most important tourism organizations of world, in Shanghai City of China in November 1-6, 2013.
  • Number 1 is getting renewed
    Located in a unique nature with an excellent understanding of service, Gloria Verde Resort, whose quality has been approved for many times by international organizations and declared as “the Best Hotel of the World” in 2013, is getting renewed to stay “the best” .
  • 5th International Health Tourism E...
    THE MEETING PLATFORM FOR HEALTH and ALTERNATIVE TOURISM PROFESSIONALS
  • ANTALYA TO HOST 3RD INT’L RESORT T...
    The 3rd International Resort Tourism Congress will take place in Antalya on November 28-29.
  • TUI Holly Award 2013 for all Glori...
    Gloria Hotels & Resorts are excited about one of the most valuable awards of the travel industry: TUI Holly Award 2013, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Over half a million of independent and sophisticated TUI-guests felt confident at the largest customer survey of the travel industry:
  • The biggest golf course in Turkey
    The mild Mediterranean climate of the so-called turquoise coast is just suited for fans of golf. Throughout the year the Gloria Hotels & Resorts offer with their Gloria Golf Club, the biggest golf course in Turkey and biggest playing field of a hotel resort in Europe with 45 holes, the ideal platform for pitching and putting.
  • Greenest Airport of Turkey
    ICF Airports Antalya chosen as the Europe’s Best Airport in 2011 by ACI Europe, has broken yet another record and made history by paying the highest tax of Antalya. Furthermore 2013 marked another important milestone for ICF Airports Antalya as they received accreditation from ACI’s “Carbon Accreditation” program third level for the second time.
  • Preparation for Antalya Summit of ...
    The preparations for General Assembly of International Association of Organizers, one of the most important unions for world tourism, in November 2014 in Antalya continues. Martin Sirk, CEO of ICCA, came to Antalya for inspections. As known, as a result of efforts of Antalya Congress Bureau, General Assembly for year 2014 has been given to Antalya by passing Houston (USA) and Monterrey (Mexico) cities.
  • 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
  • ODEON Tours
    ODEON Tours Inbound Turkey is one of OTI Holding companies which is established in 1992 as the first enterprise of Group of Companies. OTI Holding with its ODEON Tours Inbound Turkey, ODEON Tours Inbound Egypt, ODEON Tours Inbound Thailand, ODEON Tours Inbound Spain, ODEON Tours Domestic Market, A Class, Coral Travel, Wezyr Holidays, Holiday Market Service and Sunmar named affiliates, has been providing tour operator services in many countries to miscellaneous destinations since the year 1995.
  • IC Hotels Green Palace, decided to...
    Opened in April 2003 and situated on 93.000 m² IC Hotels Green Palace belongs to IC Hotels chain. It is located in Kundu Tourism Centre at a distance of 25 km from Antalya center and 15 km from the International airport. The hotel complex is specially designed and built in a traditional Balinese style without harming the nature but accompanying the lush green scenery of the pine & palm trees. A magical oasis harmonizes crystal azure of Mediterranean Sea waters, emerald-green resort's exotic landscapes, cornflower blue sky, lotus pool floating above treetops with traditional Turkish hospitality and benevolence of people.
  • The Turkish Tourism Industry is Am...
    Cornelia Hotels Group, representing the most important resorts in the Belek region of Antalya with the hotels Cornelia De Luxe Resort and Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, evaluated the 2013 tourist season in Antalya. At the press conference held at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Cornelia De Luxe Resort Hotel General Manager Ali Şahin and Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa General Manager Zafer Alkaya who both released statements with regard to this topic said that 2012 was a tough year for the Turkish and Antalya tourism industry but that 2013 looks generally positive. While Turkey climbed up the ranks with 32 million tourists in 2012 and took the 10th place among the worldwide tourism industry it came 12th with the amount of 23.440 billion $ generated in the tourism sector.
  • Going over 8 million of foreign vi...
    Accordingly, the number of foreign visitors entering to Antalya through Antalya and Gazipaşa Airports has increased 7% from 1,746,340 to 1,864,660.
  • Antalya will host Orienteering Wor...
    27 February - 2 March 2014 is the public event running in conjuction with the IOF World Cup Event 1 Kemer – Antalya,
  • WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2013 CEREMONY ...
    Accepted as the most reputable tourism and travel awards and determining the “bests” of tourism industry since 1993, World Travel Awards chose Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa Hotel Antalya for second time as host of 20th anniversary ceremony and announcement of Oscars of Europe. 57 countries and 500 organizations around Europe competed in 78 categories of this competition which is the most influential one among global tourism industry. Turkey left its mark in World Travel Awards with 28 prizes it won. Lufthansa, Cornelia Hotels, Mantis, Forte Village, Avis and Kuoni are other prominent brands of award ceremony.
  • SUNEXPRESS HAS ADDED THE POPULAR S...
    SunExpress has set up social media communications with a highly successful campaign. Thanks to social media, SunExpress can now interactively communicate with its passengers, and this reduces the waiting period for frequently asked questions. In addition to Facebook and Twitter, SunExpress has launched officia accounts on other popular social media such as Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, LinkedIn and Xing. Considering its user portfolio, SunExpress has created separate accounts to serve in Turkish, German and English on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
  • Cornelia Diamond to host World Tra...
    Leading travel brands and organisations are set to go head to head later this month in what promises to be a thrilling World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony. The event will be hosted by the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey on August 31st 2013, with the show returning from the second time in three years Hailed as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’, World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.
  • CONGRESSES THAT HAVE BEEN AND WILL...
    Cornelia Hotels have hosted 7 congresses and 1 congress accomodation during the first half of 2013, 7 congresses and 3 congress accomodations during the second half of 2013, with the sum of 14 congresses and 4 congress accomodations throughout the year. Cornelia Hotels are also proud to host the ICCA Congress in November 2014.
  • VII. International Symposium on Ec...
    ISEEP 2013 will be oorganized on December 18-21, 2013 in Antalya
  • SunExpress flies from Gazipaşa to ...
    SunExpress, the association company of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, starts new flights this autumn from Alanya Gazipaşa Airport to 3 cities of Germany; Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Leipzig/Halle
  • Antalya Convention Bureau will be ...
    Antalya Convention Bureau on behalf of the preparations of ICCA Congress in 2014 Antalya, tries to improve the relationship between Russia & 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.
  • Holidays are just around the corne...
    With the theme „fun for every age and every mood“, an extensive program is awaiting our guests in the Gloria Hotels & Resorts.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau will joi...
    Antalya Convention Bureau will join the 2013 AquaMice Event in Moscow. ACB will give information to the attendees about ICCA, and ICCA General Assembly at the event.
  • Turkish Airlines is the Best in Eu...
    Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded "Best Business Class Catering” in 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
  • Triathlon European Championship
    The 23rd International Alanya Triathlon and European Cup Final was held between 14.-16.06.2013. A total of 1600 athletes from 42 countries participated
  • Archery World Cup gives Turkey rea...
    The world’s best archers took to the field at Stage 2 of the Archery World Cup in Antalya, as Turkey’s packed schedule of international sports events continues The Archery World Cup has welcomed over 300 archers from 46 countries for a week-long competition set against Antalya’s stunning Mediterranean backdrop.
  • EXPO 2016 Antalya World Horticultu...
    Slated to be held in Antalya in 2016, EXPO 2016 will be Turkey’s first EXPO. The theme of the event is Children and Flowers, its motto A Green World for Future Generations. EXPO 2016 will take place on a 112,000-hectare area in the Aksu Municipality from April to October, 2016.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau Attended...
    Antalya Convention Bureau respectively continues the its activities in Bureau’s 2013 agenda. The fair schedule which started with EMITT 2013 participation continued with ITB-Berlin, Confex-London, and GIBTM-Abu Dhabi. Between 21th and 23th of May 2013, Antalya Convention Bureau participated in IMEX fair, which is organized in Frankfurt and considered as one of the most important congress and incentive fairs. IMEX Frankfurt is organized for 11th times this year. ACB has shared the development of Antalya in congress and meeting industry with the MICE representatives in international platform.
  • The 2013 Turkish Airlines Ladies O...
    The 2013 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open took place for the 5th time at the National Golf Club in Belek, Antalya on May 9-12, 2013 under the main sponsorship of Turkish Airlines
  • ANTALYA EXPO CENTER HAS BECOME THE...
    Antalya Expo Center hosted an incentive organization which was spread to the biggest m2 and which was held in only one location in Antalya until today due to “Turkcell Ambassadors Summit” held on 13-14 March.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau continue...
    Antalya Convention Bureau participated in Confex Expo which was performed in London between 19th and 24th March.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau's Fam Tr...
    With the support of Culture and Tourism Ministry General Directorate of Promotion, Antalya Convention Bureau (ACB), The West Mediterranean Development Agency (BAKA), Antalya Promotion Foundation (ATAV), Turkish Airlines (THY), hosted the delegation consisting of representatives of Russian newspapers and radio about congress tourism in Antalya between 11 to 15 March 2013.
  • The 2012 data of Antalya Conventio...
    A. Sinan İnan the General Manager of Antalya Convention Bureau (ACB) declared the 2012 activities of convention bureau. İnan mentioned that ACB had an intense activity year in year 2012, just like in year 2011. Besides the Antalya Convention Bureau participated in important tourism expositions such as EMITT-İstanbul, ITB-Berlin, Hetex & Sport Turkey-Antalya and WTM-Londra in year 2012, İnan mentioned that bureau attended in all fairs seen as important ones in MICE segment such as CONFEX London, GIBTM Abu Dhabi, IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX America ve EIBTM Barcelona expositions.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau realized...
    This Educational Seminar was a part of a project which West Mediterranean Investment Agency funded. Antalya Convention Bureau realized its 2nd seminar in Antalya Ramada Plaza, at 07/02 and 08/02/13 for two days. The main topic for the seminar was “ All Stages of Winning Bids, Social Media and Green Meetings.
  • All the processes of Gaining Congr...
    The seminar with the topic of “ All the processes of Gaining Congresses and Meetings, and Green Meetings” which were organized by Antalya Promotion Foundation with contributions of BAKA was completed in Ramada Hotel between 7th and 8th of February.
  • Antalya Meetings Industry Come tog...
    A press conference and cocktail was held in Hillside Su Hotel hosted by ATSO (Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Antalya Convention Bureau on June 6, 2011 for organizing ICCA 2014 (International Congress and Convention Association) General Assembly in Antalya.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau’s Succes...
    Antalya Convention Bureau has organized its first Fam Trip between 20th- 24th march 2012 with 5 German Meeting, Incentive professionals and 4 editors of important MICE magazines from Germany.
  • Antalya was promoted in New York ...
    Antalya was represented by Antalya Promotion Foundation in New York Times Travel Show, which is combining different intercontinental tourism organizations under the same show.
  • The 2012 General Assembly of Assoc...
    The 2012 General Assembly of Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA) was completed in Antalya Belek Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort&Spa Hotel in cooperation with London Attaché Office of Tourism and General Publicity Directorate of Culture and Tourism Department.
  • Antalya Convention Bureau Attended...
    ACB attended IMEX America Fair which is considered as the most important fair on Meeting-Congress Sector is realized this year This year many firms from all over the world participated the fair which is realized between 9th-11th October 2012. One of these professionnals is Antalya Convention Bureau.
  • The Importance of congress and mee...
    With its transportation easiness, climate conditions, natural and historical values and new and qualified facilities, Antalya has many advantages for congress and meeting tourism. In this content, Antalya Convention Bureau continues its activities for promotion of Antalya’s advantages in both national and international areas.
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Altınbeşik Cave Location: Antalya, Akseki This cave locates at the Akseki District’s, Ürünlü village which is on the western slope of the deep and steep Manavgat Vally. You may reach the cave with an hour walk from Ürünlü Village. Specifications: Total length 2500meters. The highest point of entrance of the cave is 101mt. The cave is horizontal and partially active. Due to time to time activity of the cave, the lower and middle levels of the cave, even in the dry seasons, a large extent of ponds may consist. Upper-level always dry. The cave is very humid and the average air temperature is around 16-18 º C. Inside of the cave no animal communities remarked. Alt›nbeik Cave is one of the most beautiful caves of the Türkiye. Carstic topography of the environment and pine forests forms a beautiful landscape. This large water system which collects the K›z›lova, Kambo and Söbüce waters, ends with the Alt›nbeik-Düdensuyu Cave under the Oruç Düdeni Cave. Thus, the largest underground water system, as air distance with the more than 100 kilometers, is one of the world's longest and biggest carstic systems. Large rock blocks may be noticed at the upper level which already lost its activity. In addition, there are stalactites and stalagmites. The first 200 meters from the entrance of the cave forms a sub-level cave and this level always under the water. At the last 40m of the lower level there is a steep exit. This exit and the adjacent walls are covered with thick white colored travertine. This part forms the most beautiful section of the cave.

Damlataş Cave Location: Antalya, Alanya Town This cave locates in the city of Alanya town, at the sea side and 3km to the center. Specifications: It is a horizontal, dry cave with total 30 meters long and covers an area of 200 square meters. 15 meter high cave gives a unique image with a large number of stalagmites and stalactites. Damlata Cave, with its Carbon dioxide gas, high humidity, low temperature and radioactive atmosphere, is extremely beneficial for patients with asthma. Therefore, the most of the visitor of the cave are patients with asthma. It is estimated that, stalactites and stalagmites are being formed between B.C. 20.000-15.000 years.

Peynirdeliği (Gedelme) Cave Location: Antalay, Kemer Town This cave located at the high plateu of Gedeleme, which is accessible with all kinds of vehicles from Kemer Town. From Gedeleme Village it takes only 4minutes with the path way to the entrance of the Cave. 65m nort oh of the Cave there are ancient walls and ruins from the Byzantium time. Specifications: Total length of the cave is 74 m and deepest part of it is 19 m. It is a dry, and mostly vertical type of cave. Most of the cave is dry but only at the end of the cave there is a pond. The cave temperature is 17 º C in autumn. Due to the large entrance of the cave air temperature varies accordingly to the weather conditions. Stalactites, stalagmites and columns are developed very well in the cave. Natural beauties and historical ruins surrounding the cave makes the place more attractive.

 

Karain Cave Location: Antalya It is located at the 30km south-west of Antalya and in the boundaries of Yağca Village which is 5-6 km away to the old Antalya-Burdur road. Specifications: Karain Cave which is known as theTurkey's one of the largest natural cave is 150m high from the travertine plateau lies in front of it and 430-450 m. high from the sea level. Starting of the humanity, Karain cave, being used through Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Early Bronze Age, Prehistoric and Classic ages as a permanent inhabited. As natural result of this, contains approximately 11m thick cultural layer. However, the cav’s longest and most important inhabitation is related to the Paleolithic era. At the classical periods the use of the Karain Cave is mostly as temple, that’s why the cave exterior walls and niches on entrance are the ancient Greek inscriptions. Archaeological findings from excavations made in the Karain Cave are exhibited both in Antalya museum and the museum the vicinity of the cave.

Dim (Gavurini) Cave Location: Antalya, Alanya Town It is located at the Kuzkaya Village which is at the east part of Alanya Town, and on the western slope of the Cebireis Mountain (1691m.) At the close vicinity of the Dim Cave almost 250m down, lies Dim Valley, used as a picnic area, which the underlying covered with plane trees, and slopes covered with pine forests. The cave may be reached either via the Dim Creek Valley or from Yaylal› Village from the south part by foot . From Yaylal› Village, it may reached by walking along the irrigation channel from the slopes of the Cebireis mountain in 50 minutes. Specifications: Total length of the cave is 357 meters, horizontal and dry. Only the end part has a quiet small lake .Dim Cave is one of the most picturesque cave of the Türkiye. As it is very close to Alanya, area is covered with the forest and suitable for picnic facilities, it easy to visit. Because the Dim Cave used as a shelter by prehistoric and historic periods, it is named as "Gavurini Cave" by the people lives neighborhood.

Zeytitaşı Cave Location: Antalya, Serik Town Zeytintaşı Cave is at south slope of the Zeytinlitaş hill, located at the south –east of the Akba Vilalge which is 15km North of the Serik town. The cave is 54 km from Antalya, 15 km from Serik,and 10 km from Aspendos. From Serik town, it is reachable to the Cave via Üründü-Deniz hill, K›z›llar-Gökçeler-Akba Village road. Specifications: Impermeable surrounded bottom and the sides of the cave within the Jurassic-Cretaceous limestone were formed on a fault line. The cave is 14 meters depth,and the length of the upper floor with the side galleries, two floors and 136 meters, and lower floor is 97meters long. Continuing formation of stalactites, stalagmites and columns are covered with drop-stones .Also the ponds among the big columns, transforms the appearance of the Cave even more interesting figures. A macaronishape stalactite, with the 0.03 meter length and 0.70 meters width, gives the cave unique characteristic feature.