NITN | @notintownlive | 07 Dec 2021, 12:43 am
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in India recently organized a FAM (familiarisation) trip for a group of travel agents from the western India region to Turkiye.
The familiarization trip aimed to create a first hand experience of the destination Turkiye and highlight its cultural & leisure offerings.
The carefully curated itinerary helped showcase the best of Turkish culture, gastronomy & hospitality to the agents.
The first destination for the group was Antalya, where they explored the city and sampled local cuisine. In Antalya the group stayed in some of the best hotels and had a leisure visit to Golf courses in Belek region, Aspendos Antique Theatre and Land of Legends amusement park.
The agents also experienced the all-inclusive system of hotels/resorts in which all services such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, local and import drinks, sport activities are covered under a fixed price package. In addition to being an FIT destination, the visit to Antalya also helped agents understand its potential & importance as a MICE and Wedding destination for the Indian market.
After Antalya, the group headed to Istanbul, a city known for its historical landmarks and considered one of Turkey's top tourist destinations. Here the group had a cultural tour with visits to Galata Tower, Beylerbeyi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia Hippodrom and experienced Bosphorus boat cruise. In between, the group experienced the regional cuisine and culture very closely.
Siddhesh Sood, Founder & CEO, Rapidluxe, Mumbai said, “My trip to Turkey was phenomenal and it has left me spellbound with its beautiful structures and picturesque locales. In the true sense of it, it is very well described that 'the beauty of a landscape resides in its melancholy'.”
Mr. Sachin Jain, Founder, Skyline Travels, Mumbai, said: “It was a true travel experience in this Covid times very well organized trip. For me Turkiye was mesmerizing, enchanting and awe-inspiring…the more you speak about Turkey the less it will be to define the grandeur of the city …With some of the most beautiful landscapes, a couple of heritage site, marvelous mosques, and one of the seven wonders in the world, there are a plethora of things to do in Turkey for all age group. The trip has given me first-hand experience which will help me to promote the country!”
Mr. Dheeraj Kandur, Partner, Flight Shop Holidays, Bangalore added, “Turkiye was a bliss, it was an eye-opener to see the blend of the east and west with so much culture and most importantly heart-warming people”
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