Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Turkey, so much to offer the MICE Market, participates in GIBTM, Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, March 29th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

Turkey doubles its space and participating companies this year at the Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition. GIBTM, the business travel exhibition for the meeting, conference and incentives industry is held from 28 - 30 March 2011 at the National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi.

During 2010, Turkey has won various top positions as the most favorite and popular destination by European and American travel magazine readers. Adding to this success, Turkey’s proximity to Europe and the convenience of flying with Turkish Airlines as well as growing number of regional airlines from the GCC, amongst others, to large cities in the United States, Middle east and Asia, in addition to world-class infrastructure, and an abundance of tourist attractions, all at competitive rates,Turkey has become the country of choice for meetings, congresses, conferences, exhibitions and fairs.

The most important destinations in terms of Congress Travel are: Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, and Marmaris. Amongst the internationally important events that took place in Turkey in recent years were: the Geo-Thermal Congress, the Universiade, a NATO Summit, Formula One race and the Champions League Final, the ITU Telecommunications Conference, the 17th World Accounts Congress, the UPAV Belgian Travel Agents Union Committee, the European Oncology Union Congress and the European Guides Union Committee Meeting. Situated on the doorstep of the world Turkey offers large organizations a comprehensive professionalism plus dynamic and exciting new opportunities.

GIBTM 2011 is being held under the patronage of its Chairman, HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, and Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, ADNEC, Etihad and The Vision are all exclusive partners for GIBTM 2011. Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organizers of GIBTM, are running MICE educational presentations in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon as part of the continuing development of the sector in the region.


Mr. Eyad Al Badda

00971 4 3448807


On behalf of Turkish Culture & Tourism Office in Dubai

Mr. Sedat Gonulluoglu, Cultural & Information Attaché

Turkish Consulate, Cultural & Information Office

Dubai, U.A.E

Ph: +971 4 3318662

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