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News

15 May 2014

TRAVEL AGENTS FROM TURKEY VISIT TANZANIA – COURTESY OF TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS

Representatives of four travel agents companies from Turkey visited Tanzania National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority between 27th April and 6th May 2014 to familiarize themselves on the tourism business of Tanzania.

The agents; Mr. Kaan ERDOGAN, the Director from Merlin Travel, Ms Secil BALATLI, Sales Executive from Skyhub Outbound Department, Tugrul USTUN, Managing Director from Ventus Turizm and Burcu AKILLIOLGLU from Sedventure had a week tour to Kilimanjaro, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks as well as Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.

Their companies are specialized in high-end clients that include; classic holiday makers, high quality customers, luxury, VIP travel and special photographic safaris of high caliber clients. They also organize personalized and small group photographic tours as well.

Kaan ERDOGAN from Merlin Travel said that Tanzania especially the national parks have a lot to offer in terms of tourism attractions, good facilities and above all the hospitality nature of staff and Tanzanians in general. “I might forget the taste of the food but not a good smile from the pilot who flew us on a ballon” said Mr. Erdogan.

“What I see is what I get from your country and I can tell you that I am so impressed. I wish all of us could have a chance to be as clean as nature.” Said Tugrül USTUN, Managing Director of VentusTurizm.

As one of its marketing strategy, Tanzania National Parks organizes FAM trips for travel agents and travel writers/ reporters (travel media) from the source and upcoming markets.

The group had a chance to experience mountain climbing, game safaris and they also flew on a balloon in Serengeti National Park.

Tour Agents: from Left to right Burcu Akillioglu, M. Tugrul Ustun, Kaan Erdogan and Secil Balatli

Tour Agents: from Left to right Burcu Akillioglu, M. Tugrul Ustun, Kaan Erdogan and Secil Balatli

Stanley from Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority talking to Turkish Tour Agents

Stanley from Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority talking to Turkish Tour Agents

Tour Agents from Turkey talking to Tony Pascoe, the owner of Serengeti Balloon Safaris at Seronera Airstrip

Tour Agents from Turkey talking to Tony Pascoe, the owner of Serengeti Balloon Safaris at Seronera Airstrip

TANAPA Director General greets Tour Agents from Turkey at The TANAPA Head Office - Arusha.

TANAPA Director General greets Tour Agents from Turkey at The TANAPA Head Office - Arusha.