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Widen Your World with Turkish Airlines to Jordan

2nd May 2018 - 3:10pm

Ciara Mooney (Freedom Travel) with Lisa Warren (Killiney Travel)

Ciara Mooney (Freedom Travel) with Lisa Warren (Killiney Travel)

Turkish Airlines, in conjunction with the Jordan Tourism Board, hosted a trade evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin. Julienne Curran (Turkish Airlines) highlighted that the airline has been voted European Airline of the Year for the 6th year in a row. There are 12 flights a week from Dublin's Terminal 1 to Istanbul and beyond to 302+ destinations in 120 countries. Their new airport in Istanbul is on track to open by the end of October 2018 and is expected to be the largest airport in the world, with capacity for 150+ million passengers per annum.


Mahmoud Freihat (Area Marketing Manager Jordan Tourism Board), spoke about some of the highlights of this fascinating country. Petra, famous for the Indiana Jones franchise, is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is an immense tourist attraction. There is so much to do and see including the capital, Amman, the Mediterranean climate to the North, the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea as well as multiple nature reserves and safari excursions. What's more, all of these activities are just a taste of what's on offer and all are a few hours from each other. It's becoming increasingly popular with the adventure segment of the market and is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors. For film buffs, the area of Wadi Rum is a very popular spot for filming, with The Martian starring Matt Damon filmed there. Some of the set has even been converted into a luxurious glamping site.

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Ciara Mooney (Freedom Travel) with Lisa Warren (Killiney Travel)
Clarissa Schirosi (Cassidy Travel) was the lucky winner of a place on the upcoming Fam to Jordan in late May/early June
Onur Gull described this as the top prize of the night - a Turkish Airlines plane! The lucky winner was Adele Walsh (Joe Walsh Tours)
Onur Gull and Hasan Mutlu (Turkish Airlines) with Darrin des Vignes (ordan Tourism Board)
A great turn out from the Irish travel trade
Onur Gull (Turkish Airlines) with the gals from Killiney Travel.
The Croatia Tours crew came out to learn all about the Holy Land.
The ladies from Platinum Travel.
Ygor Rios (Club Trave) with Clarissa Schirosi (Cassidy Travel)
The Joe Walsh Tours team.
Hayes & Jarvis were also intrigued by destination Jordan.
The Travel Department team with camera shy Onur Gull (Turkish Airlines).
Julienne Curran of Turkish Airlines.
Mahmoud Freihat (Area Marketing Manager Jordan Tourism)
Winner of an amazing 5 star stay in Jordan including flights from Turkish Airlines was Sabrina Mahony (The Travel Department)

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