“Turkey, a land of eternal contrasts”.
Sitting at the cradle of civilizations – both geographically and historically – Turkey is a land of eternal contrasts. Easily accessible to over 100 countries, the exotic traditions inherited from its rich history meet a modern and Westernized business culture.
With its established infrastructure, hosting almost every global hotel chain, Turkish peoples world-renown hospitality makes the destination a haven for leisure and corporate travelers alike – no surprise that Turkey was the 6th most visited country in the world in 2015.
True to form as an experiential destination, incentive winners get to dine at 1500 year old Byzantine cisterns then proceed to partying at some of Europe’s coolest clubs. Blue ‘gulet’ cruises in the turquoise waters of Aegean get interrupted with stops at Alexander the Great’s Fortresses. Fairy chimneys and cave churches of Cappadocia are perfect venues for Gala Dinners that simply amaze.
The award-winning creative team at Pacific World Turkey will be sure to design events that inspire & motivate.
Having firmly been one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world for a few decades now (and even historically), Turkey’s tourism infrastructure rivals its Western rivals, surpassing such expectations when it comes to its hospitality culture – which it hails from the Orient.
The most accessible city in the world, Istanbul is connected to over 200 cities in more than 100 countries globally – about 60 of them within a 5 hour flight distance. Most countries are exempt of visa regulations and for those who need a visa the recently introduced e-visa system is easy and quick to use. Boasting 6 convention centers, with 3 in city center, and almost every global hotel chain, Istanbul is ideal for all types of MICE groups.
Most of Turkey’s historical heritage, including UNESCO Sites and Ancient Wonders of the World, are open for special events or private visits. The ever-unique Cappadocia, with its Mars-like landscape is most popular when it comes to double-centered incentives. Bodrum, Turkey’s answer to St.Tropez, is the rising star of the Mediterranean with its luxury hotels and heavenly “gullet cruises”. Antalya is ideal for sun & golf incentives or large conventions with its budget-friendly alternatives.
Turkey is appealing to:
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Pan EMEA & Asian Conferences with its ideal geographic location
Direct flights connect Istanbul to more than 90 countries in the EMEA & APAC Regions saving the companies time & money. Culturally being a melting pot of East and West, it’s easy to feel comfortable in Turkey wherever the origins.
Companies looking to tap into Turkey’s economic potential
With its large population of 80 million, of which half is under the age of 30, and continuous growth levels for 15 years Turkey, one of the top 20 economies of the world, is a land of opportunities. Many fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Coca Cola and Pfizer have their EMEA Headquarters in Istanbul.
Early & Late Season Sun-seeking Incentives
Bodrum, Aegean and Antalya regions are full of luxury accommodation alternatives which are great value off season. These destinations have direct flight access to Europe and offer a variety of special team activities like tasting some of worlds oldest cultivated grapes to hosting Gala Dinners at a Fortress built by the Crusaders.
Double-centered incentives that are tailored for a younger crowd
With its vibrant nightlife, active foodie scene and cosmopolitan cultural nature Istanbul is truly a “cool city”. Combined with the endless activities that Cappadocia offers such as hiking in the underground cities and horse-back riding among the fairy chimneys – this double-centered incentive will excite and engage.
Event briefs that require once-in-a-lifetime
Events that require enchanting settings that are truly unique and don’t exist elsewhere. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Ancient 7 Wonders of the World, Silk Road Caravanserai’s to Byzantine Water Cisterns – options are endless.
Event planners who are searching for creative space
Famed-Turkish flexibility allows event planners to be creative in design and production. Ever-so-rarely getting no as an answer, organizers can simply produce as they dream.