Turkey is becoming one of the most trending destinations among Indian holidaymakers and MICE segment. The country received close to 1,50,000 Indian arrivals in 2018 and is expecting to welcome over 2,00,000 Indian arrivals in 2019. With this growth, the Indian travel trade is also looking at better services and partners with work with in Turkey.
Here is a list of 'Top Turkey DMCs' complied by The Digital Travellers who are already popular among Indian market or are keen to work closely with Indian travel trade. Let us know if we missed out on any of your favourite DMC partner from Turkey.
Top Turkish DMC for Indian market
1. Crystal Concepts
One of the most renowned names in Turkish travel industry, Crystal Concepts in known to cater the high-end, luxury segment for FITs and MICE. This team of travel experts can help you provide the best of Turkey experiences for your clients.
Contact: +90 212 912 2077
2. Eren DMC
EREN DMC provides full service of Travel, Incentives, Sport and Event Management in Turkey with years of experience. It provides travel programs and tailor made events to individuals, groups and corporate from all over the world. Recognized for its superior service and attention to details, EREN DMC presents the “BestinTurkey” uniquely designed and prepared for each esteemed guest, who likes to explore Turkey & beyond.
Contact: + 90 212 982 5220
One of the most popular names on social media for Indian travel trade, Travelshopturkey is catering to Indian travel trade since 2006. The company offers over 800 different tours, 2000 Hotels, 500 Villas and 200 Yacht Cruises to different destinations in Turkey, Egypt and Greece.
4. Chalo Turkey
Yet another popular DMC for Turkey among Indian travel professionals, Chalo Turkey is working with Indian market since 1999. According to few Indian travel agents, the best part of this DMC is the response time. The website has mobile numbers mentioned where Indian travel agents can call and get real time response on any query.
Contact: +90 532 245 35 46
With IndiGo Airlines starting direct operations on New Delhi - Istanbul route effective March 20, 2019; the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office in India is expecting an additional of 50,000 Indians to travel to Turkey in 2019. IndiGo is offering an introductory airfare of Rs.24,000 return on New Delhi - Istanbul route under the 'Saver' class category which permits 30kg check-in baggage and 7kg hand baggage to passengers.
As per the airline statement, IndiGo flight 6E0011 will leave Delhi at 13.40 hours, arriving in Istanbul at 18.10 hours. The return flight, 6E0012 will depart Istanbul at 19.45 hours and land in Delhi at 04.15 hours the next morning. IndiGo will operate the daily flights on its new Airbus A321 aircraft.
Currently, Turkish Airlines operate direct flights on Mumbai - Istanbul and New Delhi - Istanbul route in addition to code-share flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Amritsar.
With over 150 Indian-origin registered companies in Turkey as of 2016, bilateral trade between India and Turkey stood at USD 6.409 billion. With the New Istanbul international airport in Arnavutköy district, the trade possibilities will see a rise leading to more tourists to Turkey.