Travel

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “8th International Health Tourism Congress” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. For Business Class tickets discounts up to 20% are offered, and for Economy Class there will be tickets available with up to 15% discount.

In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code “016TKH18” under delegate section.  You will earn points with Miles&Smiles Membership Card when booking with this discounted rates.

You will be guided to a booking site where you can find your preferred type of ticket and book directly.

ADNAN MENDERES AIRPORT (IZMIR)

You can easily benefit from our transfers from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi and from Kusadasi to Izmir Airport.

The shuttle transfers’ aim to provide an economic transfer for the passengers who land in a same time.

 For more detailed information, please send an e-mail to info@turkeyhealth2018.org

Also it is possible to go to Kusadasi from the Airport with HAVAS passenger bus (http://www.havas.net/en/OurServices/BusServicesAndCarParkingFacilities/ServicePoints/Pages/Izmir.aspx) and taxi in the airport.

To enter Turkey, you are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you travel to Turkey. In addition, nationals from some countries require a visa to enter Turkey. Depending on your country of origin, you may purchase a visa stamp at the point of entry, or you must apply for the visa before arriving in Turkey.

For information on whether you require a visa to enter Turkey, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa

Please also note that visa stamps purchased at the airport are payable in cash only (TL / USD / EUR). Traveler’s checks and credit cards are not accepted. In you need to apply for a visa before your arrival, INVITATION LETTERS can be sent to you by email as a pdf file or postal service.

Communication

The international country dialing code for Turkey is +90. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Mobile phones work in most of the country; the network operators use GSM networks, which will not be compatible with many US cell phones. Internet cafes are available in the main towns and resorts.

Public telephones operate with tokens or cards, sold at post offices or some booths. Through some of the public phones, there is access to AT&T and some other telecommunication networks – please check with your operator for the latest information. Fax messages can be sent from major post offices, or from the hotel. Cellular telephones can be hired.

 
Electricity

220 volt, 50 cycle. Most hotels have a receptacle with 110 volts. Socket type is European standards.

 
Currency & Credit Cards 

The Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency of Turkey. Kuruş: Kr.  Minor Unit: 1/100 = kuruş.

Banks and bank machines (automatic tellers) can be found throughout the city. Regular banking hours are 08:30 -17:00, Monday to Friday.  Most banks have automatic teller machines (ATM), which can be accessed 24 hours a  day. Currency Exchange Offices (Döviz Bürosu) are found in tourist, market and commercial areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveller’s Cheques and Eurocheques can be cashed at the local banks which are open between 8:30 and 17:00 hrs. The major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in most Turkish restaurants and shops. You can use your major credit card to pay for most purchases: hotel rooms, rental cars, airline tickets and the more substantial souvenirs. The most popular card is VISA, followed by MASTERCARD/ EUROCARD.

 
Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

Automated teller (cash) machines (cashpoints, bancomats) are everywhere in Turkish cities, airports, and even in most small towns.

Choose your language: Turkish or English for sure, and sometimes French and German. Just push a button to get screen prompts in your language.

Important !! Note that Turkish ATM keypads usually do not have alphabetical keys (ABC for 2, DEF for 3, etc: see the keypad at lower right on this page). If your PIN/password is actually a word, and you’re used to pressing the letter keys, you’ll have to translate your password into numbers. (Your mobile phone keypad may have the letters on it.)

 

 

 
 
 
Business Hours

Government offices are open in weekdays from 8:30 to 17:00 and closed at the weekends.

 

Health

Turkey has developed as the regional hub for medical and healthcare services in the region, pursuing medical   excellence and strong expertise accompanied with a strong technologic and infrastructural base and current approach to the quality of care. The Turkish private healthcare system is striving to become a strategic global health service provider manufacturing center accommodating not only the regional medical needs but also the needs provided throughout the world.

 

Clothing

The dress is generally informal in Turkey; however for special evenings ladies compete to wear the latest fashion. For the visitors, it is advisable to bring comfortable shoes and pant suits for daytime visits. The organisers can set the tone for the evenings; in any case it is recommended to bring a cocktail dress. In most restaurants, gentlemen will feel more comfortable with a jacket and tie in the evening and some require formal dress.

 

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