ODS TURKEY

Incentives, Meetings, Events, Conferences, Special Interest Groups, Tailor made Fit’s, Product and Car Launches
ODS TURKEY is a leading Destination Management Company based in Istanbul, serving all destinations in Turkey. It is privately owned, limited company founded in 1999 by Sadik Caglar and Hasan Dinç. At the root of ODS Turkey’s successful and exciting 18-year journey lie 30 years of industry experience, a great team of people and wonderful local and international partners they are proud to call friends.

ODS is an entity continuously striving for excellence, leading them to act and reflect, to execute and improve, to inspire and be inspired in order to serve clients best. How they get things done is as important to them as getting things done. Following their long-term orientation, they avoid the quick win and prefer to attain their goals in a solid pace, always keeping in mind the soundness of their company and quality of their services.

ODS TURKEY

OMAR’S DESTINATION SERVICES
Omar’s latest familiarization trip for C&I agents from the UK!

May 2002


When? March 2002! Who? 18 Conference & Incentive Agents from the UK!
Weather? Beautiful! Ingredients? Self made Börek & Turkish Coffee, many of Istanbul’s Highlights, and several of the five star facilities available for your meetings and incentives!
Why?… well, to quote Ms. Helene Kemsley from Avenue:
“…I feel quite inspired to go and tell all how wonderful the city is”.
That’s why!


Omar’s Destination Services operates part of its Sales & Marketing Efforts from its London Office, where Ms. Janice Grant is in charge. Janice keeps in close contact with the British and European Meeting and Incentives Market in order to remain up to date with the ever-changing needs and trends of our industry.
As it is not easy to sell a destination that you have never visited yourself, Omar’s believes in offering short and compact familiarization trips, presenting the opportunity to ‘live’ Istanbul and its tremendous historical and cultural heritage. It goes without saying that visits to top class properties, fit to receive your meeting and incentive groups, are also included.

During the latest familiarization trip, the group flew with Turkish Airlines and the Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel was the host for the weekend. The weather was superb and lent itself to seeing many of the city’s highlights, including Hippodrome Square, the Blue Mosque, the Spice Bazaar, the Grand Bazaar and of course the Bosphorus.

When the group took up the challenge of a small contest creating real Turkish Börek (Savory pastry, containing white cheese) team spirit reached its peak.
The winning team then had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of Turkish coffee, humbly prepared by the losing team!


Upon their return to the UK, some of the participants commented on their Istanbul Experience as follows:

“… I was most surprised with the excellent standard of 5 star hotel accommodation and the general level of activities and facilities the hotels and the city in general have to offer the potential business delegate.”
Mark Sharman, Director, V.S.L.

“Please convey my thanks to all whose efforts made the trip so enjoyable, informative and ‘seamless’. They obviously enjoy their work. Their team spirit attitude, I am sure, will endear them to any clients I have the pleasure to bring to your country.”
Graham Stoner, Proprietor, Complete Liaison

“… Excellent familiarization trip, which I felt met all of our professional needs. I am now hooked in to sell Istanbul to clients.”
Julie Page, Head of Logistics, Line Up Communications

“… Learnt a lot in a short time and can say with confidence that when the next opportunity arises, I will have no hesitation in recommending Istanbul as a destination.”
Angie Mason, Managing Director, MeetingsFare

“… Impressed with the airport, venues and visitor attractions. I would not hold back on giving you any negatives, - but cannot think of any.”
Alan Robinson, Managing Director, Conference and Training Venues

“… I have been singing the praises of Istanbul since my return.”
Lisa Martin, Event Manager, Reed & Mackay

“ ….It doesn’t matter how good the destination is, it only works if you have a good team. The whole program over three days was flawless and your team are excellent.”
Alan Rogers, Chief Executive, Red Carpet Group


If you also wish to participate in one of Omar’s familiarization trips, please feel welcome to contact us at:

Istanbul Head Office: turkey@euromic.com
                   Or Mr. Hasan Dinç
                   Or Mr. Sadik Caglar
UK Office: Mrs. Janice Grant

Alternatively, you can visit us at EIBTM in Geneva and at the M&IT Show in London :

21 - 23 May EIBTM - GENEVA
Sadik Cglar, Hasan Dinc & Janice Grant will be present at the Turkey stand, 2551/2561, and at the Euromic stand, N° 2081

19 & 20 June M&IT Show - EXCEL, LONDON
Janice Grant & Hasan Dinc will be present at the Turkey stand, N° H44
St. Irene

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