ASIA MINOR

Ziya Gokmen 

Travel Liaison – Asia Minor

 

Education

1984-1988 9 Eylul University is in Izmir -Faculty of Business Administration Bachelor Degree

Courses

1989 Professional Tourist Guide Training Course organized by 9 Eylul University.The course is under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism.

Awards

2000 Kocaeli University for the fundraising efforts in U.S.A in collaboration with World Medical Relief in Detroit for the 1999 earthquake victims medicalcare.

Business Experience

2011-2016     We have founded a boutique travel company called TravelRefinery based in Istanbul

I have worked as a freelance Proffesional Tour Guide for 24 years.

  2009 - 2010  United Travel Services, New Faces Travel, Access Travel, Tura Tourism

  2000 - 1997  Magister (Grand European Tours and Travcoa Tours )

· O.D.S ( Smithsonian Study Tours and Intrav )

Tekser ( Gate 1 and General Tours) , United Travel Services ( Globus &  Cosmos Tours ), I.T.S. (Renaissance Cruise Excursions )

 1997 - 1994 Tekser , Tantur , Ramtur , Art tours , ITS, Tura

 1991 - 1989 Tekser

Volunteer Work , Hobbies and Publications

Aiesec (International Association of Students in Economics and Managerial Sciences ), Search & Rescue Team Member, Photography , Motorcycling, Trekking.

 I have given several presentations for some travel events on behalf of Turkish Airlines in USA as a destination expert.

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my slides have been published in the brochures and the  booklet called 500 years with Jewish people published in 1992 by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

An article published in Mediterranean Magazine in January 2000 issue. (What makes Turkey interesting for people to  visit).

2010 – 2006  I have been assigned by Turkish Ministry of Culture to attend  

 NRB (National Religious Broadcasters Meeting) in USA.

I have given several presentations for some travel events on behalf of Turkish Airlines in USA as a destination expert.

Some of our  VIP clients

Bill Clinton (Former President of United States)

Mrs.Maggie Dailey (Former first lady of Chicago) 

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud

Adriana Lima (The Model)

Jean Cretien (Former Canadian Prime Minister)

Bernard Kouchner (French Minister of Foreign Affairs)

Jared Diamond  The Author of Guns, Germs and Steel)

John Sexton (President of NYU)

Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)

Ajay Banga CEO of Mastercard

Indra Nooyi CEO of Pepsi Co.

Nitin Nohria (Harvard Business School)

Peggy Dulany (Rockefeller famiy)

 

Languages 

Turkish and English

 

Email: info@tbctl.com