NEWS & DEVELOPMENTS

2015

 07 July 2015 - Samuel Eto'o signs a contract with Antalyaspor with the sponsorship of IATI

IATI continues its contributions to sports: World famous football player Samuel Eto'o signed a contract with Antalyaspor with the sponsorship of IATI.

More than 1000 fans were present at the ceremony took place at Akdeniz University at 7th of July.

Talking at the ceremony, IATI CEO and Antalyaspor Deputy President Levent Aydın stated that " Samuel Eto'o is a living football legend. Top goal scorer of the African continent. The show at Antalyaspor is just started and it will be a big hit at the box office. Our new stadium capacity is 33.0000. We would like to see all our supporters at the stadium."

In the ceremony Samuel Eto'o thanked the fans and declared that they will write a small but very important part of history at Antalyaspor with his teammates, managers and fans.


 25 May 2015 - Travelport Strengthens Relationship with IATI in Turkey

Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has announced the signing of a five-year agreement with IATI Travel, the largest business-to-business (B2B) travel franchise in Turkey, to provide content distribution services and IT solutions to its operations worldwide.

This new agreement will see the two companies continue to work together in Turkey and the 41 other countries worldwide where, but will extend the geographical width and breadth of the partnership to cover six new countries including Pakistan, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan. 

IATI is an “all online systems integrator” providing a reliable online shopping platform between agents and travel product suppliers. It provides agents and its users with real time price and availability from various travel product suppliers, enabling them to purchase online.

Levent Aydın, Chairman of the Board, IATI, said; “We are pleased to announce this new agreement with Travelport. Our partnership with Travelport supports IATI’s competitive advantage; our decision to strengthen our partnership further through this new agreement is borne from our experience to date with Travelport’s travel commerce platform and their innovative technology solutions. It is our goal to continue to broaden our industry presence and drive our renowned customer service to new levels in the countries we do business and this partnership will support us in achieving those goals.”

Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, AFMESA, Travelport said; “Travelport is proud to extend and grow its successful partnership with IATI to new territories. IATI clients will benefit from our unique travel commerce platform providing unrivalled air, hotel and car content and with a complete package of leading technology including our innovative point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint which allows travel agents to sell more effectively and earn new revenue streams.”

About IATI

IATI is the leading online travel platform in Turkey, Europe, Russia, CIS and Middle East, actively used by more than 20,000 agents worldwide with its popular B2B platform, Aerobilet – B2C platform and HWEB – dynamic packaging engine for hotels. IATI is a Fortune 500 country in Turkey, and the fastest growing tourism company in the sector. IATI's 2015 expected revenue is over 500 million USD.

About Travelport

Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry.  With a presence in over 170 countries, over 3,400 employees and 2014 net revenue of over $2.1 billion.

2014

 20 January 2014 - IATI has signed a global contract with Amadeus

Founded in 2010 and ranked among the fastest growing companies in Turkey, IATI entered into a new partnership agreement with Amadeus - renowned software corporation providing solutions for flight details, pricing, reservation and ticketing operations of major airlines and travel service providers worldwide. IATI aims to attain its place among world’s giants by leading the way in Turkey with this agreement.

WE ARE TAKING STEP TO LEADERSHIP

IATI General Manager, Levent Aydın, emphasized their goal to lead the travel industry and “We are taking step to leadership with this agreement” he stated.

Underlining the fact that reservation is not made without checking on internet anymore, Aydın indicated that “Travel industry stakeholders will achieve better service in the world as access to product is acceralating remarkably.”

AMONG THE PIOONERS IN TURKEY

Reminding that an agreement had been signed on a local scale merely for Turkish market with Amadeus for years ago, Aydın pointed out that the new agreement is global and touched upon the prospective contributions of this cooperation;

“We are the industry leader in Turkey with our 20 years experience. Our vision is to invest in technology and carry the travel pattern a step forward constantly. Signed with our technology partner Amadeus, this agreement shall be applicable for all countries where we have operations, currently 29 countries. As far as I am concerned, IATI is one of the first agencies signing global agreement with Amadeus. Now, technology is much more important than ever to meet the increasing demand.”

NEW OPPORTUNITIES, NEW TARGETS

Amadeus Central, Eastern and Southern Europe Director, Lutz Vorneweg stated that new opportunities and targets will emerge following the execution of this agreement with IATI. IATI has become one of the principal business partners of Amadeus in Turkey by virtue of this agreement.

FASTEST-GROWING TOURISM COMPANY

IATI achieved to rank among the fastest-growing companies within a quite short time although founded in 2010 and managed to enter into Fortune 500 List in Turkey, at its second year of establishment, with its 232,5 million TL turnover, ranking 444th at the list. Furthermore, IATI was awarded as the fastest growing tourism company in Turkey in 2012 as well. The company’s objective is to become an international brand and challenge leading online travel systems such as Booking.com and Expedia.

15 THOUSAND AGENCIES USE IATI SYSTEM IN 29 COUNTRIES... DAILY 7 THOUSAND TRANSACTIONS...

Over 7 thousand transactions are made a day on IATI system used by more than 15 thousand agencies in 29 countries in the world, from Pakistan to Cape Town, Libya to USA. And the target is to reach 50 thousand transactions a day...

IATI’s airlines portfolio offers over 180 scheduled airlines, domestic airlines, regional charters, low cost carriers and private jets. +300 thousand hotels all over the world and over 80 rent a car firms services are offered on system.

“You may provide flight tickets, hotel or transfer products separately through different systems. However, it is possible to find all products on IATI system.” summarizes Levent Aydın, IATI General Manager.

2013

01 July 2013 - IATI is at the Fortune 500 List in Turkey

IATI managed to enter into Fortune 500 List in Turkey, at its second year of establishment, with its 232,5 million TL turnover, ranking 444th at the list.

The fastest growing tourism company in Turkey : IATI

IATI became the top 8th fastest growing company in Fortune 500 list for Turkey with an annual growing rate of 109%. This annual growing rate also makes IATI the fastest growing tourism company in Turkey. At the same period, IATI also managed to increase its annual export rate to 150%, securing the top 18th place in this category.

At its first year at the list, IATI is also listed as the 17th biggest tourism company in Turkey and 6th in Antalia Province with its first two year performance.

2013 target: 1 billion TL turnover.

There is also a special interview with IATI General Manager, Levent Aydın, at the Fortune Magazine. Aydın stated that, IATI already surpassed the 2012 turnover at the first 5 months of this year and the target is 1 billion TL. at the end of the year. With this performance IATI will become one of the candidates for the top 100 part of the list. There are 111 companies in the list who have more than 1 billion TL turnover.

Currently more than 7000 travel transactions take place in the IATI platform. Aydın states that IATI's target is to reach 50000 transactions a day, and the growth rate for the next year will be 400%.

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Stating that their goal is to become a global brand originating from Turkey, Aydın reminded that eventhough Turkey is a leading actor in tourism, there are no global brands except tour operators and hotels, and their aim is to become a leading worldwide travel search engine. Remembering that the monthly reservation capacity of booking.com is equal to the yearly capacity of Antalia, there is a feasible potential to achieve this goal.

The secret ingredient of success: win-win

Commenting on IATI's fast growth and success, Aydın stated that they have created a win-win solution for all stakeholders in the tourism sector, relying on their 20 years of experience on tourism and travel products."We have combined the needs and trends with technology" he stated.

We have formed a strong R&D center in Antalia where all our solutions and applications are created in-house. Our R&D team consists of individuals with global experience on their professions,who created various innovations on their fields.

We are shaping the future of tourism

Stating that the current traditional tourism business model, dating back to 25 years before, has lost its credibility and far from fullfilling the demands of customers and suppliers, Aydın indicated that the new IATI business model will enhance the abilities of all stakeholders in tourism sector by gathering them on the same platform, enabling them to compete with the global market conditions.

27 May 2013 - IATI Agent Application for iPad has been released.

IATI Agent Application has been released. IATI agents can now access IATI system through their iPads. The application covers the sales and reporting modules od the IATI system.

You can download IATI Agent Application from this link.

IATI Agent Application is also available for Android tablets.


 27 May 2013 - IATI Agent Application for iPad has been released.

► IATI Agent Application has been released. IATI agents can now access IATI system through their iPads. The application covers the sales and reporting modules od the IATI system.

You can download IATI Agent Application from this link.

IATI Agent Application is also available for Android tablets.

According to BSP sales figures for the first quarter of 2013, IATI is still the leader at ticket sales in Turkey.

IATI was the leader of ticket sales in 2012 according to the sales figure for the whole year.

IATI is the most dominant ticket sales platform in Turkey and neighbouring countries, used by more than 15 000 agents in 24 countries.

IATI has an enourmous portfolio of flights, including regular flights, low cost carriers and regional charters.

IATI technological background for mass level transactions and scalable architecture allows sustainable and quick growth worldwide.


 6 May 2013 - IATI sustains its leadership in airline ticket sales market in Turkey.

According to BSP sales figures for the first quarter of 2013, IATI is still the leader at ticket sales in Turkey.

IATI was the leader of ticket sales in 2012 according to the sales figure for the whole year.

IATI is the most dominant ticket sales platform in Turkey and neighbouring countries, used by more than 15 000 agents in 24 countries.

IATI has an enourmous portfolio of flights, including regular flights, low cost carriers and regional charters.

IATI technological background for mass level transactions and scalable architecture allows sustainable and quick growth worldwide.