TAV Istanbul, Havaş and TAV


TAV Istanbul and Havaş received ‘Airport Operator Company’ and ‘Airport Ground Handling Services Company’ awards respectively at Skalite 2013 while TAV Passport Card awarded in the category “Other Tourism-related Activities”. TAV Passport Card, which was introduced in 2010 by TAV Operation Services and provides extra speed, comfort and privileges to passengers at the airport. ‘Sponsorship Special Award’ was given to TAV Airports who sponsored the event.

Contributing to the development of tourism in Turkey, popularizing quality-consciousness and regarded as the ‘Tourism Oscars’, the 16th annual Skalite Awards were presented in a spectacular reception held at the Haliç Congress Center.

The Skalite 2013 Award was organized by the Istanbul Club of SKAL International, which consists of 89 countries, 500 clubs and 22,000 members from the tourism sector in order to bring the professionals of the tourism sector together to create a communication platform and to determine the bests of the sector. During the ceremony ‘Airport Ground Handling Services’ Award was received by Havaş General Manager Nurzat Erkal, ‘Airport Operator Company’ Award was received by TAV Istanbul Assistant General Manager Ekrem Akgül, and ‘Other Tourism-related Activities’ Award was received by TAV Operation Services Sales & Marketing Coordinator Zeynep Kaptan. ‘Sponsorship Award’ was presented to TAV Airports Corporate Communications Director Bengi Vargül.

The winners have been determined with an electronic voting system in 31 categories with the participation of 980 Skal International Turkey members of 14 clubs. Considered as the ‘Tourism Oscars’, Skalite Awards are given in 16 years to increase service quality in tourism industry. Established in 1932 in Paris, SKAL International has an organizational structure comprising 90 countries, 500 clubs and 22,000 members. Skal Turkey has 14 clubs in various cities and districts having nearly 900 members.