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Putting Kars on the map

Putting Kars on the map
Kars fort. Photo: Inga Michaeli

In light of the warming relations between Israel and Turkey and what seems like welcome signs of recovery in outbound tourism from Israel, a small delegation was invited on Sunday to explore the Kars region in northeastern Turkey.

Invited by Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) and Turkish Airlines, the delegation included a Passport Group representative, along with other journalists, suppliers, and content creators.

Aerial view of the ruins of Ani. Photo: Inga Michaeli

The goal of this fam trip was to showcase a relatively unknown region of Turkey, known for its history, caucasian traditions, and the ski resort Sarıkamış. The delegation visited Kars town, explored the ancient city of Ani and Çıldır lake, and sampled a bit of local life.

There are two daily flights by Turkish Airlines from TLV to Kars, connecting in Istanbul, either at Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Istanbul International airport, a total of four daily flights.

Coming soon more information, impressions, and photogenic footage of this winter wonderland just waiting for Israeli tourists.

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Editor in chief of Passport.News. I'm a translator by profession, specializing in tourism. A long trip to Vermont in 2010 led me to launch a blog and gain a following; my musings about travel and work quickly landed me an item in Israel’s top travel magazine, and the rest is history. Today I write for some of the leading magazines and newspapers in Israel, both print and online. I'm also a content editor for the Mapo travelers app and IG community, and I'm currently writing the first ever travel guide to the UAE in Hebrew.


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