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IQ Group and Meeting Point International announcing common future Yadel Oskan to head the company as Chairman. Enlarged Management Team to be announced after comprehensive restructuring of all activities. Trading as Meeting Point IQ, Turkey as of 1 November 2011.

Munich/Istanbul, 28 October 2011 – To better service the worldwide customer portfolio consisting of traditional tour operators, specialist tour operators, groups and MICE organizers, cruise lines etc., IQ Group with head office in Istanbul and MPI (Meeting Point International) with head office in Malta and Munich/Germany are announcing the merge of their activities as of 1 November 2011. 49 percent of the shares will be held by Yadel Oskan and 51 percent of the shares will be held by Meeting Point International. The newly structured destination management company (DMC) will trade as Meeting  Point IQ, Turkey in the future.

‘Meeting Point International has become, within a short amount of time, a significant player in the DMC market with more than 15 offices all over the world. Joining the activities will provide very substantial economies of scale, increased and accelerated IT development and a seriously stronger service to our worldwide customers and all suppliers in the Turkish tourism industry’, says Yadel Oskan, who will head the executive management team as Chairman in the future.

Roula Jouny, Managing Director of Meeting Point International, summarizes: ‘IQ group has grown over the last 10 years and is today servicing nearly 700,000 passengers annually, with offices and teams all over Turkey and a vast experience in DMC management. Having worked together with Yadel and his team for many years on an operational level makes it only a natural match to combine the activities and further develop the DMC activities in Turkey for our worldwide partners.’

About Meeting Point International
Meeting Point International is part of the Munich-based FTI Group, one of the leading tour operators in Germany. Meeting Point international companies are already operating in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North America, Asia, Oman, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia, Malta, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Portugal, the Azores and Turkey. The spokeswoman for its dual executive leadership is Roula Jouny, with Mathias Klein as the second managing director.
About IQ Travel Group
The travel and leisure group founded in 1994 by Mr. Yadel Oskan is one of the leading destination management companies in Turkey. With over 700,000 passengers received in 2011 and an even distribution of passengers arrived over the year the group is positioned as the fastest growing destination management company in Turkey.
With a constant investment in human capital and technology the group is ready for the future challenges the travel industry is to face both in terms of technological  innovations and financial profitability. Employing over 300 committed and experienced persons and offices all over Turkey the group serves guests from the whole world with a larger concentration in Western Europe. The head quarter and executive management based is Istanbul and the group has over the years proven to lead development among peers in the destination management category with many innovations in technology, finance and operations.

Note for the editors: We are enclosing a picture of Yadel Oskan, Chairman Meeting Point IQ, Turkey, and Roula Jouny, Managing Director of Meeting Point International. For more information on Meeting Point International please contact the PR division of the FTI Group at press@meetingpoint.com or +49 (0)89 25256190. For more information  on IQ Travel Group please contact Onur Ozer at onur.ozer@iq- travel.com.

Meeting Point International – Corporate Communications – Landsberger Strasse 88 – 80339 Munich Phone +49 (0)89 25256190 – Fax: +49 (0)89 25256199 – E-mail: press@meetingpointint.com – Responsible: Angela Winter

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