Birgül has Bodrum in her sightsIt’s always a pleasure to meet Birgül Özden and International Confex 2012 afforded another opportunity. Birgül and her husband have the most distinguished DMC in Turkey, MEP Destination Management, and, recession or not, it continues to set new records year after year. ‘We are currently making all the arrangements for a conference in Istanbul for 3,000 delegates’, she says.
In spite of many years in the MICE business, Birgül is always excitedly looking forward to something new.
‘Bodrum’, she advised. ‘Watch that space. It’s the latest hot destination in Turkey’. Bodrum is investing and the top hotels are moving in. In 2013 Mandarin Oriental is going to be there with a residential resort. Four Seasons is building a luxury residential complex and Aman Resorts is on its way.
‘Close to Bodrum is Torba Beach, a self-contained resort on Turkey’s Aegean coast. It is becoming very popular for hotel and resort investments, too’.
If Birgül is keen on the destination, then Bodrum can look forward to a successful future!