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Turkish Airlines Stopover Project

  • Information

    Turkish Airlines launched their new stopover project in August 2017! This stopover project offers passengers travelling on Turkish Airlines to many of their hundreds of international destinations, complimentary accommodation and a great opportunity to discover the unique beauties of Istanbul during their connecting time in this beautiful city.

    What you get

    • When travelling in Economy Class with a stopover in Istanbul of 20 hours or longer, you're eligible to get one-night complimentary accommodation at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
    • When travelling in Business Class with a stopover in Istanbul of 20 hours or longer, you're eligible to get two nights complimentary accommodation at a 5-star hotel including breakfast.
    • Accommodation is in central areas in Istanbul.

    What you need to pay for

    • Transfers between the airport and your accommodation.
    • All meals except the complimentary breakfast
    • All other items not specified

    Very important

    South African Passport Holders DO require visas for Turkey but they are free of charge and easy to apply for online. Please use this link and ensure that you apply for your visa at least 48 hours prior to departure for Turkey. Please print out a copy of your visa and keep it with you at all times.

    How to book this

    • Call our direct sales team on 021 020 0559 or Email with your travel dates. Don’t wait too long before you take advantage of the Turkish airlines stopover programme!
    • You need to be departing from South Africa and arriving in Asia (Far East), America (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Cuba), United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Middle East ( Iran and Saudi Arabia Hajj- Umrah Flights ) , Israel, North Africa ( Morocco and Tunisia )
    • You must be travelling on a return ticket with Turkish Airlines (this offer is NOT valid on one ways and awards tickets)
    • The departure and last arrival point must be South Africa-for example Cape Town-Istanbul-Frankfurt-Istanbul-Cape Town
    • You need to have more than 20 hours connecting time in Istanbul (in either direction) to qualify for the complimentary stopover programme.
    • You can only take advantage of this awesome deal in one direction for example on your way to London or on your way back but not in both directions
    • Once your ticket has been booked and paid for, your Travelstart travel consultant will book your accommodation directly with Turkish Airlines and you will be emailed a hotel voucher
    • On arrival in Istanbul you need to make your own way to the hotel where you will need to produce your voucher at check-in. You can check in when you arrive even if its early morning-rooms are ready upon arrival.
    • Enjoy the wonderful sights that Istanbul has to offer
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