TRAVEL INFO

Travel info

Location

Located in the heart of the world, Istanbul is easily accessible by air. The city has two main international airports, Istanbul Ataturk Airport on the European side and the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian side.  A third new airport, set to be one of the largest in the world in terms of Passenger capacity, is due to be completed during this year 2019, making Istanbul the largest airline hub in the world.

Transfers will be provided from both main airports so feel free to book your more convenient flight to attend this year’s amazing MarketHub!

Key information

Climate

Temperatures in May range from 20ºC to 16ºC

Shop hours

General opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 19:00, with one-hour break from 13:00 to 14:00. Shops remain closed on Sunday.

Time zone

GMT+3

Electricity supply

Turkish power plugs are two round pins running at 200V 

Payments

Credit cards are generally accepted; VISA and MasterCard are most commonly accepted. 

Language

Turkish is the first language. English is spoken in tourist centers.

Currency

Turkish lira. Hold on to the Exchange slips issued when forein currency is converted into the local currency, until you reconvert it again.

Tips

It’s customary to hand out tips ranging from 5% to 15% at places like restaurants and hotels. Drivers of dolmus and taxis do not expect tips.