From EXPO 2015 Milano to EXPO 2016 Antalya..

As you know, next year the EXPO 2016 will be held in Antalya. Before EXPO 2016, Antalya City Blog visited EXPO 2015 Milano. Let's see photos..

From EXPO 2015 Milano to EXPO 2016 Antalya..

As you know, next year the EXPO 2016 will be held in Antalya. Before EXPO 2016, Antalya City Blog visited EXPO 2015 Milano. Let's see photos..

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Serbian TV star Ivana Djordjevic supports Antalya City Blog & Antalya on social media

Famous Serbian TV star Ivana Djordjevic supports Antalya City Blog & Antalya on social media. She is really a great lady who loves Antalya and gave her support to Antalya City Blog's new hashtags #ExploreAntalya & #LoveAntalya.

Here are the amazing photos from Ivana's Antalya vacation:

Antalya City Blog introduce new hashtags for Antalya's promotion

Antalya City Blog introduce new hashtags for Antalya's promotion. These are #LoveAntalya & #ExploreAntalya
No major campaign today is complete without a hashtag.

What Exactly Is A Hashtag?
A hashtag is a word with a “#” symbol in front of it. In the social media world, these words become a search function, that connects the searcher to conversations and content based on the hashtag they’ve looked up. Even emojis can now be used as searchable hashtags on particular networks (Instagram and Twitter). Hashtags are often used for novelty or to group content for others to find. On various networks, you can click on a hashtag, and it will bring up all posts that contain that specific hashtag.

A timeline of the evolution of the hashtag:

  • August 2007 – Hashtags first proposed for use on Twitter
  • July 2009 – Twitter officially embraces the hashtag linking to a list of all tweets for anything proceeded by #
  • January 2011 – Instagram add hashtag support
  • Spring 2011 – Twitter plays a role in the Civil unrest of the Arab Spring. #Bahrain becomes one of the most used hashtags of all time
  • October 2011 – Google+ begins automatically linking all hashtags in posts
  • January 2013 – Half of Superbowl ads include a hashtag
  • June 2013 – Facebook begins supporting hashtags
  • October 2013 – The Advertising Standards Authority (UK) and the FTC (USA) state that adverts made via a celebrities Twitter page should incorporate the hashtag “#ad

The purpose of Hashtags

Hashtags can help make the connection in the consumer's mind between a social media concept and a brand and its campaigns such as an offer or regular content. Some social media users follow specialist hashtags so they can help a little in increasing visibility.  So, our new hashtags can help to promote Antalya on social media.

Please use our new for :

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Get Free Official App of Expo 2016 Antalya

Get free official app of Turkey's first Expo Expo 2016 Antalya from GooglePlay, AppStore and Apple Itunes >


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Monday, April 18, 2016

How to visit Expo 2016 Antalya: Tickets and Tips

Due to the World Expo 2016 Antalya City is full of interesting events and in our opinion this is an additional reason to visit the city. Expo Antalya 2016 in a certain way changed the life of citizens: new highways and subways were opened due to Expo2016 and Antalya is full of life and tourists from all over the world.

To be onest in order to visit Expo Antalya 2016 you need more than a day! So much so that you would like to come back soon, this time bringing all the family!

We  would like to leave you some practical information for visiting Expo 2016 Antalya. Why it’s worth it, at least in our opinion.

Expo 2016 Antalya Tickets: Costs and Where to Buy Them

Daily Entrance Fees

Adult (14 - 64 Years old)60 ₺
Student, 65+ years old30 ₺
Child 7-13 years old15 ₺
Child (0 - 6 years old), DisabledFree
Family% 20 Discount
There are discounts for students, families and old people. We are now looking for the best option – or cheaper – to go for a whole day! 
Expo 2016 Antalya tickets can be bought on site at the ticket office, or from authorized resellers or online at the website of Expo 2016 in Antalya -->

Go to Expo 2016 Antalya with kids

In 2016, one of the most important worldwide organizations, A1 Category Botanical Expo, is going to be held in Antalya with the theme of “Flowers and Children”. So, children are very important for Expo 2016 Antalya. It made sense to go with the kids at the Expo in Milan. The answer for us is positive: children are having fun at the Expo 2016, there is an island dedicated to them. There are also some “baby point” for change and even the Strollers Rent Point. 
How To Get There
EXPO 2016 ANTALYA horticultural exhibition site is located in the City of Antalya, Aksu District, within the limits of the Solak Village, directly across from the West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute (BATEM), 17 km from the city centre.
Transportation to EXPOcentre, after reaching Konyaaltı Region or Antalya Bus Terminal. 2016 Antalya from the City Centre
After passing the Antalya airport on Aspendos Boulevard, continue driving straight for about 11 km. The EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition site is located on the D400 Antalya/Mersin highway.
Alternative means of transportation; Buses, taxis, private service buses and private automobiles.
A light rail transportation system running from the city centre of Antalya to the EXPO 2016 ANTALYA Botanic exhibition site is currently under construction. Upon completion of the new system, visitors are expected to be able to access the expo site via a faster, more comfortable transportation option.
Arriving to EXPO 2016 Antalya from Gazipaşa 
After reaching Alanya, located 44km from Gazipaşa, it is possible to access the EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition site via intercity buses departing which depart from Antalya every thirty minutes. 
Arriving to EXPO 2016 Antalya from Kalkan
It is possible to reach the exhibition area by intercity buses from Kalkan, located is 220 km from Antalya. The transportation is provided by vehicles departing to the EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition site from the city centre, after reaching Konyaaltı Region or Antalya Bus Terminal.

Who is going to Antalya this year to visit Expo 2016?

Expo 2016 Antalya is a non-commercial World Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. For the first time in the history of world fairs, the theme of a World Expo is flowers and children: A Green Life For Future Generations. This theme will unite over 51 participants into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global ecological system and the sustainable development of our planet.
Running for 190 days (from 23 April to 30 October), this giant exhibition site, covering 0 hectares of Expo land, 4 main areas called Expo Hill, Expo Forest, Expo Pond and Expo Tower are going to be visited by millions of tourists. It is expected to welcome over 8 million visitors who will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition.

Expo 2016 Antalya will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its entertaining pavilions, but also for its contribution towards education on ecology and the planet’s precious resources. 
 During Expo period of six months 20.000 different activities are going to be organized including panel discussions, meetings, seminars, performing arts events, concerts and most importantly children congresses. The current state of the local landscaping which is arranged by the local municipalities and the tourism sector is a positive and encouraging position for Antalya. 
Antalya is an ideal geographical location for the Expo. With its 640 km long coastline and its rich history and incredible natural beauty, Antalya spreads out right in front of your eyes. There are approximately 300 antique sites to visit such as Aspendos, Termessos, Phaselis, St. Nicholas, Perge and the ruins of the ancient city of Patara. The excellent combination of the sea and sun, beaches, breath taking waterfalls and authentic localities such as Olympos make it virtually a wonderland. Its 500.000 bed capacity with 240 five star hotels, addressing 2 billion people within a 4 hours flight distance, proves its enormous tourism potential. Antalya, with its enormous variety of beautiful geographical features, and a population approaching two million, has a temperate climate and an endemic plant structure. The flora of Turkey is relatively rich with 9.160 species and a great number of new species are still being documented.  In Turkey, the rate of endemism is relatively high when compared with other European countries. The number of endemic species in Turkey is greater than 3.300. Of these, there are 500 endemic species in Antalya. Antalya’s natural beauty has turned it into a centre of attraction.

The city's economy is founded on the 3 mainstays of: Tourism, agriculture, commerce and industry. Manufacturing companies in different fields are active alongside the organized industrial zone. Annually more than 10 million foreign visitors come to Antalya. And, of course, agriculture shows the other side of Antalya. Identified with the blue sea Antalya also has a green face. When Antalya agriculture is mentioned, the sectors that undoubtedly come to mind are fresh fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. With 45.246 hectares of a potential vegetable production area, Antalya has 13 % of the vegetable production in Turkey and 36 % of Turkey’s total production in the cut flower sector, exporting to 57 countries, is in Antalya.
The ornamental plants sector, which is an integral part of Antalya, provides many social benefits, from the creation of employment to attaining economic value in many areas, not only at local level but also at national level. The Flower Festival which has now become a tradition is being held for the seventh time this year and international seminars, trade fairs and trade delegations continue throughout the year. These are some of the organizations which are at the heart of the ornamental plants sector in Antalya.
So, Who is going to Antalya this year to visit Expo 2016?  
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