Istanbul's official website opens
A new website, Istanbul?s first official digital promotional platform, has gone online, created as a result of the Istanbul Governor?s Office?s ?Digital Platform Project.?
According to the website?s management, the Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau, ?howtoistanbul.com? has been is designed to bring together all services available in the city under one roof.
The website aims to increase the number of foreign visitors to the city and promote the city on international platforms.
Removing the "information pollution" surrounding Istanbul, it bids to provide details on a wide variety of fields, from historical structures to a live event calendar and from ticket purchases to address descriptions.
The website welcomes its guests with a panoramic view of Istanbul and offers categories such as ?Istanbul Guide,? ?Things to Do,? ?Istanbul Essentials,? ?Book Istanbul,? ?Social Istanbul? and ?Taste Istanbul.?
The sub-sections offer more specific information about the modern and historical city. For example, visitors are able to buy flight tickets on the website and learn details about the Museum Card and the Istanbulkart, which makes city life easier.
The website is presented in both Turkish and English and can also be reached through social websites Facebook and Twitter.