Firuz Barbaros Bağlıkaya
After receiving Hotel Management and Tourism Vocational education in Ankara, he graduated college of foreign languages. He studied foreign languages in Germany.
In 1980, he started to work in the tourism sector in the fields of hotel management and the travel agency profession.
As of 1995, he began tour operator activities as Detur, in Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Today, Detur serves over 250 thousand guests in Northern countries.
Firuz B. Bağlıkaya, who also served as an Executive Board Member for a certain period in the Turkish Basketball Federation, participated in important international organizations in Turkey and Europe such as FIBA World Basketball Championship, World Golf Championship and Final Four European Basketball Championship. Detur is currently the only authorized travel agency for the Final Four and the Euroleague.
He served as the Vice President of TÜRSAB between 2011 – 2014 and since March 2018 he is the President of TÜRSAB, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies.
Besides being the President of International Congress and Exhibition Center Facilities Operation Trading Inc. (UKTAŞ), Mr. Baglıkaya is Istanbul Congress and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) Board Member, Tourism and Travel Agencies Foundation (TURSAV) President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of the Board of Tourism Development and Education Foundation (TUGEV) and Council President of Travel Agents and Guides Council at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
He is married with four children. He speaks English fluently.
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