Hurghada and all the Egyptian Red Sea coast is a paradise for diving, wind surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling & other water sports and beach activities. To promote this unique destination and attract tourists from all over the World, Turkish Airlines Hurghada organized a WATER SPORTS FESTIVAL in Hurghada. It took place at the Movie Gate Hotel on the 5th of May 2017. Accordingly to an overwhelming response, it was decided to make this event annually on the same day 5/5 as a new tradition! The opening day on the beach under the sun was full of activities such as diving, boat trips, kite surfing, beach volley ball, and sport competitions including the underwater treasure hunt and kite surf races. Volley ball, and sport competitions including the underwater treasure hunt and kite surf races. The program also included boxing, an oriental show, and a scrumptious breakfast & lunch buffet where no one left hungry. The event concluded with a gala dinner followed by an awards ceremony. Among the prizes were several round-trip air tickets, hotel room-nights and lots of souvenirs. Three hundred T-shirts & caps were distributed to the participants and sponsors throughout the event. Turkish airlines loyalty program for the Frequent Flyer Miles & Smiles also participated in the festival, with more than 250 new members took prizes through the raffle drawing. The event was successfully covered by 25 different journalists, TV channels, bloggers from the European press, online media and of course lots of representation from local media. A huge number of sponsors supported the festival through their presence and prize contributions.
A guest of honor, Mr. Ahmed Gabr, who holds the Guinness World Records for both: The Deepest Scuba Dive and The Deepest Scuba Dive in Sea Water enjoyed the event tremendously. All guests and participants expressed their great excitement and full satisfaction that created not only unforgettable memories but a lasting impression of our magnificent Red Sea. Mr Ahmet Akbulut, General Manager of Turkish Airlines Hurghada said that he strongly believes that such an event is a good and successful way to show all advantages of holidays of the Red Sea worldwide and increase the awareness of the company's brand at the same time. Turkish Airlines Hurghada team sincerely thanks all related departments who gave full support for this successful event with high value branding on ground, in the sky and even underwater!