Orange Turkey was the first company in the group to be named “Orange” when it was set up in 2009, and is now a fully-owned subsidiary of the Group. With offices located in the most important street of Istanbul, home to several other travel agencies, tour operators and airline offices, Orange is at the forefront.
Small by the standards of the big market is operates in, Orange Turkey is nevertheless well very well-known and highly regarded in the B2B sector in which it operates. Its focus is almost entirely on wholesaling cruises, and package travel to Malta and Sicily. As regards to cruises, the company is Costa Cruises’ top-selling agency in the country accounting for about 35% of all sales, but of course also sells other cruise brands. In relation to packages to Malta, Orange is, rightly so the number one tour operator and enjoys the support of almost all the biggest travel companies in Turkey.
The biggest travelling companies work with Mobile-based apps make finding bikes, scooters and even motorbikes incredibly easy for riders 18 and older, without the hassle of finding a rental shop (and potentially negotiating rates in a foreign language). One of the major players in the space, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Uber, which runs Jump (bikes and scooters in 32 cities and 10 countries) and recently partnered with Lime (scooters in 100 cities and 25 countries). In the United States, the Uber competitor Lyft is also in the scooter game (20 cities) and operates city bike shares in eight cities.
Other common operators to look for include Bird (scooters in 100-plus cities), which recently acquired San Francisco-based company Scoot (scooters, bikes and motorbikes, in various combinations, in San Francisco, Barcelona and Santiago). Most of these companies have both a United States and international presence, and are growing fast — scope out availability through company websites before an upcoming trip, and download apps as needed. If you’re already an Uber or Lyft user, you’ll be able to access bikes and scooters through your existing account.
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