Parasol Tours, founded in 1994 in Turkey, is an independent and privately owned tour operator that excelled in providing custom-tailored luxury & cost-effective travel and MICE organizations. Since the company’s first day Parasol Tours manages its high-quality travel operations and services from its own corporate offices in Turkey and representatives and colleagues in Virginia (USA), Melbourne (Australia) and Athens (Greece). After having served only within Turkey until a few years ago, Parasol Tours now serves to more destinations around the world.
Parasol Tours’ main objective is to “encourage and maintain the highest ethical standards of honesty and professionalism in all of its business and tourism activities”. The professional staff is committed to providing the best possible services to international guests visiting our destinations. Thus, the company makes every effort to provide memorable journeys that differ from the mainstream “whistle stop coach tour” approach. All tours focus on a highly ‘personal approach.’ The customized services emphasize the arts, history and culture of the countries, which can be modified in order to meet the expectations of the guests. We make every effort to see that those expectations are fulfilled with personalized services in harmony with the sterling reputation of the company.
The primary advantage for Parasol Tours is that the founder, Gokhan KORKMAZ, Ph.D., has been in the tourism sector since 1984, first as a professional tour guide and then a tour operator. He has also taken active role at the official tourism organization (TURSAB) of Turkey as an auditor and head of one of the regional offices. Our company has wide business relationships throughout that enable us to implement the services in the best possible manner and with competitive prices. The average employment time of our core associates is around 20 years. The important benefits of our long-term team are their “confidence, security, and safety standards” that comply with all official and ethical commitments.
Parasol Tours has a proud history of providing the highest-quality travel services to all guests visiting our destinations. These satisfied clients, largely through ‘word-of-mouth’ testimonies, have introduced the company to esteemed international travel companies, universities and religious groups that organize cultural, educational and recreational trips. Our guests arrive from many parts of the world, but especially from the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, Equador and Chile.
The Parasol Tours family welcomes travelers to our destinations. The travel experience is a multi-colored mosaic of cultures, natural beauty and historical heritage of thousands of years, that offers the guests a complete change from the anxieties and routine of daily life. Often our guests find that one tour is not enough, and they will come back again and again to discover one extraordinary place after another. Parasol Tours is committed to making all your vacations memorable and unforgettable experiences.