Murat Ayan

Murat Ayan

Managing Director at The Business Class -TBC
Lives in Antalya, Turkey
over 6 months ago

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A senior Travel Trade and Hospitality Industry Professional with 20 years of Managerial experience both in Luxury Hotels and Destination & Events

Vast Experience and B2B knowledge in the areas of Sales & Marketing ,Operations and Multi National tasks and projects .

Passionate and results driven Individual who loves to follow the current trends , dynamics and luxury life styles with first hand Global contacts and friends resulted
thereof .

Loves travelling and experiencing different cultures .

Hobbies include culinary arts , history and collecting biographies


  • Country Sales Manager / Master service Provider (MSP)

    Safe Hotels AB - Antalya, Turkey

    May 2016 - Now · 2 years and 7 months

    Safehotels AB, based in Sweden , connects Certified Hotels and meeting venues to the Travel Industry through its certıficaton programme and independently verifies Safety and Security best practice in hotels, event areas and meeting venues. The certificate , according to The Global Hotel Security Standard© makes communication between Hotels, venues and the Travel Industry easier. I work as a certıfıed consultant / Master Service Provıder for Turkey

  • Managing Director

    The Business Class -TBC - Antalya, Turkey

    June 2013 - Now · 5 years and 6 months

    Co-Founder and Managing director of a niche Destination Management and Events Company offering full service concierge , events management and creative DMC services for bespoke events and operations. The Business Class continues to offer bespoke services in Turkey and recently in Montenegro

  • Disctrict Sales director

    Justi Tour an affiliate of Justiniano Hotel Group - Antalya, Turkey

    Sales & Marketing
    March 2012 - February 2013 · 12 months

    Operations Director of the DMC segment of an Ankara based large Hospitality Group in Turkey with over 4000 beds under the Justiniano hotels Brand. Reporting to the Board of Directors, I Was in charge of budgeting, recruiting and full management of the company which employed 25 full and part time personnel. During my short Employement history in Justi Tour , we have sucessfully undertook and organised 2 bespoke events from GCC countries with 460,000 USD revenue in total . Hermes - terre de Hermes Product launching At Çırağan Kempinski Bosphorus , istanbul Chanel - Annual sales agents meeting at Gloria Golf Resort , Antalya

  • Business Development Manager

    Pamfilya Tourism Inc - Antalya, Turkey

    Sales & Marketing
    February 2010 - February 2012 · 2 years and 1 month

    I was the sole responsible of building and developing the entire MICE department in the company with a small but effective team of 6 team members. We took charge of market research , marketing and undertaking In charge of all M.I.C.E portfolio, having completed over 100 mid to large scale local, national and International Organisations, Events , Conferences and ıncentives , reaching over 10 million USD in revenues in three years equal to 42 % of entire company gross revenues. Reason to leave was a very attractive job and remuneration package received from my next employer.

  • Group Sales Manager

    Mardan Palace Hotel , Antalya - Antalya, Turkey

    Sales & Marketing
    April 2008 - February 2010 · 1 year and 11 months

    I was privileged to be in the opening management team of once the world's most luxurious and extravagant hotel in the world with a 1.4 billion USD investment . My duty and responsibility was to recruit and form my team of 7 people, create and maintain Sales forecasts and worldwide portfolio to attract Incentive, VIP and Corporate groups and ensure the guests receive the most sophisticated and attentive service they have ever come across. During the Hotels opening year operations in year 2009 , Group Sales Department surpassed the anticipated budget by 9 % reaching over 2.4 million USD in group sales only. Left due to the end of my contract


  • Post Graduate

    Hosta Tourism administration and hotel management - Leysin, Switzerland

    January 1988 - December 1990


  • Turkish
    Native or fluent
  • English
    Native or fluent
  • Italian
    Professional working


  • Achieving targets
  • Banquet operations
  • Business Development
  • Conference Management
  • Effective negotiation
  • Event Management
  • Hotel safety & Security
  • KPI analysis
  • Sales & Marketing
  • team coaching & mentoring
  • Team Management


  • member of cHealth Tourism Association in Turkey

  • SKAL ınternational Antalya Chapter member

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