Cem Polatoğlu

Cem Polatoğlu

Founding Member of the Tour Operators Platform Chairman of the Board of Tur Andiamo Travel Agency

He worked at hotels, bazaars, agencies and also worked as a professional tourist guide and agency owner. He graduated from ITU Shipbuilding Department, got his master’s degree at Nord Caroline S.U. in the USA, and did his doctorate at the WTU in Wien/Austria. He worked at the United Nations Maritime Law Department (USA) in 1987 and IBM (Spain) in 1988. In his overseas experience of more than 10 years, he worked at big and medium-scale travel agencies in the USA, Spain, Italy and Austria. In Turkey, he worked at ASYA TOUR and DURU TOURISM for a short while. He is a founding member of the JAYCESS Young Entrepreneurs’ Association Turkey. He returned home and founded PRONTOTOUR in 1994. After the transfer of PRONTOTOUR, he founded BARACUDATOUR in 2003 and Tur Andiamo in 2012. Starting from 1994, he has taken up roles in various commissions at TÜRSAB. He speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, English and German and is a professional tourist guide licensed by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Tourism. He is married with two children.