Firuz B. Bağlıkaya was born in Istanbul. After completing his higher education in the department of Hotel Management and Tourism, he studied foreign languages in abroad.
He has been working in the tourism sector specifically in hotel management and travel agencies since 1980. Between the years of 1995 and 2020, he conducted tour operator activities with the brand Detur which brought more than 250 thousand tourists annually from Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Mr. Bağlıkaya continues to work in different fields of the tourism sector, mainly in the travel agency.
Firuz B. Bağlıkaya is assigned as a member of the Board of Management of the Turkey Basketball Federation for a while. In addition to this duty, he also participated in prestigious international organizations like the FIBA World Basketball Cup, the World Gulf Championship, and the Final Four of the European Basketball Championship in Turkey and Europe.
Between the years 2011 and 2014, he served as the 2nd President of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB). Since March 2018 he is the President of TÜRSAB. Bağlıkaya also serves as the Chairman of the International Congress and Exhibition Center (UKTAŞ) and Kuşadası Efes Congress Center (KOMER); Istanbul Congress and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) Board Member, Tourism and Travel Agencies Foundation (TURSAV) President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tourism Development and Education Foundation (TUGEV) Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Travel Agencies and Guides Council Member.