In 2019 Value for money is going to be the key for most sun seekers – Travel firms are expecting people to pack their bags and head for Turkey and Egypt. With the current exchange rate so poor in the Eurozone you’re guaranteed to make your pound go further here.
And did you know that Turkey has more blue flag beaches, awarded for water quality, than Jamaica, Italy and the Bahamas put together?
2018 was a bumper holiday season for Turkish tourism, with the cost of living lower than parts of Europe and all year round sunshine the trend is set to be even higher in 2019. Tour companies such as Thomson and Travelcare are already reporting a massive rise in early bookings it seems the doom and gloom of Britain is soon to be forgotten, for the lucky ones anyway.
Now it’s official!!!
The Turkish government has insisted that the tourism sector is capable of holding up in the face of the global financial crisis.
Culture and tourism minister Ertugrul Gunay said people across the world are continuing to take foreign holidays, despite the economic downturn, reports the Turkish Daily News.
He stated that Turkey is well-placed to benefit as consumers from other European countries in particular are tending to visit relatively close destinations.
“Turkey can turn the crisis into an opportunity if it promotes itself well internationally,” he commented.
Mr Gunay added that the European country is planning to step up its overseas marketing efforts in the next year in order to highlight its diverse range of attractions.
This comes after figures from the Association of British Travel Agents revealed that the number of summer bookings for trips to Turkey went up by 20% this year.
With a plethora of sun, sea, mountains and lakes Turkey is a holiday makers dream. The reputation of the Turkish folk is one of amazing hospitality. The local cuisine is simply divine.
With such a huge number of things to do in Turkey we will list just a few – the beach, sun, sand holiday goes without saying. There are also such a long list of ancient ruins, mosques and museums to visit. Take a look at our area guide for more information or our travel guide for frequently asked questions.
A boat trip would be a must, as would a visit to a Turkish bath. Go belly dancing and bargain shopping or just enjoy the fabulous food Turkey has to offer. For the adventurous at heart you can enjoy just about any sport you desire, from white water rafting to scuba diving, parasailing and skiing.
Sailing in Turkey
Sailing around the fabulous Turkish Coastline can be an exhilarating experience and a marvellous way to enhance your holiday enjoyment. There are few better ways to unwind and escape the stresses of modern day-to-day life!