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Old 20th August 2015, 21:55   #1 (permalink)
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Turkey drops out of top 10

Listening to the radio this afternoon there was a travel article on Steve Wright show (radio 2). It was about holiday statistics and the guest said that for the first time in 10 years Turkey had dropped out of the top 10 holiday destinations for Brits. Do you think higher air fares are too blame or is Turkey loosing some magic?
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

Brits sick of being ripped off
Current situation with the ISIS to name just two.
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

Ripped off,
High alcohol prices
Being hassled to buy/boat trip/enter restaurant
Been and done Turkey-one place is a carbon copy of another, selling cheap rip off goods
Food predictable with very little foreign food available (I don't consider pizza foreign, nor an option for an evening meal)
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

Flight prices to blame
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

Been waiting for this to happen they have done it to themselfs ,
I for many reasons ,that I won,t bore you with again ,am very very pleased

I am one of many who will have the last laugh

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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

Think its mainly the political climate people worry about isis etc.,
Its a great place for holidaying.
Food is great a good variety.
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

Falling lira threatens Turkey?s G-20 membership

This is of more concern
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

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Listening to the radio this afternoon there was a travel article on Steve Wright show (radio 2). It was about holiday statistics and the guest said that for the first time in 10 years Turkey had dropped out of the top 10 holiday destinations for Brits. Do you think higher air fares are too blame or is Turkey loosing some magic?
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Could be people do not like getting online visa's. They just want to book and go and pay for a visa when they get there.
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

I must say, food in Turkey for me is second to none. International food? Stick to Turkish food, it took us some time to realise what we were actually missing out on.
No two ways about it for me, with what went on in Tunisia was an eye-opener, many Muslim countries will feel the brunt of that & why not?
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Re: Turkey drops out of 10 .

A reduction in the number of flights, not sure if that came about because of lack of interest from the punters.
The food used to be interesting and varied but over the last 10 to 15 years it seems that if one restaurant does an amphora for example and does it well they all want to copy it, I find most but not all the restaurants boring now and to similar.
The visa for some would possibly put them off.
The politcal situation in general in the region plays a part for sure, many people ask me if its safe, I wouldn't say yes or no rather refer them to the FO website and to compare with other countries
Getting hassled isn't a problem for me in Yalikavak and in Bodrum its nowhere as bad as it was in the early 90s in fact its positively refreshing, a lot less of the aggressive touting now, cant speak for other places though although I haven't experienced it in Akyaka or Calis beach either.

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