Turkey number 1 summer holiday hotspot for Brits says Holidays-Direct

The latest sales results from online travel agency www.holidays-direct.co.uk show holidays in Turkey are more popular than holidays in Spain, this year. With UK holidaymakers reluctant to head into the Euro-zone Turkey is enjoying a positive year.

Online travel agency Holidays-Direct release details of their latest trend in summer holiday sales over the previous six months, with Turkey being confirmed as the most popular summer holiday destination for 2009.

Online travel agency Holidays-Direct release details of their latest trend in summer holiday sales over the previous six months, with Turkey being confirmed as the most popular summer holiday destination for 2009.

Holidays to Turkey are overtaking holidays to Spain in the latest statistics for the ‘number one’ destination for UK travellers.

Travel advisors at Holidays-Direct.co.uk have received many requests for Turkey holidays to resorts such as; Antalya, Bodrum and Marmaris. With Turkey surrounded by Aegean and Black Seas and enjoying vast amounts of coastline appealing to families, couples and beach lovers alike, many UK holidaymakers are heading to more exotic non-euro resorts where there is greater value for money.

Jon Pearce, Web Marketing Manager of www.holidays-direct.co.uk says: “We have seen a sharp increase in bookings of holidays to Turkey over the last couple of months. Holidaymakers want to make the most of their summer getaways, especially in today’s climate and are choosing destinations which are slightly different to Euro-zone resorts. Holidays which have a more mysterious appeal are proving popular with those who normally travel to Spain, Greece or Italy for example.”

The top 10 summer holiday destinations are:-

  1. Turkey
  2. Spain
  3. Greece
  4. Canaries
  5. Egypt
  6. Portugal
  7. Cyprus
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Italy
  10. Croatia

Holidays-Direct - holidays in Turkey

Jon continues: “Holidaymakers want more for their money and travelling to countries where they have their own currency will not break the bank. With the strength of the pound being far greater than the Euro, better exchange rates are far more attractive.”

Turkey has much to offer its visitors as east meets west in with a mix of modern and traditional architecture, retail establishments and resorts. While western influences create modern amenities, giving a more homely vibe, the eastern diversity gives more depth to the tourist regions and visitor excursions.

Day tripping to Turkey’s capital Istanbul is perfect for couples and explorers, checking out ancient ruins, suburban cafes and bars. Turkey’s many beaches are the main attraction for many families, couples and singles. Culture-rich, family-friendly Turkey is rapidly becoming Britain’s number one summer holiday destination of 2009.

About www.holidays-direct.co.uk

Online travel agency www.holidays-direct.co.uk is part of the Midlands Co-operative Society Group and is a member of ABTA. They specialise in providing affordable flights and accommodation in the top holiday destinations around the world.

Midlands Co-op Travel, incorporating Ilkeston Co-op Travel, is the No 1 independent travel agent in the Midlands.

Holidays-Direct

Central House, Hermes Rd

Eastern Avenue

Lichfield

Staffordshire

WS13 6RH

Tel:  0844 553 3500

Email:  email (at) holidays-direct (dot) co (dot) uk

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Jenny Simpson

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Northminster Business Park

York

YO26 6QW

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1904 780030

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