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Turkey scores highest for tummy bugs abroad

With less than one month to go to the Easter break, families will be starting to plan their trips abroad. Based on the latest research from leading travel insurance website,, packing tummy settlers, as well as making sure their travel insurance is up to date, should definitely be included on the ‘to do’ list.

Turkish wines receive critical acclaim

The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office UK, together with Turkish Wine Platform, Wines of Turkey, hosted a group of world-renowned British TV wine critics, broadcasters and “Masters of Wine” (MW) in Turkey for the first time between 28 February – 5 March 2010.

Prestige reports surge in summer bookings

Prestige reports surge in summer bookings

Independent tour operator, Prestige Holidays, has seen a sharp increase in bookings for Summer 2010 with a year on year rise of 20%. Top selling destinations include: Morocco up 230%, Lake Garda up 328% and the Algarve which has seen a 72% increase in bookings.

All-inclusive ‘houseparty’ holidays for singles in Turkey

Affordable all-inclusive houseparty holidays in Turkey for singles – staying at the ‘small and friendly’ Hotel Era in Olu Deniz – are just one of the new offerings in 2010 from specialist operator, Friendship Travel.

Let the cultural battle commence

New Post Office Travel Money research suggests that a combination of exchange rates and living costs may prove the deciding factor in a curious three-cornered fight to attract short break visitors between 2010’s European Cultural Capitals – Istanbul (Turkey), Pécs (Hungary) and the Ruhr Metropolis (Germany).

Head to Turkey for a bargain break

Head to Turkey for a bargain break

Bookings and reservations for Istanbul went up by 41% in 2009 and are expected to increase significantly this year according to the leading travel provider HostelBookers.

Turkey and North Cyprus with Metak Holidays

Leading Turkey and North Cyprus specialist, Metak Holidays, has launched its 2010 brochure packed with a wealth of new hotels ranging from ‘small and friendly’ family owned properties to five-star all-inclusives.

Fun in the sun for solo travellers

Summer sun on the Greek islands of Paros and Mykonos, new gulet cruises, early season walking in Turkey and Rhodes and watersports in Corsica - just some of the latest offering for 2010 from singles specialist, Friendship Travel.

Festive season sees Brits book 2010 holidays

Leading online travel agent On the Beach saw a significant rise in bookings for summer 2010 during the Christmas period, with the Spanish Canary Islands proving the most popular destinations amongst sun starved Britons.

Sailing Turkey’s Gulf of Gulluk

Specialist operator Journey Anatolia has introduced bareboat and crewed catamaran charters from Bitez in the Gulf of Gulluk for 2010.

X-factor destinations to influence 2010 travel

The ABTA Travel Trends Report suggests that ‘x-factor' holidays for 2010 might include a once in a lifetime trip to South Africa's World Cup or be influenced by this year's hot films and books.

More choice for luxury holidays in Turkey

More choice for luxury holidays in Turkey

Luxury independent operator, Prestige Holidays, has expanded its Turkey programme with the addition of seven hotels for 2010 and has also added two properties in the Algarve and one in Sardinia.

Walking holidays on Turkey’s Aegean Coast

HF Holidays - the UK’s largest walking and leisure activity holidays company - has expanded its Turkey programme for 2010 with the introduction of a seven-night guided walking holiday on the Bodrum Peninsula.

Two nights for the price of one in Europe's top cities

City break specialist, Cities Direct is highlighting some fantastic ‘two-nights-for-the-price-of-one’ deals on selected European city breaks this winter.

Turkish delight for travellers at Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has launched its new programme of Summer 2010 package holidays to Turkey.