“Given the recent history of protests and civil war in several holiday hotspots in North Africa and the Middle East, it is understandable that UK travellers to Turkey may feel a little unsettled by TV and media reports of demonstrations in the country.
“As a result, and unsurprisingly, we’ve seen a slight dip in enquiries to the area but UK holidaymakers appear resilient and continue to enthuse about the country’s attractions and hospitality. Some new enquiries are looking for alternative resorts which represent similar value, proximity to UK and culture and as a result we’ve been touting Cape Verde and Egypt as popular alternatives.
“At the moment the disruptions mainly focus around urban areas and cities so those travelling to holiday resorts are mainly unaffected. Of course, we recommend all travellers follow the advice given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, available on their website, and we’re monitoring Turkey closely so if the situation changes we can contact our booked customers.
“There aren’t any refunds available on trips already booked to Turkey while the situation remains safe.” says Maria Whiteman, CEO of Directline Holidays.