Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category
Value For Money Holidays – Turkey.
When looking for value for money holidays. Turkey has been recently highligted as one of the European destination, that fit the bill. Turkey has always been a popular holiday destination for Brits. I have friends, work collagues who very visited Turkey for their holidays. Recently, my niece and newphew, have visited there several times in the last few years. This may well indicate that Turkey can be classed as one of the value for money holidays, I’ve been reading about.
Other Value For Money Destinations.
If you’re having trouble choosing between destinations, and not known which one might be classed as one of the value for money holidays. Why not consider Turkey. For Brits, Turkey, Greece and Spain are among the cheapest holiday destinations. Tour Operators are packaging holidays in such a way, that it is driving down the prices and making these three European locations very popular.
Over the next few years, it has been said that Turkey will remain popular to British holiday makers. As long as it continues to provide the same kinds of value for money holidays, I don’t see why not.
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Travel Company Collapse.
Last month saw another travel company collapse. When the South London based Tour Operator Goldtrail went into administration. Thousands of holiday makers were sent into a holiday abyss, as they realised they were unable to take their planned summer break. Approximately, 50,000 customers were unable to leave for their planned holiday.
Reports stated that there were approximately 16,000 customers already aboard “enjoying” their holidays. Holiday makers in Greece faced the difficult perils of returning home. Having to rely on the Civil Aviation Authority to step in and arrange flights home. Well, what else could they do, leave them out there? I think not! Return flights from Turkey were okay.
Other reports I read, stated that Hotels in Turkey were asking the holiday makers to pay again for their hotel stay. Otherwise they were NOT going to be able to stay at their chosen and already paid for accommodations. Not sure how accurate that report was, but I would have thought that Hotels would have some kind of insurance cover in the event of a tour operator going into administration. They would have an easier time of claiming back any monies from the appropriate authorities.
Some details about Goldtrail.
Goldrail was ATOL protected, so customers can claim their money back through the CAA, (Civil Aviation Authority). However, previous customers affected by a travel company collapse have said they waited months for a refund, and some even up to 2 years.
Goldtrail was based in Morden, South East London. The Company was started in the 1990s and specialized in holidays to Greece and Turkey. They used chartered flight services from Turkuaz, Viking and Onur Air. Which I must confess, I’ve never heard of them. I generally fly scheduled flights only.
If you were affected by the unfortunate Goldrail travel company collapse. You can find out about refunds from the CAA information line on 0203 441 0846.
It’s difficult to judge which Companies, travel or otherwise will continued in business these days. I hope you were not affected by the Goldrail travel company collapse.
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