Turkey, the UK’s Favourite Destination

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The UK weather is rapidly becoming colder and UK residents may be thinking of embarking on a short break during the upcoming winter season. Turkish beaches seem to be at the very top of the destinations list for such breaks during 2010.

Turkish tourism has been a spectacular success this year and the future remains bright, with visitor numbers continuing to grow.

According to new figures released by UK market research agency, GfK, Brits embarking on beach holidays seem to favour Turkish beaches above all others. GfK’s figures were released ahead of the World Travel Market, which is set to be held in London mid-November. The figures have also shown that Turkey is one of the top five destinations for growth in the UK travel market.

This new popularity is mostly due to the all-inclusive holiday market seeing steady growth and the number of operators providing packages for Turkey. However, it’s not only the Brits who enjoy Turkey’s beach holidays, the Mediterranean nation expects its tourism sector to expand by more than 12% between 2010 and 2013, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Turkey has been a popular destination among tourists for some years; it ranked as the seventh most visited country in the world in 2009. Before travellers depart for a holiday in Turkey it is recommended that they secure a holidays insurance policy to provide cover against unforeseen expenses that may be incurred due to flight delays or similar events, including flight cancellations, lost luggage or passports and even accommodation mishaps.

Turkey’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ertugrul Gunay, said “Turkish tourism has been a spectacular success this year and the future remains bright, with visitor numbers continuing to grow.”

He may well be right, as the nation’s largest city, Istanbul, was voted European Capital of Culture during 2010.

Securing a holidays insurance policy prior to departure is as essential as booking actual flights, doing so will allow travellers to relax and enjoy all of the marvels this Mediterranean city has to offer without concern for their luggage.

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