Turkey Best in Europe for Unique Shopping

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As Jet2.com announce their Newcastle to Dalaman service for 2012, cabin crew for the leading leisure airline have voted Turkey as the best European shopping destination

As Jet2.com announce their Newcastle to Dalaman service for 2012, cabin crew for the leading leisure airline have voted Turkey as the best European shopping destination.

Turkey’s southern coast has become a hotbed of activity for holidaymakers over the past few years with resorts like Marmaris, Olu Deniz and Bodrum attracting visitors in their droves. A number of factors have contributed to this sharp increase in popularity, notably the glorious weather and smattering of pristine beaches.

However, shopping in Turkey has also garnered a lot of fans for its unique nature. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the cabin crew of Jet2.com who felt that the shopping in Turkey was bettered only by New York.

More Popular Than Paris and Milan

Jet2.com recently polled the views and opinions of hundreds of their cabin crew staff to find the answers to common holiday questions like, where has the best beaches and which city is best for a short break?

As part of the poll, cabin crew members were asked which destination they believed offered the best shopping experience. Turkey was deemed a more popular choice than Milan and Nice, whilst Paris didn’t even make it in the top five.

The reasons for Turkey’s inclusion so high up the results stemmed from open air markets, chic boutiques and Turkish bazaars, ideal whether you’re a haggler or high end fashionista.

An Authentic Experience

It is undoubtedly this variety that has contributed to such a growth in visitors to the country. Holidaymakers can find exclusive boutiques in Marmaris or authentic bazaars in Bodrum and most of these leading holiday towns offer the best of both. It is the latter though, that has created the most fascination amongst holidaymakers.

Haggling, whilst considered a specialist skill by some people, adds a whole new dimension to shopping on holiday. The chance to interact and enjoy a bit of banter with local shopkeepers or stall owners is a great way to learn more about the Turkish culture – not to mention bagging a bargain!

There is also the argument that these bazaars and outdoor markets add extra colour, smells and noises to the experience, making the atmosphere just as important as the actual shopping.

Flights Now On Sale

Holidaymakers keen to put their plastic or bartering skills through their paces will delight in the fact that Jet2.com now has their Newcastle to Dalaman, which is right in the heart of the Turquoise Coast, flights on sale for 2012.

Flights to Dalaman start from £59.99 one way, including taxes and will fly twice a week.

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