(PRWEB) July 06, 2011
Jet2.com launch new route to Bodrum from Leeds Bradford as film stars and international footballers are pictured on its azure shore
In bygone times Bodrum was the playground for the elite and powerful; the likes of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony found its beauty alluring. Today, this appeal remains amongst the rich and famous.
In June the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas were spotted spending time in the city.
With the launch of Jet2.com’s latest route from their Leeds Bradford base it is anticipated that more holidaymakers will be joining the guest list of visitors to Bodrum.
Many Wonders to Behold
The Turquoise Coast that dominates much of Turkey’s southern coastline has always been held in high regard amongst holidaymakers. Bodrum only forms part of this illustrious stretch of luxurious and interesting resorts and towns. However, because it was formerly known as Halicarnassus and it houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Bodrum often corrals an interested clientele.
Many of the famous faces amongst these visitors are often found spending time around the harbour, where luxury yachts can be spotted, or popping into the many classy boutiques that adorn the main streets in the centre.
There is also a wealth of restaurants and bars to keep those with deep pockets and those with more modest budgets happy. This is one of the reasons that Bodrum retains its popularity and the moniker as the St Tropez of Turkey – value for money.
It might attract a glamorous set of holidaymakers but it doesn’t abuse this. In fact a lot of the bars and shops can be quite modest. Norah Jones even worked in Bodrum once upon a time.
“An extremely popular location”
Jet2.com has now made this holiday destination more accessible with the launch of their Leeds Bradford route. Flights take off once a week and cost £59.99 one way, including taxes. Ian Doubtfire, managing director of Jet2.com, commented:
“We’re delighted our first flight has taken off to Bodrum. Turkey is always an extremely popular location for British holidaymakers, with its winning combination of breathtaking beaches, bustling nightlife, fascinating history and reasonable prices. This year’s flights have sold so well we’ve already put next summer on sale, so people can book ahead. We look forward to welcoming more and more customers to Turkey over the coming months, enjoying the benefits of our low fares, friendly service, great flight times and generous 22kg baggage allowance.”
Jet2.com have a number of flight options to Bodrum, including Manchester and East Midlands.