New Tourism Figures Show That British tourists are Opting for Holidays to Turkey

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British holidaymakers are continuing to book Turkey holidays over other holiday destinations.

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British holidaymakers are continuing to enquire about and book cheap holidays to Turkey, according to new figures published this week, ahead of the World Travel Market in London next Month. The result of the research, which was undertaken by market research agency GfK, also shows that the popularity of holidays to Turkey has risen dramatically this summer.

Thomas Kempster, director of holiday experts Packyourbags.com says: “Over the last twelve months the interest in Turkey holidays has steadily risen, with Turkey named as the second most popular destination for UK travellers, while the growing popularity of holidays to Turkey has led to the country being named as one of the top five destinations for growth in the UK market.”

While Turkey’s tourism sector is predicted to expand by more than 12% over the next three years according to new research released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Turkey’s popularity makes up part of an overall trend of growth in the European holiday market, with a number of other holiday destinations recording a rise in tourist numbers.

Kempster continues: “Holidays to Greece saw a 3% rise in tourists in August and September, showing that the Greek tourism industry is starting to recover following the economic and civil unrest that affected the country and prompted a tourism slump earlier this year. Despite initial expectation of a 10% to 13% drop in tourism revenue, the actual figure has turned out to be considerably lower at 7% to 8%, and advance bookings suggest that recovery is to continue into 2011, with more bookings expected from emerging markets like Israel and China.”

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Packyourbags.com was founded in 2001, an early mover onto the internet offering cheap holidays to a variety of European destinations. It has since broadened its product offering to include destinations outside Europe including the Maldives and the Caribbean.
The business is founded on providing affordable holidays to popular destinations, employing knowledgeable, friendly staff and delivering quality advice. The end result is a service that combines internet technology and low costs with the kind of personal service found on the high street. A healthy percentage of repeat customers testifies to their success.

The CTT Group, Packyourbags.com's owners, turn over more than £13m a year and employs more than 40 people, across three locations in Tunbridge Wells and one in south Wales. Because the company is fully bonded and licensed with ABTA, ATOL & IATA everything sold is fully licensed and protected.

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