Turkey bounces back as package holiday favourite

Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia on the road to recovery, according to Thomas Cook Holiday Report

Turkey is outselling mainland Spain and the Canary islands as British holidaymakers return to the destination in big numbers.

Package holidays to Turkey are up 84% year on year, according to Thomas Cook – a growth being fuelled by families, who account for 61% of bookings. The country is also seeing the highest number of return customers of any of Thomas Cook’s destinations. Visitor numbers to Turkey nosedived in 2016 following a series of terrorist attacks and a failed coup, but following a recovery in 2017, it is the “standout destination for summer 2018”, said Thomas Cook managing director Chris Mottershead.

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