Posts Tagged ‘ Turkey ’

Our tips for 2014

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

Each year, Just about Travel asks its writers for their highlights and tips for the coming year. Because we are individuals just like all our readers, few ever agree with each other. That is partially because they get inspired by where they have been just like you do. In alphabetical order then, here are the destinations that our writers are tipping for this year as spots that you should seriously consider visiting,



The Algarve or Turkey? Or Bali? Or…

Jan 12th, 2014 | By
Algarve -beach vista

That’s the view from the Post Office’s latest Travel Money Holiday Money Report.



Turkey for skiers

Dec 29th, 2013 | By

Turkey is considered a popular summer destination but a winter one? Yet with more than a hundred peaks at over 3000 metres, there is plenty on offer for winter adventure, with altitudes on a par with the Alps and American Rockies.



2014 hot spots

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

Even before Christmas I was getting press releases suggesting which would be the most looked-at destinations for 2014.



Heritage Turkey

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

It seems almost every other day that I receive news that Turkey is doing even more to attract us to visit their country. there is a new airport in Istanbul, a tunnel under the Bosphorus, additional flights and now come a flurry of new museums.



Diving off Antalya

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

The Turkish beach resort of Antalya has quintupled in size over the last thirty years and is now home to more than a million people. It has also become one of the most attractive diving haunts anywhere in the world.



The Marmaray Tunnel

Oct 29th, 2013 | By

Today at 1pm our time, the Marmaray Tunnel opens for railway traffic in Turkey linking the European and Asiatic continents relieving pressure on the two bridges which – apart from ferries – has been the only way to see all of Istanbul.



Turkish delight

Oct 5th, 2013 | By

Food writer and editor, Rebecca Seal, shares some of her favourite Turklish recipes with CD-Traveller readers



The rise and rise of Turkey

Sep 8th, 2013 | By

As a holiday destination, Turkey has become one of the most enjoyed and important destinations for British and Irish holidaymakers. Some doom-mongers had prophesised that the trouble in the Arab world might cause us to stay away but not a bit of it. In the first six months of this year, 917,000 of us had holidayed there. Given that the summer holidays hadn’t yet begun it is obvious that the total for the year will once again be in millions. From the rest of the
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The getaway begins

Jul 26th, 2013 | By

Today and over the weekend, the summer exodus begins. ABTA says that two million of us will be leaving the UK and Ireland to head for our summer holidays over the next three of four days.



Visiting Turkey

Jun 6th, 2013 | By

Yesterday afternoon a press release came from the Turkish Cultural and Tourism Office in London acknowledging that there had been demonstrations but that, today, “every sort of touristic activity is carrying on as normal,”



Istanbul comes to London

Apr 12th, 2013 | By

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Why not check out INN London’s four day fair celebrating Turkish fashion, food, drink and cultural life



Istanbul voted European best destination 2013

Mar 29th, 2013 | By

Istanbul has been voted European best destination 2013 in the first European e-tourism event



Travel talk

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

It’s that time of year when UK travellers make holiday choices. With this in mind, Robin Nowacki seeks the response from the National Tourist Boards to two key questions



18th London Turkish Film Festival

Feb 21st, 2013 | By

The 18th London Turkish Film Festival is taking place from today (February 21) until March 3. Read on for the low-down..



Oscar nominated Skyfall encourages Istanbul travel

Feb 1st, 2013 | By

Oscar nominated Skyfall encourages Istanbul travel



New Year travel trends from ThomasCook.com

Jan 6th, 2013 | By

4.5 million holiday searches since Christmas Day



CD-Traveller’s travel highlights and trends: part two

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The CD-Traveller team share their favourite 2012 travel experiences and look at the top spots for 2013



Coffee time

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Most of us need a jolt of caffeine to get things firing. Wherever you find yourself waking up, here are the rules for ordering the perfect coffee



New Bond film shot in Turkey

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Turkey forms part of the backdrop for new James Bond film, Skyfall



Breakfast of champions

Oct 20th, 2012 | By

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and also a tasty shortcut to getting to know a country’s culture. Here are Brett Atkinson’s top 10 recommendations for getting the day started around the globe



Turkey named Europe’s leading tourist board

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Board’ at the World Travel Awards 2012



Istanbul: a true Turkish delight

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Only a short four hour flight away, Istanbul – with its minarets, mosques, markets, bazaars and bars – will seduce travellers in search of a city break. Kaye Holland has the low-down



3,000 year-old sculpture of Hittite King Suppiluliuma discovered in Hatay, Turkey

Aug 8th, 2012 | By

A colossal two-tonne 3,000 year-old sculpture of Hittite King Suppiluliuma is one of the latest cultural treasures to be unearthed by an international team in Tell Tayinat, an ancient site in Hatay, southeastern Turkey



Bournemouth beats Ibiza

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

Which place boasts the better beach: Bournemouth or Ibiza? Somewhat surprisingly the Dorset resort has been beaten Ibiza – plus the likes of Benidorm and Gran Canaria – in a list of Europe’s top beaches!



Top tips to help your money go further

Mar 20th, 2012 | By

Here at CD-Traveller towers, we suspect that there are two types of people reading this website. There are those who will look back on Easter and say “that was an eggscellent trip” and there are those who will have laid in bed worrying about the recession. If you fall into the second category, then we have some good news for you! There are plenty of places you can visit this Easter, that don’t require you to remortgage the house



Top 10 Valentine’s breaks

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have sifted through the schmaltz to find Valentine’s packages that will really set hearts aflutter (and won’t involve soggy petals clogging the plughole). Here are 10 hot properties that offer something a little bit different…



Measures to boost cruise tourism in the Med

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

In the aftermath of the Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy on January 13, the announcements by government ministers from Turkey and Greece that they are introducing measures to give cruising in the Mediterranean a boost couldn’t have come at a better time.