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Saturday snippets: 21st June 2014

Jun 21st, 2014 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife urges its citizens to be nicer to visitors whilst Venetian officials embezzle money meant for saving the city. It’s Adrian’s summing up the other items in tourism this week.

Visiting Indonesia and Turkey in Trafalgar Square

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Everyone knows this London square perhaps because of Nelson’s column, the lions, the fourth plinth resplendent these days with a blue cockerel or because of the Monopoly board game.

What’s hot: June 2014

May 31st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world. This month it’s good news for the capital and, umm, canines..

Sailing to Turkey

Feb 7th, 2014 | By

Much of Turkey’s coastline is only accessible by boat, making sailing the ideal way to explore. You see much more and even on a tour you can stop-off for an hour or two and see something that attracts.

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

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