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Turkey is proving to be a real holiday hotspot for 2009, seeing a huge increase in bookings for this summer. To cope with demand for holidays in Turkey, Thomson and First Choice have not only increased their capacity for Summer 2009, but also added four extra flights a week from the UK to Turkey this summer.

Holidaymakers seeking some Turkish delight can now depart from Birmingham and Bristol to Dalaman on a Saturday, and Cardiff to Dalaman and Birmingham to Bodrum on a Monday, offering customers more choice and flexibility. This is in addition to the 72 flights currently departing a week.

Holidays in Turkey offer great value for money with affordable, large all-inclusive 4 and 5 Star resorts featuring great facilities such as watersports and spas, infinity pools and other little luxuries. It offers a fantastic alternative for those who like to enjoy the indulgence of the Caribbean, but with a shorter flight time of just four hours. By booking all-inclusive, you’ll have paid for all of your meals up front, but those preferring self catering will find the local restaurants offer more for your money, making Turkey a win-win destination.

Sizzling temperatures, Roman ruins, charming towns and a striking coastline, make Turkey a great alternative to Greece. Turkey is also very in vogue with the likes of Kate Moss who enjoyed a holiday there last summer. This year, families and couples alike will be able to grab a slice of the high life and enjoy the reasonably priced hotspot, even if their budget doesn’t match that of a celebrity’s.

Thomson offers a range of fantastic holidays in Turkey aimed at couples, or for a group of friends looking to get away from it all. A seven night holiday in Turkey, staying on a self catering basis at the 4T Club Candan, part of the Turkey collection, from £259 per person based on two people sharing, departing from Bristol to Dalaman on the 4th May 2009.

(Call 0871 231 5595 or visit

First Choice has a great range of family orientated properties fantastic for kids big and small, and is offering family holidays to Turkey, staying on a self catering basis at the 4 Sun Club Anastasia, from £749 for a family of three, based on two adults and one child sharing, departing from Cardiff to Dalaman on 4th May 2009. (Call 0871 664 9014, or book online at

All holidays are subject to availability and booking terms and conditions. Prices include flights, fuel charge and air passenger duty and are correct at the date of issue.

For more information on family holidays to Turkey visit or for details on romantic getaways visit


Notes to Editor – Extra flights are now on sale for the following departure dates:

Birmingham to Dalaman – 2nd May – 24th October 2009

Cardiff to Dalaman – 4th May – 19th October 2009

Bristol to Dalaman – 2nd May – 24th October 2009

Birmingham to Bodrum – 25th May – 14th September 2009

For further press information please contact Louise Evans on 01582 645369 or email

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