ISIS – Is Turkey Safe

Last updated: 18th July 2016

Foreign office Turkey Travel advice The situation in Turkey appears to be calming following an attempted coup overnight on 15-16 July … In Ankara and Istanbul we advise you to avoid public places, in particular demonstrations, and remain vigilant … read more

Is it Safe to go to Turkey?

If you’ve read or seen reports about the recent bomb attacks in Turkey, you may be feeling apprehensive about the safety of the country, especially if you are considering the GorgeousGetaway 2016.

The driving distance between our resort and the recent bombing Oludeniz – Istanbul is 9 hours.
It takes 6 hours to drive from London to Paris (OR to Amsterdam)
London – Switzerland is 9 hours!

The news and media can be a little misleading at times. “Turkey” is a huge country. The restrictions by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office around the Syrian border (15 hour drive from us) have been in place for a while.

What if the situation worsens?

If the Foreign & Commonwealth Office deem it unsafe for tourists to travel to an area covering Oludeniz, it would warn against all travel which triggers a well-rehearsed plan to remove holidaymakers from the country and to stop new holidays starting until things calm down. Your booking with us is covered by a clause in our hotel contract that states “Should the FCO stop OR recommend against travel to any area covering Oludeniz, a full refund (including deposit) will be issued for hotel (and entertainment pass)”

What about my flight?

ATOL-backed flights offer protection against situations such as this and you would get a transfer or full refund if your flight was cancelled or some compensation if it was cut short. Flights with all major operators are normally ATOL backed.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Website

The Foreign Office website is updated regularly with regards to terrorism. They currently “advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir.”