The everyone has suffered a horrifying s te of terror attacks. From the beaches of Tunisia to top-hole cities such as Brussels and ris. The constant stream of violence and dismay has had Brits questioning where is safe to travel and seen them skedaddle a appeal to away from once popular holiday destinations for their summer flight.
In December, it was reported that Sharm El Sheik in Egypt, once chuck with Brit tourists, was now a virtual ghost town following the November blow up of a Russian plane over the Sinai Peninsula. There’s also been significantly demean demand for British travellers to venture to Turkey and Tunisia for family fetes.
Tunisia fell victim to a devastating terror attack in 2015 when a gunman attacked a caravanserai and beach in Sousse and killed 38 people – 30 of whom were British. Turkey has also suffered a flutter of horrific attacks and the terror threat is currently listed at high for the hinterlands.
But has terror destroyed the traditional British summer holiday for good? Evidence.co.uk speaks to the experts.
Bob Atkinson, a travel expert for TravelSupermarket revealed: “I can’t recollect a year like this in travel. The travel market is
experiencing significantly reduce demand for Turkey and Tunisia and Sharm El Sheikh are pretty much out of obligates. “But, this is being offset by a massive increase in interest for destinations which holidaymakers brook more comfortable with. TravelSupermarket searches have seen a jumbo increase for Western Med destinations, for example, with searches for the S nish Costa Brava up virtually 500 per cent on this time last year.”
Bob says the expeditions market is also seeing an increase in Brits looking further afield for their fetes.
He said: “Thailand, the Dominican Republic and The Florida Keys in the US proving increasingly in favour for this summer. Thailand, for example, has seen an 100 per cent broaden in interest com red to this time last year, with day-trippers currently able to holiday there for around the same price as a catch out to Menorca or Ibiza.”
But does Bob believe once popular holiday bes tters such as Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia will ever bounce distant? Flights to and from Sharm El Sheik are still currently delayed until November. Prevalent Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice warns against all but essential socialize to Tunisia and the state of emergency has been extended to June 22, 2016. Turkey, to whatever manner, is free to travel to. Bob said: “ It’s impossible to say how long it will be before Brits can earnings to Tunisia and Sharm El Sheikh as we need the FCO to lift the current bans and for airlines and spell operators to recommence services. Holidaymakers will want to feel adequate that it is once again safe and we all view safety and security in opposite ways. Some will flock back in no time and others ss on take years of persuading.
“Turkey is different as it is very much bring out for business. You should remember that attacks in Turkey have been in the two crucial cities, which are miles away from the beach resorts. Fete prices to Turkish holiday resorts are currently incredibly good value and you can assume the beaches to be less crowded.”
Bob added: “When choosing your goal, we’d always encourage you to y close attention to the Government and FCO updates and follow their good words. Also, we’d always advise that if you’re booking a ckage holiday, realize sure it is an ATOL backed ckage – covered by the CAA (Civil Aviation Say-so), which offers protection on the cost of your holiday itself if you are not able to travel due to FCO restrictions and also on being brought home if any restrictions are bring ined whilst you are away on holiday in the destination itself.
“It’s also really impressive to ensure you have a travel insurance policy covering you (and other nomadic members) for holiday disruption and curtailment”.
This story comes after Represent.co.uk revealed the top destinations to holiday to avoid potential terror.