Turkey

Disney to skip Greece and Turkey for 2016: security concerns

Disney Cruise Line has cancelled both Greece and Turkey from its 2016 itinerary for Disney Magic's 12-night cruise. A spokesperson said the change was a result of monitoring conditions and activities in the region. Earlier, Costa Cruises had dropped Turkey stopovers for the last half of the 2015 season, and last month Celebrity announced it wouldn't overnight in Istanbul in 2016. The Celebrity announcement said it was due to cruise port construction in Istanbul, but it seems likely that...

Brits told: world situation will mean cheaper holidays

There's always someone to find a silver lining in dark clouds, and this time around it's the travel writers of the Telegraph (UK) who are telling Britons that holidays in Europe and Turkey will be bargains next year because of uncertain times. Nick Trend, in an article  posted Nov. 26, points to two factors in particular: Americans made nervous by the Paris attacks and State Department travel warnings, and Russia's ban on "tourist relations" with Turkey. While the State Department...

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