When Terrorism Changes Your Holiday Plans
PHOTO: Anatalya, Turkey. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)
The latest coup in Turkey has many people thinking twice about their travels. Whether it’s terror related or just political infighting causing airport shutdowns and insecurity, travelers are taking a good look at where and why they are traveling to a destination when things begin to go awry.
The Scotsmen's Alastair Dalton writes about a family in Scotland that recently changed their plans for a trip to Turkey that was due to take place during the coup. The family, while well-traveled, ultimately decided that taking a vacation in a country overcoming military unrest just wouldn’t be relaxing — and they are not alone.
However, Sottish travelers are not keen on canceling their holidays and while some changed plans and Thomas Cook reduced the number of Turkey packages it sells, airlines reported hardly any cancelations following the coup.
“Scottish travellers are quite resilient – they don’t want to give up their holiday,” said Alan Glen, president of the Scottish Passenger Agents Association (SPAA), which represents travel agents.
To find out how terror attacks are affecting travelers to hard-hit regions, visit here.
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