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Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Almost six in 10 (59%) respondents to a TravelMole poll say they expect Turkey to sell strongly this year, despite recent terrorism attacks in Istanbul, with 41% disagreeing.

In its first poll of the year, TravelMole gauged opinion following a series of terrorist incidents in the destination, including the New Year’s Eve Istanbul nightclub attack in which 39 people died and the June 28 2016 attacks at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which killed 45.

The poll result is good news for the destination and operators who have a programme there, particularly after the collapse last year of several Turkey specialists, including Anatolian Sky, Jewel in the Crown Holidays and Elixir Holidays.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Thomas Cook data showed Turkey was the fifth most-searched-for summer 2017 destination, ahead of the US.

Meanwhile, the Post Office’s Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, which compares local prices from 44 destinations for staple tourist items including meals, drinks and toiletries, identified the popular Turkish resort of Marmaris as fourth most cost-effective European resorts.

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