Booking a holiday this year?
Then do your homework to avoid bad surprises when you arrive.
Bypassing the travel agent could save you hundreds of money– but only if you know what problems to look out for.
“A lot of people are looking to cut costs and book flights and hotels themselves, but there are pitfalls to be aware of, says travel experts. There’s no point saving a few pounds if you spend the holiday worried the kids will fall in the unfenced pool, or you can’t sleep because there’s a night club next door to the hotel or holiday homes rental.
It’s important to be careful of scams. “Use reputable sites to book hotels, holiday homes, or phone up the hotel or holiday home.
Here are the main issues to be on the look-out for.
Be careful when typing in passengers' names when booking online. “If you mistype a name and it doesn’t match your passport, you mightnot be allowed to fly.
“You might have to pay an admin charge to change it, or even have to re-book and pay again.
“If your passport says Michael, don’t put down Mike whenbooking tickets.”
Check exactly where you’re flying to – many cheaper airlines use airports outside main cities and you may be faced with a long coach journey to your accommodation.
Websites like Bergin Tours let you book a transfer from theairport to your hotel or holiday home if you want one.
If you want to fly with a particular airline, check information on the website when you’re booking.
Even if you’re not bothered, you need to know who you’re flying with as they might use different terminals at the airport.”
Hotels or Holiday Homes Rental
Don’t make any assumptions. If the hotel description doesn’t mention a pool or a kids’ club, it probably doesn’t have one.
Beware of any hotel which doesn’t have a photograph, or just has an artist’s impression. They might not want you to see the truth.
Don’t always believe website pictures – they might be years old. See if customers have posted their own pictures on review websites.
Check exactly wherethe hotel is. “If I’m planning to stay somewhere, I always put the hotel’s postcode into Google Street View to see exactly what’s in the area,” says Darren, who runs website
Check the hotel or holiday homes terms and conditions. Cancellation charges andadditional fees are often hidden away here, for instance supplements for seaviews and room service. “I ordered room service from one hotel and when I paid the bill I found I’d been charged £8. There was no mention of that on the menu but it was in the terms and conditions.”
Make sure you have booked the hotel and flights for the samedates – it’s easy to make a mistake.
Holiday to Turkey
Whether you consider yourself a beach bum, a culture vulture or a culinary fanatic, Turkey holidays are guaranteed to fit your bill, serving up everything from white sandy beaches and secluded bays, to immense historicalsites and wonderful cultural environments. Relaxation and exploration tend togo hand in hand in Turkey, from delving into the culture and comfort of a traditional Turkish bath to admiring the ancient ruins scattered before you asyou dine on delicious Turkish grup.
Beach breaks come as consistently as city breaks acrossTurkey, ensuring the country boasts countless things to do for all manner of holiday makers.
When to Go?
Beach-friendly temperatures are part for the course in Turkey. Whichever part of the country you’re visiting, expect things to start hotting up around Easter – temperatures in the early 20s are common as early as April. By July, they’ve crept up to the 30°C mark – and they’ll often climb even higher. Plus, the summer months pack in a whopping 12 hours of sun a day.If you prefer things a bit cooler, autumn temperatures usually hover in the midto high 20s, and there are still plenty of blue-sky days. Even in winter, you won’t need a hat and scarf – in some places, average temperatures are between 15 and 20°C. Expect a bit more rain at this time, though.
We offer for your holiday;
· Airport Transfer Turkey
· Holiday Homes Rental
· Hotel Booking
· Car Rental Service
· Premium Hotels
· Hiking Trips
· Package Tours