Germany’s biggest tour operators TUI and DER Touristik are offering their clients free, full money-back possibilities if they decide to cancel their previously booked Turkey vacations, they can also choose another destination free of extra charges. The offers are valid until today, Sunday, July 17, 2016 and Monday respectively, focus.de reports.
The German Foreign Ministery has only issued warnings for Istanbul and Ankara, but not for the popular seaside destinations, such as Alanya and Bodrum. Nevertheless, many people are taking advantage of the free cancelation and rebooking offer and are choosing other destinations. Three HSV Bundesliga professional players (Lasogga, Hunt and Diekmeier) have chosen to cancel their planned vacations, sport1.de reported yesterday.
Bild.de reports today that Germans who are currently on vacation in Antalya haven’t even taken notice of the unsuccessful military coup and are going to continue their vacations as planned, only few have decided to cut their vacation short and return to Germany with the first flights back. Some airlines had only cancelled flights to Istanbul and Ankara, but flew to other destinations as scheduled. Turkey is one of the most popular tourist destinations with Germans and Austrians.