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Offline KKOB

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Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« on: October 17, 2015, 19:46:11 PM »
Although the Turkish lira has slumped in value against the strong pound by 29 per cent over the past 12 months, local prices have increased by an even higher proportion.

This means UK tourists have to pay out 9.1 per cent more on tourist staples than during the autumn half-term period last year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3276954/Time-family-getaway-South-coast-Spain-named-cheapest-destination-half-term-breaks-prices-sky-high-Turkey.html



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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 07:03:56 AM »
Honestly, where do you begin with this trash?  The headlines of the article reads:

"Time for a family getaway? South coast of Spain named cheapest destination for half-term breaks (but prices are sky-high in Turkey!)"

In the article, it states that:

"Meanwhile, Marmaris in Turkey is the highest priced European resort at £68.86 for the same must-have items."

"Must-have items".  Indeed.  More about that later.

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Although the Turkish lira has slumped in value against the strong pound by 29 per cent over the past 12 months, local prices have increased by an even higher proportion.

This means UK tourists have to pay out 9.1 per cent more on tourist staples than during the autumn half-term period last year.

Now my arithmetic is is not as good as it used to be, but from the above, prices would have had to risen more than "29 per cent" for an increase to happen.  What is being suggested is there has been an increase of 38.1% (29 plus 9.1) Eh.. I don't think so.

But from their own quoted figures, it would actually mean 29% minus 9.1% = 19.9% A DECREASE from last year.  Are they still on the same planet?

The article goes on- "and Sharm El Sheikh (£100.79) are likewise good-value holiday hotspots.". At primary school, I was taught that £100.79 was more than £68.86, but Sharm El Sheikh is still better value than Marmaris, according to the Daily Fail.

And there is more. Here is what appears to be the actual Post Office article that the paper refers to: http://www.postofficeholiday.co.uk/the-travel-blog/holiday-money-report-2015. What is crystal clear is that this survey bears hardly any resemblance to what is quoted in the Daily Fail. It actually states that out of 46 countries sampled, Turkey is the 10th cheapest at £46.15. In the tables, it analyses the cost of the "must haves". One of these "must haves" is a pack of 20 Marlboro Lights cigarettes at £3.08! Again, I don't think so...

This sort of journalistic nonsense writing is not even worthy of the gutter. A 5 year old could write a better piece.   Badly researched, badly written and light years away from the article it claims to quote. But what is most worrying, people will actually believe it.

Rubbish in - garbage out.





 




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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 08:30:06 AM »
who believes the Daily mail anyway?

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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 11:32:06 AM »
They love knocking Turkey. I don't know why, but it's always been going on.

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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 17:08:16 PM »
We couldn't spend our money this year it was so cheap!

Ended up spending less in 3.5 weeks than we normally do in 2 weeks.


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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 17:51:16 PM »
Didn't get through the full 500TL then, Stoop?

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Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2015, 22:17:34 PM »
Lol! I spend that on Efes in a week Colwyn [emoji6][emoji482][emoji12]

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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 22:20:45 PM »
We couldn't spend our money this year it was so cheap!

Ended up spending less in 3.5 weeks than we normally do in 2 weeks.


We didn't notice much difference either stoop.

Mind you we didn't get out much. :( :(

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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 22:25:15 PM »
4 Sunday market chicken doner half breads, 4 freshly squeezed orange juices, two sprites, 11 quid. Yep, Turkey definitely pricing itself out of the tourist market.

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Re: Is Turkey Pricing Itself Out Of The Tourist Market ?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 08:32:23 AM »
No cloth napkins then.  :)




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