The number of British people booking holidays in Turkey is on the up, according to new figures. Research by Co-operative Travel found that the European country has displaced hotspots such as Spain in terms of its popularity with tourists. The organisation believes this is partly because the pound recently slumped to a record low against the euro, thereby making trips to places such as Spain more expensive for British holidaymakers. Trevor Davis, spokesperson for Co-operative Travel, told the Herald: "This year they are finding the high euro and a shortage of availability means the normal late deals are not available." He said Turkey has benefit the most from this trend, as the number of bookings for the country has gone up by nearly a third in recent months. This comes after the Post Office reported a surge in demand for Turkish currency among British consumers. The organisation described the country as one of the "best-value" destinations in Europe.
TurkeyTurkey is located in the West Asian part of the world and is on the Mediterranean Sea. It was originally a part of the Ottoman Empire, but in 1923, became its own country and later even separated from the traditionally religious based system of government.
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