Brits booking holidays to Turkey soar for 2021 as they avoid going abroad this year – with offers from £196pp

HOLIDAYS to Turkey have soared in popularity – but Brits are looking to next year already.

EasyJet's commercial director Alex Lofus said now is the best time to get a bargain holiday, and many tour operators are being more flexible too.

He told Sun Online Travel: "The big demand is next summer -there has been a massive surge in people looking to secure a family break.

"We're mainly seeing people booking Turkey, a particularly popular destination, with a big interest in self-catered properties so families can reunite with their extended relatives."

He added that other destinations include Portugal with properties that are near stretches of beaches and large spaces the most in demand.

Now is the best time to get a bargain for next year too.

He explained: "Hoteliers are offering unprecedented prices so popular destinations which would be difficult to book for availability or for being too expensive are now available."

"There is huge demand for travel out there from Brits – all people are waiting for is the authorities to say people are able to travel."

The current advice from the government is to avoid all non-essential travel, meaning holidays abroad are out of the question.

Countries are slowly relaxing their borders – Italy, Spain and Turkey are reducing some of the measures put in place with shops opening and people being allowed outside again.

However, this doesn't mean tourists are expected any time soon – and Brits may find themselves missing out this summer after the UK hit 30,000 deaths, the highest in Europe.

Tour operators are trying to encourage people to book trips, however, by offering more flexibility than ever.

EasyJet Holidays are letting travellers move their deposits for holidays booked this year to be moved to next year, while LoveHolidays are letting you pay just £25 deposits.

We've rounded up some of the best deals you can find for a holiday to Turkey with the family next year.


  • Seven nights with London Gatwick flights on February 9 – £196pp
  • 10 nights with Manchester flights on February 6 – £262pp


  • Seven nights with London Stansted flights on July 5 – £265pp
  • 10 nights from London Stansted flights on July 2 – £301pp


  • Seven nights with London Stansted flights on June 16 – £305pp
  • 10 nights with Birmingham flights on June 18 -£367pp

Turkey is lowering their lockdown measures, with seaside resorts beginning to open to locals.

When Brits do return, they are likely to need to need certificates proving they don't have coronavirus.

Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy explained to local media: "We have started the certification process to determine the coronavirus-free zones under a system."

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