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Has 2015 changed your holiday destinations?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I heard this discussion being advertised ... locales that have fallen from favour in the aftermath of 2015. So Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey are all in decline...

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    http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2...ourists-opting-for-safer-holiday-destinations

    And yes I know the article is from January but couldn't find something more recent.

    Weirdly this year sees me off to Cyprus to visit the in-laws which is about as close to Syria as I'm ever likely to get.
     
  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    We're getting the ferry back from Dunkirk this year instead of Calais, which has become too unpredictable. That aside, no change to destinations. I wouldn't consider Turkey or N Africa anyway, and have no desire to return to the USA.
     
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Won't be going to Africa (or eastern Med) any time soon...
     
  4. mandylifeboats

    mandylifeboats Occasional commenter

    Turkey's off my list. I wouldn't go there now if it were free.
     
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  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That's one that didn't occur to me... but yeah, I think my parents avoided Calais on a recent France trip.

    I guess Lesbos and other Greek Islands will also be suffering.
     
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    My OH's company reports poor sales at French airports and stations since the attacks at Bataclan. It wouldn't put me off France. Not at all.

    Of the others? I wouldn't dream of going to any of them except the US and (at a push) Spain. And have never wanted to.
     
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Does this make Britain an attractive prospect for holidaymakers?
     
  8. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    The world was in London this last weekend. Heaving.
     
  9. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    One thing to remember is that security at Calais (&Eurotunnel) has been ramped up, whereas it hasn't been at Dunkirk... And there are many more sailings from Calais, plus it's shorter. Personally I'll be sticking to Calais unless I was driving north from France.
     
  10. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    We wouldn't go to Eastern Med. or N Africa now. I'm glad we have already been to Morocco and Istanbul, we had memorable visits before things became more unstable. Wouldn't fancy Egypt anyway. Feeling somewhat anxious about our US trip next month but that's just me. We're going to the Basque country in June which has had major problems in the past.
    I worry more about son 2 in London really. He works in the centre and rides a bike. But what's that saying about never knowing the time.
     
  11. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Going to the States in May, Italy with a school group in November. I would love to go to Egypt, but they haven't been too safe for Brits and Americans for the last few years. No interest in Turkey....
     
  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Most of the time Calais is OK, but it can get a bit hairy when organised protests kick off, and as we're in a camper van we're a natural target for roof climbers and hangers on.

    It actually turned out slightly cheaper to go Dover-Calais Dunkirk-Dover too.
     
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  13. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

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  14. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Depends where you go. I won't have a holiday this year and wish others a good time. Many events appear to be turning into a sort-of first world problem - type of issues. Especially if you are going to Europe.

    My non-holiday is money and lack of company btw. All other good folks on here should enjoy a break.

    I did get the point of your thread, @lanokia - sorry to hijack.
     
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  15. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    We'll be doing more of the same.
    By the way, we've found that flying via Orly from London City is much cheaper, as well as faster, than Eurostar. We're lucky as it also lands us nearer Montparnasse, from which we take the onward train on our journey, and there's a great airport bus that goes direct to it so we don't have to bother with the metro.
     
  16. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

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  17. landaise

    landaise Occasional commenter

    Two explosions at Zaventem, Brussels airport this morning. So Belgium becomes no-go too ?
    Honestly, we grew up with the threat of IRA bombing, have you forgotten that ?
    I feel no more in danger than before the Paris atrocities, but I am in a very quiet, rural part of France. No bag searches in shopping centres here, but did get asked to open my handbag in Bordeaux
     
  18. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I wouldn't travel through Belgium just now. They seem to be struggling with an ongoing threat.
     
  19. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Breaking news just announced an explosion on the Metro station there. :(
     
  20. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I stupidly looked at twitter for information about the airport. Too many graphic pictures - it looks horrific.
     

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