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travel agent gone bust

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travel agent gone bust

just found out the travel agent we booked to go to the adalya elite Lara with for the last week in June has stopped trading , fantastic, looking now for flights and alternative hotels , Jesus the prices have escalated, also any advice on transfers if I manage to find anything

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1. Re: travel agent gone bust

To the Lara Beach hotels an airport taxi is the cheapest. Expect to pay around 60 Lira for the journey.

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check with the airline to see if the tickets have already been paid as they sometimes ask for payment on flights so could be already yours

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Hi can I ask which travel agent you were using that’s gone bust

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parade travel, small agency in London, only did all inclusive trips to Turkey

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5. Re: travel agent gone bust

If you check on the main Turkey forum there's a very long thread about parade. Sorry on my phone and can't post the link :o(

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I've read it , that's how I found out they had gone bankrupt, trying to get a price for our week at the hotel we were going to stay in , not much choice now all reasonable ones are booked up

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This is the link. The company ceased trading on the 11th May. It was run by a Turkish man in London called Mert Selim. They alway seemed like a bad risk but people used them because they were so cheap. If something is too good to be true it usually is.

Also seems a lot of the bookings where for Hotels in Antalya.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293…

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yeap and I was one of em, just through the process of claiming my money back, we've booked our flights for end of June just waiting for the adalya elite Lara to get back to us with a price for a week for family of 5, also looked at the Concorde hotel Lara area plus looked at the papilloma ayscha and zeugma in belek

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Never book with a hotel directly - huge risk and high prices! Use a comparison site like Trivago and put in your general criteria - not a specific hotel. All competing agents have to be fully bonded. A Turkish hotel can simply deny that you ever made a booking after it has your money and they never offer the rates available through the agents.

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10. Re: travel agent gone bust

Prices have indeed sky rocketed for the last couple of weeks of June.

The hotels I was holding off on (due to awaiting completion of works on Konyaalti Beach) are now about 40% to 50% more expensive than they were a month ago (for the same dates)!

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