As the country’s second largest city and with an airport nearby, many would consider Split the perfect destination from which to explore Croatia’s Adriatic coast. From buzzing bars and restaurants to world heritage sights, this city has a lot to offer and what is north up the coast from this abundant destination offers only more in both natural and historical sites.
Undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Mediterranean, and a frequently overlooked holiday destination is the stunning Turkish Riviera. If you are looking for your next charter destination, look no further than the sun baked beaches, crystal clear waters and historic ruins of Turkey for your next yacht charter.
What’s your trick to preparing Turkey for Thanksgiving? All this talk about the celebratory bird has got us thinking about family celebrations, warmer climates and Turkey! The Turkish coastline boasts more than a thousand kilometres of shoreline, sharing the same crystal clear warm waters as popular neighbour Greece. With an abundance of history, archaeological sights and breathtaking views, the Turkish Riviera is a must visit during summer 2015!
Kevin has lived in South East Asia for 12 years now, and has visited Thailand countless times over the years. Thailand is the country that he never tires of visiting. In particular the great scenery and food, happy, smiling people, nice beaches, good water sports are what makes it a special place. It really does have everything as a holiday destination, both sailing and non-sailing according to Kevin.
In light of recent events Kevin has spoken to many personal friends and Boatbookings suppliers and yacht owners over the last couple of weeks, to try to get a sense of what might happen going forward. Many of those people have lived in Thailand for many years, and have lived there through previous periods of instability.
Kevin points out that a coup or martial law in Thailand, is not the same as it would be in many other countries. It is more like a change of government, and most prople just get on with their daily lives. He notes that you can see a few soldiers on the streets of Bangkok, but in the tourist destinations you would not know anything out of the ordinary was going on.
From a tourist’s perspective, here are a few comments Kevin has received:
Tourism is rarely affected by these types of events. The exception to that was the airport closure in 2010, and no-one believes that will be allowed to happen again.
Government advisory announcements are always excessive. They have to be. Most government advisory notices over the last 6 months have said “don’t go to the protest sites”, rather than, “don’t go to Thailand”.
Airports, taxis, hotels, shopping malls, and tourism related services are all operating as normal.
The overnight curfew that was announced 2 weeks ago has been lifted in all sailing destinations, including Phuket, Koh Chang and Pattaya.
Yacht charter guests arriving as normal and sailing as normal.
In short, come and enjoy Thailand and enquire today!
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You can see regular updates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand on their website:
An open letter written by highly respected US born entrepreneur in Thailand: