It’s that time of year again. The time when we look back on the season so far, which is still very much in full swing, and at the same time we are looking forward to next year’s season, to summer 2016. Yes, it’s new brochure time. The pdf version of our Turkey 2016 brochure is now available on our website, while the hard copy has come off the printing presses, and is currently winging its way around the world to all of the travel agents that we work with.
Preparing the brochure each year is not just a matter of choosing some new photographs and the order of the tours. It’s a constant process of review and reflection and fine-tuning. Behind the scenes at any given time we are constantly researching new programs, seeking out new hotels, road testing new itineraries and then writing them up. It’s an intense exercise involving lots of collaboration between our product development, marketing, communications and IT staff. There is lots of writing and rewriting, and endless meetings with graphic designers. At the same time as the brochure is being written, our fabulous webmaster is busy getting all of the new programs and dates online.
Our guiding principle when designing our small group tour programs is to provide our guests with a genuine experience rather than just a holiday. We want our guests to feel that they have had a genuine insight into the real Turkey when they visit, and we achieve this by carefully selecting the places we visit, the properties we stay in and expert guides who know the routes like the back of their hand and focus on showcasing Turkish culture just as much as we focus on showing the sights. We keep this principle in mind when refining our product range each year, and in 2016 there is a lot to look forward to.
Fez’s 2016 brochure offers all of our “old favourite” tours, some exciting new ones, and a bigger range of day tours and shore excursions . Some of the new tours we have in store include the Aegean Enchantment and Aegean Treasures tours, both of which offer the chance to explore Turkey by land, then visit Greek Islands such as Patmos, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos by sea, on board the Celestyal Olympia cruise ship. We have also revamped our Black Sea and Eastern Turkey tour range. For those wanting to enjoy some sun, sea and sand, we have a new 8 day gulet cruise – Blue Rhapsody which goes from Bodrum, around the Gulf of Hisaronu and back to Bodrum.
The Turkey 2016 brochure also includes guaranteed 2017 departure dates for our escorted small group tours, offering travellers a chance to book their 2017 trip to Turkey at 2016 prices. For the first time ever, we are offering two years’ worth of departure dates to give travellers the opportunity to lock in their trip to Turkey in 2017 at 2016 prices, and allowing plenty of time to budget for their trip.
We also have two special early booking incentives. Travellers booking and paying in full for an ANZAC Day 2016 tour by 25 December 2015 will save 15%. Travellers who book and pay in full for any escorted small group tour by 15 February 2016 receive a 15% discount. These savings are also available for bookings made through travel agents. For more information on the early bird specials check our hot deals page.