The end for turkey and tinsel?

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Stuart Render investigates whether the well-known ‘Turkey and Tinsel’ tour format still does enough to attract bookings

It might only be February, but coach tour operators are already promoting this year’s ‘Turkey and Tinsel’ (T&T) short breaks.
T&T is a title given to a short break tour product that usually operates from early November through to the middle of December. It’s a slightly eccentric concept, giving holidaymakers the opportunity to enjoy traditional ‘Christmas’ and ‘New Year’ celebrations over four or five days in advance of the real thing! Eccentric it may well be, but it remains extremely popular. Much like Christmas market day trips, T&T tours also bring in valuable additional revenue at what, for some operators, can be a quieter time of the year. […]

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