New Turkish Cruise Initiative Saves Money and Helps Community Projects

From: Bestquarter
Published: Fri Feb 19 2010

A group of owners of traditional Turkish wooden yachts (called Gulets in Turkey) have launched an initiative that lowers the cost of Turkish cruises, whilst at the same time contributing to community projects in Bozburun. They are claiming to offer lower prices by dealing directly with customers through a new web site, thereby saving the large commissions that they have to pay to traditional travel agents.

According to these owners, with the money saved they are able to reduce prices for like-for-like cruises and from these savings contribute to new community projects in Bozburun to improve tourist facilities that the local council is unable to fund. These Gulets are based in Bozburun on the tip of the Bozburun Peninsula, which is at the South West edge of Turkey. A new Customs post in Bozburun means that cruises to the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes starting from Bozburun save at lease one day’s sailing compared to cruises that start in the popular ports of Marmaris or Bodrum.

These owners have over 15 Gulets available in their fleet ranging from three cabins (sleeps six) to eleven cabins (sleeps 22), with quality ranging from standard to absolute top luxury quality. They offer a range of cruises from short two-day trips to the Greek island of Symi, to one week cruises sailing the Aegean coast.

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