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Our Travel Experience to Turkey - August 2020

 

Part 1 - Getting there

 

Many of you have been asking what it’s like to take a golf break in Turkey right now. So we took a trip to find out. Here’s the first part of our adventure: getting there!

 

The most obvious difference about flying right now is the masks. You’ll be wearing one most of the time from when you enter the airport until you get to your hotel. It’s a pain, but we think it’s a small price to pay for a chance to enjoy some top-class golf under the sun! 

 

Wearing a mask in aircraft

 

Check-in and security at the airport were pretty much normal, but with shorter queues … fewer people travelling means you really can whizz through the airport! Once through security, there's a chance to grab a drink or a snack (you can de-mask in most cafes). Not all the outlets are open, but more than enough for the number of travellers.

 

Entering the airport

 

Clear directions throughout

 

Hand Sanitizing stations throughout the airport

 

We flew with Turkish Airlines. Boarding was all very easy and slick. It was done in small groups by row number, to help with social distancing, and there was a final temperature check at the gate before boarding. Once onboard, masks stayed on at all times unless eating or drinking. There was an inflight service, but it was limited to paper snack bag with fruit juice, water, sandwich and cake. Disembarking was done by rows, and I’m a convert: it was all much smoother than the usual scrum!

 

Turkish Airlines

Socially distanced boarding

Sanitizing pack on the aircraft

In-flight Snack Pack

 

You have to present a “locator” form on arrival at the airport. We had downloaded ours and filled it in before we left, but the cabin crew on the flight also had blank forms available. Once inside the airport terminal, there was the usual queue for passports (showing your passport is a welcome chance to lift the mask!) and luggage, with all the usual social distancing in place, including at the carousels. Luggage collected, we headed off to find our transfer coach, and the next stage of our golf in Belek journey…

 

Security

 

Baggage Collection  

Private transfers on arrival  

Private transfers

 

Fraser and Gary

 

Want to learn more? Check out the whole experience...

 

Part 2 - The Hotel Experience >
 

Part 3 - The Golf >

 

Our Golf Resorts in Turkey

Arial view of the Maxx Royal

Why choose GolfKings to book your next golf holiday in Belek? Check out all you need to know in our Turkey blog >

 

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