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Calling all Olu Single Travellers

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Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Further to my post under "Solitair/Hotel Bronze," where I wondered if it would be possible to cut out the middle man,so to speak, on these companies that specialise in holidays for single travellers & organise things ourselves. Seems like it wasn't a totally mad idea & a few people may be interested. Hven't actually given much thought into how it'd be done but if anyone is keen or has any suggestions,or wants to make a plea for some travelling companions, that'd be great.

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1. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hi Holliedayz

I think you have hit on a really good idea. I have travelled on my own for about 10 years now and I do enjoy it. As well as booking independently, I have also booked coach tours usually long haul, because I do enjoy socialising at times. As any single traveller knows the single supplements are horrendous. The tour Operator I have used in the past has a separate singles brochure, I have never booked with them as I find they are even more expensive than the regular brochures even allowing for the supplement. It's very frustrating what singles have to pay. I expect you could find people who would be interested, but wonder what the reaction would be of hoteliers if an influx of singles started trying to book rooms. I suppose you could book different hotels and meet up in the evenings - anyway good luck.

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2. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

I think it's a great idea, but as I said I probably won't be travelling alone next year.

It's also a good idea for those who don't want to feel like they are tied to some sort of group that you can just choose your own hotel but know that there are others who are alone staying in the resort at the same time so you can enjoy meals, evenings and maybe day trips if someone else fancies doing the same as you.

I'm sure hoteliers, even if a group stayed at the same hotel, would be fine with it. Whilst I was at Mavi Belce aside from those with TravelOne there were at least 3 others travelling independently. They charge the same per room regardless, I guess they just lose out a bit on drinks and snacks. I couldn't see it ending up with having large groups anyway.

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3. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hi Hollieday.

My friend & I have already booked for Turkey next year staying May/June in Hisanrou (Hope thats correct spelling) Because we booked early, we have got three weeks for the price of two, & we are not paying the Single Supplement. It can be done, do not know if I am allowed to say the name of the Company, but it is one of the smaller ones, with royal/jewellery connections in their name. We may not have chosen the best Hotel, do not know until we get there, but we try to avoid single supplements as far as possible. & this Company have quite a few Hotel that do not charge.Have been on single holidays, & its very much `Pot luck` who you end up with, so this idea could be as good as any you can find from these companies.

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4. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hi There

Hmm this is intriguing me, a small holiday company with Royal/Jewellry Connections? I can't think. I would love to know especially as they seem to have holidays without the single supplements. Can you let me know please, I would think its fine. I have used the words "Thomas Cook" and "Olympic" several times and no-one has got back to me. Also seen other holiday companies mentioned. Thanks.

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5. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hello Andiamo.

The Holiday Company is `Jewel In The Crown` If you are going to book with them, best to do it asap, as that way you`ll get the best prices/deal, as with most Holidays, with every brochure published the prices go up.

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6. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hi Lulabelle

Thanks for that, why couldn't I think of the name? You gave a really good hint. I have already booked and am going to Olu in four weeks time, so looking forward to it. I will have a look at this "Jewel in the Crown" to see if they have a website and maybe request their brochure.

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7. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hi Holliedayz.

Know this is a bit late but only just read your 08/2008 message. I would love to go to Olu this year, have any plans materialized? I am a single, middle-aged lady.

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Hi Scatcat,

Have any plans materialised? Well not really. Ive found a friend (male,but just platonic) who's agreed to come to Olu with me. We're going in May (18th, for a week) If you're there same time, would be happy to meet up. I checked out single occupancy in the resort for that time & it was much,much cheaper than going with Solitair or Travelone. We're staying at The Villa Beldeniz,B+B, which is a lovely small Hotel.

Look at the map www.oludeniz.com to see where all the hotels are situated & what might suit you best.

I too am a middle aged lady ( but inside Ive still not grown up!!) & my friends early 40's. So if you do go then, let us know, we'd be delighted to meet you.

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9. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Sorry, meant www.oludenizmap.com

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10. Re: Calling all Olu Single Travellers

Hello Holliday

Which Airporrt are you flying from? I am off to Hisanrou the same day.