Tourists left stranded after travel agency folds

30th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

30 May 2005, ANKARA - Around 1,000 German holidaymakers were left stranded in Turkey after their travel agency Interflug appeared to have ceased operations, reports said on Monday.

30 May 2005

ANKARA - Around 1,000 German holidaymakers were left stranded in Turkey after their travel agency Interflug appeared to have ceased operations, reports said on Monday.

German consulate officials said the vast majority of the tourists were staying on at hotels in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya but that a few had been sleeping at the airport clutching tickets that are now worthless.

No-one was answering telephones at Interflug offices in Germany and authorities at Antalya airport refused to answer questions concerning the plight of the tourists.

It was not clear what problems caused Interflug to cease operations but it may be linked to the temporary grounding last week of the Turkey-based charter airline Onur Air by four European countries on the grounds of safety issues.

It was unclear how many Germans waiting at home to begin their holidays have been affected but with no more arrivals from Interflug, those stranded in Turkey are able to stay in their hotels.

DPA

Subject: German news

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