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THE Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has told the Bulletin that Turkey may discover that is has got a little too greedy after last year's tourist boom.

With Turkey still selling well in the U.K. this year, it only has a 2.5 million bed capacity so it could fill up or even suffer from over booking relatively quickly.

But, not only will that force British clients to look to the Balearics and Spain for an alternative destination, Turkey has apparently put its prices up by at least 20 percent while consumer prices in Spain have fallen by as much as 30 percent in some parts, according to Abta. “Many Britons, especially those returning to Turkey this summer are going to get a shock when they step out of the hotel and then learn that Spain is cheaper,” the Abta source said.