Holiday Searches Soar as Brits Seek Their Seychelles Paradise
CHESTER, England, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
- Holiday searches to Seychelles up by 3500 per cent following Simon Reeve's Indian Ocean programme
BBC 2′s Sunday evening programme ‘Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve’ has created a boost
of interest in the number of Brits looking to travel to the tropical, paradise islands of
the Seychelles according to travel comparison website, TravelSupermarket
The first show of the series aired on Sunday 22 April and chronicled the adventurer’s
travels from the tip of Africa, Cape Town, up along the east coast of the continent to
Mozambique and onto Zanzibar.
However, it was the second episode which aired last Sunday, 29 April which really
caught Brits’ imagination prompting an uplift of over 3,500* per cent in searches for
holidays to the Indian Ocean island of the Seychelles, the final destination in the
programme’s journey from Madagascar north.
Experts at the travel comparison site predict further spikes as the series showcases a
range of exotic destinations in upcoming programmes alongside other more extreme and
Next Sunday, (6 May) Simon Reeve and his crew continue north to Kenya and the Horn of
Africa paying a visit to Mogadishu, the war-torn capital of Somalia. The following week
(13 May) sees the presenter visit Oman, Mumbai and onto the beautiful beaches of the
Maldives [http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/holidays/maldives ].
The penultimate programme (20 May) showcases the island of Sri Lanka telling the tale
of its strategic location and history of colonisation. Simon Reeve then continues to
Bangladesh to see huge prawn farms and the country’s bustling shipping district.
The final leg of the journey (27 May) takes in the west coast of Indonesia before
concluding in South Western Australia
[http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/cheap-flights/australia/perth ] where Simon Reeve meets
Bob Atkinson, travel expert at TravelSupermarket said: “Television programmes such as
this are a great window to the world so it is no surprise we have seen a huge surge of
interest in the Seychelles following the episode last Sunday. I suspect there will be
further spikes in searches as the programme continues around the Indian Ocean to exotic
destinations such as the Maldives and Sri Lanka.”
*Based on holiday searches on http://www.travelsupermarket.com to the Seychelles
on Sunday 29 April between 20.00 – 21.00 vs. the same time the week before, Sunday 22
April. The site saw an uplift of 3595.45 per cent.
TravelSupermarket is an online comparison service where customers can find the best
value travel options for their needs and purchase over the internet. The website compares
flights, car hire, hotels, cruise, package holidays plus dynamic packaging by searching
hundreds of travel websites. The information supplied is unbiased and is designed to save
the customer time and money.
The site thrives on offering its users accurate real time availability by taking
information directly from suppliers such as Opodo, British Airways, Thomas Cook, Radisson,
Auto-Europe and many more, ensuring users are presented the best possible price at all
times. It searches:
- More than 650 scheduled, low cost and charter airlines from 35 individual suppliers - More than 200,000 individual hotels from over 44 individual hotel suppliers - More than 200 individual car hire providers from over 20 suppliers - 1,000s of individual package holidays from over 20 suppliers
Additionally, travelsupermarket.com also compares prices on travel insurance and on
airport car parking.
TravelSupermarket is part of the Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC.
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finance products, save money and apply online. The website has several service areas
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