Monday, 15 August 2011

Off anywhere nice on your holidays? Yes, Rwanda!

A recent study has shown that Britons are now heading to more alternative destinations for their holidays in order to obtain value for money and greater culture.

The study by Tripadvisor has shown that searches to former war zones like Bosnia Herzogovina have risen by 39% as customers seek cheap ski-ing holidays and the history of Sarjevo. The country which has seen the biggest increase on searches is Rwanda with a 656% increase as holiday makers are attracted by cheap prices for authentic safaris and gorilla watching.

Emma O’Boyle, of TripAdvisor, agrees with the findings: “As Brits look for their next great travel experience, it seems destinations that only a few years ago would never have been an option are now being considered, We’re seeing rapidly growing interest in destinations like Rwanda and the Republic of Macedonia, showing that British travellers may be becoming more intrepid and looking for something different than the traditional beach holiday.”