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In this hilarious new series, six groups of ordinary Australians – families, couples and friends – take on the job of travel critics. Our travel guides experience the same week-long international and domestic holidays, and review the same accommodation, cuisine, and local sights. But one person's idea of paradise can be another's idea of hell.
This week the Travel Guides hit Thailand. With miles of tropical beaches and an exotic climate, it attracts over 26 million's tourists each year to its shores - making it the most popular destination for Brits visiting Asia. But it also has a reputation as being a destination for hedonistic backpackers that is fraught with dangers and annoyances. Our households spend a week on the island of Koh Samui, getting the lowdown on what a holiday there can really offer.
This week they hit Dubai, one of the fastest growing tourist destinations on earth. Over a million Brits flock here on holiday each year, tempted by year round sun and the glamorous five star lifestyle it offers.
But this modern metropolis in the desert doesn't appeal to everyone. Burnley bar owner Linda and her painter husband Pete find not only the hotels but their prices ‘out of this world'. Bikini clad model Riah can't understand why Arabic women should have to ‘cover up', and hairdressers Craig Chapman-Blackwell and Stuart McDonald are uncomfortable about travelling to a country where it's illegal to be gay.
This week the Travel Guides head to sunny Tenerife. Since the 1960's it's been one of Europe's most popular package holiday destinations, attracting 1.5 million brits to its shores each year. Our households spend a week in the lively resort of Playa de las Americas getting the lowdown on what a 3 star all-inclusive holiday there offers.
This year its estimated that three quarters of us Brits will holiday at home in the UK, so our travel guides are visiting the Lake District to get the lowdown on what a week long caravan holiday there offers. Situated in the North West of England, the Lake District is Britain's biggest outdoor playground and attracts over 15 million tourists from around the world each year. But with the notorious British weather and its rural surrounds, will our reviewers really think it's better to holiday at home or away?
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