How To Holiday Better
BBC 1 - Sunday 9th July, 5.45pm
Did you know that you'll get a better deal on a flight if you book it on a Sunday? That the best way to bag a hotel room upgrade is to not check in until after 5pm? Or that in some foreign restaurants, the prices listed in the English menus are often more expensive than those listed in the local ones? If not, then How To Holiday Better is the programme for you...
In this new twist on the travel show for BBC One, Cherry Healey, Ade Adepitan, Richard Madeley, Steph McGovern and a team of the country's most knowledgeable travel experts will reveal dozens of insightful cheats and money-saving tricks that will revolutionise the way you holiday.
This new, fun and fact-packed show follows two sets of holidaymakers stuck in a vacation rut as they entrust Cherry and Ade to book a bargain getaway on their behalf. The Berry family usually book all-inclusive, but the reviews and pictures promising paradise are often far from reality, and they routinely end up over-spending on upgrades. Cherry reckons she can get them everything on their wish list – pool, culture and beaches – plus more space, freedom and culinary adventure for much less money simply by going off the beaten track and embracing self-catering.
Whereas knitting pals Stella and Lyn love nothing more than visiting the world’s wonders. Desperate to see everything but daunted by logistics, they have relied on package tours in the past. Now, frustrated by the lack of freedom group tours offer, they’re considering going it alone. Can Ade prove that the adventure of a lifetime can be done independently and on budget?
Meanwhile, Richard Madeley visits his favourite city, Venice. As famous for its crowds and queues as it is for its canals, he reveals how to avoid the tourist traps and make the most of your time in a place unlike any on earth.
Also, Steph McGovern flies to the romantic corner of the Arabian peninsula – Oman, where she swaps financial markets for centuries-old goat markets and asks the locals just what sort of holiday this up-and-coming destination can offer.