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Jacy Meyer, e-Blok, Ltd. Marketing
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Girls Just Want To Have Fun
More ladies traveling to Eastern Europe with friends

It’s a fact: girls need their friends. And with packed schedules and full diaries, it’s often quite difficult to squeeze in that much needed gal pal time. Smart ladies are doing it right: planning weekends away with their friends.

A new study by travel website found 75% of women have been on a single-sex trip. That compares to only 52% of the guys surveyed who said they have travelled with their mates. Stag dos and hen parties make up much of the single-sex group travel trade; but many more people are seeing the value of escaping to a new city for some R&R., Eastern Europe’s largest group holiday tour operator has seen this first-hand with an increased demand for female-friendly activities.

“When we started the company back in 2000, nearly all of our clients were on a stag do,” says Neil Smith, Sales Manager for “But as the years have gone by, we’ve seen an increase in women guests, both for hen parties and weekends away, as well as other groups just looking for a good time.” has seen a near doubling in its ladies-only groups in 2007. While the trend slowly began the year before; this year the gals proved to us they like cheap beer and wild nightlife as much as the men. With six wild Eastern European destinations, everyone can find a city they want to visit with a range of activities to keep the group busy. Special ladies-only activities include pole dancing lessons in Warsaw, shopping in Budapest and a day of pampering in Bratislava. Cheap flights, combined with lower costs in Eastern European cities makes these weekend jaunts within everyone’s reach. For example, a 2-night stay in a 3-star hotel in Bratislava, with a day of pampering and an evening pub crawl is only £118. Flights to Bratislava from the UK can be found for as low as £28.

“With a name like Pissup, we are often overlooked when it comes to planning hen weekends or office parties,” says Mark Robertson, Tour Manager for “But with local staff in each city combined with our years of experience, everyone can be assured of a great weekend away.”

### is a London-based company that has been organising made-to-measure group holidays in Eastern Europe since 2000. The company hosted over 35,000 people in 2006 and expects to continue that growth after recently expanding into Germany (Berlin) and Poland (Warsaw). employs a team of local English speakers in each of its destinations and we look forward to welcoming your stag, hen, birthday or company party to the Wild East.

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