WEEKEND OF SUN MAKES BRITS DITCH FORIEGN HOLIDAYS Monday 9 June 2008 PDF Print Search statistics have revealed that one British weekend of hot weather has triggered nearly ¾ of a million searches for UK holidays from Brits, with St Ives in Cornwall leading the way and overseas holidays taking a back seat. A shoppers-revenge website has today revealed that the recent hot UK weekend triggered nearly ¾ of a million searches for “cheap UK holidays”, in comparison to less than 100,000 for overseas holidays. MyVoucherCodes.co.uk search statistics show that the top five UK holiday searches were dominated by cities and towns from the South West: 1. St Ives (Cornwall) 2. The Cotswolds 3. Newquay 4. Brighton 5. Bournemouth In an unusual twist, traditional British holiday resorts such as Blackpool, Southend on Sea and Skegness did not feature highly on the list. According to the statistics this is only the second time so far in 2008 that foreign holidays and resorts have been beaten in web searches by people researching their next holiday location specifically in the UK. Speaking about the statistics Managing Director of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, Mark Pearson said, “One weekend of good weather in the UK and not only do the summer shorts and dresses come out, but holiday searches for British destinations go through the roof. “I was really surprised to see that foreign holidays did not even feature in the top 5 most searched for destinations over the last few days, although, given the excellent weather I think most MyVoucherCodes bargain hunter may have been off getting themselves a tan”. MyVoucherCodes launched 16 months ago and in that time has become the leading free voucher and discount code Website in the UK. The site has now had 30 million unique visitors *, and over 175,000 people have now signed up to the weekly newsletter that delivers the latest bargains and discounts into their inbox. The site monitors and updates the new vouchers and discount codes every day thanks to a combination of people sending them in to help other consumers and the site owner using technology to keep a watchful eye on the market place. For more information visit www.myvouchercodes.co.uk ENDS EDITORS NOTES For more information or to set up interviews with Mark Pearson please call Andy, 10 Yetis Public Relation Agency, on 01452 527898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org My Voucher Codes has been featured in the likes of The Times, The Independent, The Sun, Metro and on the BBC *This is unique visitors and not repeat browsers QUIZ QUESTION The first journalist to come back to us with the correct answer for the following question wins an unbranded gift (so you can pass it on if you don’t want it). Send your answer to email@example.com Q: Children build a lot of these on holiday. What am I talking about? This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of 10 Yetis PR and Marketing in the following categories: Leisure & Hobbies, Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.