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Travel Guides

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    3 of 4

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  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 17 Aug 2015
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    9.00pm - 10.00pm
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    Week 34 2015 : Sat 15 Aug - Fri 21 Aug
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Travel Guides sends five ordinary British households to review some of the worlds most popular tourist destinations, from an all-inclusive in Tenerife to a five star hotel in Dubai, to see what they can really offer an average Brit.
Each week the same households travel to a different destination and experience identical holidays. Narrator Johnny Vegas guides us through the location, while the households give honest and frank reviews about everything on offer - from the accommodation to the food to the activities. 
We’ve all experienced that bad holiday breakfast, dodgy air con system or disappointing day-trip. These amateur critics are here to make sure you remember your next holiday for all the right reasons.
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.
It’s the first time the Boyles from Dorset have ever been on a package holiday, but initial excitement soon turns to dread when they encounter the hotels British style buffet restaurant. Birmingham socialites Riah, Reena and Keisha are on a quest to find a holiday romance, and while they catch nothing but a chill at the top of Mount Teide volcano, they find plenty of potential suitors on the ‘Veronicas nightclub Strip’. Meanwhile, Burnley painter decorator Pete, and his wife Linda can’t understand why anyone would want to leave the hotel when there’s free beer on tap, and the Brearley family test out the hotels evening Karaoke – much to the embarrassment of their 14 year old son ben. For the Chapman-Blackwells from Bradford their hopes of a relaxing break are left in ruins when they discover a noisy building site next to the hotels pool.