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The Seychelles has been named as one of Travelzoo’s five ‘Wow Deal Destinations’ for 2016, along with Canada, Israel, South Africa and Peru.
Travelzoo identifies these destinations by reviewing new flight routes, currency fluctuations and the latest information from travel companies it works with.
The tourism board has spent this year rebranding The Seychelles, which is made up of 115 islands, as ‘Affordable Seychelles’, in an effort to appeal to holidaymakers who feel that the destination is out of their price range.
The Seychelles has gradually become more well-known and accessible, helped by the Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles partnership and investment from the UEA, China and Russia.
Louise Hodges, spokesperson for Travelzoo, said: “Our wildcard this year, the Seychelles, is often thought of as being well over budget for most people.
“However, don’t write this one off of your list just yet; the tourism board has been busy rebranding the destination as ‘Affordable Seychelles’ through 2015, so we think there will be some great deals to be had in paradise next year!”
Additionally, Canada will soon benefit from new, non-stop WestJet flights from London Gatwick to several Canadian destinations, including Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver, starting from May, 2016.
Israel will be more easily accessible thanks to Monarch’s new flights from London to both Tel Aviva and Ovda, stating in December, 2015.
South Africa will be home to the English cricket team from December 15, 2015 to February 21, 2016 and, with the rand at an all time low, tourism looks set to soar in 2016.
Peru will benefit from new British Airways flights to Lima, Peru. Launching in May, 2016, this will be the first direct air link between the UK and Lima since 1982, making popular destinations such as the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu all the more accessible for British tourists.