The Polynesian islands of Bora Bora are the top destination of choice for Romantic South Africans according to a survey conducted by the country’s biggest online travel agency Travelstart.

Press Release   •   Feb 15, 2013 07:50 GMT

From a list that includes firm favourites for romantics, like Paris and Venice, 35per cent of voters selected Bora Bora as their favourite choice.

Bora Bora is unique as it's quite possibly one of the furthest destinations fortravellers to get to from South Africa.

It takes over 50 hours to reach the islands and is one of the most expensive tripson earth for South Africans to make. The trip would easily set a couple backover R80,000.

But when it comes down to it the travel agency found that staying within budgetwas key.

Travelstart said that most South Africans tend to opt for more affordable beachdestinations closer to home like Mauritius, Mozambique, Zanzibar and theSeychelles.

An obvious runner up to Bora Bora was Thailand, a long time favourite forSouth Africans due its breathtaking scenery, cheap prices and the fact that it'svisa-free for SA passport holders.

Voted at the bottom of the poll was a trip to Las Vegas to tie the knot.

A visit to arguably one of the world's most romantic buildings, India's TajMahal also featured as a favorite among facebook followers of the site.

As the largest online travel agency in South Africa, Travelstart also has thewidest and most active travel community on Facebook in S.A. and regularlyposts interesting travel inspiration and advice on its page. Visit their page to seemore.

See the destination pictures on our facebook page.

Travelstart Contact:
Nick Paul, Social Media Manager, Travelstart:
021 468 4331 / 082 725 9102

Travelstart has fast become South Africa’s leading online travel agency and one stop shop for flight, hotel and car rental bookings. The online offering is supported by a customer service team and experienced travel agents that deal with custom holiday packages as well as over-the-phone enquiries. Travelstart also operates in Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria and Turkey.

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