Does Reality TV entice us to travel?

When Lindsay Lohan released her highly anticipated show Lohan Beach Club this year, all eyes were on the location of her new show: Mykonos, Greece.

Shows like Lohan Beach Club help people to discover places they never heard of or could not afford.

It has become a culture for many reality shows to send cast members to exotic places as part of the season’s storyline. From Mexico, Amsterdam to small towns in the US, these trips are often pricey and oh so luxurious.

It also shines a light on unique places like Turks and Caicos- a favourite holiday destination for the Kardashians.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast vacation in the Bahamas during the early episodes of season 9, which premiered in February, showcases the pristine beaches and island life.

From snorkelling, golf and shopping for Rolex watches, Bahamas, a country in the Carribean, seemed to be the epitome of a holiday destination.

Trust many fans booked their holiday right after the episodes aired.

Let’s not forget the epic Tokyo trip that the Real Housewives of Atlanta went on for Eva Marcille‘s bachelorette party.

The ladies-although late for most of their tours- visited temples and sampled sushi. Director of new local travel show, Tripping with Skhumba, Vincent Moloi, said reality had an unpretentious way of showcasing the magic of a place.

If travelogues can reflect that about a destination, it will inspire people to travel more.

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