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Holidays - Issue 14 research by Greenlight

Teletext steals Icelolly's lead to become most visible site for holidays

Teletextholidays.co.uk was the most visible site for holiday-related searches overall as it achieved a sizable share of visibility across both the Natural Search and Paid Media listings. It moved up from fourth position in May to take first place in August, relegating Icelolly.com to third spot.

LONDON – Teletextholidays.co.uk has knocked leading holiday price comparison site Icelolly.com off the top spot, to emerge the most visible site for holiday-related searches. This is according to the latest quarterly research, ‘Holidays – Issue 14’ by leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

The report highlights the most popular terms consumers used to search for long-haul and short-haul holidays on Google UK in August. It analysed which brands, retailers and review sites were the most visible in both the Natural Search and Paid Media results and therefore had the greatest share of consideration.

Greenlight’s research reveals there were 3.9 million searches made for holiday-related keywords in August, up from 2.7 million in May.

The search terms ‘cheap holidays’ and ‘holidays’ were each queried 673,000 times. Combined, they accounted for 34% of all holiday-related searches.

In terms of long-haul holiday destinations, ‘Egypt holidays’ accounted for the majority of searches (27,100) whilst for short haul, ‘Turkey holidays’ (49,500) was the most popular.

Thomascook.com was the most visible site in the Natural Search listings, achieving a 64% share of voice.

Onthebeach.co.uk was the most visible advertiser in the Paid Media space, achieving an 83% share of visibility.

Teletextholidays.co.uk was the most visible site for holiday-related searches overall as it achieved a sizable share of visibility across both the Natural Search and Paid Media listings. It moved up from fourth position in May to take first place in August, relegating Icelolly.com to third spot.

Icelolly.com was not the only casualty in this regard. Greenlight’s Integrated Search league table shows that although they remained in the top 10, Thomson.co.uk, Travelsupermarket.com and Lastminute.com slipped down the ranks, the former two being unseated by Firstchoice.co.uk which took second place whilst Onthebeach.co.uk moved up to sixth.

Meanwhile, Directholidays.co.uk and Holidayhypermarket.co.uk were knocked out of the top 10 as new arrivals, Travelrepublic.co.uk and Sunmaster.co.uk stepped in, the former moving up three places to take position eight, the latter moving four notches up to secure ninth place.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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