More male travellers are ditching their significant female others and gathering up the boys for a ‘brocation’ to capture some sun, surf, adventure, fine food and local beer in some of the world’s most interesting destinations.
Randall Deer from My Holiday Centre said diverse generations of males are opting for an all-inclusive package with their mates, with Bali being revealed as the favourite male hot spot.
Mr Deer said holidays that fall under the umbrella of ‘brocations’ are indirectly having a profound impact on the Balinese tourism industry.
“Not only are these resort and airline partners benefiting from increased sales, but other local businesses are also responding to the profits from this new wave of consumers,” Mr Deer said.
With these holiday revelers accounting for a substantial number of Australian’s departing on overseas island escapes during the first third of 2012, My Holiday Centre subsequently offers ‘My Bali’ packages to suit the idyllic ‘brocation’.
Popular for impressive surf breaks, Bali caters for surfers ranging from beginners through to veterans. For those ‘bros’ who don’t surf, the Indonesian paradise also offers game and reef fishing, scuba diving and white water rafting.
Regular ‘brocationer’ to Bali Shane McCarthy told e-Travel Blackboard that Bali as a destination is perfect as it is quick and easy to get to and no long flights or layovers means you get maximum time on holidays.
“With all the lads being working men, this is important,” Mr McCarthy pointed out.
“Everyone knows what they are signing up for, reasonably priced accommodation which is secondary to your proximity to lots of surf destinations and bars.
“Meals are cheap, fast and filling. They may not be the gourmet masterpieces your girlfriend is looking for but they more than satisfy the boys, then just add a couple of icy Bintangs to that.”
While Mr McCarthy has been on four ‘brocations’ to Bali, he said other guys he knew had been every year for the past decade.
“Bali offers something for men of all ages, tastes and budgets,” Mr Deer concluded.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W