Members of the Roloff family most recent vacation occurred during March break. It was a trip to the British Virgin Islands. Here is an article released by the BVI about the trip. They're seeking publicity for the Islands as a tourist destination. If you wonder how these vacations are secured for the Roloffs and TLC, you can probably spot the paragraphs in the article where TLC promotes themselves to the desired destination in exchange for the exposure and publicity. The Roloffs were treated to special VIP treatment as the tourism board hopes the positive publicity will help them in these hard economic times.
In the article, you'll noticed mention of Matt Roloff's sons and their friends. For all those inquiring about Jeremy and his friend Jacob Mueller, we can confirm that Jacob Mueller once again accompanied Jeremy Roloff on this vacation. Everybody knows what it is like to have a best friend, but is this bordering on separation anxiety? :-)
According to the article, this Roloff vacation will air as two episodes in the third quarter of 2009.
Popular Reality TV Show Series Wraps up Filming in the BVI
by: BVI Tourist Board & Film Commission
BVI to gain extensive exposure in the US market when show airs on TLC
Matt Roloff was in amazement, as he surveyed the panoramic views of Great Thatch from Jost Van Dyke, while his sons and their friends eagerly darted ahead of him on their ATV’s, down the hill towards Great Harbour. Apart from visiting Jost Van Dyke, the Roloff family, from the popular TLC TV series Little People Big World, were escorted around the BVI by Tourist Board reps last week, while they juggled both a mini vacation and filming the TV show.
The BVI Tourist Board and The Moorings partnered on this great initiative to highlight the variety that the destination has to offer and to gain national Television coverage of the diversity of BVI’s crewed yachting vacations, BVI’s culture and local dishes.Since its March 4th premiere in 2006, over 60 million people have watched Little People, Big World on TLC and our upscale trended viewership keeps on growing. Currently producing episodes for our 5th season, we average at least1.7 million Viewers per episode with a median viewer age of 38.8 years.
The Roloff family’s daily activities included in-depth taxi tours throughout Tortola, stopping at Fahie Hill Mural and Crafts ALive village, visiting Norman Island and the Caves, the Baths, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Activities included an ATV tour, diving, snorkeling hiking, kayaking and windsurfing. In 2007, the Roloffs vacationed in the Bahamas – a trip that was prominently and positively featured in the series and won the production show the John Southam Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Maritime Marketing, the proceeds of which were donated to a maritime charitable organization. This time around, the BVI welcomed the family to our shores and based on the extensive activities that the family enjoyed, the BVI has captured more footage than was shot in the Bahamas. This will result in the BVI having two episodes featured on TLC premiering in the 3rd quarter of 2009.
The BVI Tourist Board would like to thank the following The Mooring team, David Rohr, Maritine Mason, Darren Mason, Ben, Alex, Simon, Louise and Captain Sam. The National Parks trust, Anegada Reef Hotel, Big Bamboo Restaurant, Saba Rock, Bitter End, Foxy’s, Sea & Land Adventures, Marina Cay, Charlie’s Restaurant, VGTA and MBH service, as well as several others too numerous to mention.Ag. Director, Hadassah Ward, congratulated the North America General Manager, Perla George, and the entire BVI Tourist Board team for understanding the importance of this project at a time when all destinations are challenged to find creative and affordable ways of enticing people to visit and working closely with the Moorings team to ensure that the Roloffs were able to enjoy as much of the BVI as possible. “This is an excellent example of how we negotiate to ensure our sponsorship and advertising dollars have added-value returns. We hope that the entire Roloff family will return to our shores for a real holiday on their own.”
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