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Holidays: Brits pray for a long, hot summer

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+450% searches for tent accessories, +124% for camping fridges

London, 20th April 2011 - Twenga, the most comprehensive shopping search engine, records drastic rises in searches for camping products as the first summer approaches since the budget cuts were implemented.

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Searches for tent accessories have soared by 450% in a month, as Brits dust down the old gear and stock up on the extras.

Camping fridges have seen a 124% rise in searches, with shoppers preferring the Electrolux brand, followed by Dometic and Waeco. 

Searches for beach tents are up 114% with Quechua leading as the favourite brand, followed by Gelert then Outwell.

Other related searches reporting increases include camping awnings (+74%) and camping barbecues (+53%), confirming that a lighter wallet is no obstacle to a brighter summer.

Searches on www.twenga.co.uk from 15/03/11 – 14/04/11, compared with previous month.

About Twenga
Twenga, the new-generation search engine enables millions of shoppers throughout the world to find what they want, at the best price, from the online shop of their choice.
Thanks to its proprietary technology, Twenga automatically gathers offers from online retailers and displays them in one searchable interface. As a result, Twenga has the most comprehensive listing of online shops.

Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cedric Anes, Twenga runs 15 sites, including the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia, the United States, Australia, Japan and China among others, displaying 350 million offerings from more than 160,000 online shops. Twenga’s sites received 45 million visits in November 2010. In the same year, Twenga won the Red Herring 100 Global Award, the Young Technology Leader Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Company of the Future Category.

Website: www.twenga.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TwengaUK
Twitter: http://twitter.com/twenga_uk/

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