This award winning series captures that magical feeling of travelling to a foreign country for the first time, by following ordinary people as they take their very first steps in a different country. In each episode, real individuals from different backgrounds and generations – a couple, boyfriend and girlfriend, or dad and daughter, or mum and son – one of whom has never travelled abroad before, arrive at the airport, where they first learn their destination. It might feel strange and a little scary but it also opens up a wonderful new world.
Based on a home-grown idea from FremantleMedia Belgium, this heart-warming series premiered in Finland and has not only been recommissioned for a second season, but is also being produced in Spain, Poland, Flanders and French-speaking Belgium, The Netherlands and under license in Slovakia.
Chris O’Dell, Head of Global Entertainment Production at FremantleMedia, comments: ‘The key to the success of My First Holiday lies in its authentic and unfiltered look at the world. It’s rated incredibly well in Finland and has gone on to receive a fantastic reception from international broadcasters upon launching at MIPTV 2016. The deals from around the world reflect the endearing nature and broad appeal of this format.”