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Sunday Times Travel Magazine – the ultimate 200

Staying put this summer? If you want the next best thing, get hold of a copy of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine (September 2020 issue), which celebrates its 200th edition with a bumper collection of 200 of their favourite things.

Get the lowdown on their top hotels, villa companies, beaches, bars, cities and much more besides. When it comes to theme parks, there’s just one recommendation – the history-themed, thrill-packed, ride-free Puy du Fou in western France.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine (Sept 2020)

Walk your way through Italy’s gastronomic landscape

If you think that sounds like paradise, you can find out how to make it happen by reading Louise Roddon’s review in the Times of her walking trip to northern Tuscany and Ravenna, with gastronomic hiking specialists, Hedonistic Hiking.

Read full article here: The Times, February 2020.

Where to holiday in 2020

JG Communications’ clients got the year off to a good start with mentions and articles in several of the UK’s national press.

First up was the Times’ Top 50 holidays in Italy which included Wish Sicily’s budget-friendly Case Fil in Trapani, and Hedonistic Hiking’s Best of the Italian Alps tour. Read more here

A visit to the ‘world’s coolest historical theme park’

Summer ended with a stunning review in the Sunday Times for our client Puy du Fou when journalist Rose Astor’s visit to the highly-acclaimed ‘theme park’, with son Rafe, resulted in an in-depth cover story in the broadsheet’s travel section. From swooping birds in Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes show to thundering chariots in Le Signe du Triomphe, Rose provides a tantalising glimpse of several of the shows and interactive experiences and truly captures the essence of this multi-award-winning attraction. The accommodation – in this case the themed on-site La Citadelle hotel – also went down well. Read more here

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Wish Sicily in the Sun

Great food and wine, amazing beaches and fascinating culture are just a few reasons for holidaying in Sicily. With parts of the island on the same latitude as north Africa, there’s also sunshine and balmy seas right up to October.

Still not convinced?  Read Alex Peake’s review of his family holiday with Wish Sicily in The Sun to find out more. Alex stayed at Casa Turi, a large ‘Grand Design-style’ family villa with huge pool, outdoor kitchen and views over the olive groves.

A trip into the past

Looking for something educational but fun for the school summer holidays? Take a look at Puy du Fou, France’s internationally acclaimed theme park, and discover how to bring history to life in a way that can be fascinating for adults and kids alike. Want to find out more? Get the low down on Puy du Fou from parenting blogger Penny Alexander who’s written a fantastically comprehensive review of the park on her Parent Shaped website.

France and Italy tour | Hedonistic Hiking

Which are Europe’s best hikes?

If you want to combine a walking holiday with a foodie experience, the Daily Telegraph has plenty of good ideas in its round-up of Europe’s 50 best hikes. In terms of countries, not surprisingly Italy is a popular option, closely followed by Germany, Portugal and Spain. Read more here

Hot off the press

It’s peak time in terms of holiday bookings and there’s been plenty of great media coverage for our clients, in publications as diverse as Cosmopolitan, the Observer and Olive magazine.

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10 of the best villas in Italy

Deciding which are the best villas in Italy is no mean feat but this weekend saw the Times publish what it considers to be 10 of the best. It was heartening then to see client Wish Sicily’s Casa del Gelso in fourth position, alongside equally fabulous properties in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia and Le Marche. Read more here

France 2019 – 10 of the best

Great to see client Puy du Fou getting the credit it deserves in the weekend press. France’s award-winning attraction was featured in the Times newspaper’s Top 50 holidays in France and the Sun’s round-up of holiday ideas for 2019. Read more here