This week’s Times travel section included a great round-up of 50 holiday bargains that are still up for grabs this summer. Suggestions included a family break with JG Communications’ client, ExpertoItaly, in San Teodoro, Sardinia where the local white sandy beaches of Lu Impostu, Cala Brandinchi and Capo Coda Cavallo rival those of the South Pacific. Read more here: The Times, 50 Summer Bargains.
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STILL looking for a summer holiday bargain? The Times’ round-up of 50 best summer holiday bargains at the weekend featured three holidays offered by JG Communications’ clients, two in Italy and one in Croatia.
Holidays in Italy included ExpertoItaly’s classic family holiday at the seafront Grande Baia Resort in Sardinia, and, more suited to couples, a stay in the often-overlooked town of Maratea in Italy’s Basilicata.
For wine-lovers, Croatian Villa Holidays’ self-catering Casa Celestina, which overlooks the vineyards and olive groves of Istria, was amongst the suggestions for couples.
Avoid the full strength of the Mediterranean sun in August and get more for your money by taking a September sun holiday. If you need inspiration, search out some great ideas in yesterday’s Sunday Times‘ September sun feature, which included two of our clients.
Holidays featured included a self-catering break at one of soloSicily ’s supremely chic seafront apartments in Taormina; and an all out indulge and pamper stay at ExpertoItaly’s Mezzatorre Resort & Spa in Ischia.
Villa features dominated the weekend press with great exposure for several clients and encouraging reports of busy phone lines.
Croatian Villa Holidays was featured in the Guardian’s 100 Beach Houses while the fabulous Villa Solaris from its sister programme, Montenegro Villa Holidays, appeared in the Times’ ‘50 Best Mediterranean Beach Villas’ feature and took centre stage on the front page of the paper’s Weekend section. Croatian Villa Holidays’ Villa Mimosa also appeared in the Sunday Times’ Ultimate 100 Holidays for 2014.
Sicily villa specialist soloSicily also grabbed a slot in the Sunday Times: Ultimate 100 holidays round-up with the latest addition to its programme, Giada, a beachfront villa in the south east of the island. soloSicily’s Apolline, another villa in the south east of the island, also appeared in the Guardian’s 100 Beach Houses.
A memorable swim in the bay of Bobovisce on Croatia’s Brac island last year was enough to convince me – Croatia’s coastline needs exploring, bay by bay and island by island. Several of the little fishing villages, hilltop towns and larger towns on the Istrian peninsula feature high on the must-see list but that inviting almost translucent sea remains the no. 1 attraction.
Croatia specialists are popping up all over the place but one to watch is Croatian Villa Holidays with their huge range of villas and apartments and infinite knowledge of each property, beach, village and town. Read more here
Great to be working with Croatian Villa Holidays who clearly know just about everything there is to know about Croatia and its many islands.
Find out about the best food festival or the least discovered beach and choose from a collection of villas that ranges from a traditional stone rural house for two to an Istrian lighthouse and a jaw-dropping villa with its own tennis court, football pitch and wellness centre. Expect to see a lot more of this company in the coming months …
Hurray for the return this Saturday of the charismatic Inspector Montalbano – even if it’s in the form of a prequel to the main series as a young Montalbano is posted to a remote village in the Sicilian mountains before being promoted and transferred to Vigata.
Hard to say whether it’s the early morning swims, the almost tangible smell of coffee on that beachfront terrace or the steaming platters of ’pasta alla norma’ that make you long to be there … but there are few better adverts for south east Sicily and the baroque towns of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli than this series. Read more here
JG Communications’ client soloSicily is offering an amazing 20% off selected villas right through July and August. Elisa, a three-bedroom property with a pool, direct beach access and it’s own tiny church, caught the attention of the Sunday Times in this weekend’s last-minute Summer Holidays feature.
If you can’t get away until September, the good news is that Ryanair has launched a new flight, starting in mid-September, from Stansted to Comiso, the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to stay in or explore the fantastic baroque towns and white sandy beaches of south east Sicily.
Click here to read the Sunday Times information.
Check out some of the most recent coverage for JG Communications’ client soloSicily. A summer of discounts at the very gorgeous Perla Nera villa, just outside Catania, was featured on FamilyTraveller.com, the latest addition to the online family travel world and definitely one to watch.
Coverage also in The Independent for soloSicily’s lovely sea-facing Lilla and Viola apartments, a few steps from the beach in Taormina.
From bed to beach in less than three minutes … soloSicily’s Amaltea is a little cottage with a great big garden that leads straight on to a secluded beach – perfect for a Montalbano-style early morning swim followed by cappuccino and pastry in the shade of the garden’s towering palm trees.
Close to the baroque town of Modica which is famous for its extraordinary spicy chocolate and colourful Easter processions, and in one of Sicily’s southernmost areas, this is a great base for an Easter break.