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Heard the one about the theme park with no rides?

We’re delighted to have been taken on board by Puy du Fou, France’s second largest theme park. A 3-day recce in September was enough to convince us that this was something special – a theme park with spectacular shows but no rides, upmarket accommodation and, judging by the visitors, one that appeals to every generation. Read more here

JG Communications appointed by Hedonistic Hiking

We’re thrilled to be working with Hedonistic Hiking whose guided walking holidays in Italy focus as much on food and wine as on the landscape. So, as well as some spectacular hiking, there is wine-tasting, gourmet picnic lunches, visits to cheese producers and, in the autumn, truffle hunting.  Guests stay in hand-picked, locally-owned hotels including Italy’s distinctive alberghi diffusi, an initiative which supports the conversion of empty or abandoned homes in a rural village to provide ‘scattered’ rooms, rather than building a new hotel.

Read more here

A game of other halves in Croatia

Check out the best beaches, Venetian-style ports and fishing villages in Istria in this Mail on Sunday villa holiday review, organised by us on behalf of client Croatian Villa Holidays for journalist Jenny Cowley.

Visit Mailonline to read the full article.

The villa hotlist

Good news for two of our clients who were included in the Sunday Times feature on Europe’s 30 hottest villas.

Villa Le Edicole is an ultra-cool designer pad for eleven, set amidst the dry-stone walls and sunbaked landscape of south east Sicily while Croatian Villa Holidays’ Casa Celestina is a rural hideaway for two overlooking several of Istria’s prettiest hilltop towns.

Click here for Sunday Times article.

Villa Ager Costa, Trapani

Best holiday houses for frills and thrills

High50, the leading global community for over-50’s, gives us a few pointers for this year’s summer holiday with its round-up of best holiday houses in the Caribbean and the Med.

Greece, Morocco, Mallorca and St Lucia all make the grade, as does Sicily, where JG Communications’ client, Wish Sicily, offers beauty treatments, maid, chef and concierge services at Villa Ager Costa.

Stay in a former lighthouse on Croatia's Istria coast

Are these the best villas in Europe?

Three of our clients made it into the Guardian’s selection of top villas and apartments in Europe at the weekend.

A great option for families, Wish Sicily’s Villa Delle Stelle is a two-bedroom villa in Scopello, with a small pool and excellent location close to the Zingaro Nature Reserve.

Croatian Villa Holidays’ Villa Varadella, a former Istrian lighthouse, was one of two properties in Croatia to be featured.  The villa leads directly onto a rocky beach and guests have access to the pool at a neighbouring hotel.  Just one option in Slovenia made the list – this one from sister company, Slovenia Villa Holidays. Villa Vineyard View is a chic two-bedroom villa with a designer wine cellar in the village of Vipolže.

Wish you were in Sicily?

Wish Sicily is the most recent addition to the JG Communications’ portfolio, a relative newcomer to the burgeoning villa scene in Sicily although director Gioacchino Sortino’s experience in Sicilian tourism dates back several years prior to setting up the company.

Choose from around 200 high quality properties, all bookable directly with owners, and ranging from city centre apartments and affordable family holiday homes to super-stylish villas with a view.

Waterside living in Croatia

Summer in Croatia

Thanks to the Telegraph for its complete 2015 summer holiday booking guide and great to see JG Communications’ client Croatian Villa Holidays listed under its recommended villa holiday specialists to Croatia.

Luxury family villa in Modica, Sicily

Booking ahead … how far will you go?

Personally, I’m happy to book my next holiday whilst still enjoying the current one.  Greedy perhaps, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s always good to have one in the bag.  Greed aside, if you’re restricted by dates, whether as a result of school holidays, work schedules or the complicated commitments of friends or several kids, there is something to be said for booking in the autumn for the following summer.  Nothing quite beats the smugness of having booked your preferred villa and low-cost flights well before the winter sets in.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the Guardian’s recent round-up of top 20 European villas for families, including ideas from JG Communications’ clients Croatian Villa Holidays and soloSicily.


Need some summer heat?

More much-needed September sun ideas from The Times this weekend, including a holiday with JG Communications’ client ExpertoItaly.  The Relais Parco Cavalonga is a converted farmhouse with a pair of  infinity pools in an idyllic setting amidst olive and carob trees and within easy reach of the baroque stars of south east Sicily.