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Half-term ideas from the Times

Great to see Puy du Fou included in the October half-term family activity holidays recommended by the Times.  A more affordable alternative to desert adventures and dolphin spotting holidays, this unique attraction in northern France is the ultimate family bonding experience and ideal for families with just a couple of days to spare. Read more here

Top slot for Wish Sicily

This weekend’s feature in the Times on 50 Summer Holiday Bargains kicked off with client Wish Sicily. With several new additions to the portfolio, you can still grab a week or two in school holidays at a gorgeous villa with private pool – and all for under £750pp, including flights.

Read The Times coverage here.

Wish Sicily in the press

Several of client Wish Sicily’s villas have been featured in the national press in recent weeks.

The Times’ collection of 50 best Mediterranean villas focussed on Italy, France, Spain, Croatia and Turkey with Wish Sicily’s Cupole Arabe leading the Italy selection online. The unusual dome-shaped villa is situated on the island’s west coast, just 200m from the beach and within easy reach of nature reserves, ancient Greek sites and the towns of Marsala and Trapani. Read more here

Bella Italia!

It can’t be easy to know where to start when pressed to find the 50 best holidays in Italy, as the Times did last weekend with its annual round-up of ideas.  We were delighted to see two of our clients featured amongst the collection of holidays which incorporated hiking, cycling, sailing, riding and a fair amount of wine-tasting and foodie-related suggestions.

Read more here

Where to find the best holiday ideas

We’re back at the top of the calendar which means the travel press are in full flow and anyone who knows what’s good for them will be checking the weekend travel supplements over the next few weeks for the best holiday ideas for 2018.

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The Times: Top 50 holidays in Italy 2017

Great to see client Wish Sicily’s new Villa Idda included in the best new places to stay section of the Times’ 50 Best Holidays in Italy for 2017. Set amongst the orange groves that surround the seaside town of Acireale, the recently restored villa comprises two separate buildings (perfect for two families), connected by a shaded dining terrace overlooking the garden and pool. Think cool, stone surfaces, sunken baths, double height ceilings and vast picture windows – this is definitely one for the bucket list!

Read The Times, 50 Best Holidays in Italy, January 2017 here.

Holiday dilemmas

Looking for a solution to your holiday problem? The Times Travel Doctor may have the answer. This week, in response to a reader’s query on where to find a villa for six with a private pool and within walking distance of a local town in Sicily, she turned to our client Wish Sicily for inspiration.

Read extract from the Times Travel Doctor here.

Back to school

Last weekend’s Times travel section featured a selection of family holidays guaranteed to add colour to your child’s school days. Greek island cruises, language lessons on the ski slopes and Tudor history in Kent all appeared, together with a Wish Sicily holiday on Sicily’s east coast. Stay in Villa Viscalori on the slopes of Mount Etna and your kids can find out all about volcanoes as well as brushing up on their ancient history in nearby Taormina.

The Times Travel Doctor.

Ask the (Times) Doctor

A Wish Sicily villa holiday was one of the options put forward by the Times Travel Doctor in response to a reader enquiry for a multi-generational celebration holiday that combines the beach, culture and activities.

With the added benefit of extra space for additional guests, the recommended villas (Sunny House and Prora del Plemmirio) are both in south east Sicily, within easy reach of the annual ancient Greek theatre festival in Syracuse, and the baroque towns of the Val di Noto.

See The Times Travel Doctor query.

Great hotels for half-term

Never mind that the kids have only just gone back to school after Easter holidays: it’s never too soon to start planning the next holiday.

The Times’ round-up of ‘Great Hotels for Half-term’ featured a range of ideas, from the Scilly Isles to Mauritius, including an ExpertoItaly holiday at the very affordable beachfront Grande Baia Resort in Sardinia.

Read Times article here: The Times, 16 April 2016