This year, Classic Collection Holidays is offering an expanded Sicily programme, a new programme to Umbria and fly drive holidays in Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily.

The company’s, managing director Nick Munday, said, “Once again we are delighted with the way in which Italy has performed for us during 2011, exceeding even our most optimistic forecasts in what was a challenging year for many Euro destinations. We remain very appreciative of the fact that our continued commitment to the travel trade is reciprocated by independent travel agents.  Five years after launching our first Italy programme we are now able to secure the best available rates and allocations in the best properties and as a result are taking a large percentage of market share from other operators. Many agents now regard Classic as the definitive Italian specialist for discerning clients looking for an affordable luxury holiday to Italy. Our success in 2011 has enabled us to launch our 2012 programme with an expanded selection of destinations and properties, and increased allocations and at even more competitive prices.”

Ten new properties have been added in Sicily, and in addition to its established Taormina, the operator is now featuring Syracuse, Ortigia, Marina di Ragusa, Agrigento, Sciacca, Palermo and Mazaro del Vallo. In Umbria five properties are featured in Perugia, Torgiano, Assisi, Gubbio and Montignano. Tailor-made fly drive itineraries are available in Tuscany, Umbria and Sicily.

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