Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:00

Just You h...

Spontaneous people are happier according to Snaptrip survey

Spontaneous people are happier according…

Friday, 21 October 2016 11:00

Spontaneous people are often believed to lead more exciting or glamorous lifestyles and a new study has confirmed that they are happier in all aspects of their lives.

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver tickets for half term

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver …

Friday, 21 October 2016 09:00

Visitors to Brighton this October half term can save up to 20% on its top three paid-for attractions with combination tickets now available for British Airways i360, SEA LIFE Brighton...

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:00

There still’s time for agents to book a Croisieurope river cruise for their customers with a free cabin upgrade on a range of river cruises throughout Europe, when booked with...

Last minute autumn breaks available at Haven

Last minute autumn breaks available at H…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:00

Agents can still give their customers a last minute family break this autumn from £99 when booking a Haven holiday between now and November 5.

Skiers urged to head east for best piste costs reveals new report

Skiers urged to head east for best piste…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:00

Cash-conscious skiers can avoid the slippery slope of higher prices for their annual downhill trip by heading to ski resorts in Eastern Europe.

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS competition

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS co…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:00

Ferry operator, DFDS, is putting out a call to professional and amateur artists to create a poster that will be used in their 150th anniversary celebrations this year.

Savings on worldwide adventures with Explore

Savings on worldwide adventures with Exp…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:00

Explore has launched a new collection of worldwide adventures with a launch offer of up to 10% discount on all new trips booked by November 7.

New route to Seattle makes it one to watch for 2017

New route to Seattle makes it one to wat…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:12

Seattle is expected to be one of the fastest growing US destinations for UK travellers next year with a Virgin Atlantic direct non-stop daily flight launching March 2017, new hotel...

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with increased connections across Canada

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:04

Air Transat has expanded its programme of flights from the UK to Canada with increased capacity and connections for travel in 2017.

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplement fares

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplemen…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:02

Oceania Cruises has launched a reduced single supplement promotion for solo travellers, with guests offered single supplements fares from 25% on seven itineraries, booked before December 31.

Mall of America welcomes arrival of MythBusters

Mall of America welcomes arrival of Myth…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:00

Running throughout autumn until January 15, 2017, visitors can ignite their curiosity and discover whether they can really huff and puff to blow a house down; if running in the...

Emirates to launch new daily service to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates to launch new daily service to …

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:00

Emirates has announced that it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and...

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-Roads Touring

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-R…

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:42

Small group tour specialist Back-Roads Touring has launched its summer 2017 brochure to reveal a unique line up of new itineraries in Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, France, Iberia and Russia.

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in 2017

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in …

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:16

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced five star-studded cruises for 2017 following the arrival of its new main brochure.

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:11

Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from October 30 as part of its northern winter schedule.

Last year saw one of best seasons for us at Corsican Places and Sardinian Places with more people travelling to these wonderful Mediterranean islands than ever before, and with the impending launch in June of the Tour de France 2013 from Porto Vecchio, we are confident this trend is set to continue.


Explore & experience
Corsica and Sardinia have maintained their timeless qualities with an upmarket, exclusive feel. Their distinct characters and rich cultural heritage have long provided wide-ranging appeal, however the emerging trend for a more active holiday and a wider experience strengthens the importance of being able to offer customers a flexible product.

With the first three stages of the 100th Tour de France kicking off from Corsica for the first time, there has been particular interest in active and adventure holidays. There’s plenty to explore by road, rail, boat or foot and great expeditions for families. Corsica’s gently shelving sandy beaches and clear waters are perfect for young families and for older children, activities such as canyoning, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and many watersports are popular. There are also plenty of prehistoric sites to discover and boat trips to offshore islands. The same can be said for Sardinia where there has been an emerging trend for touring holidays and increased demand for twin-centre holidays, combining the two islands.

Location, location
For clients who are looking for independence and prefer to spend their holiday exploring rather than staying in one location, there are a wide variety of properties to choose from and it is important to choose the right style, character and location to suit the customer’s requirements. Many offer flexible stays and work well with tailor-made options.
Sardinia’s three main resort areas are strikingly different; The Costa Smeralda comprises dramatic granite outcrops, high glamour and dazzling beaches – a yachting paradise and playground of the rich and famous. Alghero is surrounded by lush green countryside and great beaches, has a lovely atmosphere with exquisite Catalan architecture and an amazing array of restaurants. The southern part of the island is also renowned for its beaches and rightly so. It also affords access to the mountains and the ancient culture which is the true heart of the island.

Corsica is an island with many faces with a great diversity of landscapes - from snow-capped mountains to white sand beaches, pine forests and rustic medieval villages which characterise the four main regions - la Balagne, St Florent and the North East, the Valinco Gulf and the West Coast along with the L’Extrême Sud.

Local cuisine
For authentic Corsican or Sardinian cooking and a great night out, suggest your clients try one of the agriturismo restaurants. These farm-based restaurants are well worth a visit for a genuine taste of local food and hospitality. Look out for wild boar hams and salami or roast suckling pig – spit roasted to perfection over an open fire. Also, the local wines are superb and the local digestivos, mirto and lemon liqueurs, are just perfect to finish off your meal.

Flexibility & choice
Flexibility and choice of product, coupled with a first rate service are behind our core strengths. For both brands it is the small character apartments and villas plus affordable boutique hotels which are performing extremely well. And, with a great choice of flights into all four of Corsica’s airports covering the whole of the island as well as the wide choice of flights to Sardinia departing from eight UK airports, there’s great flexibility.

For more information see www.corsica.co.uk and www.sardinianplaces.co.uk

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