I expect that the Costa Alentejana in Portugal wouldn’t immediately jump to mind on many people’s lists of the world’s foremost wine regions. The Alentejo, perhaps, but its coastal region? Probably not. Yet, after a short visit (courtesy of our clients the Costa Alentejana Tourist Board and Sunvil Discovery), I discovered why this little-known wedge
In Greece, you often see men sitting over a coffee or an ouzo, fiddling with their Komboloi (worry beads). It seems an exclusively male pursuit, as I have never seen a woman even sitting in a cafe, let alone playing with worry beads – but perhaps local women sit at home and worry instead? It
Guest blog by Chris Wright, Managing Director at GIC The Villa Collection and Sunvil: Summer 2012 brings with it the long anticipated Olympic Games. But even at the beginning of the bidding process, back at the start of the millennium when the country was more prosperous, the nation was divided as to whether the Games
When frightfully busy people take the time to provide feedback that is bubbling over with enthusiasm, our clients are naturally delighted. And, just once in a while, we like to shout about it on their behalf. Sunvil Discovery client, Martin Gibbons, owns the Palm Centre in Ham; he has just won a Gold at Chelsea
Sunvil’s Managing Director, Noel Josephides, explains why holidays in Greece remain largely unaffected by the current economic crisis: “Sunvil has fielded a number of calls recently from clients nervous about how the current Greek economic woes will affect their holiday. The simple answer is that we doubt very much that it will have any impact.
I had only previously visited the Algarve and Porto in Portugal, so a week in another region of the country (which I confess I knew nearly nothing about), courtesy of a newly-launched weekly flight from London Heathrow into Beja, in the centre of The Alentejo, was a revelation about this little-known yet vast region of
At 4.30am on Sunday 22 May 2011, a group of 45 – journalists, travel agents and tour operator staff, together with a few Sunvil clients – gathered at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 to make history. For on this day, we were the lucky passengers on the first-ever flight to the new passenger terminal at Beja airport
Sunvil Discovery’s Rachel Jelley fills us in on her recent visit to the Faroe Islands… The Faroe Islands are like nowhere else on earth: a staggeringly beautiful, unspoiled volcanic landscape where age-old traditions reign supreme. It is a destination to which the written word cannot do justice, and where seeing is the only way to
Noel Josephides, Managing Director of Sunvil Holidays, was invited to speak on Radio 4 at 12.30 pm today, 7th February, 2011, about the difference in travel advice on travelling to Egypt while demonstrations were underway given by the UK Government compared with that, for example, of the American and German governments. He was interviewed alongside travel writer Alison Rice.
Here’s what some of Travel PR’s clients think are the likely travel trends to look out for this year… Sunvil Holidays Expert: Noel Josephides, Managing Director Forecast: “We predict a return to the traditional Eurozone destinations, as accommodation and local service providers have significantly lowered their prices to compete with the likes of Egypt and Turkey, and