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Island hopping the world’s most romantic destinations

Island hopping the world’s most romantic destinations

New for 2010, the privately-owned luxury yacht Cookielicious is hosting Romantic Getaway Cruises over five separate weeks in four different and exotic locations.

Cruising is booming

Cruising is booming

River cruising is booming this year, according to cruise news and reviews site, With the pound struggling against the Euro, cost-conscious British holidaymakers have discovered that river cruising holidays offer great solutions for multi-city sightseeing trips in the Euro zone on rivers such as the Rhine and the Danube. Further afield, more adventurous expeditions along rivers such as the Nile or Yangtze are also proving popular.

Head to Croatia for the Dubrovnik summer festival

Enjoy Dubrovnik’s annual summer festival – celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009 – courtesy of leading Croatia specialist, Holiday Options. Taking place between 10 July and 25 August, this annual event starts with a dramatic opening ceremony of fireworks and music, followed by six weeks of theatre, concerts, opera and dance, with performances by a range of international artistes.

Europe’s top ten hostels for less

Stay in the best budget accommodation in Europe this summer from just £3 a night and be guaranteed the cheapest price with This leading budget accommodation-booking site has launched a new lowest price guarantee – if you find the same accommodation anywhere cheaper within 24 hours you will be refunded the difference.

Save money on an early break to Croatia

Whopping savings of up to £219 per person on a choice of early summer breaks to Croatia - departing Gatwick, Southampton and Manchester - have been announced by market leader, Holiday Options.

All-inclusive reductions, Croatia-style

For those who fancy a spot of 'all inclusive' this summer, market leader to Croatia - Holiday Options - is highlighting massive savings of up to £317 per person on selected dates in May and June.

Holiday Options slashes Croatia prices

Holiday Options, the market leader to Croatia, has launched its second edition brochure with reduced prices across 80% of the programme, resulting in savings of up to £120 per person.

Go 'small and intimate' in Croatia

With Croatia looking set to be a top favourite destination in 2009, Holiday Options is highlighting a selection of carefully selected boutique-style hotels - ranging from three to five-star - for those seeking a small and intimate property.

Learning to sail in Croatia

Families can enjoy a luxury European break staying in one of Sanctuary Retreats’ spacious villas during the October school break, from where they can go sailing, fishing and diving around the Croatian island of Vis, learn how to make chocolate at a leading Italian chocolate school and brush up on teeing off techniques at one of Spain’s most exclusive golf resorts.

Croatia calling

The delights of the island of Kolocep in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia are set to tempt you this summer thanks to Small Families, the UK’s leading operator for single parent holidays. launches local-language sites, the world’s most visited hotel booking site*, has announced its further expansion into the Eastern European market with the launch of six new local language sites in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia and Croatia.

Bareboat sailing in Turkey and Croatia

Bareboat sailing in Turkey and Croatia

New for 2008 Sunvil Sailing will be offering bareboat charter in Turkey and Greece for those with sailing experience from April to November in addition to its operation in Greece. There is also the option of a second week at a hotel in both the new destinations.

SAS adds Croatia, Norway and Nice to summer program

SAS Sverige is to introduce the new summer destinations of Zagreb and Stavanger. In addition, two routes to Nice will be opened in the summer, one from Ängelholm and one from Växjö. The Stockholm - Tromsö route will also be operated during the summer.

Heavenly honeymoons in Croatia

Heavenly honeymoons in Croatia

The Croatian coast was named as one of the top honeymoon destinations in a survey conducted last year*, but with the average price for a honeymoon revealed to be £2,963, those about to tie the knot may want to book their holiday well in advance in order to save some pennies.

Hvar Wine – from the sunniest island in Croatia

Hvar Wine – from the sunniest island in Croatia

Hvar has a wine making history stretching back thousands of years - wine from the Dalmatian region of Croatia is considered amongst the best in the world. A key product of the economy, the grapes in Hvar flourish in the warm Mediterranean sun – the island receives, on average, an amazing 2697 hours of sunshine each year.