Specialist Corsican Places reports strong bookings for Summer 2010, as well as a successful start for its new flight service between London Stansted and Calvi, introduced in May 2010. The tour operator reveals a 30% increase in sales year on year, with bookings for its new charter - with airline Titan Airways - achieving an 88% load factor to date.
The company’s product manager, Amandine Blanchard comments:
“We are delighted with the success of our programme, which continually evolves to reflect the needs of our customers. Our charter flight service is the only UK direct flight route to Calvi and gives customers a welcoming alternative to the no frills options available to other regions."
She continues: “We have also increased our choice of hotels, with sales to date up 87% on last year. Villa bookings are also up by 22%. There has been a noted shift away from accommodation-only, as figures show 65% of our customers are now booking packages. This trend confirms a wider recognition amongst consumers of the importance of financial protection and tour operator support when booking a holiday, which has become even more apparent through recent events.”
Corsican Places has been providing holidays throughout the island for over twenty years and was voted “Best Destination Specialist Tour Operator 2010” in June this year, by Atout France – the country’s tourism development agency. The tour operator offers holidays from £399 per person based on 7 nights accommodation, inclusive of return Stansted to Calvi flight.