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Sunday Times' Travel Editor's award 2017

Wed 11 Oct 2017
Sunday Times' Travel Editor's award 2017

We are delighted to announce that, on 22nd September, at a ceremony in Jordan to celebrate The Travel Awards 2017, Sunvil was awarded The Sunday Times’ Travel Editor’s Award and our sister company, Expert Africa, received The Times’ Travel Editor’s Award.
This is what the Editors said, as reported in The Times:

Stephen Bleach, travel editor, The Sunday Times.  "This year’s award goes to a company that’s best known for doing something that is, on the face of it, ordinary: providing package holidays to Greece. Lots of companies do this. Few will take you to tiny unknown towns, you invariably fall in love with, to stay in small. family-run hotels. Few strive so hard to put you among locals, rather than in the poshest hotel, away from the action. It’s a travel buzzword, but this company pulls it off: its holidays are “authentic”, without the hairshirt - or the price tags - that often involves. Now the company has an ever-growing list of destinations, but the Med is its home turf, and we hope It will continue to combine innovation with authenticity there for another 47 years."

Earlier this year, GIC The Villa Collection, another company within the Sunvil family, was chosen by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine as the best self-catering villa operator to Greece. One could say that this was a hugely positive triple whammy! At Sunvil, we don’t often blow our own trumpet – we prefer simply to deliver what we promise: carefully-crafted holidays that deliver positive benefits to the holiday destination hosts – but we are extremely proud that, 47 years after Sunvil launched its first holiday programme to Cyprus, we are still innovating, still independent, still under the same management and still passionate about what we do.

Though best known for our holidays to Greece and Cyprus, Sunvil has for many years offered tailor-made holidays to Portugal, The Azores, Italy, Sicily, Scandinavia and, from 2018, Spain. We are dipping our toes into hidden Andalucia and Extremadura, and other Spanish regions will follow over time. And don’t forget our long-haul expertise in Latin America, where we have been arranging holidays since 1995.