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James Villa Holidays in the News

Mother Pukka sneaks in some last minute summer sun

From mesmerising Mediterranean sea views to ice lollies in the pool and even Aperol spritzers at sunset, Mother Pukka tells all as she jets off for some last minute summer sun with family and friends to Costa del Sol's well renowned Benalmadena resort.

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The best of both worlds on the sun-soaked island of Cyprus

Reporting directly from the beautiful bolthole Villa Mandarine on the sun -soaked slice of Paradise, in the heart of the Mediterranean, the Belfast Telegraph looks at how a Cyprus retreat is the best of both worlds.

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Young Brits swap longer holidays for short breaks

Travel Bulletin covers the research we conducted which found that 76% of Brits would consider a European short break at any point in the future.

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Budget-friendly winter sun holidays

As the wet and weary winter season fast approaches, Travel Weekly takes a look at the best-value breaks for holidaymakers in search for a winter getaway, including Cyprus which boasts copious amounts of sun (320 days a year on average!), serene sands and glistening sea!

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Exploring the LGBT community in Palma, Mallorca

Teaming up with James Villa Holiday, the Gay Times explores the local community popular holiday destination, Mallorca. Trans activist, Martina, who lives on the Balearic island shares and shows how she connected a local community of trans people in the Palma, and how she made it her home.

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Why September is the best month to get away

The Telegraph shares all with 20 trip ideas to prove that September is the best month for a holiday. With toasty temperatures and a truly tranquil escape on the cards in Istria, Villa Tina offers the perfect place to unwind and live the leisurely Croatian lifestyle.

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The top six villa rental companies

Our stunning collection of 3,000 villas from our Classic, quirky boltholes to our Signature standouts, sees us featured in Suitcase Magazine's 'Six of the best villa rental companies'.

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The £1000 holiday challenge: Ways to spend a grand on travel this month

The Telegraph looks at five clever ways to spend £1000 on travel with 'a spacious villa in Mallorca' seeing Villa Paulina included at number two in the list.

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British Travel Award voting goes live

The Daily Express shares the launch of the British Travel Awards votes where customers have the opportunity of being entered into a prize draw of over £30,000 if they have their say and cast their vote. Included in the prize pool, a £2000 villa holiday voucher is up for grabs!

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James Villas offers FREE Car Hire & Welcome Pack on 2020 bookings

Travel Bulletin shares the our 2020 holiday offer of FREE Car Hire and FREE Welcome Pack.

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Stay or Away - June: Stunning landscapes of Lanzarote vs. Luscious Lake District

Gay Times explores the natural beauty, history and adventure that comes with a holiday to Lanzarote. By land discover the Timanfaya National Park and by sea surf the island's most historic and thrilling waves. A stay at villa Buena Vista Bocaina makes for the perfect base to explore beyond the beauty of this carefree Canary Island.

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Crete makes the top five in The Telegraph's list of 21 best Greek Islands

From serene sandy beaches to tradition, history and culture The Telegraph looks at 21 best Greek Islands. Coming it at number five Crete sees a mention with James Villa Holidays for it's culinary delights.

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Stay or Away - May: Escape the everyday to Carmarthen Bay and the Algarve

Gay Times delves into the pleasure and discovery of Portugal's stunning southern Algarve region. From soaring mountains to vast plains, wide sandy beaches and jagged coastlines, the Algarve has a little bit of everything. And the base for your travels... Villa Casa Mara ticks all the boxes!

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Golf Villa Rentals announces Women-Only Pro-Am in sponsorship with James Villa Holidays

Golf Villa Rentals announces the first women-only pro-am to be held at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, Algarve. The three-day tournament sponsored by James Villa Holidays will take place from 14-18 November 2019, welcoming guests to a luxury stay at the Montei Rei resort, where they can enjoy breathtaking views of Portugal's finest region.

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Kent travel company James Villa Holidays makes generous offer to stranded Kennedy family who tried to rent villa in Mallorca

After seeing a story online about a Maidstone based family that had been hit by a villa holiday scam, we looked at how we could restore faith in booking villa holidays whilst also sharing important tips on how to avoid fraudulent tour operators.

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MRS STAGS ALONG Four in ten couples now have joint stag do’s — and shun boozy budget breaks, study claims

With four in 10 couples now bringing their groom and bridal parties together for joint 'Sten do's', a villa holiday could be the perfect backdrop for those pre-wedding celebrations. The Sun shares some surprising results based on research conducted in support of our 35th Year campaign.

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Stay or Away: Magnificent mountain views in Abergele and Andalucía

Gay Times looks at how a stay in Villa Cipreses is the perfect base to discover some of Andalucia's most thriving LGBTQ communities. Within touching distance to mesmerising Malaga and stunning Seville, this Spanish southern reason has so much to offer.

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James Villas' parent company unveils rebrand

Our parent company Awaze, formely known as European Vacation Rentals, revelas a new corporate identity and senior leadership team.

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James Villa Holidays Luxury Villas - New for 2019

With the launch of New Villas for 2019 Travel Bulletin looks at the new offerings in our luxury collection.

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Brexit holiday bonanza

The Sunday Times shares our latest promotional offer of Free Car Hire & Airport Parking when booking your next villa holiday. Showcasing one of the finest villas in our collection, here's how you could be staying at the palatial El Cano, in stunning Marbella, for just a fraction of the price.

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James Villa Holidays launches new Baby & Toddler Range

Travel Bulletin shares the launch of our Baby & Toddler Range, new for 2019, across some of Europe’s top family destinations including Menorca, Mallorca and the Algarve.

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Stay or Away: The best views of the Milky Way in Isle of Skye and Tenerife

Gay Times looks at how a stay in Villa Allegra at the popular Starlight Tourist Destination, Tenerife, and most specifically Tenerife’s Teide National Park, can offer tourists a splash of sparkling constellations on a nightly basis.

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Why you should book your 2020 sooner rather than later

Good Housekeeping looks at why customers should book their 2020 holidays sooner rather than later, with comment from our Commercial Director, Dave Woollcott.

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3 Great Destinations for some Summer Sun

Amor Magazine looks at three destinations perfect for some winter sun and where to stay - with the top choice being Coral Bay, Cyprus with James Villas.

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Why Rhodes proves to be the perfect family holiday...

After a tranquil escape in Sea Blue Villa on the stunning island of Rhodes, the Liverpool Echo shares why this Greek Island is the perfect place for a family holiday.

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A blissful family holiday in the Algarve with James Villas

With miles of stunning sandy shores, fun-filled activities and all the amenities needed for a blissful break in the sun, Little London reveals why a villa holiday in the Algarve has become a firm favourite with families.

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Best Tour Operators

Conde Nast Traveller takes a look at this year's best holiday tour operators and villa rental companies – as voted for by you in our Readers' Travel Awards 2018.

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The best holiday destinations to visit in May half term 2019

Looking for a great May half term break? The Telegraph looks at the best holiday destinations for a getaway with the whole family in May 2019.

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Why villa holidays are a breeze on Fuerteventura

Reporting from the popular Canary Island, Fuerteventura, the MailOnline gives the inside scoop on why villa holidays are a breeze for tourists.

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Part two of our Algarve Adventure Holiday

On their second holiday of the year with James Villas', Mudpie Fridays gives a round up of what made their Algarve Adventure truly memorable!

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Top tips for summer holidays

ITV's Good Morning Britain shares some great top tips from how to have the perfect barbecue to making the most of your pool. Filmed at Villa Caseiro - why not take a look?

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Expertly picked last-minute deals

If you're still raring to get away this summer, the Mail Online gives some great advice on how to head off on a last minute holiday while saving money at the same time. Choosing a James villa holiday was one of their top tips.

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Mamma Mia Mediterranean Destinations

With the release of the new Mamma Mia! film, the Telegraph takes a look at the beautiful destinations where it was shot. The Greek Islands feature heavily and for your own Greek holiday, they recommended a stay on Skopelos in one of our villas.

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Caribbean dreaming

If you're after a tropical and exotic holiday, it's all about the Caribbean. And with our new resort in the Dominican Republic, TTG recommend a villa stay here.

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Getting ready for a villa holiday

One of our Blogger Ambassadors, the Unlikely Dad, looks into preparing for a villa holiday - especially what to pack when you have the added bonus of a washing machine!

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Top 50 summer deals

The Telegraph looks at the best 50 places to go this summer on a last minute deal. Their number one tip? Head to Croatia with James Villas.

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Why choose a villa holiday for the family?

Counting down the days until she's off with her family on a villa holiday, Twinderelmo explains her top five reasons why a villa getaway is perfect for families.

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Our Tuscan villa holiday

A family holiday with her husband and two young boys, Mudpie Fridays remembers how much they loved their villa holiday experience last year in Tuscany. So much so, they're off on another one this year too!

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The rise of the Sten Do

Holiday abroad before your wedding in a mixed group on a Sten Do. It's no longer about separating the sexes but instead coming together for one big pre-wedding event! TTG give some great ideas on how to achieve this including using a large James villa ideal for groups.

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Save money on your family getaway

From choosing a specific destination or airline to picking the right kind of accommodation to suit you - the Mail Online gives money saving tips for your family holiday. With one of their tips being about choosing a James villa, we couldn't agree more!

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The excitement builds for a James Villas holiday

Jetting off on their family holiday this summer to a Portuguese villa, Twinderelmo gives an insight into their hopes for the getaway and what they're looking forward to.

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News from James Villa Holidays

James Villas adds new villas for 2020

With new villas added to our portfolio all year-round, we take a look at some of our latest additions to be added for 2020. With over 30 new properties in the popular Sunshine State as well as brand new builds in Croatia's Dubrovnik Region, customers have even more choice when booking their villa holiday.

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A third of 25-34 year olds consider wellness holidays for their European short break

After a recent survey by James Villas found that a third of 25-34 year old Brits said they would consider a wellness holiday for their European short break, we take a look at the best places to go for some well needed rest and recuperation.

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Younger Brits are ditching long holidays

After conducting a survey earlier this year we share interesting stats around British holiday habits and how younger Brits are shifting towards European short breaks as opposed to the traditional one or two week holidays.

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James Villa Holidays share unmissable 2020 deals

As the sun sets on another summer full of sun, sea and sanctuary we look ahead to next year's big break. With a selection of unmissable deals ready and waiting to be snapped up, there's never been a better time to book your next getaway. We all need something to look forward to and with our luxury deals including our latest offering of FREE Car Hire and a FREE Welcome Pack* - there's something to tempt everyone.

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Wheels in motion: 3 destinations perfect for a road trip

With FREE Car Hire* on 2020 holidays, we share three destinations perfect for a road trip on next years getaway. From cruising down Costa del Sol's stunning coastline to discovering the alluring Amalfi Coast - exploration is at the customers fingertips.

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James Villas shares its top destinations to take Pride in a villa holiday

The team here at James Villa Holidays understand the excitement that comes with booking the perfect villa holiday, but for members of the LGBT community a few extra considerations and cultural sensitivities might need to be taken into account. With our top destinations LGBT destinations, holidaymakers can truly be themselves...

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James Villa Holidays Nominated for British Travel Awards

This year we have been nominated for a total of six awards in the 2019 British Travel Awards including ‘Best Villa Holiday Company’ for the seventh consecutive year. With voting ending on 30th September there's still time left to vote. And by casting your vote in the British Travel Awards you could be in with a chance to win a £2000 James Villas holiday and lots more prizes.

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James Villas launch Biggest Ever Summer Sale with holidays from £199pp

As we launch Our Biggest Ever Summer Sale, we want to showcase some of our best villa holiday offers over the next three months. With unmissable discounts through July, August AND September, you could be living the villa lifestyle sooner than you think!

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James Villa Holidays launch 2020 Holidays with FREE Car Hire and FREE Welcome Pack

We are offering FREE Car Hire and a FREE Welcome Pack to our customers when they book their 2020 villa holiday. With a set of wheels customers have the opportunity to explore their holiday destination however they please. And a Welcome Pack means customers don't have to dash out to the supermarket and, instead, can make a splash in the pool!

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James Villas Appoints New Managing Director

Andreas Nau joins the businsses as its new managing director. He joins James from Expedia where he served as Managing Director Central Europe since 2011 and subsequently Managing Director EMEA since 2016.

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James Villa Holidays launch 2020 Holidays

With the launch of our 2020 Holidays, customers now have the choice from over 3000 properties across James Villas collection meaning keen early birds can stop dreaming about next year’s getaway and start planning instead.

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James Villas launch Mykonos as a new destination for 2019

Adding yet another new destination to our extensive collection - Mykonos, in the heart of the Cyclades, is now the twelfth Greek Island offered for booking throughout 2019.

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James Villas' Launch New Range of Villas for Babies & Toddlers

Available throughout 2019 in some of Europe’s top family destinations including Menorca, Mallorca and the Algarve, we look at our new Baby & Toddler range which has been designed to offer a safe and convenient holiday option for customers travelling with little ones in tow.

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James Villa Holidays announce Maidstone & Mid-Kent MIND as their chosen charity for 2019

Over the next 12 months, we will work with the mental health charity Maidstone & Mid-Kent Mind to raise both funds and awareness of the issues faced by the local community. The support from staff at James Villas came after the charity worked with the villa holiday company during Mental Health Awareness Week to educate them on mental health in the workplace.

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James Villa Holidays launch 2019 holidays to Santorini

With yet another destination added to our extensive collection, Santorini is now the eleventh Greek Island available for booking throughout 2019.

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James Villa Holidays raise £15,000 for Kent-based homelessness charity

We have been working with the homelessness charity Porchlight since the beginning of 2017 to raise vital funds for adults and children across Kent and the south east. With just a few months of fundraising events left, we look back at the teams great efforts.

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James Villa Holidays Reveal New Villas for 2019

With our villa portfolio growing all year round, we showcase some of our newest additions for 2019. With over 100 villas already added so far, there's plenty more to join the collection next year.

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Free car hire & airport parking with James Villas 2019 offer

James Villas offers Free Car Hire & Airport Parking with villa holiday bookings in 2019.

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We're up for six awards in the British Travel Awards 2018!

In this year's British Travel Awards, we're up for six awards including 'Best Villa Holiday Company'. With voting ending on 30th September there's still time left to vote. And what's more, by voting in the British Travel Awards you could be in with a chance to win a £5000 James Villas holiday and lots more prizes.

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James Villas launch new destination: Dominican Republic

From four Caribbean Islands to five, we're proud to launch our latest destination - the Dominican Republic. This stunning new addition to our portfolio will initially offer 15 new villas to customers looking to be whisked off on a Caribbean getaway.

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James Villas launch summer sale

Summer is nearly here and if you're looking for a last minute holiday then we have the deal for you! With at least £400 off selected villas* across our destinations, choose a June, July, August or September villa holiday at a fraction of the price in our summer sale.

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Team up on holiday with villas for large groups

If you're looking to get away with friends or family, there's nothing better than sharing a villa together. And with our villas great for groups, you can extend to invite to up to 20 people!

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Create a wellness escape with James Villas' Holiday Resorts

With our customers increasingly looking for healthy and wellness breaks, our Holiday Resort accommodation offers this in their own unique way. Offering spas, gyms and plenty of food options they're ideal for a wellness escape.

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Head to Halkidiki, Greece, with James Villa Holidays

James Villa Holidays is delighted to offer guests even more choice in holiday destination, with the launch of a new region – Halkidiki, Greece.

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James Villa Holidays Partners with HomeToGo

James Villa Holidays has partnered with HomeToGo, the world's largest search engine for holiday rentals. The addition of exclusive properties from James Villa Holidays enlarges the HomeToGo collection in this high demand sector and provides users an even greater choice of luxury homes.

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A New Look for James Villa Holidays

The UK’s leading villa specialist unveils brand new logo, website, and additional Villa categories

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James Villas to work with British Airways Holidays

Almost 600 villas across Europe are being made available through the airline’s website. Destinations on offer from Heathrow and Gatwick include Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Partnering with BA will make it even easier for customers to find their perfect villa holiday.

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The James Villa Holiday Cycling Guide to top destinations

James Villas have released their first ever Cycling Guides, covering 15 different routes across 5 top destinations: Algarve, Cyprus, Mallorca, Menorca and Lanzarote. With so many holidaymakers taking to their bikes whilst abroad, the James Villas Holiday Cycling Guides are a great tool for exploring key destinations!

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James Villa Holidays releases new guide to Florida 2016

James Villas have released a fantastic new holiday guide for Florida 2016. The handpicked selection of places to stay and visit featured in the guide are based on results from a survey about James Villas trends and customer needs, so it’s a great roundup of a Florida 2016 holiday wish list.

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The perfect barbeque costs much less than you would expect

One of the most anticipated parts of a self-catering villa holiday is a barbeque outside by the pool. At James Villas we have put the cost of the perfect family barbeque for four to the test, comparing ingredients from the UK against one of Europe’s cheapest beach resorts, the Algarve.

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