//CV Villas reports sales surge

CV Villas reports sales surge

Company reveals new properties as roadmap prompts bookings upturn

CV Villas has reported a surge in sales since the government announced its roadmap for exiting lockdown.

The company said that sales were 85 per cent up overall versus 2019, with Greece up 194 per cent for the same period, while has also broken its best-ever week for Greece twice since February 22.

Managing director Tristan Symondson: “We are delighted to have seen a huge upturn in enquiries from customers that are confident that they will be able to travel this summer, but also who trust us as a business to do right by them if they can’t.

“By booking with a reputable, fully bonded tour operator like ourselves, customers can be sure that their money is protected should they not be able to travel due to restrictions in place. Even if they decide not to travel for any other reason, by booking one of our flexi villas, guests can change dates, up to the balance payment stage.

“Our team is working very hard to contact all customers due to depart before May 17 as well as handle all new enquiries, matching them with the perfect holiday house, as and when they are ready. The picture looks much brighter and it looks as though the summer holiday season we are all so desperately hoping for should become a reality.”

The company has recently launched its 2022 villa programme, with three new villas added to Greece and Italy – its most popular destinations.

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These are Villa Sintrivani, set on 1.5 acres of land with uninterrupted sea views in Zakynthos; Tenuta del Reggello, a peaceful retreat in the Tuscan hills, Italy; and VIlla Fieravista, situated within the grounds of an award winning wine and olive oil producing farm south of Siena, Tuscany.

CV Villas has introduced a CV ‘Flexi’ Villas range. The Flexi Promise, which applies to new bookings made for travel in 2021 means that guests can amend their travel dates once for any reason, at any point before the final balance payment stage (nine weeks prior to travel.) Full information can be found here.

The government has said holidays will resume as early as May 17, as it laid out its roadmap for exiting lockdown.

A Department for Transport review into how to allow inbound and outbound travel to restart will report on April 12. Prime minister Boris Johnson said the resumption of travel is “vital for many businesses which have been hardest hit including retail, hospitality, tourism and aviation”, but would be subject to a review to resolve “key questions”. He said the taskforce will allow Britons to “plan for summer”.