Wanna go on a summer holiday with Brad and Jen?
Beauty in GozoIt seems the popularity of the new Brad Pitt blockbuster movie Troy is giving an unexpected boost to tourism on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta. Apparently Pitt and his Friends’ star wife Jennifer Aniston have been reported as visiting the island which is close to Malta where the soon-to-be-released Troy was filmed. Visitor numbers to Gozo have leapt nearly 30% in the last six months, pushing Malta/Gozo to fifth place in the top 10 villa holiday destinations table compiled by the Meon Villas holiday company in the UK. “Leisure breaks by the famous can really put a destination on the map. Just look at the impact of visits to Tuscany by Tony Blair and his family,” said Meon Villas managing director Jane Sheppard. Corfu topped the villas’ top 10, followed by Portugal’s Algarve area and France. Cyprus, which has experienced a 19% growth over the last year, has moved into the top 10 for the first time.
The top 10 villa holiday destinations, with 2003 positions in brackets, are:
The majestic island of Corfu1.(1) Corfu, Greece – known for its hordes of celebrities in summer
2.(2) Algarve, Portugal – Cliff Richards has bought property in this beautiful area of the world.
3.(3) France – Just across the English Channel is this world of wine, cheese and secluded chateaus.
Glorious Menorca4.(4) Menorca, Spain – Miles of pristine beaches.
5.(6) Malta/Gozo – Brad & Jen’s fave holiday location.
6.(5) Majorca, Spain – A favourite for Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths
7.(7) Lanzarote, Spain – Party central in the Canary Islands
A Tuscan villa8.(8) Tuscany, Italy – Sting has his own vineyard in this beautiful area of Italy
9.(-) Cyprus – Third largest Mediterranean Island
10.(10) Crete, Greece – Jewel of the Greek Islands
Quick, book now as July and August are peak season in Europe and if you and 10 of your closest pals fancy a villa next to Brad and Jen?s then you?d better get a hop along!