Media Release: October’s dream destination just two hours from London


Get the Best of Corsica in October
with a
special offer from Corsica’s premier hotels

CORSICA is an unique place where the diversity of the landscapes seems to pay tribute to its nature. A rich natural, cultural and gastronomic heritage along with the proximity to big European capitals make Corsica an exceptional destination.

A number of Corsican tourism professionals decided to honour this belief and unite together to create Corsica’s Premier Hotel Association for a mutual mission: sharing the primary values of the island, the beauty and the atmosphere of the ancient buildings, the authenticity and the quality of products, the know-how of the locals and protecting the environment.

Nineteen 3 *, 4 *and 5* hotels, as well as restaurants often rewarded by one or more Michelin Guide stars all over Corsica in Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Brando, Calvi, Murtolli, Lumio, have joined ‘The Cercle des Grandes Maisons Corses’ – Corsica’s Premier Hotel Association – to make the quality of its tourism the cornerstone of the island’s economy (for more information on the association, please see below).

Today, genuine and authentic luxury are waiting for you, away from the crowds, with a special offer to discover the best of the island at a mere two hours direct from London to Ajaccio or Bastia, or three hours via Nice Airport to more destinations including Calvi and Figari. No need to fly to the Caribbean to enjoy sunny pleasures!

For a minimum stay of one week, with the condition of spending two nights maximum in each hotel, a double room is on offer at 100€ per night per person, breakfast included.

The offer is valid from October 1st 2012 to May 31st 2013 throughout the 19  hotels of the Association.

Bookings can be made on the web site

Corsica’s Premier Hotel Association chose the emblem, U Cervu Rossu, the red deer, to symbolise the revival of Corsica. The species was endangered in the 1980s. Reintroduced in Corsica about ten years ago, there are over 4,000 on the island today.

Some facts and figures about the economic impact of these 19 hotels:

  • The €75 M turnover is almost entirely pumped back into the island’s economy including its craftsmen, farmers, producers …
  • The expenses of the clientele excluding establishments also represent €75 M.
  • The association represents human-sized companies in the capital of family holidays with an international recognition.
  • There are 730 employees on average (ETP), about 1,200 in season, all paid and trained at the highest standards by the region.
  • Within the tourism industry, the association has the strongest impact in investments and in supply with companies, small businesses and the local food-processing industry.

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