ROME, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Venere.com, Expedia's Rome-based OTA, reports that, based on their reservations data so far for this summer season, both local and British tourists, are increasingly choosing to spend their summer in the smaller, cheaper and less traditionally touristy towns of the Bel Paese.
Let us start with the North of Italy, the top of the boot, where Turin, a cultural and business centre, is growing 52 percent among the British and 69 percent among Italians. Ravenna, known for its world famous Byzantine mosaics, is growing 51 percent for Italians and 20 percent for the British.
We cannot miss Tuscany, where Orbetello, known for its beautiful beaches, is growing at over 50 percent among locals and quadrupling in reservations among the British.
For some time on the beach and a day trip to visit the Valley of the Temples, look no further than Agrigento in Sicily. Up 20 percent among the British and already a long-time stable among Italians, who keep coming down at a stable 3 percent. For lovers of water sports there is Trapani, growing at 20 percent among locals, has caught the eye of the Brits doubling in reservations at 133 percent.
So if you're looking for that authentic Italian experience, take a tour of Italy "come si deve" by choosing some of the authentic hotels and bed & breakfasts found on venere.com. For more on these and other hot new Italian destinations tourists don't know about, visit the Venere.com blog or join the Venere.com Facebook page where Venusians will respond to your questions daily. Follow this link to get an additional 10% discount.*
With nearly 20 years of experience, Venere Net Srl is a leading hotel reservations website in Europe. Founded in Rome in 1995 as an OTA focused on exclusive deals for Italy, Venere has been acquired by Expedia Inc. in 2008. Offering more than 120,000 hotels and Bed & Breakfasts, it attracts travelers with its detailed hotel descriptions translated in 8 languages, high quality images, reviews from authentic guests, and great deals worldwide.
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