Guests at their six summer resorts in Corsica, Sardinia, Turkey and Greece can try their hand at Olympic sports such as windsurfing, sailing, tennis, as well as swimming and mountain biking, all included in the holiday price. The operator has seen an increase of people booking LTA approved tennis courses by 17% year on year and RYA sailing and windsurfing courses this summer are up by 20% year on year.
Tim Locke, head of marketing at Mark Warner says, “It seems the nation has been inspired by all the fantastic sporting achievements of Team GB and so we are getting lots of people enquiring about sailing, tennis and windsurfing holidays which of course all of our summer holidays cater for. We are noticing a growing trend for people wanting to combine fitness and wellbeing on holiday so we are putting this down to the Olympic effect!”
When it comes to watersports holidays (sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving and waterskiing & wakeboarding, kayaking and SUP boarding), Mark Warner have pretty much everything covered as its beach resorts are handpicked for their ideal location and weather conditions plus they have first class experienced RYA qualified instructors. Free tuition in windsurfing and sailing is included in the holiday price, together with all the latest equipment to suit every ability. And, for those who would like to improve their skills, Mark Warner offers a range of RYA courses and one to one private tuition.
At Mark Warner resorts, guests can enjoy tennis facilities with FREE use of racquets, balls and courts. With over 40 tennis courts spaced across its resorts, and a choice of LTA approved tennis courses and specialist tennis weeks, there's something to suit players of every level. A range of Lawn Tennis Association courses and special tennis weeks are on offer too, hosted by ex-British Davis Cup players Danny Sapsford and Dan Bloxham. There’s no single room supplement during the specialist tennis weeks with the next one on October 6 at Mark Warner’s Lakitira resort in Kos. This seven night holiday is priced from £769 and includes return flights from Gatwick, half board accommodation, specialist tennis workshops and sessions with pros amounting to over 30 hours of court time and all the other elements included in a Mark Warner holiday.
A couple of sample holiday prices...
GREECE - Lakitira, Kos £975pp (save £530pp) – Depart Gatwick on 18 August for a week at Mark Warner’s Lakitira Beach Resort , perfectly positioned on the southern coast of Kos, just a short taxi ride away from Kos town itself. This is one of Mark Warner’s larger resorts with excellent watersports, top quality tennis and plenty of space to relax. The price includes return flights, seven nights accommodation on a half board basis, return transfers, watersports, mountain biking and tennis plus childcare.
TURKEY – Sea Garden, Bodrum £695pp (save £288pp) – Depart Heathrow on 1 September for a week at Mark Warner’s only all inclusive resort, Sea Garden, which is near Bodrum in Turkey. Sea Garden is situated right on the coast and facilities include watersports centre and luxury spa. Price includes return flights, seven nights accommodation on all inclusive basis, return transfers, watersports, fitness plus childcare.
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