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There’s still plenty of time to organise an original getaway for this Spring Bank Holiday so if you like the idea of something more challenging than a run-of-the-mill city break, why not book a place on Point101 Holidays’ flagship photography trip to Abruzzo, Italy?

The holiday takes place from 22 to 26 May 2008 and consists of four nights spent in the remote, mountainous region of Abruzzo. Often called the forgotten Tuscany, this relatively unexplored region of Italy is home to three national parks, beautiful hilltop fortress towns, snowy mountain peaks and glistening white sand beaches. Guests will spend two nights at the hotel Santo Stefano di Sessanio, an ancient town dating back to the 15th century. This town was practically deserted until it underwent a full restoration around ten years ago, which turned the whole town into a hotel. The unique hotel boasts a high-end mix of traditionally sourced materials, luxurious technology and contemporary fittings. A further two nights are then spent in a more traditional family-run Italian hotel in the medieval town of Torricella, where visitors are welcomed with open arms by the locals who lavish them with their best foods and wines.

Point101 Holidays offer guests the chance to experience the magical scenery of Abruzzo through an artistic encounter, enabling them to soak up culture and sites whilst enjoying expert tuition from two talented artists. Designed for photographers of every level (including complete beginners), the holidays are perfect for travellers of all ages who are seeking an exciting alternative to traditional package or old-fashioned art holidays.

Point101 Holidays teach guests the necessary skills to get the most out of their digital SLR and to become a more confident photographer. Important aspects such as composition, exposure, perspective, subject matter and lighting are all covered and, by prior arrangement, guests can even hire camera equipment if they don’t have their own.

Point101 Holidays’ trip to Abruzzo on 22-26 May costs £749 per person and includes all expert tuition, luxury accommodation, excursions, local guides and most meals and drinks (excludes flights). There are no single person supplements so the holidays are also ideal for independent/single travellers.

May also sees Point101 Holidays’ inaugural trip to Marrakech (10-18 May 2008, £1200 per person), a brand new destination for 2008. This unforgettable photography experience is set against the backdrop of the magnificent Atlas Mountains and guests have the chance to explore photography through some of the most magical elements of Marrakech.

Each holiday consists of around 12 people. To book a Point101 Photography Holiday, simply visit www.point101.com/holidays where you can also access full itineraries, or call 020 7241 1113.

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Notes to editors:

Flights:

Flights are not included as the destinations are serviced by low cost airlines and prices fluctuate dramatically depending on when the seats are booked. Guests can therefore source their own flights or ask Point101 Holidays to assist with this at the time of booking the holiday.

Singles:

The holidays are incredibly popular with single travellers as there is NO single person supplement.

For further information:

For more press information, itineraries, access to case studies and high resolution photography, please contact Lesley Singleton at LS Media on 01234 752 663 / 07926 160 389 or email Lesley@lsmedia.co.uk.

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