Olympic Coverage of Winter Games Heats Tourism in Rome

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The backdrop of the Olympic Games is none other than one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world - Italy and Rome vacations are likely to heat up thanks to the coverage of the Winter Games.

Italy vacations are always among the most popular vacations in the world. With Olympic coverage highlighting the magnificence of Italy, the Italian tourism industry is preparing for record numbers of visitors.

Rome, considered by many to be one of the most exquisite cities in the world already boasts some of the most popular vacation packages in the travel industry. With many Olympic viewers getting their appetites whetted by coverage of the host nation, it may not be long before they are appeasing their appetites with the legendary cuisine of Rome.

Rome is a unique destination that offers historic sites including the Roman Ruins, the Roman Aqueducts and the Coliseum, as well as famed artistic and religious sites such as Vatican City, the Pieta and the Sistine Chapel sprinkled throughout the legendary city.

Vacations to Rome also afford visitors the opportunity to sample the most famous cuisine in the world in the restaurants, trattorias and cafes that line the cities of this legendary city.

As Olympians fly across the ice and drive across the finish line for gold, Virgin Vacations is offering an Italy Fly & Drive vacation package including roundtrip air transportation and a 7 day car rental starting at $479 per person, depending on departure city and dates.

Italian vacation packages will become more popular than ever as the world sees all the sites and sounds that make Italy and especially Rome a great destination for families, friends, couples and singles looking for a unique vacation.

VIRGIN VACATIONS

Virgin Vacations offers a varied product line, which includes “Exclusively Virgin” vacations to the UK and Europe featuring round-trip air on their award-winning carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways. Their recently expanded travel menu now includes Europe, Asia, South America, the South Pacific, and Central and South America. This additional expansion offers travelers the opportunity to choose complete vacation packages or the option to create their own personalized holiday. Check out all of the online specials and details, and book your next Virgin Vacation on http://www.virgin-vacations.com, or through our reservation center by calling 1-888-YES-VIRGIN (1-888-937-8474).

Virgin Vacations Contact:

Jeanne De Smedt

747 Belden Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850

Phone: 203.750.2081

Fax: 203.750.6403

jeanne.desmedt@fly.virgin.com

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