Author visits Sensatori Crete as part of enhanced entertainment schedule
As part of Thomson’s enhanced entertainment offering over Summer 2009, international best selling Author, Victoria Hislop, last week visited Thomson’s flagship 5 star, Sensatori Resort, Crete. The ‘An Audience With… Victoria Hislop’ event saw the author talk about her career via a unique ‘meet and greet’ event in front of over 150 hotel guests.
This was the last in a series of events that took place over Summer 2009, which saw a host of stars from screen and stage entertain guests at a selection of Thomson’s Mediterranean resorts. Olympic swimmer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mark Foster, magician Paul Daniels, and West End star Jenna Lee-James are just a few of the well-known names who’ve bought glitz and glamour to Thomson’s holiday offering over Summer 2009.
At Sensatori Crete, Victoria Hislop provided insight into many aspects of her illustrious career over the course of a ‘chat show’ style production, including how she found the inspiration to write her much loved and most popular novel, The Island, made all the more relevant by the fact that the setting for the novel is just a stones throw away on the island of Spinalonga. The day culminated with a reading from Victoria’s recently published tome, The Return and a book signing session.
The ‘An Audience with… Victoria Hislop’ event was an overwhelming success, and similar events are set to Return next year across Thomson’s portfolio of Sensatori and Gold hotels.
Thomson offers seven night holidays in Crete at the 5T Sensatori Resort from £559 per person departing from London Gatwick Airport on 6th May 2010. This price is based on two adults sharing a double room. It includes accommodation on a full board plus basis, flights, transfers and all taxes and charges. For more information or to book visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 230 2555.
Victoria Hislop’s debut novel The Island has sold over a million copies and is a worldwide bestseller, translated into twenty languages. It won the Richard and Judy ‘Summer Read’ competition and Victoria was voted best newcomer in the Galaxy Book Awards in 2007. Her second novel, The Return, also enjoyed a spell at the top of the best-seller lists following its release in paperback last April.