The folks in our commercial department tell me that the descriptions of our tours of Sicily for 2011 are now online, that there are more start dates than in 2010 and that the prices have not increased.
Commercial department? Yes, Best of Sicily is a commercial publication which accepts advertising. It is not published by a tour company, hotel reservation vendor, public travel bureau or media conglomerate. Advertising is what keeps this site going and that includes co-branded tours. Were it not for such advertising, this website would not exist. In fact, it had virtually no advertising from its launch in 1999 until 2005 when we began selling tours of Sicily.
That said, this site, like most newspapers and magazines, is "free press" - as you can infer from the great diversity of articles we publish on dozens of topics, often from differing points of view.