Cosmos has upgraded its holiday villa programme to appeal to the specialist market.

The operator has increased the number of properties in its 2008 Villas With Pools brochure by around 50%, focusing on areas targeted for growth including the Algarve, Majorca, Minorca and the Costa del Sol.

The brochure has been redesigned to include villa specifications, more images, resort amenities and pricing for accommodation-only and package deals.

New resorts include Sa Pobla in Majorca, as well as Matagorda and Puerto Calero in Lanzarote.

All villas include washing machine, microwave, TV and DVD player, with others also featuring air-conditioning, dishwasher, games console, CD player and coffee maker.

Package prices lead in at £299 per person per week, including car hire and welcome packs. Accommodation-only prices start at £149 per person per week.