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Thomson launches summer 2012 holidays


Thomson, a leading tour operator, has launched three new May Edition Summer 12 brochures; Summer Collection, Faraway Shores and Florida. Following on from sister-brand First Choice’s move to 100% all-inclusive from next summer, Thomson will continue to offer holidays across all boards, from room only in Florida, to all inclusive at its exclusive Sensatori properties.

Due to First Choice’s re-branding, all Florida properties will now be available through Thomson, and to reflect this, the new Florida brochure contains all the top International-drive hotels, villas and Theme Park hotels.

The new Florida brochure will feature top properties, such as the popular Coco Key Hotel with its on-site waterpark, and Lake Buena Vista Resort, which both join Thomson Platinum. The brochure will also include the same amount of Disney coverage as First Choice, so customers will have the same amount of choice as before. Flying from Edinburgh for the first time and re-introducing the East Midlands route places Thomson, flying on Thomson Airways, as market leading tour operator based on number of departure airports you can fly directly from to Florida.

Thomson is continuing to add to its exclusive differentiated product offering, Thomson Couples adding six more properties, bringing the grand total of Couples hotels to 25. These contemporary adult-only properties are all rated 4T or above.  All hotels are in great locations across short, mid and long haul destinations, and are ideal for couples looking for a child-free, quality break. New additions to the range from May 2012 will include the 5T Pioneer Beach in Paphos, Cyprus and the 5T Secret St James in Montego Bay, Jamaica with Junior Suite Ocean View rooms as standard. You’ll find the other new Thomson Couples properties in Kos, Madeira, Ibiza and Lanzarote.

Following the launch of Thomson Family Resorts this summer, the concept is being added to with the opening of three new hotels for summer 2012. These exclusive hotels are perfect for young families, with a minimum rating of 4T, and come with large family rooms, creches, extensive childcare facilities and entertainment from Thomson Kids’ Clubs, plus extras like pre-bookable Mothercare equipment. The new additions are the 5T CS Salgados in Algarve, the 4T Golden Avenida Suites in Costa Dorada, and the 5T Atlantica Aegean Blue in Rhodes, bringing the total number in the range to 18.

Thomson has also introduced 12 new regional flying routes from next summer, to increase flexibility and choice for customers. These include new routes from Manchester to exclusive destination, Porto Santo and Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba, and Birmingham to Boa Vista in Cape Verde. These extra flights to Boa Vista mean Thomson Airways will be stepping up and offering six flights per week to Cape Verde. Customers in Scotland will also be able to fly directly to Cancun and Florida from Edinburgh, bringing the total number of UK long haul departure airports to eight - more than any other UK airline, offering customers increased choice and flexibility.

About Thomson:
Thomson started up in 1965 with the aim of making foreign package holidays accessible to all. Instead of soggy trips to the seaside people began jetting off for sunshine holidays.

Forty years on Thomson are still going strong with a huge collection of holidays to choose from. Whether it’s a 5-star hotel, entire beach holidays in Benidorm, package holidays or late holiday deals, Thomson has a large choice. The company also offers a number of cheap holidays for those travelling on a budget.

Thomson flies from 23 UK airports and the customers can now tailor-make all inclusive holidays, with the option of 9, 10, 11 and 12-night holidays, as well as the traditional 7 and 14 night stay.

PR contact:
Grace Jones
Wigmore House
Wigmore Lane
01582 648725


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