Thomson Launches Summer 2012 Holidays

By Tui Uk Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

LUTON, May 18, 2011 - 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 (
lorida/holidays-florida.html) 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

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 (
days-benidorm.html), 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.

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