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Leading holiday company, Thomson has launched its summer 2009 collection, featuring a range of destinations and tailored holiday experiences to suit all tastes. The latest addition to the company’s summer holiday collection includes the all new Polynesia resort on the Costa del Sol, and Elegant Escapes hotels in Madeira.


Featuring in the 2009 Summer Collection brochure, Polynesia is a brand new themed resort hotel which brings the South Seas to the Costa del Sol. Exclusive to Thomson customers in the UK, the 4T+ all-inclusive resort is perfect for couples and families looking for stylish holidays in Spain. Rope swing-style bridges, an eight meter high waterfall and massive palm trees all help to give the feel of a Pacific castaway island. With prices starting from £545 per person*, accommodation is in contemporary and spacious rooms, with suite upgrades available that feature garden-sized terraces complete with sun-loungers and hammocks.

Facilities at the hotel include a spa offering individual hot tubs and rain showers and the ‘Mini Monoi Spa’ where children can enjoy their own bubbly pool. There will also be a man-made cave for diving and a state-of-the-art ten pin bowling alley. Dining options include two a la carte restaurants, offering top-quality Far Eastern and Polynesian cuisine, and a buffet restaurant featuring a variety of international food each day, as well as regular ‘show cooking’ sessions.

Alan Pugh, Head of Product, TUI UK, said: “Following last year’s successful launch of the Sensatori Resort in Crete, The Polynesia is the latest example of Thomson’s continued committed to offer its customers new and exciting holiday experiences and concepts that are different from anything else available on the high street.”

Elegant Escapes

As a further example of Thomson’s increased differentiated product offering, a new selection of Elegant Escapes hotels are showcased in its Premier Collection for Summer 2009. These sophisticated, luxury hotels in Madeira shy away from the tourist trail, offering customers the chance to sample the local way of life. All of the hotels in this collection feature spas facilities and pride themselves on their attention to detail, their quality of service and fine dining. The hotels, featured in the Platinum and A La Carte brochures and costing from £585 per person**, are the Hotel Porto Santa Maria, Vila Porto Mare Resort and the Cliff Bay

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Notes to editors:

* Prices start at £545 per person for a seven night holiday at the Polynesia, Costa del Sol, on an all-inclusive basis based on two sharing. Departing on 8th May 2009 from London Gatwick, price includes return flights, accommodation, taxes and charges and fuel supplements.

** Prices start at £585 per person for a seven night holiday at the Hotel Porto Santa Maria, Madeira, on a bed and breakfast basis based on two sharing. Departing on 4th May 2009 from London Gatwick, price includes return flights, accommodation, taxes and charges and fuel supplements.

The brochures launched on 24th July 2008 were:

Family Collection; Gold; Thomson Villas with Pools; Small & Friendly; Beachclub – Summer 2009 1st Edition
Summer Collection; Greece & Cyprus; Turkey – Summer 2009 2nd Edition
A la Carte; Platinum; Florida; Thomson Cruise – Year round – July edition

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Stella Brown
Tel: 01582 645 364

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