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Thomson and First Choice News in brief

FREE entrance into Walt Disney World in Florida especially for First Choice’s littlest customers

There’s never been a better time to enjoy a family holiday to Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando – especially now as' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>First Choice are giving all kids the chance to go around all of the Disney Parks for two weeks for FREE! For every adult 14 day Disney Ultimate park ticket bought as part of their booking, they’ll snap up a free kid’s 14 day ticket absolutely free for their kids aged three to nine. Not only that but any adult ticket bought can be purchased as part of the current 14 days for the price of seven offer. So customers will get half price tickets for the grown-ups and free tickets for the kids.

This fantastic offer is valid for two week holidays to Florida taken in April, May or June this year, and booked from 1 February to 31 March 2010 staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. This saves a family of four up to £452 on a two week holiday, as adults 14 day tickets are currently the same cost as seven. Families will get the chance to use this to explore all of the Disney Parks, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom Theme Park; plus get wet at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks.

And with a selection of accommodation for every budget, from the fantastic value at the 3 Sun Disney’s POP Century, to the more deluxe 5 Sun Disney Animal Kingdom - there really is something for everyone.

To take advantage of this fabulous offer, visit your nearest First Choice travel shop, call 0871 231 4794 or visit - but be quick – as this offer is subject to availability – so once they’re gone – they’re gone! Terms and conditions apply.


Thomson Airways is the official UK launch customer for in-flight PSPs

From this week onwards, customers onboard Thomson Airways will now be able to hire PlayStation Portables (PSPs) during their flight. PSPs offer another form of entertainment for customers and will ensure that the kids, as well as the adults, are kept busy!

Customers on Thomson Airways flights will be able to play the latest games, including Ratchet and Clank, Buzz!, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 at 30,000 feet. In addition, the PSPs will also include a wide range of the latest movies, including Night at the Museum 2, X-Men Wolverine, Australia, Marley & Me, 12 Rounds, Taken, 27 Dresses and Meet Dave.

Carl Gissing, Director of Customer Services for Thomson Airways, comments: “We are always looking for new ways to improve the customer experience onboard our flights. Introducing PSPs will give our customers the freedom of having their own handsets to play the latest games and watch movies of their choice as they fly.”

Mark Hogg, CEO of IFE Services commented: “We are delighted to have worked with Thomson Airways over the last 18 months developing this exciting and innovative product which will be exclusive to Thomson customers in the UK.”

PSPs, including headsets are available to rent onboard flights from 25 January 2010. This service is available on certain aircraft operating mid-haul routes from 14 UK airport bases and will be priced from only £7.50.

Note to editors:

Thomson Airways, the airline for Thomson and First Choice, is the UK’s third largest airline.
PSPs will be available to hire, on selected aircraft, from the following UK airports: Bristol, Luton, Doncaster, London Gatwick, Bournemouth, Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham, East Midlands. Glasgow, Manchester, London Stansted, Exeter and Newcastle.
PSPs will be subject to availability and prices will vary.

IFE Services is part of the Travel Entertainment Group and is a leading provider of in flight entertainment services to many of the worlds airlines, with offices in the UK, Spain, North America, South America and Singapore.

Come and celebrate the launch of the Freedom Collection with us…

We’re having a party to celebrate the launch of the new e-brochure for the Freedom Collection from Thomson, our holiday range built with gay travellers in mind. It would be great if you could join us for cocktails and music from special guest DJ Heidi Liscious this Thursday 28th January 2010 from 6pm at Boudoir room at the Village Bar, 81 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QD -

Please RSVP: or call 01582 648730 to confirm your attendance.

For further press information please contact:

Thomson Press Office
Tel: 01582 645367 Email:

First Choice Press Office
Tel: 01582 645152 Email:

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