NEW: Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco year-round brochures featuring Aswan and Djerba
Second Edition: Thomson Winter Collection, First Choice Winter Sun, First Choice Lapland
Thomson and First Choice, the UK’s leading tour operators, launch new destination-specific Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco brochures today. Following on from the Winter 2010/2011 brochure launches in February, updated editions for both brands are now available. These include new destinations, more all-inclusive resorts, more nine, ten, 11 and 12 night holidays and even more Kids Clubs than ever before.
NEW: EGYPT, TUNISIA & MOROCCO BROCHURES SHOWCASE NORTH AFRICA
Year-round Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco brochures for both brands have been introduced and include two new destinations, Aswan in Egypt for Thomson and Djerba in Tunisia for both Thomson and First Choice. Exclusive differentiated resorts also feature, such as Thomson’s Sensatori, Thomson Couples, Thomson Family Resorts, First Choice Holiday Villages and First Choice Splash.
The Thomson edition includes direct flights to Aswan, a new resort introduced to complement existing Nile Cruise holidays. Direct flights start in November, with Thomson being the only UK tour operator to offer this route.
Thomson customers can enjoy a three or four night cruise combined with a hotel stay at the 5T Iberotel Aswan, from £715 for seven nights. Aswan is also available for 14-night twin centre holidays combined with a week in Marsa Alam. The brand new 5T Sensatori Resort Sharm El Sheikh features in the new brochure as well as eight new units, including the Premier Le Reve, Hurgarda, part of the Thomson Couples collection.
A choice of twin centre holidays are also now available with Thomson across the destinations of Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia.
The First Choice Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco brochure features the new resort of Djerba, for Summer 2011, which is available across both brands and easily accessible with direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester. Djerba offers fantastic value for money, as well as beautiful coastlines and turquoise seas, mixed with flavours of Arabia and fantastic sunshine. There are also six new units, with two new Splash resorts, including the Coral Sea Splash Resort in Sharm el Sheikh. The brand new 5 Sun Holiday Village Manar in Tunisia is also featured in this brochure, and will be available from April 2011 on an all inclusive basis, for seven, nine, 12 and 14-night family holidays.
FIRST WINTER FLIGHTS TO ANTALYA, TURKEY FOR 2010
Turkey continues to be in high demand and so both Thomson and First Choice have introduced holidays to Antalya for this Winter 2010/2011 in the Winter Collection and Winter Sun brochures respectively. Weekly flights will be from London Gatwick and Manchester with additional flights from Bristol and Glasgow during April 2011. A fantastic range of all-inclusive hotels in the sub-resorts of Lara and Belek, include the 5 Sun Voyage Belek* for First Choice, and the 5T Lara Beach** for Thomson.
LAPLAND FOR FIRST CHOICE
The second edition Lapland brochure launches today, featuring a choice of day trips into Rovaniemi or Kittila, three or four night holidays to Rovaniemi, Levi, Pallas and Yllas, plus a magical seven night trip over New Years Eve. The new-look brochure also includes romantic weddings in Santa’s home, a truly wonderful location to tie the knot.
APRIL 2011 START-UP DESTINATIONS
In addition to the five April 2011 start-up destinations announced in February, two new resorts have been added – Costa de la Luz and Costa Dorada, both in Spain. This means both Thomson and First Choice will now have a wide range of destinations on offer in April, including Crete, Rhodes, Lesbos, Larnaca, Dalaman, Neapolitan Riviera, Majorca***, the Algarve and Marsa Matruh, offering far greater choice for families looking for an Easter holiday. Five First Choice Holiday Villages will be open in April, including the brand new Holiday Village Manar in Tunisia, and the Holiday Village Viva in Majorca. Holidays at Thomson’s Sensatori Resort in Crete will also be available from April onwards.
MORE KIDS’ CLUBS FOR EASTER 2011
First Choice will open more of their Kids’ Clubs across resorts from Easter onwards to keep little ones entertained while on holiday. These can be found at the Holiday Village Rhodes, Holiday Village Turkey, Holiday Village Flamingo Beach in Lanzarote, Atlantica Princess in Rhodes, Los Zocos in Lanzarote, Alto Da Colina in Algarve, Valentin Puerto Azul in Majorca, Eftalia Village in Antalya and Tasia Maris Gardens in Cyprus.
MORE AFFORDABLE WINTER HOLIDAYS
For the budget-conscious traveller, Thomson has introduced a range of ‘Winter Saver’ holidays and First Choice has the new ‘Best Buy’ collection which will be featured in both brands’ Winter 2010/2011 brochures. In addition to the 50 properties included in the first editions, a further eight units have been added for the holidaymakers on a budget.
MORE FLEXIBLE DURATION HOLIDAYS WITH MORE UK DEPARTURES
Offering additional choice and flexibility, nine and 12 night holidays are now available in more destinations, including the Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, Sharm el Sheikh, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, during winter 2010/2011.
For more information, agents can call 0844 871 0877 for both brands, or visit www.firstchoice.co.uk or www.thomson.co.uk for further details.
* First Choice offer seven night family holidays in Turkey, staying at the 5 Sun Voyage Belek from just £1329 for a family of four on an all inclusive basis in December 2010.
** Thomson offer seven night holidays in Turkey, staying at the 5T Lara Beach from just £295 per person on an all inclusive basis in December 2010.
*** Flights to Majorca start from 11 February 2011
NOTES TO EDITORS
The full list of brochures being released on 26 August are:
Winter Collection 2010 & 2011 – Second Edition
NEW – Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco
Gold Winter 2010 & 2011
Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Corsica
Winter Sun 2010 & 2011 - Second Edition
Lapland – Second Edition
NEW - Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco
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