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It’s official – the summer holidays have ended, and the kids are going back to school this week. It’s the perfect time of year for couples to take a relaxing, child-free holiday, or indeed for families with pre-school tots to make the most of the quieter kids’ clubs, pools and cooler September temperatures in resort.

Both Thomson and First Choice have a fantastic range of September holidays available, suitable for both couples and families, seeking a laid-back last-minute slice of summer sun.

Best for couples:
Make the most of the sun in Madeira – saving £116 per person

Great for year-round sunshine, Madeira is a lush island off the coast of Portugal offering something for everyone. The 4T Hotel Savoy Gardens is part of the adult-only Thomson Gold collection and is set in an idyllic location with panoramic views over the capital, Funchal. There’s even a whirlpool bath on the rooftop to soak up the fantastic views, plus golfers are catered for with the hotel’s own putting green. You’ll also find fantastic entertainment on offer and a whole host of activities, like French boules and spa treatments.

Thomson offers seven night holidays to Madeira staying at the 4T Hotel Savoy Gardens from £599 per person, based on two adults sharing on a half board basis, departing from London Gatwick on 17 September 2010. Price includes return flights, in-resort transfer and all taxes and surcharges. For more information visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 231 3235.

Feel the love in Sorrento, Italy – saving £171 per person

Couples can fall in love again on the Italian coast in beautiful Sorrento. Set amongst five star luxury, the stylish 5T Grand Hotel President offers outstanding views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Part of the adult-only Thomson Gold Collection, couples will find specialist activities on offer here, such as wine tasting and guided walks. There’s also a world-class spa offering a variety of treatments, plus all Thomson Gold properties offer fine dining experiences.

Thomson offers seven night holidays to Italy staying at the 5T Grand Hotel President from £699 per person, based on two adults sharing on a half board basis, departing from London Gatwick on 24 September 2010. Price includes return flights, in-resort transfer and all taxes and surcharges. For more information visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 231 3235.

Laid-back luxury in Aruba – saving £560 per person

This Dutch Caribbean Island is the perfect place to head to for holiday heaven. Picture sparkling seas and palm tree lined beaches. Set on this paradise island is the 5T Riu Palace Aruba, part of Thomson’s Platinum Collection. There are five restaurants, two pools, and a spa offering an array of beauty treatments, plus sports facilities for the more active.

Thomson offers seven night holidays to Aruba staying at the 5T Riu Palace Aruba from £949 per person, based on two adults sharing on an all inclusive basis, departing from Manchester on 17 September 2010. Price includes return flights, in-resort transfer and all taxes and surcharges. For more information visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 231 3235.

Best for families with pre-school children:

Grab the sunshine in Salou – saving £256 per person

The Spanish Costas are a fabulous family holiday destination, and the Costa Dorada, with Salou and the theme park, PortAventura on the doorstep, ticks all of the boxes. The 4 Sun Club Dorada Palace is in a central location, and comes with a First Choice Kids’ Club and a playground to keep little guests happy, while parents can enjoy the rooftop pool and gym, which are exclusively for adults.

First Choice offers 14 night family holidays to Spain, staying at the 4 Sun Club Dorada Palace from £349 per person, based on two sharing on a half board basis, departing from London Stansted on 21 September 2010. For more information visit www.firstchoice.co.uk or call 0871 200 4455.

Family fun in the Algarve – saving £216 per person

One of eight First Choice flagship properties, the 4 Sun Holiday Village Algarve is the perfect place to enjoy relaxation and fun-filled family times. Here you’ll find the biggest pool in the Algarve, and an array of activities on offer for kids both big and small. There’s First Choice Kids Academies for babies as young as newborn, so mum and dad can rest assured their little ones are in the best hands should they wish to take advantage of any of the fantastic facilities on offer.

First Choice offers 14 night family holidays to Portugal, staying at the 4 Sun Holiday Village Algarve from £299 per person, based on two sharing on a self catering basis, departing from London Gatwick on 23 September 2010. For more information visit www.firstchoice.co.uk or call 0871 200 4455.

Escape to the Med in Malta – saving £126 per person

Ideal for young families, and just a short flight away, the 4 Sun Riu Seabank Hotel is set on the best beach in Malta. Here you’ll find a jungle-themed restaurant and a Roman-themed indoor pool. Plus there’s a children’s pool, hotel-run kids’ club and a playground for younger guests. Parents can take advantage of the hotel’s diving school or the bowling alley.

First Choice offers 14 night family holidays to Malta, staying at the 4 Sun Riu Seabank Hotel from £599 per person, based on two sharing on a bed and breakfast basis, departing from London Gatwick on 21 September 2010. For more information visit www.firstchoice.co.uk or call 0871 200 4455.

For further press information or images, please contact Louise Evans in the Thomson and First Choice Press Office on 01582 645369 or email louise.evans@tui-uk.co.uk

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