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TUI UK, parent company of Thomson and First Choice, has today launched six new February Edition Winter 2011/12 brochures for its short and mid haul programmes. Introducing Thomson’s very first Lapland title, this will be the first time the tour operator will offer holidays to the destination. First Choice will also be adding a new resort of Saariselka to its Lapland programme and new Thomson Couples hotels will open for the first time next winter. TUI UK customers will also have more choice in winter holiday destinations from their doorstep as new regional flying routes to Cape Verde and more flights to Egypt are launched.


The first Thomson Lapland brochure includes 13 properties over four resorts (Rovaniemi, Yllas, Levi and Saariselka) in the new Thomson Lapland programme for next winter. Featuring a choice of two different day trips, plus a great selection of three, four, five, six and seven night holidays to Lapland, aimed at both adults and families who want to head to the North Pole next winter. New hotels include the Sokos Levi, part of Thomson’s Chic & Unique collection and the Thomson Adventure Resort, Forest Heights in Rovaniemi with lead ins from £765 per adult and £699 per child, for three nights on a full board basis.


In addition to the new Thomson programme, First Choice adds the airport of Ivalo in Lapland, for holidays in the new resort of Saariselka. This will extend First Choice’s existing Lapland programme to Yllas, Levi, and Rovaniemi. This new resort offers a true taste of Lapland wilderness. The biggest attraction will be Santa’s Resort, a magical private estate set in snowy woodland near a gold mining river. First Choice will have a range of holidays to Saariselka, with four properties to choose from on a half and full board basis. The 4* Hotel Snowflake in Saariskella is great for families, with prices from £665 per adult and from £489 per child, for three nights on a half board basis.


Following the successful launch of Thomson Couples for summer 2011, Thomson is expanding its offering for next winter. There will be a total of eight units in the concept available for winter sun holidays. These contemporary adult-only properties are all rated 4T or above. All hotels are in great locations, and are ideal for couples looking for a child-free, quality break. A new addition to the range for the February launch is the 4T Plus H10 Timanfaya Palace in Lanzarote, from £449 per adult for seven nights on a half board basis. You’ll find the new Thomson Couples properties in Costa del Sol, Cyprus, Gran Canaria, Egypt, Italy (April 2012 only), Tenerife, Madeira and Lanzarote.


Thomson and First Choice will increase the number of flexible durations to various destinations next winter offering three and four night holidays to Tenerife for the first time. Also, nine and 12 night holidays to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Costa Blanca and Sharm el Sheikh will be available. Plus those looking for longer winter sun break can choose from 21 and 28 night holidays to a range of destinations, including Costa Del Sol, Cyprus and Costa Blanca.


Cape Verde is a collection of islands off the West Coast of Africa which offer year-round sunshine and is exclusive to Thomson and First Choice in the UK for the summer. Next winter, there will be even more flights to both Boa Vista and the exclusive resort of Sal in Cape Verde, from a selection of regional airports, including Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Bristol. There will be choice of 10 and 11 night durations to this hot destination, offering customers even more choice and flexibility. Thomson and First Choice have also increased their flights to Marsa Alam in Egypt, with four flights a week to this emerging Red Sea resort from Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.

All brochures will be available across all Thomson and First Choice retail stores and online at and

For further press information please contact Louise Evans on or call 01582 645 369


Notes to Editors

The following February Edition brochures will all be launched on 10 February 2011:

Thomson Winter Collection
Thomson Egypt, Tunisia, & Morocco
First Choice Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco
Thomson Gold
Thomson Lapland
First Choice Winter Sun

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