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‘Appy holidays to smartphone users with new MyThomson mobile app

With the winter sun holiday period just around the corner, Thomson has launched a brand new smartphone app which includes discount vouchers, information on local events and bookable excursions.

The free downloadable app allows users to take advantage of special offers whilst on holiday, find out about events happening in the resort they are staying as well as being able to search and book Thomson excursions direct from their smartphone.

With over 50% of the UK now owning a smartphone*, Thomson’s new app makes it easier for holidaymakers to get the most out of their holiday.

The real key feature of the MyThomson app is the ‘Special Offers’ tab. Thomson’s overseas teams have negotiated the best deals around for a wide range of holiday hotspots. For example, accessing the special offers tab can save you money on meals out, get free activities for children, free t shirts and even a free cocktail at the Hard Rock café! With October half term soon approaching, parents will be able to plan overseas activities in advance and take advantage of the great deals Thomson has to offer.

The ‘What’s On’ section of the app displays a list of activities going on in the selected resort with details of when and where to be, to make sure holidaymakers don’t miss out. These range from clubbing nights out to fun family friendly events.

Thomson Holiday Experience Director Ian Chapman says, “We are thrilled to be leading the way in mobile technology within the travel industry. With a huge number of holidaymakers preparing themselves for their winter sun breaks and with more wifi spots in our resorts than ever before as well as roaming tariffs set to come down, this is a great time to offer our customers the free app.”

“With more staff based overseas than any other holiday company, our people are well placed to get the best discounts in resort on everything from meals out, to beauty treatments and boat trips. I would definitely encourage those who are off on holiday this year, to check it out, whether they are travelling with Thomson or not.”

The ‘MyThomson’ smartphone app is now available to download from the Apple App Store.

While iPhone users will experience the benefits of the app first, it will be coming to Android and Blackberry smartphones in the near future.

*Understanding the UK’s mobile consumer behaviour, Google.

Notes to Editors

Thomson, part of TUI UK & Ireland, is one of the UK’s most well-known holiday brands, delivering unique and modern holiday experiences for its customers every year.

In 2013, 90% of hotels in the Thomson brochure will be exclusive to Thomson and these properties continue to be popular among our customers.

Flagship properties include; four Sensatori hotels in Crete, Tenerife, Mexico and Egypt with another planned to open in Turkey in 2013 – these hotels give customers a luxury holiday experience, featuring world class spas and gourmet dining; Thomson Couples resorts offering stylish hotels in beach front locations exclusively for adults with a real contemporary feel and Thomson Family Resorts which have been designed for families with younger children, featuring excellent kids clubs giving parents a care-free, relaxing holiday.

Thomson is the sister company of First Choice and uses Thomson Airways as its carrier to take over 5.5million people on holiday each year.

TUI UK & Ireland is part of the TUI Travel PLC Group.


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