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Thomson launch authentic Mexico and idyllic Mauritius for long haul summer 2014

  • Two fantastic new destinations – Mauritius and Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast
  • Introducing a brand new hotel to the Sensatori Portfolio – Sensatori Jamaica
  • Two exciting new Florida Twin-Centre options

Today, 18th April 2013, Thomson launches its exciting new long-haul programme for summer 2014 showcasing two fantastic new destinations – the luxurious island of Mauritius and the authentic and charming Vallarta region on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Thomson is also introducing a new addition to its exclusive Sensatori collection, on the stunning island of Jamaica. Teaming all this with Thomson’s exciting new Florida Twin-Centres means summer 2014 is shaping up to be our most exciting programme yet!

New for summer 2014 – Mauritius

Described as the ultimate in laid back luxury, Thomson will fly direct to Mauritius from May 2014. This beautiful island, offering stretches of idyllic long sandy beaches and jungle terrain, really does have the wow-factor. Thomson will be flying direct to Mauritius from London Gatwick airport and will offer holidays in the relaxing resorts of Belle Mare and Trou d’eau Douce on the East Coast and Grand Gaube near the cosmopolitan area of Grand Baie in the North. There will be hotels available from the Thomson Couples and Platinum collections that will offer sleek and contemporary interiors with a desert island backdrop – the perfect exotic getaway.

Thomson offers 14-night holidays to the Thomson Couples 4T Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius on an all-inclusive basis from £2,055 per person. Price includes return flights departing from London Gatwick airport between the 1st and 15th May 2014.

New for Summer 2014 – Mexico, Pacific Coast

For those who love Mexico and want an authentic holiday experience, Thomson’s new exclusive route flying in to Puerto Vallarta is just the ticket. Offering weekly flights direct from London Gatwick and Manchester airports this new route really offers an all-round fantastic holiday experience. This amazing tropical destination mixes old world charm with a party spirit offering golden sands, lush tropical jungles and the stunning Sierra Madre mountain ranges. Thomson will offer an extensive range of properties including hotels from the Couples, A la Carte and Platinum ranges.

Thomson offers 14-night holidays to the Thomson Platinum 5T Riu Vallarta Hotel, Mexico on an all-inclusive basis from £1,539 per person. Price includes return flights departing from Manchester airport between the 16th and 22nd May 2014.

New for Summer 2014 - Sensatori Jamaica

Thomson is excited to announce a great new edition to our exclusive Sensatori collection on the colourful Caribbean island of Jamaica. This idyllic resort set on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica, was named one of the top 10 beaches in the world*. Sensatori Jamaica is a stunning resort that offers swim-up rooms, fine dining, a world class spa and exciting reggae lounge offering a vast array of local rums. Sensatori Jamaica is the sixth addition to this luxurious collection and will offer everything Thomson customers have come to expect from these beautiful hotels.

Thomson offers 14-night holidays to the 5T Sensatori Jamaica on an all-inclusive basis from £1865 per person. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick airport departing between the 1st and 15th May 2014.

Florida Twin-Centres

New for summer 2014, Thomson is offering Florida Twin-Centres, teaming a 10-night stay on the fun-packed International Drive with a four night beach break in either Clearwater or Miami. This is a great alternative to the traditional two-week action packed break, enabling customers to indulge in a little rest and relaxation after 10 days of rollercoasters and parades at the various theme parks in the area.

Thomson offer 14-night Twin Centre holidays to Florida combining a 10-night stay in the International Palms Hotel, Orlando with a four-night stay in the Crest Hotel Suites, Miami from £1,169 per person. Price includes flights departing from London Gatwick airport between the 1st and 13th May 2014.

New for Winter 2013 – Thailand

As announced last year, Thomson will be offer direct flights to Phuket, Thailand from November 2013, with over 20 hotels in some fantastic destinations including Krabi, Khao Lak and Phuket. If customers want to discover more of Thailand they can take an eight night organised tour as part of the ‘tour and stay’ programme including stops at the River Kwai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and the Mai Salong valley, combined with a six night beach stay in either Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak.

Mark Hall, Director of Product said;

“Our customers are looking for exciting holiday experiences that are designed to meet their needs so it’s important we have the right product for everyone. At Thomson we aim to provide unique destinations that spark the interest of our customers, which is why we have introduced Mauritius and Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast for summer 2014. With our summer 2014 programme shaping up to be the ideal combination of desert island relaxation and luxurious hotels set in cultural surroundings, we have the perfect mix to suit couples, families and friends.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

For more information please contact Katie.Badger@thomson.co.uk or call 01582 645381

Mark Hall will be available for interviews please contact the press office on – 01582 645381

Mexico Infographic - http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog/2013/04/mexico-pacific-coast-holidays/

*As voted for by The Daily Telegraph.

THOMSON

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; five Sensatori hotels in Crete, Tenerife, Mexico, Egypt and Turkey - 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.

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