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Tropical winter treats from Thomson and First Choice

  • More variety in Mexico with new twin centre and Pacific Coast holidays
  • New additions to the Thomson Couples collection
  • Thomson 787 Dreamliner flights to all destinations* including, new for winter, Mauritius

Thomson and First Choice’s new winter programme for 2014 goes on sale on 14th November, including Mauritius and the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the winter schedule for the first time. Highlights include increased Thomson 787 Dreamliner flying, twin centre holidays and brand new hotels.

MORE MEXICAN CHOICE

New and exclusive for winter 2014/15, Thomson and First Choice are giving customers the chance to explore Mexico further and experience two different worlds within the country, with the introduction of the Pacific Coast and Holbox – a island sanctuary in the Caribbean Sea untouched by tourism.

The new exclusive route into Puerto Vallarta, which begins operating for summer 2014 directly from London Gatwick and Manchester, will continue as a new destination for the winter season offering 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. Introduced for the winter season, holidaymakers will be able enjoy whale watching excursions for once-in-a-lifetime sights and memories. Customers travelling with Thomson and First Choice can choose from an extensive range of properties including hotels from the Thomson Couples, A la Carte and Platinum ranges as well as First Choice Premier.

Thomson offers 14-night holidays to the Thomson Platinum 4T+ Riu Vallarta on an all-inclusive basis from £1,149 per person. Price includes return flights departing from Manchester airport on 29 November 2014 and transfers.

The hideaway island of Holbox will be available through a ‘twin centre’ offering where holidaymakers can stay for seven nights on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast at one of a range of hotels, followed by a transfer to Chiquila Port where a ferry takes them to the island paradise of Holbox for a further week with a choice of four authentic and peaceful hotels.

Thomson offers 14-night twin centre holidays to Mexico combining a seven night stay in the Grand Riviera Princess, with a seven-night stay in the Casa Lupita, Holbox from £1,399 per person. Price includes flights departing from London Gatwick airport on 16 November 2014 and transfers.

NEW HOTELS

The Thomson Couples collection will expand for winter 2014/15 with two new additions.

The Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites and Spa Thomson Couples resort is situated on the Caribbean coast in Playacar, Mexico. The adults-only hotel will offer 11 swimming pools, seven restaurants and 24-hour all inclusive.

Thomson offers 14 night Couples holidays to Mexico staying at the 5T Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites and Spa on an all-inclusive basis, from £1,475 per person. Price is based on two adults sharing and includes Thomson 787 Dreamliner flights departing from London Gatwick airport on 26 November 2014 and transfers.

Further adding to the Thomson Couples collection in Jamaica is the Grand Lido Negril Resort and Spa – an adults-only property with luxury touches. This 5T stylish and contemporary resort is spread across 1,000 feet of the Caribbean’s most famous beach and is home to six bars, six restaurants including Japanese, Italian, French and Jamaican cuisine, an amazing spa and 24-hour all inclusive offering.

Thomson offers 14-night Couples holidays to Jamaica staying at the 5T Grand Lido Negril Resort and Spa on an all-inclusive basis, from £1,749 per person. Price is based on two adults sharing and includes flights departing from Manchester airport on 30 November 2014 and transfers.

Showcased in the winter sun portfolio for the first time is Sensatori Jamaica, 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. Already a popular choice for summer, this idyllic resort is set on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica – one of the top 10 beaches in the world. New for winter 2014, Sensatori Jamaica offers an adults-only section for couples looking to enjoy a child-free holiday.


LAID BACK LUXURY

A new destination for summer 2014, the beautiful island of Mauritius is now available to Thomson and First Choice customers for winter holidays. Thomson will fly directly to Mauritius, an island famous for laid back luxury, from London Gatwick on the 787 Dreamliner. Customers will be able to experience stretches of idyllic long sandy beaches, explore the jungle terrain and relax in the 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 of Mauritius. Hotels from the Thomson Couples and Platinum and First Choice Premier collections 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 £2,025 per person, based on two adults sharing. Price includes Thomson 787 Dreamliner return flights departing from London Gatwick airport on 30 November 2014 and transfers.

For holiday makers looking to balance a week of relaxing on a tropical beach with a week of a little more action, twin centre holidays will be available in Jamaica for the first time. This means customers can experience Ocho Rio’s extensive range of activities, shops and sights together with the world renowned beaches of Negril with its laid back atmosphere, pristine white sands and crystal clear waters, all on one trip.


THOMSON 787 DREAMLINER FLYING

All winter 2014/15 long haul destinations will be served by flights on the Thomson 787 Dreamliner*. This summer over 240,000 customers travelled on more than 860 Dreamliner passenger flights. The quieter flight, enhanced in-flight experience and spacious legroom (38” in Premium Club and 33 or 34” in Economy Club) have proven popular with customers. A massive 99% of respondents would recommend the airline after travelling on the Thomson 787 Dreamliner, and 97% of those completing the survey rated their experience on board the aircraft as excellent or good.


FLORIDA FOR 2014

Thomson guests staying in Orlando can also benefit from a host of perks including extra theme park hours at Universal and Disney parks, Kids Eat Free cards and our very own hassle free All in One holidays.

Mark Hall, Director of Product for Thomson and First Choice, says:

“We’re thrilled to announce the addition of new and exciting hotels, destinations and twin centre holidays to our programme. Mexico is a popular holiday choice for our customers and we are delighted to be able to show them the different sides of the country – from the Pacific Coast to the peaceful island of Holbox, we are confident holidaymakers will have an unforgettable holiday experience.

“We continue to grow our portfolio of exclusive hotels offering customers unique holiday experiences they can’t find anywhere else and travelling in style and comfort on the Thomson 787 Dreamliner to our full range of long haul destinations.”

© Thomson

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