To honour Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Horse, Thomas Cook has looked to the stars to help sun-starved holidaymakers make their minds up as to where to go on holiday this year.
The twelve animals of the Chinese calendar all have their own characteristics and personalities, so whether you a restless Rat, mischievous Monkey or a hyper Horse, your perfect holiday destination is written in the stars. To find out which animal you are in the Chinese calendar, check out Thomas Cook’s handy new app here.
The Year of the Horse – Ibiza
Great communicators, clever, kind
It’s the year of the Horse and those born in this lunar cycle are considered some of the best communicators. Bright and energetic, everyone loves a Horse, which is why the island of Ibiza is perfect for those looking for bright lights, fun and meeting new people.
Ibiza’s best resorts are scattered all around the coast of the island, and for those Horses looking for the best of both worlds, quiet San Antonio Bay and its buzzy neighbour San Antonio Town would suit their needs perfectly.
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Staying at the 3 star Ibizamar Apartments in San Antonio on self catering, London Gatwick – 14th May 2014. To book: www.thomascook.com, 0844 412 5970, or the nearest Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel.
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The Year of the Monkey – Cancun
Lively, quick-witted, versatile
One of the smartest signs in the Chinese zodiac, people post pictures of monkeys on walls and doors to bring them good fortune. A Monkey’s quick wit and lively disposition is best suited to Mexico’s most famous holiday resort, Cancun.
Offering some of the best all inclusive hotels in the world, Cancun’s hotel zone is simply paradise – a beach lover’s dream for those Monkeys looking for plenty to do. Go downtown and experience the other side of Cancun, buzzing bars, bustling markets and 24 hour night life.
Thomas Cook – 7 nights in Mexico from £1,221 per person. Staying at the 5 star Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Riviera Maya on all inclusive, Manchester – 13th May 2014. To book: www.thomascook.com, 0844 412 5970 or the nearest Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel
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The Year of the Rat – Cyprus
Smart, witty, creative and spirited
Rats are social butterflies with the skills to secure a place as the toast of the hotel bar. Able to adapt to any environment, Rats can thrive pretty much anywhere on the planet.
Cyprus has everything an adventurous and intelligent Rat could want. An enchanting island, steeped in myth and romance, with Romans and Greeks all having added to its culture. Throw in superb beaches, secluded villages and cosmopolitan resorts and you have a destination that will suit even the most restless of Rats.
Thomas Cook – 7 nights in Cyprus from £644 per person. Staying at the 4 star SENTIDO Sandy Beach in Larnaca on all inclusive, London Gatwick – 7th May 2014. To book: www.thomascook.com, 0844 412 5970 or the nearest Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel
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The Year of the Ox – Sorrento
Honest, industrious, and patient
Harder working than most of the signs in the Chinese zodiac, there’s no doubt that come summer, Oxen are in need of getting away from it all. A trip to Italy’s southern coast is just the ticket.
If this is the case, Sorrento is an excellent base for exploring or relaxing in equal measures. The sun-drenched beauty of this pretty little town is perfect for those who want to getaway from it all, with everything you could possibly want on your doorstep. For those more adventurous Oxens, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, the island of Capri and Naples are all just a short trot away.
Cresta – 7 nights in Sorrento from £506 per person. Staying at the 4 star Delfino Hotel in Sorrento on half board, flying with Easyjet from London Gatwick – 16th May 2014. To book: 0844 879 8014, www.crestaholidays.co.uk or visit your nearest Thomas Cook or The Co-operative Travel
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The Year of the Dragon – Las Vegas
Fun-loving, gregarious, lucky
The Dragon is considered to be a symbol of success and good luck, so it’s not surprising that people born in this year will feel most at home in the US entertainment capital Las Vegas – also known as ‘Sin City’.
Dragons might want to put their luck to the test, and visit one of the many casinos that line ‘the Strip’, eat at some of the best restaurants in the world or take in one of the world famous Vegas cabaret shows.
Airtours – 7 nights in Las Vegas from £775 per person. Staying at the 3 star Circus Circus in Las Vegas on room only, Manchester – 16th May 2014. To book: www.thomascook.com, 0844 412 5970 or the nearest Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel
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The Year of the Dog – Majorca
Faithful, courageous, warm hearted
People born under the sign of the Dog enshrine the virtues that make them man’s best friend. The Balearic island of Majorca is best suited to straightforward, faithful and clever Dogs, who will thrive in the familiar beauty of one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations.
Stay in the lively resort of Palma Nova, with its beautiful beaches and electric atmosphere, there is always something to do, and with Magaluf next door, energetic Dogs with never be stuck for something to do.
Thomas Cook – 7 nights in Majorca from £435 per person. Staying at the 4 star SunConnect Rosa del Mar in Majorca on half board, Manchester – 9th May 2014. To book: www.thomascook.com, 0844 412 5970 or the nearest Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel
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