Introducing Our New Holiday Brochures

Today’s the day our latest set of brochures hit the shelves, so we thought we’d give you a rundown of what’s inside. There are 5 brochures in the line-up, showcasing holidays from November 2012 all the way through to October 2013. Here’s what to expect when you flick through each one…

Summer Collection

This one’s a taster of our short-haul and mid-haul holidays from May 2013 to October 2013, and you’ll find the full range of breaks online. Destination-wise, you’ll notice a new name on the books. Costa Almeria, on the Spanish coast, is home to Roquetas de Mar – a former fishing village that’s set to be a big hit with families thanks to a good quota of Blue Flag beaches and a large dose of traditional charm.

On top of that, there’s a brand new Sensatori resort being built. Sensatori Turkey will be ready for a grand unveiling in May 2013, and with 5 à la carte restaurants, 5 pools, and a prime beachfront setting, it’ll have all the hallmarks of our Sensatori hotels.

 

Faraway Shores and Florida

Three little words are on everybody’s lips when it comes to our long-haul brochures – Thomson 787 Dreamliner. In May 2013, Thomson will be the first UK airline to fly the revolutionary plane, and you can be one of the first to step onboard. Flights on the Dreamliner are now on sale for selected routes to Mexico and Florida in summer 2013, and you can read up on the full list of the super-jet’s high-tech features here and in the new long-haul brochures.

Dreamliner aside, 2 long-haul hotels have made their way into the Thomson Couples collection – Vilamendhoo Couples Resort & Spa in the Maldives, and RIU Palace Macao in the Dominican Republic. The Florida brochure, meanwhile, is now even easier to navigate – we’ve put together a list of our favourite Florida properties and flagged them with a ‘We Recommend’ tag. As for dates, both brochures cover holidays from November 2012 through to October 2013.

Thomson Weddings

Saying your vows between November 2012 and October 2013? Leaf through the new Thomson Weddings brochure and you’ll notice there’s a new destination on the cards. You can now tie the knot Caribbean-style in Barbados – where powdery white sands and swaying palms are par for the course. And there are some new faces elsewhere in the brochure, too, in the form of new hotels like Jamaica’s Blau Costa Verde and Cancun’s Azul Beach.

Thomson Cruises

Pick up a Thomson Cruises brochure and – if you’ve been reading the blog – you might already be familiar with some of the changes we’ve got in store. For starters, Thomson Cruises will welcome another shipThomson Majesty – into the fleet from May 2012. She’ll replace Thomson Destiny as part of a fully-fledged modernisation plan. Speaking of which, two other ships in the fleet – Thomson Dream and Thomson Celebrationwill be treated to multi-million pound makeovers in order to join the Thomson Platinum collection. To make the grade, they had to score ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ with at least 90% of customers, just like the hotels in this range.

Not to be outdone, Island Cruises – Thomson’s sister brand – is riding the wave of change, too. From March 2013, the brand will be All Inclusive, which means you can count on meals and drinks being part of the package once you’re onboard.

Only from Thomson

As if that lot wasn’t enough, there’s one more big change to tell you about. From May 2013, all our holidays – with the exception of those to Florida – will be exclusively available from Thomson. It means we can handpick the very best hotels, and you no longer have to shop around.

Just another day in the office…

To mark the launch of the new brochures, there’s been all sorts going on at Thomson HQ today. We’ve been taking part in Guinness World Records attempts inspired by our Thomson Family Resorts and cookery demonstrations inspired by Thomson Couples taster sessions, and even the canteen took on a distinctly international flavour, with Spanish dishes on offer at lunch. Here are a couple of snaps from the day.

532 replies to "“Introducing Our New Holiday Brochures”"

  1. Zoe Thomas says: 16/04/2014 at 08:19

    When will I be able to book for November 2015?

    • Lisa-Marie @Thomson says: 17/04/2014 at 05:46

      Not long now, Zoe. Keep your eyes peeled on our cruises Facebook page.

  2. Louise says: 15/04/2014 at 15:24

    can you confirm if the Dreamliner is flying from Manchester to orlando on Sat 28 March 2015 please

    • Stefan @Thomson says: 16/04/2014 at 03:25

      If you can email us with your booking reference to cares@thomson.co.uk Louise, then I’ll be able confirm if you’ll be on the Dreamliner.

      • Louise says: 17/04/2014 at 14:45

        my client has not booked yet. Your up against Virgin. Thats why Im asking if you can offer the dreamliner service on this date….if the answer is yes, thats a booking for you

      • Lisa-Marie @Thomson says: 18/04/2014 at 04:11

        Hi Louise, When you’re making the booking you should be able to tell. Can I also remind you this is a customer tool so you’d need to call your Agent Support for questions along these lines.

  3. Paul says: 13/04/2014 at 08:27

    Hi. Please can you tell me when the july/august 2015 flights to orlando will be released from Manchester and gatwick and does the price include car ? Thanks

    • Christina @Thomson says: 13/04/2014 at 08:48

      Hi Paul, All being well, our summer 2015 holidays to Florida will be out on the 24th April. A car will automatically be included on your booking, but you’ll also have the option of upgrading your car or insurance before confirming your holiday details. I hope this helps.

  4. Rhiannon says: 12/04/2014 at 22:34

    Can you please tell me when the prices for Cyprus in June 2015 will be available. Thank you.

    • Christina @Thomson says: 13/04/2014 at 05:37

      Hi Rhiannon, I’m happy to confirm that all being well, we’ll be releasing our summer 2015 holidays on the 24th April. I hope this helps.

      • Rhiannon says: 13/04/2014 at 16:33

        Thank you

  5. stephanie says: 08/04/2014 at 10:15

    Hi there
    Was just wondering when the prices for.next September and October 2015 are out for florida please :)
    Thank you

    • Leanne @Thomson says: 09/04/2014 at 03:03

      Hi Stephanie, Our Summer 2015 holidays should go on sale this month, but we don’t currently have a release date.

  6. James jones-Stanley says: 07/04/2014 at 17:52

    Hi can you please tell me when your Orlando Florida holidays for October 2015 will be released thank you

    • Leanne @Thomson says: 09/04/2014 at 01:37

      Hi James, Our Summer 2015 holidays will be released sometime this month, but we don’t currently have an exact date.

  7. Mrs sue jones says: 31/03/2014 at 19:05

    You say end of April May and that is what it is, for us to be able to book holidays to fit into our working life for next year, and we can still not book it why?

    Thanks Sueeeeee

    • Elaine @Thomson says: 01/04/2014 at 00:47

      Hi Sue, Our summer 2014 holidays will be on sale towards the end of April, so you’ll be book your holiday once they go on sale.

    • sarah says: 06/04/2014 at 19:27

      when is may 2016 holidays for florida on sale please. need to save up lol

      • Natasha @Thomson says: 07/04/2014 at 02:41

        Hi Sarah, holidays for 2016 won’t be released until next year. It will most likely be the end of April or the beginning of May 2015.

  8. Jane Botham says: 30/03/2014 at 18:17

    I am interested in a Greek Islands Cruise next year 2015 when will the brochureor online information be available Many Thanks Jane Botham

    • Elaine @Thomson says: 31/03/2014 at 00:20

      Hi Jane, Our summer 2015 holidays will be on sale towards the end of April. So you haven’t got too long to wait. If you’ve got any further questions please let me know.

  9. Rachael Kent says: 30/03/2014 at 07:58

    Hi, we are looking to get married in lake garda June 2015, do you know when your package holidays are released? At present you fly to lake garda on a Wednesday or Saturday- are these flying days likely to change? Thank you

    • Elaine @Thomson says: 31/03/2014 at 00:08

      Hi Rachael, We don’t offer holiday to Lake Garda, but our sister company Thomson Lakes does. You’ll be able find further information at – http://www.thomsonlakes.co.uk. I hope this helps.

  10. Nikki says: 24/03/2014 at 19:32

    Hi, were looking to book a holiday to Cyprus for 18 adults and 5 children in August 2016. when will we be able to book?

    • Lisa-Marie @Thomson says: 25/03/2014 at 04:58

      Hi Nikki, The availability will be out the end of April/May time.

  11. Lizzy says: 20/03/2014 at 21:14

    Hi I’m looking to book a wedding in Rhodes summer 2015 with 30 guests all staying at the same hotel. When will I be able to start booking ??

    • Leanne @Thomson says: 21/03/2014 at 04:27

      Hi Lizzy, Our Summer 2015 holidays and weddings should be available to book in April, but we don’t have an exact date as of yet. Check out our website for more information on our weddings services – http://bit.ly/O5pREE.

  12. Karen says: 18/03/2014 at 19:58

    I am looking to book a holiday to Las Vegas in March 2015. Do you have any idea when these holidays will be available?

    • Natasha @Thomson says: 19/03/2014 at 06:46

      Hi Karen, We no longer offer city accommodation, We offer accommodation only for the resorts that we go to and this doesn’t include Las Vegas
      Our Thomson shops sell all types of holidays for other operators so I would recommend that you speak to your local Thomson shop and they’ll be happy to look into this for you.

      I hope the above has answered your query, but if you have any other questions then you’re welcome to get back in touch.

  13. patricia Campbell says: 18/03/2014 at 16:44

    May I have a brochure on Spain I am Mrs patricia Campbell ..,………………,……. …. …… ……. …..

    • Natasha @Thomson says: 19/03/2014 at 04:06

      Hi Patricia, you can have a look at our brochures online, or collect one from your local Thomson shop. Have a look here, http://bit.ly/1mgtyWG, for our Spain and Portugal one.

  14. Kirsty bagshaw says: 09/03/2014 at 14:50

    Hi I was wanting to book dom rep for May 2015
    When are the prices out please.

    Kind regards

    • Leanne @Thomson says: 10/03/2014 at 10:31

      Hi Kirsty, Our Summer 2015 prices should be released some time in April, however we don’t currently have a date for release. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

  15. Michaela Churchill says: 05/03/2014 at 13:49

    Hi,
    I was wondering is it possible to book a New York holiday in one of your stores rather than online?
    Thank you
    Michaela

    • Natasha.Malik says: 06/03/2014 at 04:16

      Hi Michaela, Sure just visit your local Thomson Shop and they will be able to help you booking your holiday

  16. Sarah Hey says: 01/03/2014 at 21:09

    Hi
    Please can you tell me when you will be releasing dates for florida for march 2016… Thank you

    • James @Thomson says: 02/03/2014 at 01:12

      Hi Sarah, You’ll be able to book holidays for March 2016 from Winter 2014.

  17. June says: 25/02/2014 at 19:47

    Hi

    I am looking to book a cruise in May 2015, could you please let me know when the new brochure will be out, I realise that I need to book early to get the best deals Thanks

    • James @Thomson says: 28/02/2014 at 02:27

      Hi June, We’ve not got an exact date that they’ll be released just yet for cruises in 2015. However, normally they’ll be released May/June. Please stay tuned to our websites and Facebook pages for the latest information.

  18. steve says: 20/02/2014 at 20:42

    Hi, I see thomson are offering summer 2014 discounts, do these apply to winter 14/15 aswell

    • Christina @Thomson says: 21/02/2014 at 04:00

      Hi Steve, If you check out http://www.twitter.com/ThomsonDeals, you’ll be able to see the full range of discounts applicable to the relevant seasons. I hope this helps.

  19. Steven says: 15/02/2014 at 08:22

    Hi
    Looking to book for Orlando in August 2015; 2 adults & 3 children so looking to book early so as to get best prices. Virgin and Thomas Cook holidays have been available to book for weeks now yet we still wait on Thomson to release theirs.

    We are tempted to book with either of the other 2 operators so as to get their best price but prefer to wait on Thomson if your holidays will go on sale anytime soon. I should imagine that Thomson are losing out to competitors by releasing Orlando summer 2015 holidays so much later than the other big 2.

    Why is Thomson so far behind Virgin & Thomas Cook and when can we expect to be able to book Orlando for August 2015?

    Steven

    • Jonathan S @ Thomson says: 16/02/2014 at 03:12

      Hi Steven, I’d anticipate our summer 2015 prices will go on sale at the end of April. It’s a shame to hear you’re thinking of travelling with a different tour operator. I’ll pass your feedback on to the relevant team.

  20. bhavna tanna says: 03/02/2014 at 17:36

    hiya i want to know the differnt types of rooms in skanes family resort. what room does code sfu refer to?

    • Elaine @Thomson says: 04/02/2014 at 04:52

      Hi, Thanks for your query. If you chose to book through the accommodation code SFU, you’d have the option to select a family room for 4 people or 6 people. A double room with bunk beds and a swim up room for 4. You can find further information on these rooms at – http://bit.ly/1bpmLE5. If you’ve got any further questions please let me know.

  21. Rachel says: 02/02/2014 at 09:02

    Hi I already have a holiday booked to Ibiza 28th May 2014, I want to change it to summer 2015 when will this be available? and if not available do we lose our deposit? thank you.

    • Dan @Thomson says: 02/02/2014 at 11:52

      Hi Rachel, Our Summer 2015 holidays will go on sale later this Spring. To change your holiday to a later date you’ll need to do this outside of 70 days of travel. If you do need to cancel your holiday, at this stage you’d lose the full deposit per person. Please speak with our Customer Support team on 0844 871 0878 if you’ve booked online or you travel agent if you’ve booked in store.

  22. Louise McCallum says: 29/01/2014 at 18:34

    Hi just wondering when April 2015 holidays on thomson wwide to Thailand will be released? Thanks

    • Jonathan S @ Thomson says: 30/01/2014 at 03:08

      Hi Louise, As Thomson Worldwide operate as a separate company to Thomson Holidays, you’ll need to contact them directly regarding this. I’m sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  23. carrie says: 28/01/2014 at 20:29

    Want to book to fly to Mexico on the last Sunday of April 2015, but all dates after the 23rd are greyed out. Will I be able to book for these dates in branch?

    • Jonathan S @ Thomson says: 29/01/2014 at 04:05

      Hi Carrie, This maybe because the return flight is not yet available to book as this will fall within our summer programme. How long are you wanting to go for?

      • carrie says: 29/01/2014 at 13:26

        11 nights, so return would be in May

      • Jonathan S @ Thomson says: 30/01/2014 at 02:45

        Hi Carrie, You won’t be able to book this until our summer 2015 prices and holidays are released in the spring. I’m sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

  24. Mel Allen says: 26/01/2014 at 08:55

    Hi, we are trying to book a studio with a cot at the Alykanas beach hotel in Zante. There are two prices which are referenced by brochure codes but we don’t know what the codes refer too. One is more expensive than the other. We have been twice before and simply wish to have a room on an upper level, half way along towards the beach, overlooking the pool. We are really keen to book but are reluctant without knowing the different room types. Hope you can help.

    • Dan @Thomson says: 26/01/2014 at 16:35

      Hi Mel, We have two codes for studios at the Alykanas Beach Village. The first code is ALY which is a studio for up to 3 people. The second code, ALX, is for slightly bigger studios that can accommodate up to 4 people. I hope this helps.

  25. Emma says: 23/01/2014 at 18:41

    Hi I am wanting to book a family holiday August 2015 is it cheaper to book this year for next year?

    • Elaine @Thomson says: 24/01/2014 at 02:22

      Hi Emma, Our summer 2015 holidays won’t be released until the spring of this year. So the prices won’t be available until then. If you’ve got any further questions please let me know.

  26. Louise McCallum says: 18/01/2014 at 18:45

    Hi, looking to book secrets Maroma beach (Mexico) for April 2015…. When should I be able to do this online? Thanks!

    • Adam @Thomson says: 20/01/2014 at 06:14

      Hi Louise, Our April 2015 programme is currently on sale, Is the hotel not showing online?

      • Louise McCallum says: 20/01/2014 at 08:27

        Hi there – nope I can’t seem to be able to book this hotel online and I’ve checked in store too. I was advised this was because it was Thomson Worldwide ?

      • Sammi @Thomson says: 20/01/2014 at 14:04

        Hi Louise, I’ve looked into this for you and unfortunately we no longer offer this hotel as part of our mainstream holidays. But you’ll be able to find availability with our sister company, Thomson Worldwide – http://www.thomsonworldwide.com/hotel/118848.

  27. Paul says: 16/01/2014 at 11:01

    Hi

    We are looking to book a trip to Mexico for 2 weeks in October 2015 flying from Glasgow
    Can you advise when the brochures/prices will be released for this period please

    • Amanda @Thomson says: 19/01/2014 at 01:44

      Hi Paul, Our Summer collection for 2015 will be available around April/May time. We don’t have an exact date, however I’d keep an eye out on our website for when they are available to book. If I can help with anything else please let me know.

  28. Judi says: 14/01/2014 at 21:48

    Can you advise me what percentage the deposit for Thomson flights only in June will be. We went through the booking procedure but it appeared it would need the full payment at once, whereas usually we pay a deposit and the remainder nearer the time.

    • Christina @Thomson says: 15/01/2014 at 04:19

      Hi Judi, If you’re booking Flight Only then this will require full payment upon booking, as it’s only our package holidays that offer the deposit system. I hope this helps clarify things.

  29. claire bean says: 12/01/2014 at 17:09

    hi when do the thomson summer 2015 cruises come on sale thank you

    • Sammi @Thomson says: 13/01/2014 at 13:55

      Hi Claire, Our prices for summer 2015 will be released towards the end of April/beginning of May. We’ve not yet confirmed a date for this, but if you pop into your local Thomson store one of our Travel Advisors will add you to their list and give you a call as soon as the prices become available.

  30. steve says: 12/01/2014 at 17:05

    when will we be able to book for the maldives for Nov 2014?

    • Sammi @Thomson says: 13/01/2014 at 13:52

      Hi Steve, Our prices for our winter 2014/2015 holidays have now been released, however, we took the decision to remove the Maldives from our destination range from summer 2014. But you’ll still be able to find availability with our sister company, Thomson Worldwide – http://www.thomsonworldwide.com.

  31. laura says: 07/01/2014 at 17:33

    hi when will december 2014 holidays to canary islands be out you have a few but not many on at the moment surely there not all sold out this early on?
    thanks

    • Sammi @Thomson says: 08/01/2014 at 06:38

      Hi Laura, All of our holidays for December 2014 have now been released and you’ll find this availability on our website – http://www.thomson.co.uk. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, take a look with our sister company, First Choice – http://www.firstchoice.co.uk.

  32. georgina says: 07/01/2014 at 12:27

    hi i am waiting too book my wedding and was told your broucher comes out april and looking for best deals and was told they go on sale is this correct can i be booked in for when they come out romford/lakeside thank you

    • Sammi @Thomson says: 08/01/2014 at 06:42

      Hi Georgina, Our prices for summer 2015 will be released towards the end of April. We’ve not yet confirmed an exact date, but if you pop into your local Thomson store, one of our Travel Advisors will put you on their list and give you a call as soon as the prices have been released.

  33. Kate says: 07/01/2014 at 09:41

    Hi when will flights to the canaries december 2014 be released?

    • Sammi @Thomson says: 09/01/2014 at 03:48

      Hi Kate, Our prices for winter 2014 were released last month and you’ll be able to find the latest prices and availability on our website – http://www.thomson.co.uk.

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