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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.

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561 Responses to “Introducing Our New Holiday Brochures”

  1. jules

    You can also expected mistakes – Majesty is not offering ‘traditonal fixed dining’ as stated! How many more bloopers are there?

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    • Rhiannon@Thomson

      Hi Jules, This was a mistake in our brochures but we have now put an errata on any new bookings so customers are aware that this isn’t the case when they’re making a booking.

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  2. dawn jones

    when will your a la carte summer 2013 brochure be available?

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    • Amanda @Thomson

      Hi Dawn, Our A La Carte brochures for Summer 2013 will be out a little later this year. We’re just finalising details, so if you pop into one of our shops later this summer, you should be able to pick up a copy. ^Amanda

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  3. mick

    is it true you are dropping some flights from norwich airport for 2013 ???.

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  4. sam

    Please can you tell me when your winter sun brochures are released for next year? I want to go to Mexico in November 2013.

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    • Rhiannon@Thomson

      Hi Sam, We don’t have an exact date planned at the moment but we’ll always put a blog post out on here when they’re released.

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    • Hollie @Thomson

      Hi Sue, Yes, unfortunately we won’t be offering Malta as part of our summer 2013 programme. I’m sorry for any disappointment caused.

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  5. Jack Wilson

    Are you no longer providing holidays to Sa Marina, Cala D’or?

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    • Hollie @Thomson

      Hi Jack, Our Planning Team has confirmed that we are still doing this hotel for summer 2013, however it will be part of the Skytours brochure rather than the summer sun brochure.

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  6. Jack Wilson

    Thanks for the quick reply. When will the Skytours 2013 be available. Looking to price up for next year. Regards, Jack

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  7. wendy

    Hi I am looking for the Fiesta Milord in Ibiza for 2013. It has always been in Thomsons. Why is it not there now?

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  8. jane

    When will the site release information on villa holidays for 2013? I’ve been looking for weeks but no success. Other villa sites have released all their villa info for 2013. You’re losing money, Thomsons!!!!

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  9. Brenda

    Will you be featuring the Amara Beach in Turkey and it’s sister hotels in your next brochure?

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  10. Ian Jones

    I don’t receive any search results for villas for summer 2013 – do you have a release date for those? many thanks.

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    • Amanda @Thomson

      Hi Ian, Our Villas with Pools brochures for Summer 2013 aren’t out just yet. But you will be able to book very soon so keep an eye out on our website and blog for news on when these are available.

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  11. SUSAN

    WHEN CAN I BOOK A VILLA FOR AUG 2013 IF IT WAS NOT DUE TO WANTING TO RETURN TO ONE OF YOUR VILLAS WE WOULD HAVE BOOKED WITH SOME ONE ELSE BY NOW.
    WHY DID HOTEL HOLIDAYS COME OUT IN APRIL BUT HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG FOR VILLAS.
    ARE THOMSONS HAVING MONEY TROUBLES ?

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  12. Chris

    When will your holidays for Cuba be on sale for next year? Looking to book September 13. One other question – you’re featuring the hotel RIU Varadero in the brochure, but RIU’s own website doesn’t list Cuba as a destination where they have hotels, what gives?! Thanks.

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    • Amanda @Thomson

      Hi Chris, Our Summer 2013 holidays to Cuba are available to book now. You can find all pricing and availablity through our website or by visiting your local Thomson store. ^Amanda

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      • Chris

        Thanks for the info Amanda. Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with the website – fails to return any results for September 2013 saying Thomson don’t operate flights in Summer 2013! Any info you could give about my RIU question would be helpful too.

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  13. philippa bell

    Hi,

    Can you please let me know the greece brochure is available for june 2013, also will the draganikos apartments be available?

    Thanks

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  14. Gill

    Hi, can you please inform as to when the Turkey Summer 2013 (May/June 2013), brochure will be released? Just returned and we are dying to book for next year! Thanks

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    • Hollie @Thomson

      Hi Gill, I can confirm that our summer 2013 holidays are currently available to book. However, the destination brochures will be available in July.

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  15. kate

    hi
    When do the brochures come out to book for Viareggio in Italy for summer 2013? currently you can only book upto April 2013.

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  16. Sam

    Hi, when will the Arum hotel in Turkey be available to book online/costings for summer 2013, currently can view in the online brochure but not to book. Also will there be an AI option??

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    • Amanda @Thomson

      Hi Sam, We’re hoping to get this loaded to the website later this month. There is All Inclusive at the Arum Hotel, and you can see everything that’s included on the hotel’s page of the website.

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  17. SUSAN HILTON

    When will Thomson A la Carte 2013 brochure be out and will Cordial Mogan Playa in Gran Canaria be in it?

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    • Amanda @Thomson

      Hi Susan, We have more brochures being launched within the coming month. You’ll be able to find out more about which holidays are included in the A la Carte brochure then. Keep an eye out for more news.

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  18. Amy

    Can you tell me whether the Sunrise Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey will be available to book with Thomson in Summer 2013?

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  19. anne stansfield

    When will your Lapland brochure for Dec 2013 be released please? Is it possible to pre-order a copy. thanks

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    • Rhiannon@Thomson

      Hi Anne, Our Lapland brochure should be out towards the end of this year but unfortunately we don’t have an exact date we can share with customers yet. And unfortunately we no longer send out brochures but you should be able to get one from your nearest Thomson Travel Agent or if it’s easier you can just browse through them on our website. Here’s a link to our current brochures and this will be updated when new ones get released – http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/features/brochures.html

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  20. Daniel

    Can you tell me if thomson is going to be doing villa beldinez, olu deniz for summer 2013?

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  21. Andrea

    Hi, When will we be able to book the Barut Arum in Side Turkey for June 2013?

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      • Andrea

        Hi Rhiannon it says available only from Thomson for summer 2013?? Is it just that it isn’t on sale yet?

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  22. Adam

    Hi, when is your new brochures comming out for july 2013 so i can book the louis phaethon with free child places please

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  23. sally

    I’m trying to book up for Cala Esmerelda in Cala D’Or but can’t find availability for summer 2013. Have you stopped going there?

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    • Rhiannon@Thomson

      Hi Sally, I’ve spoken to our Trading Team and this hotel will be part of our second edition summer 2013 brochure so it should be available in the next week or so.

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  24. NATALIE O

    Hi Thomson, Can you tell me what date your villas will be released for booking for 2013 yet? thanks!

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