Save up to £250 per couple on Thomson holidays this winter

Thomson winter holidays

Thomson holidays are currently offering savings of up to £250 (per couple) on selected new winter holidays bookings. The deal applies to holidays departing from the 1st November through to the 30th April 2013. The saving is based on a minimum of 2 adults travelling and is inclusive of Thomson Holidays special online web discount.

Popular winter destinations include the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. Further south the Cape Verde Islands are also a good option for getting the best chance of sunshine whilst you are away. Turkey has become an all year round holiday destination and other options could include the other favourites of Cyprus and Malta. If you want to travel a bit further away popular winter destinations include the Dominican Republic and Mexico. One old favourite that always pleases many UK holidaymakers is of course Benidorm on the Costa Blanca where there are lots of flights and holiday options from many regional UK airports.

Thomson holidays have Benidorm holidays from just £190 per person with savings of up to £148 off! Here are just three Thomson holidays so you can see what you could be missing. (subject to availability)

Gatwick 03/11/12 7nts Terralta Apartments Costa Blanca 4T SC 2 Sharing save £148 price from £190pp
Gatwick 08/11/12 7nts Terralta Apartments Costa Blanca 4T SC 2 Sharing save £095 price from £213pp
Gatwick 09/11/12 7nts Hotel Nerja Club Costa Del Sol 3T HB 2 Sharing save £121 price from £234pp

Whatever destination you choose, make sure you remember your sun cream and of course your discount of up to £250 per couple from Thomson Holidays. For full details and to check availability > click here

Thomson Holidays Brazil – New Holiday Destination

Thomson Brazil Holidays

Tui owners of Thomson Holidays and Europe’s largest travel group has revealed its move into the Brazilian holiday market with the acquisition of the Brazil's fourth largest accommodation-only online travel company for an undisclosed fee.

Thomson Holidays new fleet of Dreamliner aircraft are due to go into service in May 2013 and are offering holidays from some regional airports to Cancun and Florida on their new aircraft. The new Dreamliner could offer non-stop flights to Australia as the flight range of these Boeing made aircraft is over 9,000 miles.

Here is a short Thomson Dreamliner video to show you the advantages of a Thomson Dreamliner flight

So with the acquisition of an accommodation only company in Brazil and the new long range aircraft could this be what Thomson Holidays have planned? Holiday firms compete to offer new holidays and destinations so basically adding 1+1 does this equal a new range of Thomson Holidays to Brazil?

Time will tell and if so Thomson holidays could be offering an exciting new range of holiday destinations with local departures to replace the more traditional Mediterranean ones. After all we do like to send friends and neighbours postcards from somewhere new or different.

New Citalia Holidays Exclusive Offers

Citalia Holiday deals

Citalia Holidays the leading specialist operator to Italy have just release some new and exclusive holiday offers to Italy. The offers include school holiday half term dates in October and Citalia Holidays 2013 summer deals as well. There are savings of up to £275  off Citalia city breaks and savings of up to £815 per couple off a stay in North Sardinia.


Capture some of the best views on the coast of Sorrento, in a hotel which effortlessly combines traditional character and contemporary charm. Receive 2 FREE nights, when you book this offer, exclusive only to Citalia. Half Board departing from London Gatwick on the 19 Oct 2012. Prices from £699 – 2 free nights and exclusive online discount saving up to £430 per couple.

Prices from £639 for this four star hotel in Sorrento based on a Bed & Breakfast departing from Liverpool on the 15 Apr 2013 for 7 nights offering savings of up to £190 per person. Exclusive to Citalia is the 10% early booking offer and online discount.


4* GRAND HOTEL ROYAL on the Tuscany Coast based on a Half Board basis departing from London Gatwick on the 20 Oct 2012 for 7 nights duration. Prices are from £559 per person with a 2 nights free offer exclusive to Citalia plus resort transfers and online discounts. This represents savings of up to £345 per couple


A Full Board basis offer for summer 2013 flying from London Gatwick 17 May 2013 for 7 nights from £769 per person offering savings of up to £815 per couple. Exclusive Citalia Holidays offers on this deal include 1 FREE night, 20% early booking offer, FREE upgrade to Full Board plus resort transfers and an online discount.



Half Board in a 4 star property departing from London Gatwick on the 11th of Oct 2012 for 5 nights from £475 per person. This deal includes discount savings of up to £190 per couple 1 FREE night and an online discount!

Citalia Holidays City Breaks

11 Nov    Florence 4* Grand Hotel Baglioni BB London Gatwick 3nts £259pp saving £175
11 Nov    Rome    3* Hotel San Remo BB  London Gatwick 3nts £279pp saving £55
12 Nov    Rome    3* Hotel City  BB Bristol 3nts £269pp saving £139
14 Nov   Venice    4* Hotel Bonvecchiati BB London Gatwick 3nts £239pp saving £140
25 Nov   Florence 4* Brunelleschi BB London Gatwick 3nts £265pp saving £225
13 Dec    Venice    5* Ca Sagredo BB Manchester 3nts  £349pp saving £275

All offers are subject to availability, terms and conditions may apply. Full details on the official Citalia Holidays web site > click here

Thomson Holidays 2013 Dreamliner Holidays The Good Times, ‘Just Got Better’ TV Advert

Thomson Holidays Dreamliner Holidays

Thomson holidays 2013 holiday advert showing holidays from the past to holidays of the future. Holidays with Thomson Holidays featuring the new Thomson Dreamliner aircraft in an advert called The Good Times, ‘Just Got Better'

The Dreamliner aircraft are available exclusively from Thomson in the UK and will enable Thomson to offer new long haul destinations in the future. The new Boeing aircraft can fly up to 9,400 miles in one go so travelling long distances from regional airports is more of a reality. Thomson Holidays and First Choice holidaymakers leaving from Manchester, Gatwick, East Midlands and Glasgow will get to experience the new flights first from May 2013. The aircraft will offer improvements over normal flights to lesser the likelihood of jetlag and travel sickness. The aircraft should also me noticeably a lot quieter as well.

Here is the new Thomson TV advert, part of a £5.5 million pound advertising campaign

So with the new aircraft Thomson holidays and their customers can expect some great flights and hopefully new and exciting destinations in the future, perhaps Australia all in the one go! For full details on any of the Thomson Holidays range including Thomson flights, Thomson cruises or any Thomson holiday please visit the Thomson Holidays web site > click here

Pierre & Vacances Late Deal Offers & Ski Holidays Early Booking Deals

Pierre & Vacances Holidays have some great deals on offer right now for last minute holidays as well as ski holidays this winter. They also have deals for Pierre & Vacances 2013 Holidays with their early booking discounts. Pierre & Vacances Holidays are a good travel firm to look at if you are looking for self catering holiday apartments in France or Spain. Pierre & Vacances have over 40 years experience, 50,000 apartments in France & Spain and cover more than 350 destinations and is one of Europe's leading holiday rental companies

Pierre & Vacances Late Deals from €144
For September through to November Pierre & Vacances are offering 1 bedroom apartments for 4/5 people from €245 per week – which could work out at €7 per person per night based on 5 sharing. Or accommodation at Château-d'Olonne in the Loire Region of France from just €144 for 7 nights with a bedroom for 3 people sharing which could work out at just under €7 per person per night based on 3 sharing.

Port du Crouesty in Brittany, France 3 star from €245 Per week (29/09/12 – 06/10/12) Studio for 4/5 people
Le Rouret en Ardeche, 4 star French Riviera from €280 Per week (29/09/12 – 06/10/12) Studio for 2
Bay of Saint-Tropez – Les IssambresMediterranean – French Riviera from €304 Per week (29/09/12 – 06/10/12) Studio for 4
Château-d'Olonne – Loire Region, France from €1444 Per week (29/09/12 – 06/10/12) accommodation for 3
Residence Le Domaine du Bois de la Gree Pornichet in the Loire Region, France from €232 Per week (29/09/12 – 06/10/12)
1 bedroom apartment for 4 people

There are many other Pierre & Vacances late deals on offer, for further details please visit the Pierre & Vacances web site (click on the banner at the top of this page)

Pierre & Vacances Ski Accommodation
Ski the real France this winter and stay at the best resorts with Pierre & Vacances and save up to 20% with the Pierre & Vacances early booking discounts. Many of the discounts apply to selected accommodation throughout winter 2012-13. Other ski offers include discounts of up to 45%, school holidays included, if you book your ski equipment before 31/10/2012. Equipment and ski lessons can be reserved online when booking your accommodation,

Top 10 Pierre & Vacances ski resorts – Flaine, Courchevel 1850, Arc 1800, Belle Plagne, Val Thorens, Chamonix, L'Alpe-d'Huez, Val d'Isère, Avoriaz & Arc 1950.

To get the ski discount simply book by the 31st October online at the official Pierre & Vacances direct web site (click here)

First Choice Holidays Most Popular Destinations

First Choice holidays top destinations

First Choice have announced their choice of popular hotels in the month of August. These all inclusive hotels have been selected in the top destinations chosen by holidaymakers.

The first property is the Holiday Village Majorca in the resort of Cala Millor and is a First Choice 5 star rated accommodation. The property has Swim-up rooms, 6 pools and themed restaurants. The hotel is 60 minutes from the airport and 1.2km to the beach (Free shuttle bus to beach)

Accommodation and destination number two is the Coral Sea Splash Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This accommodation has an On-site waterpark as well as swim-up rooms. The Coral Sea Splash Resort is a SplashWorld property so you have loads of slides to pick from. Transfer time from the airport is just 20 minutes and it is just 500m to the nearest public beach. The Coral Sea Splash Resort is a 4 star rating and has 205 rooms.

Destination number three is the Hotel Marti La Perla in Icmeler, Turkey (Dalaman flights) and is an official 4 star rated property. The hotel has its own private beach just a few minutes walk away and the town centre is just a 15-20 minutes wander away. The hotel is exclusively for adults in a great location and close to the beach just 200m to shops, bars and restaurants.

We're off to the Canary Islands for the next destination and First Choice recommend the Hotel H10 Rubicon Palace in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. This is a Family-friendly hotel with a great family entertainment programme. Like all First Choice accommodation it is all inclusive so the kids shouldn't go hungry especially with 5 restaurants to choose from. There are 5 swimming pools (1 saltwater) and the hotel overlooks the seafront and promenade and is around 100m to a small beach (2km to Flamingo Beach)

Destination number 5 is the Mestral and Llebeig Apartments in the balearic island of Menorca, a traditional favourite destination for families. This property is located in Santo Tomas, Menorca and is close to the beach in a peaceful location. Transfer time from the airport is around 40 minutes to this quieter part of the island. Look out for free child places in this family friendly hotel where the young ones will have a great time at the kids club.

So for August the top 5 destinations for First Choice Holidays are

1. Majorca
2. Sharm El Sheikh
3. Icmeler (Dalaman Resorts)
4. Lanzarote
5. Menorca

These destinations are available from a wide variety of UK airports and you can book now for summer 2013 as the First Choice Holidays 2013 brochure is on sale now.

For full details of these hotels, resorts and all the First Choice holidays 2013 range please visit the official First Choice holidays web site > click here

Thomson Cruises Free Outside Cabin Upgrade on Thomson Celebration Cruises

Thomson cruises free upgrades

Thomson Holidays Cruises are currently offering a free outside cabin upgrade on the Thomson Celebration cruise ship.

The Thomson Celebration Cruise ship has 3 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 lounges, Nightclub, Casino, Whirlpools as well as 2 swimming pools. There is flexible dinning available in the Lido restaurant in the evenings. For lunch there is various pasta dishes and pizzas served in the Terrace Grill. Entertainment consists of West End-style revues and UK special guest acts in the Broadway Show Lounge and there is also other options onboard in Horizons, Liberties, Hemingway's Casino and the cinema. For some daytime treats you could try the Oceans Health Club with the latest range of treatments in the spa and salon.

The free outside cabin upgrade offer applies to Thomson Celebration cruises in November and December 2012 booked before midnight on the 24th September 2012.

Thomson Celebration Cruises for November & December Departures

7th November Thomson Red Sea Adventureon the Thomson Celebration for 8night departing from Limassol in Cyprus
15th, 22nd, 29th November Thomson Red Sea Magic Cruise on the Thomson Celebration for a 7 nights cruise departing from Sharm El Sheikh
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th December the Thomson Red Sea Magic Cruise onboard the Thomson Celebration ship for 7 nights departing from Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

Flights are available from a number of UK regional airport to Egypt and Cyprus. You could add accommodation on to your holiday and make it a cruise and stay by simply selecting a longer holiday duration. This can be done easily on the Thomson Holidays web site where you can select the accommodation of your choice and make your own Thomson cruise and stay holiday.

For full terms and conditions on this offer and to make a reservation details are available on the Thomson Cruise section of the web site > click here

Save On Venice City Breaks with the easyJet Holidays Venice Promotion and Discount Codes

easyJet venice city breaks

Venice is virtually a pedestrian only city and with the absence of cars and traffic in general walking is a relatively enjoyable experience. It can get busy in parts especially around popular attractions such as the Rialto Bridge where people like to stand and view the Grand Canal and take lots of photographs. If you do want to get around a bit quicker there are water taxis that can get you around a bit faster. The other option is a ride along the canals on a gondola which is generally considered a more romantic option. Gondola rides are also ideal way to see some of the sights of Venice rather than getting you from one place to another. Venice has lots to offer such as the Doge's Palace, Bell tower of St. Mark, the Clock tower and much more.

Venice Grand Canal

Getting to Venice by air will take you to Marco Polo Airport (VCE) on the mainland. Then you can take a water bus which will take about 75 minutes. Some airlines use Treviso Airport which is 16 miles away and the bus fare is very reasonable a transfers into Venice itself. The other airport is San Nicolo Airport which is for small charter flights but is mainly used by private pilots and for small private charter flights for business men or celebrities.

Right now you can save £25 off Venice city breaks with easyJet Holidays until the 23rd of September 2012. Simply use the discount code ‘VENICESEPT25' for £25 off Venice city breaks, 2 adults, 2 nights. Bookings must be made online via the official easyJet holidays web site (click here). This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Lux 3* – This hotel is very nicely located close to the main cultural attractions and close to the shops and the typical restaurants. The hotel is made up of 2 buildings only a few metres apart from each other.
Flights: London Gatwick (LGW) – Venice (VCE)
Date: 16-Oct-12
Duration: 2 nights
Board: Bed and Breakfast
Price: from £203pp

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There are many other easyJet Venice Holiday options to choose from including many more Venice hotels and flights from other UK airports, details available on the official easyJet holidays web site > click here

Park Resorts 15% Off Isle of Wight Holiday Parks & the ferry is included in the price

Park Resorts Isle of wight discounts

Park Resorts are offering 15% off all their Isle of Wight Holidays resorts. To get the discount simply enter the Park Resorts discount code when you make your online reservation. The Park Resort discount code is “IOW15” The code is valid on all bookings from the 19th of September until 31st October

There are four parks available with this offer Thorness Bay holiday park, Lower Hyde holiday park, Landguard holiday park and Nodes Point holiday park. You will also get details on how to get great savings on local attractions or perhaps you just want to explore the 60 miles of unspoilt beaches. Cycling, walks there's so much to do you will be spoilt for choice on the Isle of Wight. Remember with these Isle of Wight Holiday Park deals the ferry is included in the price.

Park Resorts Isle of Wight Caravan Holiday Parks

Thorness Bay Holiday Park
Spread out across fields, framed on one side by the sea with stunning views

Lower Hyde Holiday Park
Just a stone’s throw away from the buzzing seaside resort of Shanklin

Landguard Holiday Park
Landguard Holiday Park sits in a beautiful woodland area

Nodes Point Holiday Park
A stroll away from the beach, superbly located also has indoor pool

Subject to availability, Park Resorts terms & conditions apply. Prices are per unit of accommodation (sleeps up to 6 people). Prices will not fall below £59 for a short break and £109 for a week. Price includes access to Park facilities & entertainment and beds made up for arrival. Bookings must be made online and discount code “IOW15” entered on search results page to obtain discount.

For further details and to check availability please visit the official Park Resorts web site > click here

New Airline Bmi Regional Launches New Flight Routes

BMI Regional AirlineBmi Regional has confirmed its first new routes since becoming an independent airline and launches its new web site. The airline was formerly a subsidiary of the bmi Group but is now a fully independent airline.

The first new routes will launch on the 29th October 2012 and will operate flights from Aberdeen to Bristol and flights from Manchester to Antwerp.

Bmi Regional is set to become a fully independent airline on the 28th of October 2012, will be  moving from its current temporary offices into a new eight thousand square feet building located at East Midlands airport. The airline also plans new routes as well as a frequent flyer programme late in the New Year. The new routes planned are to European destinations and will be aimed at business travellers and leisure travellers as well.

The airline also operates charter flights as well using the popular Embraer aircraft with the option of 37-seat and 49-seat jets for private and corporate hire. This offers clients the opportunity to fly to their own timetable.

Bookings for the new flights from Bristol to Aberdeen and flights from Antwerp to Manchester can be booked now on the original flybmi web site and will be transferred over to the new airline reservation system at the end of October > click here