Thomson Holidays 2013 WTGTBD

Thomson Holidays 2013 WTGTBD – Where to get the Best Deals

Thomson Holidays 2013 like many other years will have special offers and holiday deals especially during the peak booking months of January 2013 and February 2013. This is the traditional booking periods when many people look to their summer 2013 holidays after the Christmas and New Year holidays. Thomson generally releases a newspaper style leaflet as part of the Thomson Holidays Blue Cross Sale. The discounts feature Thomson properties and brands such as Thomson Sensatori, Thomson Premier Holidays 2013, Thomson Gold and others.

Thomson Holidays tend to also offer special Thomson discount codes on specific destinations which are valid over a weekend or mid-week. These discount codes generally offer extra discounts of up to £50 off per booking to one destination or area at a time. One weekend the discount could apply to Malta and the next it could be the Canary Islands. Don't wait for a particular destination to come up as Thomson don't just go through all the destinations they feature. Sometimes a destination may never be discounted with the extra discount code. This doesn't mean you wont get a discount, just that there will be no extra discount of up to £50 off.

Standard Thomson Holiday discounts tend to be show as up to £100 – £400 off per couple on selected Thomson Holidays where Thomson offers deals on properties they need to push or have more rooms left than they would like.

FREE child places offer a great saving on family holidays and Thomson holidays usually have a large number of them particularly through their Skytours brochure. A simple search on the Thomson web site will show you what hotels offer them and what dates they are available. You will not get this from anyone else when looking for Thomson or Skytours free child places.

The most important thing you can do when booking any Thomson holiday is to book it direct online at the official Thomson holidays web site ( – click here) This is the best place to check your holiday price as most of the Thomson Holidays discounts will be automatically added. Thomson will also tend to have an online discount that you get simply by booking direct online ith them and some of the headline discounts include this.

So when looking for the right Thomson Holiday make sure you get the best deals and prices the best place to book is direct on the Thomson web site – no real surprises there!

For the official Thomson Holidays web site > click here

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.

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

Demand For Cruises Deals Set to Increase

Cruise deals and special offersThe number of ocean cruisers topped 20m for the first time according to figures compiled various shipping associations. No surprise that North America had the highest number of cruise fans. The UK is up by nine percent and is the second largest market in the world. Other European countries are also experiencing growth in demand for cruises and Australians are also getting the cruise bug with cruise passenger numbers increasing by 30%. It is expected that these figures will increase in the future and as the demand increases the cruise firms are building newer and larger ships to cope with the demand. It is predicted that by 2020 there will be over a million Australian cruisers. For many people who have been on a cruise there is no going back! Cruises offer such a good overall holiday experience. This is why the increase in the number of holidaymakers who choose to cruise could be the start of a huge shift in the choices people make when it comes to their main holiday. A cruise can offer a relaxing sit by the pool experience, a city break or a visit to the beach with great food and entertainment in one! There has also been an increase in the number of ships leaving from UK ports helping couples and particular families save money on airfares. Many of the early booking offers with cruise firms include offers like free coach travel or free car parking at the port. With the large number of ships on the way hopefully this will lead to greater competition to fill the ships. This could help keep the prices affordable and offer more holidaymakers the chance to experience a cruise for the first time

P&O Cruises have a ship due to launch in 2015, their largest ship so far catering for 3,611 passengers. This is still not the largest ship still to come as Norwegian cruise lines plan to launch the Norwegian Getaway in 2014 catering for 4,000 passengers and for 2015 Royal Caribbean have a new ship on the way for over 4,000 passengers. Princess cruises have the Regal Princess in 2014 for 3,600 passengers. There are also another number of smaller ships on the way in the luxury range for cruises for between 500 – 1000 passengers.

This is just a few of the upcoming ship launches in the next few years.

Hapag-Lloyd Europa 2 2013 516 passengers
AIDAstella 2013 2,192 passengers
Compagnie du Ponant – June 2013
Tui Cruises 2014 2,500
Regal Princess 2014 3,600 passengers
Norwegian Getaway 2014 4,000 passengers
Princess Cruises (unknown) Similar to Royal Princess 2014, 4,100 passengers
P&O Cruise – (unknown) 2015  P&O largest ship to date! 3,611 passengers
Viking Ocean Cruises (Unnamed) 2015
Royal Caribbean 2015 4,100 passengers

For great offers and cruise reviews > click here

Malta Holidays – What to See & Do When On Holiday In Malta

Malta might be one of the smallest countries in the world but as far as tourism goes it has a lot to offer. Located just south of Sicily the Maltese Archipelago consists of three islands of which Malta is the largest. Despite being the largest of the three islands Malta is still just seventeen miles by eight miles. The capital of Malta is the heavily fortified city of Valletta. Initially built by the Knights Hospitallier around the 16th century there are lots of Baroque churches and over three hundred monuments and statues as well. Malta has so much history and you can see the legacies left behind by the previous empires that ruled the islands. Malta has much more to offer than its amazing culture which is why it is such a popular year round holiday destination. Throughout the summer months, there are festivals that take place at different villages virtually every weekend. If you are lucky enough to be in Malta at the start of May you could enjoy the start of the summer long festivities with the impressive Fireworks Festival.

Malta has many popular holiday resorts for tourists who want to relax or enjoy the nightlife on offer. St. Julian’s Bay and Paceville is famous for having the best nightlife in Malta so don't worry about being bored in the evening! Malta has rocky and sandy beaches so if you want to ride the waves or just sit on the beach and work on your tan then you could do this as well. Mellieha Bay has a great beach for families as it offers gently shelving sand. The rocky inlets are also great for snorkelers and scuba divers who are looking to enjoy looking at the marine life around the island.

Maltese food offers a cross between Sicilian and Moorish styles so expect nice wine sauces with your rabbit or fish. You will also find the usual fast food outlets and restaurants serving international cuisine to suit every taste.

Shopping is always popular with tourists and in Malta you will find well known international brands in Valetta as various local
markets that take place all over the island. You will be able to purchase locally produced souvenirs as well as interesting local delicacies to try.

The weather in Malta is obviously cooler in the winter yet it is still very comfortable and in the summer months will be hot enough for sun worshipers.

Sample Malta Temperatures January & February 15°C, December & March 17°C, April 19°C, November 20°C, October 24°C, September 28°C,  July & August 30°C, June 27°C, May 23°C.

Here are a few examples of some of the holiday options on offer to Malta Price start at just £83.37pp for a 7 night holiday (all  offers subject to availability)

Thomson Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here

Gatwick    23/10/12 7nts Sunseeker Holiday Complex 3T SC 2 Sharing    Save £52 cost £335pp
Cardiff    23/10/12 7nts Sunseeker Holiday Complex 3T SC 2 Sharing    Save £82 cost £340pp
Newcastle 16/10/12 7nts    Hotel Panorama 3T BB 2 Sharing Save £189 cost £347pp
Manchester 16/10/12 7nts Hotel Panorama 3T BB 2 Sharing    Save £98 cost £388pp
Birmingham 23/10/12 7nts Hotel Phoenicia 5T BB2 Sharing    Save £94 cost £842pp
Bristol 16/10/12 14nts Hotel Panorama 3T BB 2 Sharing Save £138 cost £428pp
Newcastle 23/10/12 7nts    Hotel San Pawl 2T HB2 Sharing Save £49 cost £466pp

Low Cost Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here

The Bugibba Hotel 3* from Luton 13 Nov '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Self Catering was £123.34 Now £111.00
Hotel Qawra Palace 4* from Belfast Intl 11 Dec '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast was £163.34 Now £147.00
The Bugibba Hotel 3* from Luton 13 Nov '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Room Only £98
Cardor Holiday Complex 3* from London Luton 29 Nov '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Self Catering £105.00
Europa Hotel 2* from London Luton 6 Dec '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Room Only £106.00

Thomas Cook Malta Holidays > click here

Baystreet Hotel Malta, St Julians 2 Star 7nts Room Only Gatwick 14/11/12 £202pp
Hotel Canifor Malta, Qawra 2 star 7nts Bed & Breakfast Gatwick 14/11/12 £212pp
Baystreet Hotel Malta, St Julians 2 Star 7nts Room Only Gatwick 02/12/12 £169pp
Hotel Canifor Malta, Qawra 2 star 7nts Bed & Breakfast Gatwick 02/12/12 £171pp
Qawra Palace Hotel Malta, Qawra    3Star 7nts Bed & Breakfast Gatwick 06/12/12 £210pp

easyJet Malta Holidays > click here

The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 19 Nov 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £133.96pp
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 21 Nov 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £123.27pp
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 11 DEC 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £110.26pp
Grand Hotel Excelsior 5 star 11 DEC 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £368.18pp
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 17 DEC 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £154.26pp

First Choice Holidays Malta All Inclusive Holidays > click here

11 Dec 2012 1 week London Gatwick Mellieha Bay Hotel All Inclusive save £196 cost £325pp
04 Dec 2012 1 week London Gatwick Mellieha Bay Hotel All Inclusive save £204 cost £321pp
04 Dec 2012 1 week London Gatwick Seabank Hotel All Inclusive save £176 cost £357pp

On the Beach Malta Holidays > click here

The Bugibba Hotel Room Only London Luton 20 November 2012 7 Nights £97.28pp
The Bugibba Hotel Room Only London Luton 29 November 2012 7 Nights £83.37pp
Euroclub Hotel Room Only London Luton 29 November 2012 7 Nights £113.47pp

Monarch Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here

Relax Inn Hotel 3 star Fri, 30-Nov-2012 for 7 Nights From London £329.26pp
Hotel Topaz 3 star Sun, 09-Dec-2012 for 7 Nights From London £407.63pp
Relax Inn Hotel 3 star Sat, 15-DEC-2012 for 7 Nights From London £402.63pp

Cosmos Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here

Hotel Topaz 3 star Thu, 22-Nov-2012 for 7 Nights From London £301.76pp

For full details and to check availability please visit the official web sites direct to get these prices as some of them include

special online discounts only available from the tour operators web sites direct. Prices correct at the time of publishing.

Clampdown on Excessive Debit and Credit Cards Charges

Plans To Stop High Airline and Holiday Credit Cards Charges

Many of us have been there before after having found a cheap flight that once all the extras are added on the cheap flight is not as cheap as we thought!
The UK government is going ahead with a plan to prevent companies from making a profit by charging consumers more than they have to pay to process the payments. Airlines will now have to make sure their charges are clearly shown and displayed before reach the checkout phase when they add them in.
The main culprits are airlines, ticket companies & theatres who are renowned for adding in extra costs just before you put in your credit or debit card details to pay.
Recently the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigated a number of airlines who were then forced to put their debit card surcharges in their headline ticket prices. This meant that holidaymakers & travellers were less likely to get any of the usual nasty extra charges.
The exact date that the new rule will be introduced will be decided sometime in September 2012 and it is hoped that the new rules will be introduced in January in time for the traditional post Christmas holiday booking period.
If you can only pay by debit card then it is hardly an optional cost so it should be included in the advertised price.

Inghams Ski Holidays 2012 – 2013 Save up to £600 off per couple

Inghams Ski Brochure 2012 – 2013 On Sale Now!

Inghams Ski holidays are on sale now with discounts of up to £600 off per couple and increased cash back and early booking offers. There are 80 top resorts (7 new resorts) to choose from over eight countries. There are also over 80 new chalet and chalet hotels to choose from.

For families there are lots of inghams free child places to help keep the cost of a family ski holiday down. For others there are thousands of Inghams PLUS money saving deals to choose from.

Inghams new Ski 2012/13 programme brings holidaymakers a host of new resorts, new accommodation and fantastic added value and money-saving deals using the Inghams Plus initiatives, perfect for skiing holidays this winter.

Here are just some of the great offers and ideas for the 2013 ski holidays range

– See the Northern Lights – 2012/13 is predicted to be the best display in 50 years
– 24 Chalets and 3 Chalet Hotels – bringing our total to 83
– 7 new superb resorts !
– 2-for-1 Lift Passes in Canada, save £hundreds per couple
– All Inclusive Ski Holidays from only £629
– See the Northern Lights – the best display for 50 years
– “Cash-Back” savings of up to £200 per couple
– Great Value Early Booking Offers at many hotels – saving up to £220 per couple
– New! 2-for-1 Ski/Board Hire at Chalets & Chalet Hotels in Austria, France, Italy, Lapland
– Ski Saver Packs – many exclusive to Inghams Holidays
– More great Lift-Pass Savings in Tignes, Val d'Isère, Mèribel, Courchevel & Val Thorens
– Lift Pass Price Guarantee
– A host of Inghams Plus savings, upgrades and added value in every resort
– Many Inghams Free child places
– Free Group Places offering Inghams best ever Group Reductions – up to 1 in 5 go Free
– Swiss Special Offers, save £hundreds per couple
– Lake Louise Savers
– Austria from only £629 inclusive (Adults),Youth £599 (12-17 yrs), Child £529 (2-11 yrs)

All these Inghams offers and discounts must be reserved at the time of booking online, and are valid for early bookings make direct online. They will not be available to late bookers, and cannot be added after your reservation has been made, either here in the UK or on arrival in resort, regardless of when your original booking is made. For full details of these and the many other great ski deals and offers please visit the official Inghams Ski 2013 holidays web site > click here

Hertz Car Hire Deals with Auto Europe Car Hire

Up to 25% Off Hertz Car Hire at Auto Europe

Auto Europe Car HireCar Hire Specials Bargain Prices on Hertz Vehicle. With this amazing Hertz Promotion, they are offering holidaymakers up to 25% discount on Hertz vehicles for some of their most popular destinations. Car hire is a great way to see more of your holiday destinations and can save you moneby not having to pay for expensive taxis or overpriced excursions!

  • Car hire in the UK from £15 per day
    Discover the UK in a Car Hire from Auto Europe
  • Car hire in Spain from £9 per day
    Tour Spain at your own leisure! A car hire in Spain makes for a truly great holiday!
  • Car hire in Germany from £22 per day
    Experience Car hire in Italy from Auto Europe and visit new holiday destinations for less
  • Car hire in Czech Republic £17 per day
    Drive around Czech Republic and see new sights with a car hire with Auto Europe
  • Car hire in the Switzerland £26 per day
    Travel Switzerland with a Car Hire from Auto Europe the car rental firm.

Other great deals:

  • USA & Canada Exclusive – All Inclusive Gold Rate Deals
    Huge savings with additional drivers, an initial free tank of fuel
  • Free one class car hire upgrades in select European countries
    Book an economy and and receive a compact!  Details will be displayed on applicable car categories

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Maximum discounts available at selected locations only and can end at any moment. Valid for bookings made until 30 April of 2012 for pickups from 9 April until 30 June 2012. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without prior notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. Discounts apply to original rates. Taxes, insurance and additional surcharges may apply. Restrictions regarding the driver's age and certain other factors can affect this offer. All upgrades will be clearly illustrated during the booking process. Additional restrictions may apply. Check terms and conditions before booking. For full details on these Hertz special offer car hire rates please visit the official Auto Europe direct web site > click here

British Airways Holidays Sale – BA Late Deals

BA Holidays late Deals & Special Offers to Florida

British Airways have released hundreds of great value British Airways holiday breaks to Florida with savings of over £200 per booking on package and fly-drive holidays when staying a minimum of 11 nights. Destinations include: Clearwater, Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Marco Island, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Sarasota, St Pete's and Tampa. The British Airways 2012 holiday sale will run until April 30 for selected travel departures from April 17 through to March 31, 2013.

BA Fly-Drive Holidays in Florida

For those looking to get off the beaten track, book a fly-drive holiday and discover some of the lesser known beaches found along the Gulf Coast including Pass-a-Grille beach. Alternatively glide through the Everglades National Park and check out the wild-life or cruise down through the Florida Keys and relax in Key West. Couples can save £200 on a 14 night fly-drive with holidays starting from £529 per person, including inclusive Avis car rental and flights to Orlando or Tampa (both from Gatwick), and
from £559 to Miami (from Heathrow).

British Airways Florida Family Holidays

Families head to Orlando with seven nights of fun filled adventure from £459 per person at the 3* Ramada Gateway based on departures up to May 15, 2012 and from January 6 to February 14, 2013 (based on a family of four travelling and sharing a room) and including flights to Orlando and accommodation only. Alternatively save £200 with eleven nights at the 3* Disney's All Star Music Resort from £599 per person (based on a family of four travelling and sharing a room) and including flights to Orlando and accommodation only.

BA Miami Holiday Ideas

Mingle on Miami Beach and enjoy this cosmopolitan city with its chic hotels, bars and designer shops. Save up to £140 with seven nights at the 3* Casablanca on the Ocean from £599 per person based on various departures in May and June (including return flights from Heathrow and accommodation only). For luxury, check into the 5* Fontainebleu Miami Beach where seven
nights costs from £989 per person (saving up to £140) based on departures June 10-22 and September 1 to October 31, 2012 (includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation only).

British Airways Gulf Coast Holiday Options

Glitter on the Gulf Coast and top up your tan on St Pete's Beach. You can then check out the largest Salvador Dali collection at the museum and wonder at the artists creations. Save up to £140 with seven nights at the 3* Postcard on the Beach from £639 per person based on departures September 3 to October 10 (includes return flights to Tampa and accommodation only).

For full details of any of these holidays and to check availability and any terms and conditions please visit the official British Airways Holidays direct web site for details > click here