Find Out What’s In Store For Thomson In 2014
It may be cold and (probably) dark outside, but we’re giving you 8 reasons to be cheerful…
1) Countdown to our new destinations: Mexico Pacific Coast and Mauritius
From May 2014 you can jet off to our latest destinations, and we’re counting down the days. If it’s a taste of authentic Mexico you’re after, make a beeline for the Pacific Coast where you can stretch out on endless blonde sands or zipline through the forest, if you’re more energetically inclined. For those seeking laid-back luxury, Mauritius will tick all the right boxes. The spotless white beaches come with a backdrop of jungles and waterfalls, making it feel like your very own Treasure Island. You can jet off to both destinations from May 2014.
2) Thomson 787 Dreamliner flying to more routes than ever
We’re now flying the 787 Dreamliner on selected routes to all of our long haul destinations. It means you get jet off to places like Jamaica and Mexico in serious style. Plus, we already offer 33” or 34” seat pitch in Economy Club on the Dreamliner – that’s more legroom than all other major UK airlines – and now we’re going one step further with more extra space seats. Or why not treat yourself and upgrade to Premium Club?
3) Sensatori Resort Jamaica opens in summer 2014
The new member of our Sensatori set will be opening its pristine doors in May 2014, and we’re beside ourselves with excitement. Sensatori Resort Jamaica is footsteps away from Negril’s world-famous Seven Mile Beach, and boasts 3 swimming pools and 4 restaurants. What’s more, rooms in the new adults-only section of the resort are now on sale – you can choose from Deluxe Rooms and Honeymoon Suites.
4) 2 new Thomson Couples hotels
If a getaway without kids sounds like your idea of heaven, we have 2 new additions to our exclusively-for-adults Thomson Couples collection – the Platinum Yucatan Princess on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, and the Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica. Both come with peace and quiet as standard.
5) New twin centre holidays in Mexico and Jamaica
Sometimes a change is as good as a rest. With that in mind, why not try out our popular twin centre holidays? One of our new additions for 2014 is Mexico, where you can team a week on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast with a 7-night beach break on the castaway island of Holbox. We recommend feasting on the local speciality, lobster pizza, then kicking back in a sea-view hammock.
Or how about getting more bang for your buck in Jamaica? You can now combine a stay in super-chilled Negril with either Montego Bay or Ocho Rios (pictured). If you plump for the latter, be sure to pay a visit to its star attraction, Dunn River Falls. This show-stopping 600-foot waterfall cuts through a dense emerald forest, tumbles down giant natural steps, then gushes out at an ice-white beach.
6) New Thomson Weddings venues and destinations
Thomson Weddings have handed out invitations to 30 new wedding venues for next year. Our collection now includes additional hotels in Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Jamaica. We’ve also just said ‘we do’ to 2 new wedding destinations – Mauritius and the Greek isle of Thassos. And we’re thrilled to introduce the new wedding packages from the Karisma group, which will let couples create a big day as singular as a signature.
7) A new line-up on Thomson Cruises
We’ve got a lot to shout about when it comes to Thomson Cruises. For starters, Thomson Dream will be sailing 7 and 14-night itineraries from Jamaica, featuring new ports of call including Colon in Panama, Costa Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, and overnight in Havana in Cuba. Our new itineraries go hand-in-hand with new Cruise & Stay options in Barbados and Jamaica, including the brand-new Sensatori Resort Jamaica.
In other news, Thomson Celebration has had a revamp in the form of 26 newly-refurbished cabins with private balconies. Free All Inclusive upgrades are also available on transatlantic sailings on both Thomson Dream and Thomson Celebration. Meanwhile, on dry land, you can explore the likes of the Veragua rainforest from Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and Chichen Itza or Tulum from Playa del Carmen or Cozumel – just a taster of the many shore excursions starting from winter 2014.
8) Free Wi-Fi
When you stay at a Sensatori resort, Thomson Family Resort, Thomson Gold hotel or Thomson Couples hotel, you can now keep in touch with the folks back home – go on, make them jealous – by taking advantage of our free Wi-Fi from May 2014.