Thomson Holidays

Thomson Holidays is a travel company that employs nearly 18,000 people around the world. Its headquarters are found in Luton, England, and it is part of the larger TUI Travel PLC company. TUI Travel PLC focuses on international leisure travel, and among its subsidiaries is the world’s largest charter airline – Thomson Airways Limited. The affiliation with Thomson Airways Limited is partly responsible for making Thomson Holidays such a major player on the international travel front. The same can be said about its affiliation with Thomson Cruises, which specializes in offering low-cost European cruises.

History

Thomson Holidays Logo
Thomson Holidays Logo

Thomson Holidays was founded in 1965 as part of the Thomson Travel Group. The founder, Roy Thomson, was born in Toronto, Canada and made his fortune in the Canadian newspaper and media industries. Among the things that helped Roy Thomson grow his new travel company were the acquisition of Britannia Airways and several package holiday agencies. In 1972, the purchase of the well-established Lunn Poly chain of travel agents only added to the company’s enviable portfolio. Until 1998, Thomson Holidays and its parent company, the Thomson Travel Group, were owned by the Thomson Corporation of Canada. In 2000, the Thomson Travel Group was purchased by a conglomerate known as Preussag AG and became TUI AG. Then, in 2007, TUI AG merged with First Choice Holidays PLC, which ultimately resulted in the creation of TUI Travel PLC.

Holidays & All Inclusive Holidays

Holidays & All Inclusive Holidays
Holidays & All Inclusive Holidays

Thomson Holidays prides itself on offering holidays that are exclusive to their company. It is also proud of its high rate of customer satisfaction. Among the specific holiday packages that it has to offer are Adult holidays, Luxury holidays, Family holidays, and All inclusive holidays. On Adult holidays, guests enjoy child-free experiences, and as is true of the other holiday categories, there are several sub-categories. Sub-category examples include Chic and Unique holidays, which include stays in very stylish accommodations, and Group holidays, which allow friends and colleagues to arrange fun-filled escapes that can include such activities as golfing and scuba diving. The Luxury holiday trips are just what they sound like. They revolve around upscale travel experiences and exclusive benefits. The Family holidays are also self-explanatory and can help families arrange unforgettable trips to such world-renowned travel destinations as Crete, Mexico, and Florida. As for those who choose to book one of Thomson’s All inclusive holidays, they can expect to enjoy a hassle-free escape that includes meals, drinks, snacks, and a variety of activities.

Types of Travel

Types of Travel
Types of Travel

Whatever you have in mind for your next great escape, Thomson Holidays can likely accommodate. There are family trips that included visits to such notable amusement parks as Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World, for example, and couples who are looking to tie the knot can take advantage of the company’s wedding and honeymoon packages. Young adults can interest themselves in the 2wentys holidays, which largely revolve around partying in some of the world’s most raucous destinations, and anyone who likes to be pampered while on vacation is sure to find favor with the available Spa holidays. Villa holidays that include a stay in spacious villa properties and Holidays for one trips that cater to single travelers are just two more examples of the types of travel that are offered by Thomson Holidays. The options are extensive and cover virtually every interest, and certainly not to be overlooked are the company’s popular cruise vacations.

Thomson Cruises

Thomson Cruises
Thomson Cruises

Most of the cruises that are offered by Thomson Cruises focus on Europe. Among the options in relation to the itineraries include cruises that head to the Scandinavian region, cruises that whisk travelers off to such Mediterranean countries as France, Greece and Spain, and Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea cruises that include stops in such destinations as Greece and Turkey. Not all of the Thomson Cruises limit themselves to European destinations, however. There are Red Sea cruises that visit ports in Egypt and Jordan, for example, and Carribean cruises that hit such tropical hot spots as Barbados, St. Vincent, and Antigua. Amazing shore excursion experiences can be conveniently added to the mix when you take a trip with Thomson Cruises, and there is plenty to do onboard while en route to your intended ports of call.

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