Following a complete re-brand, Travelmood has added a whole host of exciting new destinations and authentic experiences to its collection of long-haul, tailor-made holidays.
Travelmood customers can now visit a wider range of destinations including holiday hot-spots never before offered by the specialist tour operator and retailer. In addition, Travelmood’s 14 new-look brochures and website showcase a variety of hotels and itineraries that are new for 2010, spanning the world’s most captivating of far-flung countries.
Travelmood has long been known for its specialism in the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, North America and Southern Africa but now, for the first time in the company’s history, Travelmood is offering holidays to South America, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean.
The Latin America & Caribbean brochure is full to the brim with locally escorted tours, beach holidays, city breaks and tailor-made packages to suit all type of travellers. With hotels ranging from three to five-star, Travelmood’s programme offers flexibility and competitive prices.
In South America, Travelmood customers can visit the popular destinations of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Galapagos, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Locally escorted tours range from “Classic Yucatan”, an eight-day Mexico holiday from just £1,259 per person to “From the Andes to the Galapagos”, a 14-day trip to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos from £3,599 per person.
In the Caribbean, Travelmood has negotiated some excellent special offers with superb hotels in Cuba, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and the Bahamas, including free nights, free board upgrades, children stay free and children eat free. Caribbean beach-breaks include a five-night package to Antigua from £939 per person, a five-night holiday to Barbados from £1,219 per person and five nights in the Bahamas from £999 per person.
Travelmood’s brand new Indian Ocean programme features Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. New route launches from airlines including as Oman Air have made dream multi-centre holidays such as Oman, Maldives and Sri Lanka possible. Travelmood has also added India to its repertoire with beach breaks in Goa, houseboat stays in Kerala and complete India touring itineraries on offer.
In Africa, Travelmood has broadened its selection of holidays to incorporate Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, which complement the tour operator’s ever popular Egypt and Southern Africa programmes.
New hotels and resorts that feature in Travelmood’s 2010 holiday selection include the Aria and Vdara hotels in Las Vegas’ new CityCenter complex, the Maritim in Mauritius which re-opened in November 2009 following a £23 million renovation and the Kempinski Soma Bay in Egypt which opened its doors in July 2009.
New for 2010 in the Maldives are The Hilton Iru Fushi Resort & Spa, which was re-branded in July 2009, Lily Beach, a five-star all inclusive resort which re-opened in May 2009 following a complete renovation, the all inclusive, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa which opens in January 2010 and the Holiday Inn Kandooma which will be ready in December 2009.
In addition, Travelmood offers “Adventure” holidays through its partnerships with TUI-owned activity brands including Exodus, The Adventure Company and Imaginative traveller and other third-party suppliers such as GAP.
After being in operation for more than 25 years, Travelmood was acquired by TUI Travel Plc in May 2008. As well as introducing a host of new destinations, hotels and itineraries for 2010, Travelmood has re-launched its website and is increasing its retail presence. The company opened a brand new flagship travel shop in Leeds in November 2009 and will open two further stores in early 2010. This will bring the total number of retail outlets to eight.