For summer 2014, Thomson and First Choice will be flying twice a week to Palma, Majorca, and adding Ibiza to their schedule – tripling their service from London Southend Airport in just 12 months.
Five crew members have been killed during a routine safety drill on a Thomson cruise ship which was docked in the Canary Islands. Two people were also seriously injured during the incident which took place on the Thomson Majesty.
Thomson and First Choice holidaymakers will now have the option to speak to a member of the TUI UK & Ireland Social Media Customer Service team at any time before, during or after their holiday. The move will see the team increase to fifteen (twelve advisors, two senior advisors and one manager) all working shifts to be online 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the Thomson and First Choice Facebook and Twitter pages.
Following the release of TUI Travel PLC’s results to the city, Thomson and First Choice can confirm that the holiday market, despite the economic uncertainty, is in good shape.
Thomson Airways will next year become the first leisure carrier to begin passenger operations with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline, part of the European tour operator TUI, plans to introduce the type into service from May 1st, 2013 and is currently looking at the exciting network opportunities the modern generation airliner will bring to its customers.
Thomson is unveiling its new £5.5million advertising campaign, which aims to highlight how holidays have changed over the last 50 years. The new Holidays Just Got Better campaign, which has been created by Beattie McGuinness Bungay is set to run until December.
With the winter sun holiday period just around the corner, Thomson has launched a brand new smartphone app which includes discount vouchers, information on local events and bookable excursions. The free downloadable app allows users to take advantage of special offers while on holiday, find out about events happening in the resort they are staying as well as being able to search and book Thomson excursions direct from their smartphone.
Thomson Airways has announced that it will become the world’s first airline to give the public the chance to name one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners using Twitter. Holidaymakers should keep their eyes peeled as Thomson Airways has added #nameourplane onto the side of one of their 737 aircrafts so that consumers can tweet an image or the location of where they spotted the hashtag, along with their reasons why they should get to name the new 787 Dreamliner.
Thomson Airways – which is set to become the first UK airline to fly the 787 Dreamliner from May 2013 – has welcomed the new aircraft into the UK. The exhibition formed part of the Dream Tour, organised by manufacturer Boeing, and unveiled the planned interior and new livery of its 787 aircraft.
Thomson is launching its Summer 2013 programme, with the latest editions of Thomson’s Florida, Summer Collection, and Faraway Shores brochures. The Summer 2013 holidays go on sale on April 26.
Thomson.co.uk has launched a new interactive graphic which quickly and easily tells users where’s hot and when by mapping out most major European cities by their climate.
Thomson Holidays is launching a ‘You’re in Safe Hands’ press campaign to reinforce the message that customers can book its holidays with confidence. The move comes just days after rival Thomas Cook’s shares plummeted as the troubled company admitted to having run out of cash.