Bumper Summer Brochure from Thomas Cook

Bumper Summer Brochure from Thomas Cook

“We are very proud of our ‘coffee table’ edition of Summersun 2013 brochure,” said Chris Merriman, Deputy Managing Director of Thomas Cook Holidays Ireland at the launch of the company’s brochure (all 268 pages!) to travel media on Tuesday evening.

Thomas Cook 1

John Grehan, Caroline Kelly and Chris Merriman of Thomas Cook Holidays Ireland

“We are offering a differentiating product,” he added, “and we are happy to report that the early signs are pretty good – bookings for summer 2013 are well up on this time last year, as are those for cruises and our Club 18-30 programme. We hope to see the fruits of our ‘Don’t just book it. Thomas Cook It’ slogan for next summer.”

Other good news is that Managing Director John Kinane is “back on his feet and will be back to work next week”.

John Grehan was on hand to give out spot prizes – and your Irish Travel Trade News correspondent was the only one of 20-plus travel journalists present who was able to identify a photo of the beach at Sharm el Sheikh, hence winning a 100% Egyptian cotton bedset and towel.

Thomas Cook 2

Elaine Rockett and Karen Doyle of the Irish Daily Star

Summersun 2013

The brochure offers 21 destinations and nearly 300 properties, 57 of which are exclusive to Thomas Cook, and with flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon.

There are 37 new properties, and an increase in all-inclusive options, many with family activity programmes such as FamilyWorld – at the Stella Palace in Crete, all-inclusive from €719. In Cyprus there is a new Kids Club option in the Tsokkos Gardens, from €819 based on two adults sharing a studio with meals and drinks included.

Also new for 2013 is the Cost de la Luz in south-west Spain, with Port Umbria the setting for two 4-star hotels, starting from €715pps for seven nights at the Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar.

There are three new properties in France, two in Cannes and the other in St Paul de Vence in Provence, where seven nights in a cottage at the 3-star Bergerie costs €529 for four adults sharing.

The 5-star Barut Hotels Lara Resort Spa at Lara Beach on the Turkish Med is now available all-inclusive from €975pps with a sea view. The Egypt programme also has two new 5-star all-inclusive hotels, from €975pps in the Andalucian-style Baron Palms.

Villas have been added to the many hotels and apartments on offer in Gran Canaria. The three-bedroom Sunshine Villas in Puerto Rico sleep six adults from €629pp.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Coach Arrives at The Loop, T2, Dublin Airport

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2019

The Europe Hotel Wins Award for ‘Hotel Spa of the Year’

Michael FloodMarch 22, 2019

What Travel Agents Should Know When Booking Families with a Child Who Has Autism

Neil SteedmanMarch 22, 2019

British Airways B747 Gets Heritage Livery

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

World ATM Congress in Madrid

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Atlantic Joint Venture: a Partnership of Air Canada, Lufthansa Group and United Airlines

Ian BloomfieldMarch 21, 2019

Cathay Pacific Wants to Increase Flights from Dublin to Hong Kong

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Uniworld Releases Renderings of New Ship on the Mekong

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Cork Airport Rolls Out the Sunflower Lanyard

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland