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Thomson launches gay friendly holidays

Thomson launches gay friendly holidays

The bold stripes of the rainbow flag are brightening up Thomson’s website with the arrival of its new holiday range aimed at the gay market.

American idols with Thomson Tailormade

American Idol returns for its much-anticipated ninth season this month. Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the United States audition for a shot at stardom.

Top holiday trends for 2010

Last year the buzzwords around holiday trends were staycations and glamping. However after another washout summer, despite the Met Offices predictions of a BBQ summer, for 2010 we’ll be heading to the sun.

Youngsters ‘lap’ up Christmas trip of a lifetime

Christmas is getting off to a flying start for around 100 children, parents and teachers as family holiday company First Choice and its airline Thomson Airways jet them off to snowy Lapland for a fairytale trip of a lifetime.

Thomson Airways demonstrates commitment to sustainable causes

Thomson Airways has raised over £100,000 for the charity Pump Aid through the sale of Thirsty Planet water onboard its flights. Since launching Thirsty Planet in November 2007, Thomson Airways has sold in excess of 83,000 cases of this bottled water.

Thomson Airways safety video takes YouTube by storm

Pioneering new video featuring children to demonstrate a pre-flight safety briefing has become an internet hit with over 150,000 viewings.

Thomson Airways takes the hassle out of air travel

Thomson Airways has listened to its customers who say “we hate the pre-flight boarding scrum and complexities associated with booking flight extras”. With this in mind, it has created a dedicated new service which will help take the stress and worry out of air travel and make it easier for customers to book all those extras which help make their flight even more enjoyable.

Thomson Airways raises £200k in onboard donations

Thomson Airways has raised a whopping £200,000 for charity in the last six months! This money, which has been generously donated by customers on Thomson and First Choice holidays, has been shared between the Family Holiday Association, the Born Free Foundation and charities local to airport bases.

Thomson Airways scraps oxygen charges

Thomson Airways has announced that it is removing all charges for supplementary therapeutic oxygen and relaxing its policy on customers bringing their own supplementary oxygen onboard its flights.

Thomson Airways is 'Top Rated' for long haul

Thomson Airways has been voted the best economy long-haul carrier in an online ‘Top Rated’ survey by, the website that offers advice on all classes of air travel.

Thomson announces redundancy protection scheme

Thomson has announced details of its redundancy protection scheme, by where if you are made redundant after booking your trip and you let Thomson know at least 28 days before your date of departure, then, subject to the terms and conditions, they will allow you to cancel free of charge.

Thomson takes delivery of new Boeing 737-800s

Thomson is upgrading its fleet with two new Boeing 737-800s. The first aircraft entered commercial service on 1 April and the second aircraft was delivered on 14 April 2009.

Thomson named amongst value for money airlines

Thomson Airways certainly keeps good company. Alongside prestigious flag-carriers like Emirates and BA, it clinched a spot on the Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Value For Money Awards list, picking up a runner-up gong in the Best Airline category.

Thomson Airways ceases flights to Tel Aviv

Thomson Airways has confirmed that it will not operate its routes to Tel Aviv from London Luton and Manchester this summer.

Value flights with all the frills

It seems no frills means no guarantees when it comes to low cost flights, as many budget airlines do not ATOL-protect their flights. And it may surprise you to learn that neither do the scheduled airlines, which means that if they go bust, you stand to lose your flight and your money.