Tui Gambia Holidays – Kotu, Bakau & Kololi Holiday Offers

Tui HolidaysTui Holidays have introduced holidays to the Gambia for the winter holiday season. Initially they will offer 40,000 seats to Banjul from London Gatwick, Birmingham and Gambia HolidaysManchester. The first of the Tui Banjul flight departures are scheduled to start flying on the 1st of November 2020. There will be weekly flights from Manchester and Birmingham. From London Gatwick the Tui flights to Banjul will be twice a week. So from London Gatwick holidaymakers will have the option of 7, 10 and 14 night durations.  The approximate travelling time from Gatwick to Banjul airport is around 8 hours and 35 minutes. Generally, the temperature is around thirty degrees making it a great winter sun destination.  Plus the dry season is between November and April!
The town of Bakau is one of The Gambia’s top beach holiday destinations with over two miles of beach to enjoy. So you should easily find a quiet spot of the beach to relax. Kotu is a quieter resort however the busier resort of Kololi is just a 5 minute drive away. The resort has a few quiet bars and also offers easy access to the Bijilo National Park. Kololi is one of the liveliest beach resorts in Gambia Whilst on holiday there are a number of holiday experiences you could enjoy. You could go horse riding on Kotu beach, visit one of the African markets or see the monkeys in Bijilo Forest Park. The Gambia is full of exotic wildlife so you could combine your relaxing stay with some amazing experiences.

Tui Gambia Hotels

  • Holiday Beach in Kololi – Beachfront location, Huge pool & African themed nights
  • Bakotu in Kotu – Across the road from a beach, Wildlife viewing platform & in the centre of Kotu
  • Senegambia Beach in Kololi – Saturday night barbecues, Close to nightlife, On a beach
  • Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort in Bakau – Coastal plot, 2 restaurants, 2 bars
  • Hotel Sunset Beach in Kotu – On a beach, Central location, Oceanfront pools
  • African Princess in Kotu – On Kotu Beach, Swim-up rooms, Modern interiors
  • Sunbeach Hotel & Resort in Bakau – Beachfront location, 2 restaurants, Lots of activities
Check Tui Gambia Holidays availability & prices > click here
Passports and visa information > click here
Health & Safety > click here
Gambia Tourist Board > click here

Tui Holidays 2020 – Varadero Cuba Holidays

Tui HolidaysTui holidays have added more holidays for summer 2020. The gap in availability to some holiday destinations since the collapse of Thomas Cook has meant that some Tui Holidays Varadero, Cubadestinations have become unavailable for UK holidaymakers. Tui holidays 2020 range has already grown by around a million seats and today Tui have added more. Tui will now offer holidays to Cuba and Gambia which were previously favourites of Thomas Cook holidaymakers. Tui Holidays will now be the only holiday company offering direct flights to the popular Cuban holiday beach resort of Varadero. Initially Tui will provide sixteen thousand seats from Manchester for summer 2020. There will initially be four hotels available to choose from in Varadero which include the Blau Varadero, Ocean Vista Azul, Royalton Hicacos and the Melia Internacional. Each of the four hotels are of a minimum standard of 4T or above. There is also an option to book a twin centre holiday and stay in Varadero and the Cuban capital Havana. Each of the Varadero hotels offer the popular all-inclusive board basis included in the holiday cost. Flights are on a Sunday from Manchester throughout summer 2020.

Tui Varadero Hotels

  • Blau Varadero – Coastal plot with 3 restaurants & tropical decor (395 rooms)
  • Ocean Vista Azul – Beachfront setting with 2 pools and offers modern decor (474 rooms)
  • Royalton Hicacos – On a snow-white beach and is for adults only and has five elegant restaurants (400 rooms)
  • Melia Internacional – 19 restaurants, On a beach and has four pools (946 rooms)

Varadero itself is part of a peninsula that offers around 20 kilometres of beach. The town has a population of around 28,000 so it’s not a massive town and is a as a tourist destination. Varadero is just over 80 miles away from Havana (132 km) So a day trip to the capital should be easy. You could take an organised trip instead if you want the easier option.  The Tui Holidays 2020 Varadero, Cuba options are only available from Manchester. Hopefully, the demand will be high enough for Tui to introduce more summer 2020 UK departure airports.

For more information on Cuba > click here (Cuban Tourist Board)
Tui Holidays Cuba destination guide > click here
UK government travel advice for Cuba > click here
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Tui Holidays 2020 – Find Out What’s New for Summer 2020

Tui Holidays – What's new for 2020

Tui Holidays 2020Tui Holidays 2020Tui Holidays 2020 say goodbye to Tui Sensimar and Tui Family Life Holiday brands. So there will be no Tui Sensimar 2020 or Tui Family Life 2020 holidays. These will instead be replaced with Tui Blue 2020 holidays. This will be the new Tui holidays “flagship” range of hotels and holidays. The current range of Blue Hotels will increase from ten to one hundred by 2020 which will incorporate the previous Sensimar and Family Life properties. If you are already booked a Tui Sensimar or Tui Family Life hotel don't worry. Both brands will be retained for summer 2019 and winter 2019/20 before reopening for summer 2020. Tui Blue Holidays are expected to use the Select Your Room service. Also on the way is a new Tui Magic Life hotel in Cap Verde. The new hotel will be located on the Praia de Chaves beach and is expected to have 575 rooms. The Tui Magic Life Club is due to open in winter 2020 – 2021 Tui Magic Life already has sixteen properties in Spain, North Africa, Turkey, Greece & Italy. Also new is the Tui River cruises 2020 holidays Tui have bought three ships and sailings start from March 2020. The ships – Tui Isla, Tui Maya and the Tui Skyla are all of a similar size and carry around 160 passengers on each vessel. The ships will initially offer river cruising along the Rhine, Danube, Moselle and the Dutch waterways. Tui Holidays have also acquired a yacht for their current adult only brand Tui Sensimar.

  • Current Tui Blue hotels – Tui Blue For All 2020 holidays
  • Sensimar hotels (adult only) – Tui Blue For Two
  • Family Life (family hotels) – Tui Blue for Families

There are expected to be more additions to this exciting new range of hotels in the Indian Ocean and South East Asian regions. The first Tui Blue lifestyle hotel in a long-haul destination will be in Zanzibar. The new hotel will become the Tui Blue Zanzibar for winter 2019-2020. Also on Zanzibar Tui will open the Riu Palace Zanzibar. Should we expect a Tui flight to Zanzibar from the UK?

The other Tui Holiday brands such as Riu hotels, Tui Robinson 2020, Tui Magic Life 2020 & Tui Sensatori 2020 will continue as usual.

Tui Sensimar current adult only holiday destinations include –

  • Portugal, Majorca, Costa Del Sol, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey, Cape Verde, Morocco, Tunisia.
  • Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gran Canaria)
  • Greece (Corfu, Kefalonia, Crete, Kos, Halkidiki, Rhodes, Zante & Santorini)
  • Thailand, Mexico, Mauritius.

Tui Family Life current family holiday destinations include –

  • Balearic Islands (Menorca, Majorca, Ibiza)
  • Mainland Spain ( Costa Dorada, Salou, Costa De La Luz)
  • Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey, Cyprus
  • Greece (Rhodes, Kos, Crete, Halkidiki, Corfu, Samos)For information on Marella Cruises 2020 > click here and for general Tui Holidays 2020 information > click here 

Where is Everyone going in 2020?

Well it certainly looks like the demand for Turkey is still growing. Tui have announced that they will be adding 45,000 extra seats to their summer 2020 range of Turkey holidays.  Other Tui 2020 destinations to look out for include Croatia, Italy, Greece, mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and of course the Canary Islands. Further away Mexico is still proving popular with British holidaymakers.

Tui Holidays 2020 – Free Child Place, All Inclusive, Booking Discounts & More

Tui Holidays(Tui Summer 2020 on sale NOW! – click here) The new Tui 2020 holidays were launched in November instead of the following April making it the earliest Tui have released their Summer brochure. The Tui Summer 2020 holidays were released on the same day as the Tui Winter 2019 – 2020 holidays. So you are able to book a Tui holiday from now through to November 2020. There are new flights routes available for summer 2020 and for the winter season as well. The main headline is the new flight to Los Cabos, Mexico from London Gatwick starting in November 2019. This early release will catch a lot of people out so there is a better chance of getting a Tui free child place 2020 holiday if you are quick, especially over the school holiday dates.

Plenty of Time to pay for your holiday.

By booking so far in advance it gives some families and couples longer to plan their finances. This can help them make monthly savings so they can afford the holiday. Alternatively it lets them push the boat out and afford a more expensive holiday. Usually at the time of the brochure launches their are low deposit offers so you can book your holiday for less than you would otherwise have to pay.

Free Child Places 2020 Holidays

Free child places holidays can really help make a difference in the overall cost of a family holiday. Tui holidays 2020 free child places like all free kids offers are subject to availability and are limited. Because of this the demand for free child places is alway high and the interest for free child 2020 holidays deals will be no different. It’s a lot easier to find a free child place in June but not in July and August when the schools are off. Certain hotels and Tui brands are also very popular such as the Tui Family Life holidays and the First Choice holiday Villages. Not only are certain hotels popular the most in demand free child holidays tend to the the ones offering all inclusive free child places.So if you are looking for an all inclusive free child place during the school holidays you need to be ready to grab your holiday when they new 2020 holidays go on sale. Do a bit of research well in advance and have a few suitable family holiday options and dates ready so you can book right away. Tui Free Child Places Finder > click here

Pre-Holiday Excitement

Another good reason to book early is that you have something to look forward to. All the horrible winter and summer weather becomes more bearable when you have something nice coming up. You have plenty of time to get into shape for the beach so you can dig out your favourite bikini or trunks!

More Availability

If you want to fly on a particular flight or go to a specific hotel on an important date booking early gives you these options. There are lots of people who like to go to the same hotel on the same date each year, usually to meet friends they met on a previous holiday. Not all hotels have hundreds of room there are many popular smaller hotels that do sell out on certain dates surprisingly quickly. If there is a large group looking for a Tui villa holiday, it’s also better to book early especially as the number of villas is limited. It can also be quite challenging to get time off at the same time for a large number of people. Therefore it’s better to book early so that the accommodation is more likely to be available on the dates you want.

There are people who visit the Tui holidays web site just after midnight to make sure they get the right holiday. They book with a low deposit deal while getting a free child place or online discounts. Plus the widest choice of holidays, accommodation and flights before things start to sell out. Not every holiday will sell and there will be holidays left, early booking is not for everyone.

The First Choice 2019 Mahoosive Sale – Find All Inclusive Holiday Offers

  • First Choice Summer 2019 search > click here
  • First Choice Free Child Places 2019 > click here
  • Latest First Choice Holidays discount codes > click here

The First Choice 2019 Mahoosive Sale is now on for summer 2019 holidays. First Choice like all holiday firms are after your booking during the busy post Christmas and New year booking period. This also runs into January and early February. So to entice you to book First Choice are offering lots of free child places for families. There are also special First Choice discount codes available as well where you can get further holiday reductions. You can also take advantage of the First Choice low deposit deal which lets you book your summer 2019 holiday for less than you would pay normally.

Remember First Choice holidays are based on the popular all inclusive board basis. So once you pay for your holiday you don't have to worry about the exchange rates and prices of food in restaurants in your destination.

First Choice Holidays summer 2019 sale

Not only can you book a First Choice 2019 summer holiday you can also book a winter 2019 – 2020 holiday. Plus for the first time the First Choice 2020 summer holidays are also on sale. The following summer holidays don't normally go on sale until April however First Choice have made them available to book right now!

Popular destinations for 2019 are expected to include Greece, Bulgaria & Turkey. For long haul destinations, Mexico and Cuba are looking like the destination of choice for summer 2019.

The First Choice online discounts will vary depending on sales so expect some of the prices to go up if they are selling well. And check for discount codes by visiting the official First Choice website. The discount codes are generally not offered by travel agents. Normally they would have to reduce their commission to match the online First Choice deal. Do you think they are going to volunteer to do that? It's generally better to book direct online why have the hassle trying to get the best price!

You can check for deals using the First Choice Holidays summer 2019 search > click here


Tui Croatia Holidays Extra Flights & Hotels Added (Tui Holidays 2019)

Tui HolidaysTui Holidays are expanding their range of holidays to Croatia. This is on the back of continued growth to the popular holiday destination. Since 2017 the growth in demand for Tui holidays to Croatia grew 27% and a further 8% in 2018. Plus Tui holidays have seen a growth in searches on the Tui web site for Croatia holiday and resorts.

New Tui Holidays 2019 flights to Croatia

To offer more options to Croatia Tui holidays have added flights to the port city of Rijeka with their own airline Tui Airways. Tui will be the only Tui Croatia Holidays company offering flights to the airport from London Gatwick and Manchester. The flights will start on the 23rd May 2019 and will operate on a Thursday on a weekly basis. The Croatian airport serves the island of Krk in Kvarner Bay. Plus there is a ferry service to the nearby Adriatic island of Rab. All Tui holidays prices to this destination will include the ferry costs in the price of the holiday.

New Tui Hotels In Croatia

Tui Holidays will be adding a new adult only hotel to go with it's new flight to Rijeka. The Sensimar Carolina in Rab Island, Kvarner Bay is a 4T hotel offering half board. The hotel has a sea view infinity pool and is located in a secluded location. The hotel is located 5 km from the town of Rab and 10, to the pebble beach. There are 176 rooms on 3 floors served by two lifts. Free Wi-Fi is offered in the lobby and rooms. The evening entertainment in the hotel is low key with live music and local dance groups. During the day there are a variety of wellbeing classes that include stretching, fitness classes, games and culinary tasting sessions. If you want to keep in shape there is a gym which is open 7 days a week. There are a few trips you could take such as Suha Punta Beach or climb the bell towers of Rab town! Check all facilities and amenities on the Tui web site prior to booking your holiday > click here

Tui Croatia 2019 Holidays

Tui also offer holidays to other parts of Croatia such as

Dubrovnik & Islands – Cavat, Dubrovnik, Mlini, Korkula, Orebic, Slano, Mljet, Kolocep, Lopud Island, Orasac, Srebreno, Sipan Island.
Istrian Riviera Holidays – Novigrad, Porec, Rabac, Rovinj, Vrsar, Umag, Pula, Medulin
Dalmatian Coast and Islands Holidays – Makarska, Tucepi, Hvar, Brela, Brac Island, Podgora, Sibenik, Podstrana, Igrane, Podaca

To check availability and prices of any Tui Croatia Holiday > click here

Tui Christmas & New Year – Late Deals, Special offers & Last Minute Holidays

Tui Christmas and New Year holidaysTui HolidaysOne of the most popular time of year to get away is Christmas and New Year. Depending on when Christmas fall can determine prices and availability. Christmas is on a Monday – obviously the 25th December. This means that the most popular holidays are going to be departing on the 19th to the 24th December for 14 nights to cover Christmas and New Year. Many people like to spend Christmas at home and go away for New Year. This makes the departures on Tuesday the 26th December to Sunday the 31st of December 7 night durations the most popular and more than likely the most expensive. The price on the 31st of December holidays for 7 nights will depend on the time of the flight. The more expensive ones will be arriving in the afternoon in the destination. So you could save money by flying over midnight on the 31st of December. Most people are back to work and school a few days into January so they will have to be back earlier. Because of this the two week holidays can actually be cheaper than the one week ones simply due to supply and demand.

These were just a few of the Tui December Holidays we found (11th November 2017 – Approx. 1700hrs) The holidays were checked by a real person manually checking the availability and prices to give you an idea of where the prices are. Obviously these prices are subject to availability and supplements may apply. We have included some departures from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Gatwick and more. It’s always better to check the live prices > click here

Tui Latest offers

Some Tui 7 Night Festive Breaks Over Christmas or New Year

  • LEVANTE LUX APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Gatwick from £380pp
  • LEVANTE BEACH APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Thu 21 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Glasgow from £385pp
  • PORTOBAY FALESIA Rating: 4 in Olhos d'Agua, Portugal – Thu 21 Dec 2017 – 7 nights 7 nights from Glasgow from £414pp
  • MYRAMAR FUENGIROLA HOTEL AND APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol, Spain – Sun 24 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Manchester from £417pp
  • SAN MARCIAL APARTMENTS Rating: 2T+ in Matagorda, Lanzarote, Spain – Sun 24 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Glasgow from £420pp
  • BALMORAL Rating: 3T in Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain – Thu 21 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Manchester from £433pp
  • HOTEL PEZ ESPADA Rating: 4T in Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain – Sun 24 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Manchester from £447pp
  • SUNSEEKER HOLIDAY COMPLEX Rating: 3T in Bugibba, Malta – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Manchester from £467pp
  • TIMOULAY HOTEL Rating: 4T in Agadir, Agadir, Morocco – Mon 25 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Gatwick from £477pp
  • HOTEL RIO PARK Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Thu 21 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Glasgow from £517pp
  • HOTEL AMBASSADOR PLAYA II Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Gatwick from £518pp
  • ANEMI HOTEL APARTMENTS Rating: 3T+ in Paphos, Cyprus – Wed 27 Dec 2017 – 7 nights from Gatwick from £520pp

Tui 14 Night Festive Breaks covering either Christmas or New Year

  • SUNSEEKER HOLIDAY COMPLEX Rating: 3T in Bugibba, Malta – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Gatwick from £370pp
  • LEVANTE LUX APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Gatwick from £460pp
  • MYRAMAR FUENGIROLA HOTEL AND APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol, Spain – Sun 24 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Gatwick from £587pp
  • HOTEL RIUDOR Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Manchester from £615pp
  • PORTOBAY FALESIA Rating: 4T in Olhos d'Agua, Portugal – Thu 21 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Glasgow from £717pp
  • LEVANTE LUX APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Belfast International from £717pp
  • MAYFAIR GARDENS APARTMENTS Rating: 3T in Paphos, Cyprus – Wed 27 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Birmingham from £557pp
  • HOTEL RIO PARK Rating: 3T in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain – Sat 23 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Edinburgh from £843pp
  • ANEMI HOTEL APARTMENTS Rating: 3T+ in Paphos, Cyprus – Wed 27 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Newcastle from £630pp
  • HOTEL CATALONIA LAS VEGAS Rating: 3T+ in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain – Tue 26 Dec 2017 – 14 nights from Luton from £826pp

Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for the festive period and helped you get something organised . You can always check live availability and prices on the official Tui UK web site > click here

Tui Christmas & New Year 2019

Christmas 2019 is on a Tuesday and the Tui Christmas & New Year 2019 holidays are on sale now. Have a look at the early booking prices for holidays and cruises and see what you can find. You can usually take advantage of the low deposit offer and grab an early booking deal or discount > click here

Thomas Cook New Own Brand Hotels – SENTIDO, Smartline, SunConnect & Sunprime

Thomas Cook HolidaysThomas Cook Holidays New accommodation for Summer  & Winter

Thomas Cook Holidays have announced the addition of 11 new own brand hotels. Four of the new hotels will be featured in the Thomas Cook SENTIDO brochure which is aimed at couple and small families and are in 4 & 5 star properties. Three of the new properties will be Sunprime hotels which is for adult only holidays for guests over the age of sixteen looking for a 4 star experience with peace and quiet. Thomas Cook also feature family friendly hotels with their SunConnect Resort hotels which have lots to offer for all the family and they will also be adding a new hotel to this range of holidays. For holidaymakers looking for great value for money holidays Thomas Cook smartline hotels are the answer. Smartline hotels offer three and four star hotels in the popular holiday destinations in hotels offering a fresh looking range of accommodation with great service and high standards. There will be three new smartline hotels added to Thomas Cook’s growing range of own brand hotels. Overall Thomas Cook will have over 190 properties spread across it’s range of holidays catering for most holidaymakers needs for Thomas Cook  holidays and beyond. Thomas Cooks latest brand of Aldiana Hotels  should also be available to book shortly.

New Thomas Cook Hotels

New SENTIDO Hotels 

  • SENTIDO Orosei – The second SENTIDO hotel in Italy located in Sardinia
  • SENTIDO Benalmadena – Mainland Spain, Costa Del Sol Benalmádena
  • SENTIDO Playanatural – Situated in El Rompido, Andalucía Spain
  • SENTIDO Ama Islantilla – Located on the Spanish mainland in the Costa de la Luz.

New  Sunprime Hotels

  • Sunprime Pearl Beach – On the Greek island of Kos
  • Sunprime Protaras – In the east of Cyprus in the resort of Protaras

New SunConnect Hotel

  • SunConnect Marina Beach – Beachfront Hotel in Crete, Greece

New  Smartline Hotels

  • smartline Miramar – Situated in the Algarve in Albufeira, Portugal
  • smartline Mama Lemon – Located on Crete in the resort of Hersonissos
  • smartline Mediterranean – Another Greek hotel (not all rooms are for Thomas Cook)

The Sunprime Tamala in Gambia will also be added to the new Thomas Cook  brochure which is on sale now > click here

(information correct at time of publication)


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