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Thomson Airways to connect Mauritius to London starting this May

Thomson Airways to connect Mauritius to London starting this May

In addition, Thomson is offering 14-night holidays to the Thomson Couples for Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius on an all-inclusive basis from £2,055 per person, including return flights departing from London Gatwick airport between May 1, 2014 and May 15, 2014. (Image: Thomson Airways)

UK tourists will find it easier than ever to visit Mauritius with one direct weekly service flight offered by Thomson Airways from next month onwards, served by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

As from May 2014, Thomson Airways will fly directly to Mauritius from London’s Gatwick airport and will offer holiday packages covering high-end resorts at Belle-Mare and Trou d’eau Douce on the East Coast and Grand Gaube near the cosmopolitan area of Grand Baie in the North.

Showcasing the airlines focus on the island economy, two high-end executives from Thomson Airways arrived in Mauritius recently: Deputy Chief Executive Johan Lundgren and Mainstream Product and Purchasing Managing Director Gary Wilson.

The aim of their visit is to meet operators of the tourism sector as well as members of the government in order to create a solid foundation for the growth of the group in Mauritius.

Described as the ultimate in laid-back luxury, the island nation is liberally spotted with hotels which offer sleek and contemporary interiors with a desert island backdrop- the perfect exotic getaway- and these hotels will be available for the Thomson Couples and Platinum collections.

“Our customers are looking for exciting holiday experiences that are designed to meet their needs so it’s important we have the right product for everyone. At Thomson we aim to provide unique destinations that spark the interest of our customers, which is why we have introduced Mauritius and Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast for summer 2014,” said Mark Hall, Product Director at Thomson Airways.

In addition, Thomson is offering 14-night holidays to the Thomson Couples for Ambre Resort & Spa, Mauritius on an all-inclusive basis from £2,055 per person, including return flights departing from London Gatwick airport between May 1, 2014 and May 15, 2014.

“With our summer 2014 programme shaping up to be the ideal combination of desert island relaxation and luxurious hotels set in cultural surroundings, we have the perfect mix to suit couples, families and friends,” Mark Hall added.

Incidentally, UK tourists appear to be focusing on Mauritius, with the island destination making it to the top 10 ‘trending’ travel places for British tourists in Google’s year-in-review list. Also, in 2013, tourists from UK showed a growth of 12%, showing that the interest in the island economy is translating into actual footfalls as well.

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