May 2017

Irish holidaymakers already in long term planning mode can look forward to being spoilt for choice next summer, as Ireland’s leading tour operators, Falcon and Thomson, part of the TUI Group, launch their summer 2018 programme.

Boasting an extensive range and style of properties across fifteen destinations, the impressive holiday selection is sure to capture the attention of families and adults alike.  The summer 2018 line-up offers holidays from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Ireland West airport, with all fifteen destinations available from Dublin. Discover Majorca, Costa Dorada, Costa del Sol, Algarve and Lanzarote from Cork, Costa Dorada, Majorca and Lanzarote from Shannon and Costa Dorada from Ireland West Airport  for summer ’18.

Summer ‘18 brings seven new exclusive Falcon and Thomson properties to Irish sun seekers, which includes a new SuneoClub, Family Life, A La Carte, Sensatori and Sensimar properties together with two new Platinum additions.  Thomson Cruise will welcome the TUI Explorer in summer 2018, its largest ship to date, along with 12 itineraries to the likes of Santorini, Barcelona, Venice and St. Raphael.

To make the most of your summer 2018 holidays, Falcon Holidays and Thomson are offering lots of reasons to secure your holiday now. There are 1,000’s of free child places and free group offers in selected properties across a range of destinations and you can book with low deposits starting at €75.

Falcon Holidays and Thomson will once again fly direct non-stop to Mexico on the state-of-the-art Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner with an additional departure date from Dublin Airport. Whether seeking the peaceful, relaxed surroundings of Riviera Maya, the sophisticated offering at Playacar or the bustle of Cancun – Mexico is sure to be a firm favourite among honeymooners and those seeking an adventure with a cultural twist.

Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for Falcon Holidays and Thomson says, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our summer 2018 programme from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Ireland West Airport.

Once again we are pleased to expand our varied product offering with the introduction of a brand new TUI Sensatori Resort in Rhodes, a SuneoClub in Bulgaria, a TUI Family Life in Ibiza, a new A La Carte in Majorca, a new TUI Sensimar in Zakynthos and two new Platinum properties in Majorca. For cruise enthusiasts summer 2018 will bring the launch of TUI Explorer, the largest of the fleet, offering even more choice, space and flexibility. We will also be continuing with our long-haul offering to Cancun, Playacar and Riviera Maya in Mexico from Dublin Airport.

All this choice, combined with our fantastic resort teams dedicated to looking after our customers every need, Falcon Holidays and Thomson can help you take the stress out of choosing the perfect holiday for summer 2018”.

New TUI Sensatori Resort Rhodes, Aegean Dream by Atlantica

The fifth addition to the popular TUI Sensatori collection is the adults-only TUI Sensatori Resort Rhodes Aegean Dream, by Atlantica. Located 20km from Lindos and set on the beach, the TUI Sensatori Rhodes is perfect for avid explorers and beach goers. This spectacular hotel is flanked by cliffs and better still, Kolymbia’s Blue Flag sand-and-shingle beach is right on its doorstep.

This luxurious hotel, operated by Atlantica, is right on the beach and includes a lagoon-style pool, and plush spa for guests to unwind in. Rooms are dressed in earthy colours and come with special touches like fluffy robes and slippers. With a pool to suit every mood, themed á la carte restaurants, activities and sports, guests can leave their busy lives behind and fuel their senses at this stunning resort.

TUI SuneoClub Serenity Bay Bulgaria

The very aptly named SuneoClub hotel is a peaceful, family-friendly property located right in the middle of a golden-sand beach.  SuneoClub properties are great value all-inclusive resorts so flights, accommodation, meals and local drinks are all included as standard, making them very affordable.

Serenity Bay is quiet and tucked out of the way, making it the perfect relaxing holiday destination. There are only a handful of other hotels around, so the beach is pretty much guaranteed to be crowd-free. It boasts spacious studios and apartments, making it a home away from home for families. Outside of the hotel the historic seaside town of Sozopol is a great choice for days out just a 40-minute drive away.

TUI Explorer sets sail for Thomson Cruises

Newly named TUI Explorer is Thomson Cruises’ largest ship setting sail in 2018 and will join recently launched ships TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2 in offering All-Inclusive as standard. Based in Palma, Majorca from May 2018, TUI Explorer offers even more choice, space and flexibility for customers, including two new cabin types, bigger than any other standard cabin in the fleet and a wider choice of dining and premium entertainment.

The ship introduces new feature bar, Indigo, which offers stunning ocean views from its prime position at the top of the ship and is home to the casino and nightclub when the sun goes down; Aperitif, an intimate speakeasy style bar perfect for pre-and post dinner drinks; Scoops, an ice-cream parlour with quirky bicycle-themed seating; and The Lounge, a new venue complete with colour-changing bar and signature brightly coloured piano, where customers can relax and listen to live music.

Customers choosing the TUI Explorer and other Thomson Cruise ships will be able to team their holiday with a beach break as part of the extensive Cruise and Stay programme, offering further chance to explore destinations including five new destinations for 2018. Thomson Cruises are available with flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports.

The programme for summer 2018 is on sale now. To avail of early booking offers and to find out more log onto www.falconholidays.ie, call 1850 453545 or visit your local Falcon shop or travel agent.





Falcon is part of TUI – the world’s biggest travel group. We are one of Ireland’s leading tour operators with key brands including Falcon, Thomson, and Thomson Cruises, as well as Crystal Ski and Crystal Summer. Sub brands include Sensatori, Sensimar, Scene and Family Life, as well as Holiday Villages and SplashWorld Resorts.

TUI UK and Ireland has a team of more than 10,000 employees and serves over six million customers each year.

TUI UK and Ireland is a member of TUI Group.



TUI Group is the world’s number one tourism business. From now on, the broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella will consist of strong tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and leading online portals, six touristic airlines with around 150 aircraft, over 300 hotels with 214,000 beds, 14 cruise liners and countless incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe. This integrated offering will enable us to provide our 20 million customers with an unmatched holiday experience in 180 regions. A key feature of our corporate culture is our global responsibility for economic, environmental and social sustainability. This is reflected in more than 20 years of commitment to sustainable tourism.