Holidays from the major UK Tour Operators

Directline Holidays acts as an agent for Airtours, offering package holidays provided by this popular tour operator at competitive prices.

Who they are

Airtours is now a brand owned by Thomas Cook. The company built a solid reputation for innovation and value for money before being acquired. It remains an important tour operator in the UK. Airtours is an excellent source of low-cost family holidays and value-for-money all-inclusive deals. In addition to Airtours the Thomas Cook Group owns other well-known holiday brands like Neilson, Club 18-30, Manos, Style holidays, Cresta, Direct Holidays, flythomascook, Thomas Cook Tours and Thomas Cook Cruises. Thomas Cook Holidays is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and offers flights and holidays with ATOL financial protection.

What they do

Airtours has long experience of tailoring their holidays to the needs of groups, couples and single travellers as well as families. They are particularly good when it comes to cheap family breaks and affordable all-inclusive packages. They have a full summer and winter programme. Accommodation options include everything from B&B and self-catering to full-board and all-inclusive. The company has built a strong reputation for low child prices. Airtours offer a broad range of options, with everything from cheap self-catering in Ibiza to luxury all-inclusive in Jamaica

The Mediterranean

Airtours offers a comprehensive choice of beach breaks to many of the UK’s favourite sunshine destinations, with particularly emphasis on the Mediterranean. Spain is particularly well represented. Airtours offers good-value holidays to Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. They also sell great-value packages to Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca. Mainland Spain features popular resorts on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada and the Costa de Almeria. Cyprus destinations include UK favourites like Protaras, Nissi Bay and Ayia Napa. Bulgaria features the popular resort of Sunny Beach. Turkey holidays feature resorts in the Bodrum and Dalaman regions as well as the resort of Izmir. Greece destinations typically include the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zante. European options also include the Algarve coast of Portugal and the islands of Malta and Gozo.

Beyond Europe

Airtours is a particularly good source of economical packages to Tunisia. Resorts typically include Sousse, Skanes, Hammamet, Djerba and Port El Kantaoui. Airtours holidays also head for classic Egyptian Red Sea resorts like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheik. Africa and the Indian Ocean are represented by reliable value-for-money destinations like Gambia and Goa.

USA and the Caribbean

Once again the emphasis is on value for money. Airtours focuses principally on hotels in Orlando, close to the Disney and Universal theme parks. They also offer a choice of hotels in Las Vegas. Caribbean holidays typically include affordable packages to Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Airtours Caribbean breaks are almost always all-inclusive.