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Who they are

Sunset Holidays is now a brand owned by Thomas Cook. The company built a solid reputation for efficient service and value for money packages before being acquired. It remains an important source of low-cost beach breaks in the UK travel market. In addition to Sunset Holidays, the Thomas Cook Group owns other well-known brands like Neilson, Club 18-30, Manos, Style, Cresta, flythomascook, Thomas Cook Tours and Thomas Cook Cruises. Thomas Cook is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and offers ATOL financial protection.

What they do

Sunset Holidays has many years’ experience in meeting the needs of groups, couples and single travellers as well as families. They are particularly good when it comes to cheap beach breaks and classic ‘sun and sangria’ style getaways. The company has built a strong reputation for low-cost packages that include flights, accommodation, transfers and resort rep services. They offer a choice of beach holidays to many of the UK’s favourite sunshine destinations, with particularly emphasis on the Mediterranean. They also offer packages to the best-known party resorts of Europe.

Accommodation options include everything from self-catering to all-inclusive. Sunset Holidays have taken on many of the good-value hotels and apartments previously offered by Aspro Holidays, which has ceased trading. They offer a broad range of options, with everything from lively youth-orientated clubbing resorts to popular family resorts with plenty to do. The company places a strong emphasis on well-trained resort staff and 24 hour availability to resolve problems. As well as traditional 7 and 14 night stays, Sunset sells short 3 or 4 night breaks and a choice of 10 and 11 night options. Holidays depart from airports throughout the UK.

Escapades party holidays

The Escapades brand once managed by Sunset Holidays also belongs to Thomas Cook. These focus on clubbing breaks and partying resorts. ‘Escapades Original’ accommodation options are located right in the heart of the action. ‘Escapades Chill’ hotels offer quieter locations from which to enjoy resort nightlife. The best hotels are included in the ‘Escapade Edge’ range. These typically offer more fashionable design, higher standards and facilities like onsite spas. The serious party crowd can opt for the ‘Escapades Party’ range or the full-on ‘Escapades Rush’ range. Escapades is aimed squarely at singles and groups of friends. They’ll even give you discounts on condoms! Destinations typically include resorts in Greece and Spain plus long-haul destinations like Mexico and Las Vegas.

Sunset Holidays and Thomas Cook

An internet search for Sunset Holidays takes you to the main Thomas Cook website. A brief introduction explains the kind of thing Sunset offer. Holidays booked with Sunset offer all the guarantees and back up that come with Thomas Cook.