Holidays from the major UK Tour Operators

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

Who they are

Thomas Cook is one of the best-known names in the travel industry. The company goes way back to the mid-19th century and has played a pivotal role in the popularity of tours and holidays abroad. They have around 800 stores in the UK and Ireland, and employ around 19000 people. Thomas Cook Airways has over 40 planes flying from UK airports. Thomas Cook is part of the Thomas Cook Group, which owns well known brands like Airtours, Neilson, Club 18-30, flythomascook,, Style Holidays, Manos, Cresta, 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

The Thomas Cook Group covers an exceptionally wide range of holiday styles. Traditional beach getaways and family breaks are complemented by cruises, activity and villa holidays and ski packages. Thomas Cook also sells hotel only, flight only and late availability deals. Hotel only options include accommodation in the UK. Holidays cater to all budgets. You will find B&B, self catering, half board, full board and all inclusive options.

Thomas Cook has long experience of tailoring packages to the needs of groups and single travellers as well as couples and families. Thomas Cook also offers financial services and extras like insurance, currency, excursions, car hire, airport parking and airport hotels. Information and reviews on the Thomas Cook website is complemented by published travel guides to over 150 destinations.

Holiday styles

With so many specialist operators as part of the group, Thomas Cook is able to offer an incredibly wide range of choices for all ages. Nielson, for example, have a superb choice of ski and adventure breaks. Thomas Cook Sport offers packages focusing on sporting events. An extensive range of luxury options includes luxury villa and 5 star beach hotels. Adult only holidays include a wide choice of all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean. Family options include child friendly hotels, all inclusive family deals, resorts with waterparks and Disney packages in Paris and Florida.

Worldwide destinations

Thomas Cook excels when it comes to low-cost options to the Spanish mainland, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. They also have a very wide choice in beach destination favourites like Greece, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. Top all inclusive destinations include Spain, Cyprus, Egypt and Turkey. City breaks feature European destinations like Barcelona and Rome plus long haul favourites like Las Vegas and New York. UK breaks feature city-break classics like London and Manchester plus seaside favourites like Brighton and Bournemouth.

Caribbean choices feature destinations in Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. African destinations include Gambia, Kenya and Tunisia. Indian Ocean destinations feature Goa. Their USA offerings include a wide choice in Florida. Thomas Cook cruise itineraries include the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Nile River and the Norwegian Fjords. An amazing choice of exotic long-haul destinations is available from Thomas Cook Group companies like Nielson and Thomas Cook Tours.