Advantages Priority transfers, flight check-in at hotel, high standard accommodation
Disadvantages Not cheap
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|How good were the guides?||Good|
|How satisfied were you with the Hotel/Appartement||Very satisfied|
|Quality of the tour in general||Excellent|
Why Thomson Platinum? ===============
Until a few months ago, I had not even heard of Thomson Platinum. A friend of mine recommended Gran Canaria as a potential holiday destination and I started doing some research on the net for suitable accommodation.
So .... what is Thomson Platinum? ===========================
Essentially a collection of "affordable holiday packages featuring 4T and 5T hotels" (T is Thomson's scale for grading hotels). At the time of writing, these hotels are exclusive to Thomson and not available through any other UK tour operator. The best of Thomson Platinum holidays is not just the quality of the accommodation but the range of other travel benefits that come for free as part of the package.
Thomson Platinum Transfer
For those people who cannot wait to start their holiday this is a fantastic benefit. Thomson guarantee 1st or 2nd stop transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa for Platinum customers. This allows you to enjoy the holiday for longer as it means arriving to the hotel sooner and leaving later than any other hotels. For example, there were people on the transfer bus not staying at a Thomson Platinum accommodation that had to put up with stopping 4-5 times before getting to their hotel or apartment, as opposed to our 25 minute transfer.
Platinum Service Lounge
This is where you can book your excursions and read comments left by previous guests at the hotel about excursions, restaurants, sights, do's and don'ts. This is important as you get to benefit from the experiences of previous guests. The lounge is usually staffed in the morning and evening by at least one dedicated Thomson Platinum rep (or 3, in our case).
Having enjoyed your holiday and relaxed, it's that time where you'll have to pack your bags and go the airport queue for a long time before getting back home ... not with Thomson Platinum. From most resorts, if flying on a Britannia airways flight you can check in at the hotel. This is very quick and easy, leave luggage and pick boarding passes at the hotel.
So how do I book a Thomson Platinum holiday? ========================
You can pick a Thomson Platinum brochure from most high street travel agents, who will also be more than happy to book a holiday for you. You can also do it online at www.thomson.co.uk
Copyright Steveuk 2003
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