Thomas Cook claims to a wealth of experience when it comes to places further afield, and based on that they share with us their four favourite long haul destinations everyone should consider exploring:
Mexico Holidays (from £742pp) are growing in popularity year on year. A country which is relatively new on the international tourist scene – for British holidaymakers at least – Mexico has a unique history and mix of cultural influences. The evidence of the ancient Mayan civilisation is all around, with many famous sites in easy reach of most resort destinations. The magnificent beaches and huge stretches of unspoilt coastline, together with an all year round climate that offers almost guaranteed good weather makes it a perfect holiday destination.
Las Vegas Holidays have always been popular with those looking for a hedonistic kind of holiday where you can indulge in your wild side. The oasis of civilisation in the middle of the desert was built specifically to cater to people wanting to let their hair down and with vast hotel complexes and world famous casinos it really is a 24 hour city full of various fun diversions. Today it is at the forefront of the clubbing and dance music explosion taking place in the US; so much so that Las Vegas is attracting a whole new generation of fun seeking visitors, including British royalty!
For a family holiday, Florida (from £564pp) is one of the greatest destinations in the world. The long haul flight only adds to the overall sense of adventure and the ‘sunshine state’ has much to offer everyone of all ages; from the original Disney World theme park where cartoon characters come to life, through to the film studio attractions which take you behind the scenes of some of the world’s most famous movies. Most of the action is centered around the city of Orlando which itself has some of the best shopping in all America.
On the other side of the world Thomas Cook Goa Holidays are as far away from the man made delights of Florida as you can get. Famous for its laid back approach to life and a haven for many who are attracted to alternative lifestyle choices, Goa also has some of the most unspoilt coastline in the world, with the northern part of the island boasting the likes of Keri beach where you can indulge yourself in a secluded location for the most relaxing of holidays.