Enjoy a stunning visit to Mexico or Jamaica

by Ian Begley
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THE Thomson 787 Dreamliner touched down on Irish soil for the very first time recently to celebrate the launch of two long-haul routes directly from Dublin Airport during summer 2016: to Cancun, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Thomson Airways will operate the state-of-the-art aircraft on behalf of the tour operators Falcon and Thomson non-stop from Dublin Airport, to Montego Bay, and Cancun, starting from next June 12-13.
Cancun, which is on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of Mexico’s leading tourist destinations and is the gateway to the resorts in Riviera Maya to the south.
Over the past number of years, Cancun has grown significantly in popularity with Irish long-haul holidaymakers and is now the most popular such destination after Orlando, Florida.
Speaking about the launch of the new long-haul programme, Charlotte Brenner, marketing manager for Falcon Holidays and Thomson, said: “We are very excited to introduce Mexico’s Caribbean Coast into our summer 2016 programme direct from Dublin Airport.
“The stunning coastline, coupled with our wide range of exclusive Falcon and Thomson hotels, is sure to make Cancun and Riviera Maya a popular choice for Irish holidaymakers next summer.”
Adult prices at the four-star Catalonia Riviera Maya on an all-inclusive basis for 14 nights are from €1,699 per person, while child prices are from €979.
Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second largest city, along with the tourist resorts of Negril, Lucea and Ocho Rios.
Activities for holidaymakers on the island include visiting the famous Dunn’s River Falls, a 180m long mix of cascades and rock pools in the middle of the rainforest.
Music fans will definitely want to stop by the Bob Marley Museum, which has his guitar propped up in the corner.
For marine lovers, Jamaica’s underwater realm is teeming with life – Runaway Bay is one of the best places to see marine life in all its glory.
Jamaica Tourist Board’s regional director Elizabeth Fox said: “Beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue waters and a beautiful natural landscape and great food are only part of the promise from a holiday in Jamaica – it will deliver good company, good music and a laugh; all the ingredient for a perfect Jamaican holiday.”
Adult prices at the three-star Holiday Inn Sunspree on an all-inclusive basis for 14 nights are from €1,599 per person, while child prices are from €979.
For further information on these great Mexican and Jamaican holiday offers, see www.falconholidays.ie.

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