Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

October 05, 2011 09:07 ET

From Aberdeen to York; Thomas Cook's University City Guides on Sale Now

Aberdeen, Bath, Belfast, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chester, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Sheffield, Southampton, Swansea, Warwick, York

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) - With the new term at colleges and universities across the country upon us, Thomas Cook now publishes the widest range of UK city guides – and with many University cities included, they are ideal for parents looking for more than just the best pubs, clubs and libraries that the average student guide might offer.

For more than 135 years, Thomas Cook, provider of cheap holidays, has been publishing travel guides to destinations around the world and the UK City Guides range, entitled 'The Best of Britain' includes many of the UK's top university cities and is the most comprehensive range of any UK guides.

Independently authored, each guide provides an authentic commentary to its city, recommending places of interest to visit, and provides a host of factual information aimed at promoting the city to new tourists and frequent visitors. Each guide includes a range of hotels and restaurants, as well as sporting and cultural activities.

Chris Young, Director of Publishing for Thomas Cook UK & Ireland said, "We pride ourselves on our history of producing independent travel guides which appeal to both first time and frequent visitors.

"Our guides provide a wealth of useful visitor information and we're sure that parents visiting their sons and daughters at university or college will find something new to add to their many visits over the coming years."

Thomas Cook Pocket Guide are priced £3.99, are available to buy from all good bookshops, from or by calling 01733 416477.

Review copies and PDF front cover images are available on request.

About Thomas Cook UK & Ireland:

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is the second largest leisure travel group in the UK with around 16,000 employees, providing family holidays, bargain holidays and last minute holidays. The company has a network of around 700 high street stores (Thomas Cook and Going Places), leading websites (, and, and some of the world's favourite travel brands.

These brands include Airtours, Club 18-30, Cresta, Cruise Thomas Cook, Direct Holidays, Elegant Resorts,, Flexibletrips,, Gold Medal,, Manos,, Neilson,, Panorama, Pure Luxury, Sunset, Sunworld Holidays, Swiss Travel Service, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Signature, Thomas Cook Sport and Thomas Cook Style.

Thomas Cook is an Official Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the exclusive provider of short breaks to the London 2012 Games.

Thomas Cook Airlines operates a fleet of 41 aircraft from 19 regional airports to destinations worldwide.

Thomas Cook offers a range of financial services including foreign exchange, the Thomas Cook Credit Card, the Thomas Cook Cash Passport (the new generation of travellers' cheques), and a wide range of travel insurance policies. The company owns White Horse Insurance Ireland Limited, who underwrite Thomas Cook's travel insurance and are authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Thomas Cook also has a leading publishing division offering a comprehensive portfolio of over 300 independently authored travel guidebooks to more than 150 destinations across the world.

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is part of Thomas Cook Group plc (

Contact Information

  • Thomas Cook Group Plc
    Group Corporate Communications
    The Thomas Cook Business Park, Coningsby Road
    Peterborough, PE3 8SB
    +44 (0) 1733 417271