Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

February 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Last Minute Getaways for Family Day from Thomas Cook! offers short-stay getaways for Family Day weekend

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2012) - With family day quickly approaching many of us are scrambling to find something fun to do. Keep the kids - and yourself! - occupied while school is out with a short-stay getaway to the sun or the city. Thomas Cook is offering amazing Family Day deals for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights in Nassau, Mexico, Las Vegas, Florida, Cuba, Europe and many more.

"Travel around the Family Day holiday has increased steadily in popularity over the past few years and Thomas offers a number of shorter getaways at a great price," said Stuart Morris, Senior Vice President of Ecommerce for Thomas Cook.

Morris pointed out that many parents were unpleasantly surprised this year by having to use some of their 2012 vacation days (with Christmas break running into the New Year). "The Family Day holiday provides the perfect solution - use only a day or two of vacation, and beat winter blues with a quick getaway," he said.

For families, Walt Disney World is a perfect four day vacation. Right now is offering savings of up to 30% at Walt Disney World resort hotels.

Morris noted that most Canadians tend to choose domestic and US destinations for Family Day travel. "We want to provide our customers with the choice to go farther but we also want to help them plan great getaways to the destinations they're already flocking to, like top US destinations New York, Florida and Las Vegas, and Toronto, Niagara Falls, Montreal and Vancouver here at home."

For those wishing to take their journey a little further south, families and couples are often surprised that they can enjoy a week at an all-inclusive Caribbean resort for around the same price as what just four nights in a big city would cost them.

"The strange economics are driven by supply and demand - and with more planes flying to the Caribbean than ever before and low US demand, many hotels and resorts have higher than normal vacancy rates," Morris explained.

For more information, specific pricing and easy booking visit or any of the 109 Thomas Cook retail outlets across Canada - where you can always count on transparent, all-inclusive pricing.

About Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook is a full-service travel agency and is part of Thomas Cook Group plc, one of the world's leading leisure travel companies. Operating in 21 countries, with a network of over 3,400 owned and franchised travel stores worldwide, in Canada the company has a total of 109 retail locations and employs 1,500 travel agents. The company's other Canadian brands include tour operators Sunquest Vacations, Holiday House, Fun Sun Vacations and Exotik Tours, as well as, Thomas Cook Financial Services and Thomas Cook Canada airline (which it operates together with Jazz Air LP). Thomas Cook also oversees all operations for Sears Travel's 109 retail shops nationwide as well as the website. For more information visit or find them on Facebook at

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