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25 Dec

Fly From Manchester To Tobago

Pigeon Point beach, TobagoNew Tobago Flights Announced For Winter 2016

The largest long haul operator from Manchester Airport, Thomas Cook airlines, announces a new route with a tropical flavour. Winter 2016 flights to Tobago, anyone?

The number 13 may seem unlucky for some, but Thomas Cook are hoping it proves a positive choice of date, with November 13th 2016 earmarked for the inaugural flight on their new, and most importantly direct, long-haul route.

Customers will benefit from the direct flights from Manchester airport to the tempting, tropical paradise of Tobago, with flights running every Sunday through winter 2016. A regional direct route in the North is a big coup for Thomas Cook, who already boast an impressive portfolio of long haul flights from Manchester Airport.

Destination Guide

Tobago has something to offer couples, families, and tourists seeking adventure or something a little bit different. Tobago has been described by Virgin Holidays as ‘the closest you’ll get to dunking your head in a giant tropical fish tank’, and the clear waters do have something of a ‘Finding Nemo’ feel to them.

The sun, sea, and sand are one of the major pulls here, and there’s plenty of opportunities to experience the best the island has to offer through diving safari’s, glass bottomed boat trips of Buccoo Reef Marine Park, and the rejuvenating powers of the famous Nylon Pool. Back on dry land there are rainforests, nature reserves, and Tobago’s smaller cousin Little Tobago, which has coined the nickname ‘Bird Of Paradise Island’ thanks to its wealth of bird species.

Visitors can also experience the low-key, but colourful carnival celebrations, traditional calypso and soca music, and relaxing unspoilt villages such as Castara and Charlottesville. You’ll never be short of entertainment, or tempting food either. With creole and Caribbean to sample there’s ample opportunity to get involved in the local culture whether you are wining, dining, or exploring museums or ancient forts. Tobago offers an intriguing mix of rest and relaxation, water sports and ancient history.

Many people come to snorkel and dive, but there is so much more on offer throughout the island.

Essential Details

Need a few extra details to help your holiday to Tobago go smoothly? If this Caribbean destination is top of your wish list, then here’s some more essential info.

To enter Tobago you will need relevant visas and passports, funds to support your stay on the island, and a valid return ticket home. You’ll need to fill in an immigration card on arrival, and it’s always recommended that you take out adequate worldwide travel insurance to cover the length of your stay.

Your long haul flight will take around 10 hours 45 minutes and you’ll arrive 4 hours behind GMT time. If you’re organised, your spending money will already be changed to Trinidad and Tobago Dollars before you arrive, and you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy your holiday.

This is just a snapshot of what is on offer in this beautiful destination, and with flights now on sale for Thomas Cook Airlines direct flights from Manchester, maybe now is a good time to burst out some steel pan music, and find out more about Tobago.

Photo credit: The beach at Pigeon Point, Tobago, CC License.