Thomson and First Choice link with Linguaphone for exclusive 30% discounts

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thomson and First Choice have teamed up with Linguaphone, a world-leading provider of language courses, to offer their customers an exclusive 30% discount on Linguaphone's range of self-study courses.

Speaking the local language can make all the difference to a holiday. That’s why from this week, all Thomson and First Choice customers will benefit from a 30% discount on Linguaphone’s courses. Whether customers simply want to speak a few foreign words or blend in with the locals, Linguaphone has a course for everyone.  With the wide range of courses on CD and MP4 formats available, customers will also be able to choose where and when they study - at the gym, on the way to work or relaxing at home.

Senior Innovation Manager for Thomson and First Choice, Andrea Josse is delighted with the partnership and explains:

This partnership highlights our commitment to heighten our customers’ holiday experiences by providing innovative services. Even being able to speak just a few words of a foreign language can make a huge difference and aims to make their holidays abroad that much more enjoyable.

Derek Price, Chief Operations Officer for the Linguaphone Group, commented:

With a little help from Linguaphone, asking for directions, shopping and eating out abroad will become second nature for all Thomson and First Choice customers. We are very pleased to be working with TUI Travel plc, and look forward to a strong partnership with them in the months and years to come.”

Contacts / notes to editors

Andy Cockburn - Thomson Press Office

Tel: + 44 (0)1582 645 417 


Charlotte Pritchard- Head of Marketing, Linguaphone Group

Tel: +44 (0)20 8687 6115

Mobile: +44 (0)7799 723 218


Notes to editors

  1. For further information visit or and click on Extras.
  2. The Linguaphone Group is a world-leading provider of distance and classroom-based language training, operating under the internationally recognised Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English brand names.  With over 100 years of experience, the Group has an extensive network of 200 learning centers worldwide.  The Group also has a wide-ranging portfolio of self-study products sold in over 60 countries to more than seven million customers.  For more information visit


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