October 2017: Thomas Cook has launched Marrakech in Morocco to offer more choice to adults and families looking for a winter sun getaway. From November 2018, flights will operate twice weekly from Manchester on Thomas Cook Airlines with a flying time of three and a half hours.

On sale now, Morocco is ideal for a winter sun getaway where the average seasonal temperature of 15°c makes it easy to explore the vast spice markets and local food stalls, vibrant city life and breath-taking Atlas mountains. The Marrakech International Film Festival in December is a draw for film buffs looking for some culture too. Often thought of as a destination for couples, Marrakech is also a great pick for a family holiday with Thomas Cook offering a number of hotels with lots to keep the little ones entertained.

With flight-only options available for independent travellers, Thomas Cook is also offering a range of packages to six hotels across the city including one own-brand hotel, the SENTIDO Kenzi Menara Palace. Located opposite the beautiful Agdal Royal Gardens, and just a short drive from Jamaa el-Fna, the UNESCO certified market square in Marrakesh old town; the hotel caters for families and couples alike. With extensive spa facilities, two pools and a range of sports and recreational activities, there’s plenty for guests of all ages to explore in this traditionally designed hotel, after enjoying the sights nearby.

Chris Mottershead, Managing Director for Thomas Cook UK, said: “We know many of our customers enjoy winter sun holidays, so ensuring our holiday offering is flexible enough to meet the needs of our customers, whether they’re families or couples, is important to us. The balmy temperature and short flight time will attract families looking for a winter sun getaway a bit closer to home.”