(Luton, UK – 7 October 2015) – Cosmos Holidays is changing its name to Monarch. The tour operator, which is part of the Monarch Group and which currently trades as Cosmos Holidays and Monarch Holidays, will start to sell holidays solely under the Monarch name from 7 October 2015.

All holidays will be based around Monarch Airlines’ extensive choice of routes to beach, city and ski destinations across Europe. This reflects last year’s announcement that the company would focus on a network of short haul leisure destinations. Bookable through travel agents or directly from Monarch (www.monarch.co.uk/holidays or 0333 777 4740) customers will be able to book flights, hotels and holidays through the travel company with the choice of hotels expanding all the time.

Monarch will offer flights from five UK airports (Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Luton and Leeds Bradford) to 39 European destinations, and holidays to thousands of hotels across Europe in 2016.

Andrew Swaffield, Chief Executive Officer of the Monarch Group, said: “For almost 50 years the Monarch name has stood for quality, value and excellent service. Now is the right time for us to consolidate all of our travel products under one brand.”

“Our customers have the ease of being able to book flights, holidays and hotels in one place to an excellent choice of destinations across Europe.”

Customers will still enjoy the tour operator’s concierge service, a unique proposition which was introduced in 2013. Now known as ‘Holiday Concierge’ it is available to customers immediately from the time of booking until they return home from their holidays. The service is free and is operated by experienced and knowledgeable overseas staff offering expert advice on a wide range of local services and activities in all resorts – all part of Monarch’s continued commitment to offer a bespoke and outstanding level of customer service.

For more information and to book a flight or holiday, contact a travel agent, visit www.monarch.co.uk or call 0333 777 4740.


Cosmos Tours Ltd (registered co. no 01175122) is a separate company which is not connected to Cosmos Holidays or Monarch. It will continue to trade under the Cosmos brand, offering tours and cruises. www.cosmostoursandcruises.co.uk


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