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Cook, Thomas Cook: James Bond Inspired Holidays


LONDON, October 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Everyone, on some level, wishes they could be James Bond. While saving the world might be a bit too much for most of us to fit into our busy lifestyles, enjoying some of the exotic locations the jet-set spy has enjoyed during his globetrotting life is definitely something anyone can plan to do.

Film fans have for decades marvelled at the various exciting and exotic destinations featured in the 23, and counting, 007 films, giving many the urge to see it for themselves.

So if you're after thrills and excitement on your next holiday Bond-style, then Thomas Cook has a few ideas for you.

The Exotic

From the bikini-clad Ursula Andress in Dr No to Daniel Craig in those swim shorts, Bond films are never without a stunning beach scene. So if you fancy recreating their dramatic entrances there are plenty of exotic locations you can visit for a bit of sun, sea and sand. The Caribbean is perfect for this, offering a fantastic combination of hot weather and engaging activities. With cheap Dominican Republic holidays, you can spend your days engaging in various water sports or visiting the many local markets.

Of course, it wouldn't be the Caribbean without mentioning Cuba. Bond visited here in Golden Eye and Die Another Day, and there's no reason why he shouldn't come back a third time. Whether it's the natural beauty, the historic charm and culture or the beach lifestyle, the country has a little bit of everything. With Cuba holidays 2013 on offer now, there's never been a better time to see this unique country, even 007 said never say never again to returning.

Unique Culture

Though Bond films are distinctly British, from the Aston Martin to the Union Jack parachutes, sometimes a visit to a place where the language, food and atmosphere are widely distinct to that from home is great for leaving the comfort zone. If you want the thrill of being somewhere new, and the option to explore a different world for yourself, then holidays to Tunisia could be what you are looking for. Most of us don't have Bond's unlimited supply of expenses, but Tunisia's proximity to the UK and great value for money means you can experience an exciting change of culture on a shoestring. With a rich culture and heritage, this North African country has a lot more to offer than just beautiful beaches and good winter weather.


Whilst there are plenty of exotic locations throughout the world, even James Bond would admit there are some thrilling and engaging places to explore across Europe. From the wealth and glamour of the casino's of Monte Carlo featured in GoldenEye to the floating city of Venice in From Russia with Love, Europe has been a chance for Bond to leave super villains shaken as well as stirred. It wouldn't be a Bond film without some exotic nightlife, and you can find engaging bars and busy clubs during holidays to Rhodes.

SOURCE Thomas Cook

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