If you're booking (or have booked) a Thomson package holiday, make sure you check exactly when you will be expected to leave your hotel on your last day. You could be in for a nasty shock.
I certainly was when I discovered that Thomson were perfectly happy to leave a family with a five-year-old son with no hotel room between 10am on our last day and around 4am the following morning. That's right: in 30-degree heat and well into the hours of darkness.
After a lot of coming and going with Thomson - including one 90-minute phone call - the company were unapologetic. This was no mistake and they would not be doing anything to help us in this respect. In short, we were on our own.
Their position was that we had booked seven nights' accommodation and entering our hotel room at 6am on the first day counted as our first night. We had to check out on the Sunday morning and would have no room until we left for our 6.10am flight at around 4am.
I'm glad I checked before I flew. I'm guessing a lot of families will be in for a hell of a fright, hardly expecting this from a supposedly reputable, established company which tell visitors to their homepage: "Every element of our holidays has been designed with you in mind."
In the end (as I was practically forced to do) I contacted the hotel directly and arranged an extra night's stay - at extra expense, of course.
Thomson needs to warn people very clearly - especially those they know are travelling with young children - if there's going to be a very lengthy gap between their hotel check-out and their flight home.
We're paying Thomson to arrange a family package holiday, and we should not expect them to leave us to the mercy of the mosquitos well into the night and without basic human comforts.