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Two hotels in Canaries trial Thomas Cook’s 

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Reserving sunbeds has always been a bone of contention when you go on holiday and see towels all over the place but now an official scheme is to be tried, including in the Canaries!

What tourists think of the new idea from Thomas Cook remains to be seen, however, which is why there will first be a trial from the end of February. Two of the three hotels are in the Canaries, one in Lanzarote, the other in Gran Canaria. If it works, it would be rolled out to 30 other locations in Spain where Thomas Cook has its own brand hotels.

Thomas Cook says holiday-makers at the trial hotels will be able to pre-book their sunbeds before the start of their break. Guests asking for the service will be sent an email showing how to do so, together with a map of the pool area showing the sunbeds availa-ble.

The two hotels so far in the Canaries are the SENTIDO Aequora in Lanzarote and the Sunprime Atlantic View in Gran Canaria.

A spokesperson for Thomas Cook said: “Following the successful launch of Choose Your Room for Summer 2017, Choose Your Favourite Sunbed is part of the travel company’s wider commitment to innovating today’s package holiday and adapting to the needs of the modern traveller.”

“It is the first service of its kind to be offered by a package holiday company in the UK and takes customers’ ability to ‘unpack’ and personalise their package holiday to a new level.”

Chris Mottershead, Thomas Cook’s UK Managing Director, said: “Traditional package holidays are a thing of the past. Holidaymakers today want to personalise their package, mixing and matching the elements that best fit their needs and lifestyle.”

“Our recently launched services such as Choose Your Room, which has attracted more than 10,000 bookings during the trial phase, and Early Check In, are proving popular and we’re excited about the opportunity with Choose your Favourite Sunbed, particularly among families that want to secure a number of beds together in a specific spot.”

Choose Your Favourite Sunbed will cost 25 per sunbed per stay.