Cyprus specialist Biblio Travel, founded last year at the height of the pandemic, will launch its debut holiday programme later this month.
The firm, headed up by former Olympic Holidays chief Clare Tobin, has chartered flights from Condor for the operation, and will offer departures to Larnaca from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick.
Its programme will get under way on 31 July, with Biblio offering a "triple-lock" guarantee built around its trust account model, package holiday pledge and price guarantee.
Biblio will offer a wide portfolio of options, ranging from two-star self-catering properties to five-star boutique stays – including both well-known favourites and "new to UK market" properties.
Seven-night value packages start from £349pp, mid value from £545pp and luxury from £729pp.
The operator has also introduced an "absolute package" which includes 23kg luggage plus a further 10kg hand luggage, free transfers and full-time in-resort support, available on £49pp deposits.
Tobin said Biblio would be able to carry up to 95,000 passengers this summer. “Everything is being organised for a care-free holiday," said Tobin.
"Our guests can be confident that our Cypriot-based company can provide the largest hotel range for Cyprus on the British market – from best value two-star bargains, three-star family-friendly accommodation, popular four-star resorts to some seriously ’wow factor’ five-star properties for those wanting the best of everything after missing out on holidays for more than a year.
"We can’t wait to welcome guests to Cyprus for sunshine holidays; they’ll be in the safest hands while securing the best prices."
Biblio’s triple-lock guarantee will see the operator adopt a trust account model, meaning customer cash isn’t used as working capital.
It also sees Biblio sign up to BBC Watchdog’s package holiday pledge, a set of tenets by which it will operate – including not charging amendment fees for rebooking owing to Covid flight cancellations or changes, or when Foreign Office advice changes to advise against all but essential travel to a destination.
The pledge also features a number of Covid-specific tenets, as well as a within 14 days refund pledge.
Additionally, Biblio’s price guarantee means that if a customer finds the same holiday within 24 hours of booking at a cheaper price, they will be refunded the difference.