Tui Group News

Thomson unveils final UK ad campaign before 2017 rebrand

Thomson unveils final UK ad campaign before 2017 rebrand

This December leading UK holiday company, Thomson, will mark its ultimate campaign titled ‘Moments’, airing before Christmas ahead of rebranding to TUI in 2017. Thomson is proud to have led the way since the 1960’s by producing emotive holiday campaigns, with the new creative continuing the legacy theme as the story signifies the importance of enjoying those important holiday ‘moments’ with loved ones.

TUI to launch Europe-wide advertising campaign to unify brand

TUI to launch Europe-wide advertising campaign to unify brand

The TUI tourism group has revealed it will launch its first international advertising campaign under one master brand in eight European markets. It comprises TV, digital, print and out of home advertising, featuring people of all age groups in many different holiday situations – from wellness holidays on the beach via trips for families or couples all the way to sports and adventure travel offerings.

Thomson and First Choice add Vietnam to long-haul programme

Thomson and First Choice add Vietnam to long-haul programme

Thomson and First Choice are to introduce Vietnam to its winter 2017 programme. The Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba, which were new additions to its summer 2017 programme, will also be extended into the winter season. The move is part of continued interest in long haul destinations and builds on the 350 per cent increase in long haul holidays over a ten year period that the brands revealed last year.

Etihad Aviation Group confirms TUI AG leisure airline talks

Etihad Aviation Group confirms TUI AG leisure airline talks

Etihad Aviation Group and TUI AG today confirmed they are in discussions to create a European leisure airline group, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key tourist markets. It is proposed to contribute the touristic operations of the airberlin group and the German TUIfly company, including the aircraft currently operated by TUIfly for airberlin under a wet-lease agreement, into a new airline group established by TUI AG and Etihad Aviation Group.

TUI Group raises guidance as financial year closes

TUI Group raises guidance as financial year closes

TUI Group has raised its operating profit guidance for the full year results. As the 2015/16 year draws to a close, ending on Friday, the group is confident of delivering between 12 and 13 per cent growth in EBITA following on from the previous guidance of least ten per cent. RIU and the Cruises division, together with the very positive development of the tour operator business in the UK, have contributed to this “excellent result”, the group said earlier.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to welcome two new vessels

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to welcome two new vessels

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet will receive two new ships. With the move, TUI Group is hoping to continue its strategic transformation to a hotel and cruise group. The group will further expand its own hotel and cruise portfolio. The world’s number one tourism group will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

TUI UK & Ireland appoints first head of innovation

TUI UK & Ireland appoints first head of innovation

TUI UK & Ireland has appointed its first head of innovation as it looks to further digitise the business. Jo Hickson, who joined from Home Retail Group where she spent five years as group head of innovation, will be focused on driving customer focused innovations across TUI UK & Ireland. In her new role, Hickson will report to Jeremy Osborne, director of strategic business change and innovation.