TUI UK & Ireland, which operates holiday brands Thomson and First Choice, has announced the decision to close its Coventry office by December 2015. The company also confirmed it has entered into a consultation process with staff based at the office as it announces proposals regarding the future operating model of its contact centres, which includes the relocation of roles to other UK sites.
TUI AG has reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share nil-premium merger of TUI Travel and TUI AG, which is to be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement of TUI Travel. Under the merger, TUI Travel Shareholders (other than TUI AG and certain connected parties) will receive 0.399 New TUI AG Shares for each TUI Travel Share held by them at the scheme record time.
Thomson and First Choice-operator TUI UK & Ireland has said it will consult with staff over possible cuts to hours. The travel agent giant has said it will reduce opening hours at its retail outlets as it continues to see more booking shift online.
German travel agent Tui and its UK subsidiary, Tui Travel, have revealed plans to merge following years of speculation about such a deal. In a statement earlier, the firms said the deal would deliver a number of benefits, including £36 million of cost savings a year.
TUI Travel PLC, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, has announced the launch of its new investor relations app. This one-stop-shop puts TUI Travel into the palm of your hand and includes all the latest news and information from the Group in an easy to use way.
Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel, has met with Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, earlier while on a trip to the island to celebrate the opening of the Sensatori Jamaica resort, and discussed with her the role of TUI Travel in the future of Jamaica’s tourism. Thomson, part of TUI UK & Ireland, now operates more flights to Jamaica than any other European Airline.
TUI Travel’s Mainstream Sector has appointed Dan Robb as its digital marketing director. This is a new role within the sector and Robb will join the Group on July 1st. He has worked at Google for the last nine years where he has led the development and growth of Google’s Travel team.
TUI Travel has exceeded its latest and most stretching airline carbon reduction target of 9% by 2015 on a 2008 baseline. Across its six airlines, the Group has reduced its relative carbon emissions by 9.3% in 5 years, and a year before its Sustainable Holidays Plan concludes.
TUI Travel, the largest travel operator in Europe has reported a four per cent rise in revenue for the financial year ended September 30th, as more consumers opt for its package holidays. Revenue stood at £15.1 billion for the year, while underlying profits jumped 20 per cent to hit a record high of £589 million, according to its annual results.
Thomson and First Choice have confirmed they will provide Wi-Fi free of charge next summer across key hotel concepts. Customers staying in Thomson Sensatori, Couples, Family Resorts, Scene and Gold hotels, as well as First Choice Holiday Village, SplashWorld, Club Magic Life and SuneoClub resorts will be able to stay connected online during their stay without extra charges.
Boeing and TUI Travel have completed an order for two 787-8 Dreamliners. The deal, worth $424 million at current list prices, extends TUI Travel’s 787 commitment to 15 airplanes.
Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, has met with the Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras to discuss the growth plans for the company in the country, one of its key destinations. “I would like to thank the prime minister for sharing his vision of tourism as one of the main economic engines in the Country and commend his strategy to accelerate the growth in this dynamic and high potential industry,” said Long.