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TUI UK & Ireland appoints new managing director

TUI UK & Ireland appoints new managing director

TUI UK & Ireland has announced that Nick Longman, currently managing director, distribution and online – mainstream, will be appointed as managing director of TUI UK & Ireland with effect from June 1st 2015.

At the same time, David Burling moves to a larger role as managing director of Northern Region on the executive board of TUI Group, overseeing the UK and Ireland, Nordics, Canada and Russia. 

Burling will also manage the product and purchasing division and aviation platforms.

Longman has been with TUI since 1998 and held a number of positions within the business, including managing director of Canada and distribution director for Thomson and First Choice.

His current remit and team will now move into the central function of group marketing, led by Group chief marketing officer Erik Friemuth.


Burling said: “I am really proud of what we’ve achieved here in the UK over the last four years, the business has gone from strength to strength as we focus on the successful implementation of our strategy.

“There have been many highlights from becoming the first UK airline to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner, to the opening of our ninth exclusive Sensatori Resort and I’d like to thank my team for everything we’ve achieved together. 

“I’m confident Nick will do a great job in his new role and I wish him every success.”