Despite international interest, Castelfalfi remained a dormant sleeping beauty until 2007, when European based tourist company TUI AG acquired the village and surrounding 2,700-acre estate with a vision of reviving the village in the most authentic way possible and transforming Castelfalfi into one of Italy’s finest leisure and vacation destinations.
Low-cost carrier Norwegian has continued its cooperation with several big tour operators by entering new agreements with TUI, Thomas Cook and Nazar. The agreements mean that Norwegian will fly charter passengers to several destinations in the Mediterranean.
TUI UK & Ireland has announced that Jill Carter has been appointed to the role of director of retail, with immediate effect. Carter, currently head of retail sales, will now lead the transformation of the retail business across the 649 shops in the UK & Ireland. Carter will report into customer operations director, Fraser Ellacott.
TUI Group has released its first set of quarterly results since the merger of TUI AG and TUI Travel last year, revealing it narrowed losses in the first quarter. The world’s largest travel group said underlying operating losses were reduced by €33 million to €108 million, when compared to the same period of last year.