Mike Schwanke will become managing director at Robinson Club from May, joining the company from his current position as director sales at TUI Cruises. He will jointly manage the quality and market leader for premium club resort holidays with managing director Bernd Mäser.
TUI Group has delivered growth in turnover at the start of financial 2017, while the seasonal quarter one loss at the travel giant was also reduced year-on-year. On a constant currency basis, underlying EBITA rose by 17 per cent to a loss of €66.7 million in the period from October to December.
TUI Group has reached an agreement with private equity firm KKR to sell Travelopi for £325 million. The deal values Travelopi at 14.4 times its 2016 underlying EBITA and 7.7 times its underlying EBITDA.
Cape Verde has seen the soft launch of its first adult-only hotel and luxury beach club, Bikini Beach. Developed by the luxury resort hospitality company The Resort Group, the hotels will welcome the first guests on December 18th. Located on the white sands of the island of Sal, Cape Verde, the new developments offer total bliss and relaxation.
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 Group has reported an operating result of €1.001 billion for the financial year, up from €953 million last year. The figure excludes the specialist unit Travelopia, which is available for sale as announced and is accounted for as discontinued operation.
TUI AG‘s supervisory board has given the green light today for further steps with the goal to create a new European airline joint venture with Etihad Aviation Group. TUI Group’s supervisory body approved the plan to contribute its German leisure airline subsidiary TUI fly GmbH to a joint venture with Etihad.
World Travel Market London has announced TUI Group as headline sponsor of its prestigious WTM Buyers’ Club. At this year´s World Travel Market London TUI Group Product & Purchasing will partner with the WTM Buyers’ Club, the business club for senior travel industry decision makers with direct purchasing responsibility.
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 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.