Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist Craig David has dazzled employees, suppliers and media at an exclusive ceremony to celebrate the launch of Marella Cruises’ newest ship, Marella Explorer, in Palma, Majorca.
The seasonal underlying EBITA loss at the company was improved by 26 per cent, to €158.6 million, including several one-off effects. “We continue to deliver growth, all trends remain intact, and our very good trading performance for summer 2018 fully matches our expectations,” said TUI Group chief executive Fritz Joussen.
Only two years ago, TUI Group launched its new lifestyle hotel brand TUI Blue. The youngest hotel subsidiary has since played a crucial role in delivering the group’s growth roadmap in this segment.
Tui UK & Ireland has said, marketing and customer experience director, will leave the business after 27 years at the end of May. Ellis has led the marketing division since 2011 and been responsible for the end to end ownership of brand, CRM, insights, content, social and digital marketing.
Birgit Conix will succeed Horst Baier TUI Group’s chief financial officer. The Belgian will join the executive board of the company in July and take over the role when Baier steps down this autumn.
TUI Group has appointed Andrew Flintham to the tole of managing director of TUI UK & Ireland. Flintham has been part of the leadership team of TUI UK & Ireland for over 13 years, most recently as commercial director, bringing an extensive knowledge of tour operating and understanding of the ambitious growth plans.
TUI Group has opened its first TUI Blue hotel in Portugal. The opening of TUI Blue Falesia marks the launch of this year’s growth phase for TUI Group’s new lifestyle hotel brand.
Tui Group saw turnover climb by 9.1 per cent in the three months to December when compared to the previous year. At the same time, customer numbers at the tour operator grew by 4.4 per cent year-on-year.
TUI Group has created a new role of chief digital officer in a move to bring its structure into line with its digitalisation strategy and underpin its consistent implementation. The new post will be taken over by Elke Reichart from February.