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TUI Travel chief in Greece for tourism talks

TUI Travel chief in Greece for tourism talks

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.

TUI Travel to create 1,500 tourism jobs

TUI Travel to create 1,500 tourism jobs

26 September 2013 Organisations & Operators

TUI Travel has announced it has changed the way it recruits for the majority of its UK customer-facing roles making it easier for potential recruits to find, apply and join the Group. Due to the sheer diversity of jobs and opportunities across the company it has brought eight of its brands under one roof.

Changes at the top for TUI UK

Changes at the top for TUI UK

12 September 2013 Organisations & Operators

TUI UK&I have announced that Fraser Ellacott, the current managing director of Thomson & Island Cruises, will join the UK&I board in the newly created position of customer operations director. Ellacott, who has been the managing director of Thomson & Island Cruises since 2011, will now be responsible for all customer facing areas including retail, financial services, contact centres, overseas holiday experience, commercial and ancillaries and the property portfolio. 

Western Union extends TUI UK partnership

Western Union extends TUI UK partnership

10 September 2013 Organisations & Operators

The Western Union Company and UK tour operator TUI UK & Ireland, home to the brands Thomson and First Choice, have announced a new five year contract to ensure Western Union’s money transfer services will continue to be available in travel shops across the UK. The deal sees TUI UK & Ireland and Western Union extend their successful ten year collaboration and means that holidaymakers, as well as many other customer groups, who need cash to be sent to them quickly by family or friends, can do so conveniently at a ‘Thomson featuring First Choice’ travel shop.

TUI China opens Shanghai branch

TUI China opens Shanghai branch

7 September 2013 Organisations & Operators

TUI China officially opened its Shanghai branch, located in the CH International Tower, in Hongkou District, Shanghai. TUI China’s Shanghai branch will focus on providing professional services to Shanghai’s growing M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) sector

Abu Dhabi teams up with TUI for Indian tourism push

Abu Dhabi teams up with TUI for Indian tourism push

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and TUI have teamed up to stage a month long destination campaign in New Delhi to further bolster Indian visitor numbers to the emirate. It is the first large-scale consumer facing activation for TCA Abu Dhabi in the republic since opening its dedicated promotions office there early this year and reinforces the two organisations’ commitment to the Indian market - the largest overseas catchment for the emirate this year in terms of hotel guests.

TUI chief seeks Canary Islands support

TUI chief seeks Canary Islands support

Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel, has called for greater support from the Canary Islands’ government. In a brief address at an event for tourism officials and partners earlier, Long said offering financial incentives to low-cost carriers created an un-level playing field and urged the government to treat all airlines equally.

TUI Travel launches MyThomson app

TUI Travel launches MyThomson app

TUI Travel, a FTSE 100 company and owners of Thomson, is putting holiday planning in the palm of its holidaymakers’ hands as it rolls out the MyThomson app to all Thomson customers following a successful trial with travellers. During the trial more than 15,000 holidaymakers downloaded the app and their reviews have given it a four-star rating in the Apple App Store – as well as a spot in the Top 20 most popular travel apps.