David Burling has been a member of the Executive Board since 1 June 2015. He is in charge of UK & Ireland, the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark), Canada and Russia as well as Hotel Purchasing and Aviation Platform. Prior to this appointment, David Burling was a member of the TUI Group’s Executive Committee as well as Managing Director for TUI UK & Ireland from October 2011 until June 2015. In April 2012 he joined the Group Management Board for TUI Travel PLC.

David previously held the position of Commercial Director for TUI UK following the merger of the Tourism Division of TUI AG and First Choice in September 2007. David was key to the successful integration of the businesses, ensuring that both brands had clear strategy for growth.

David started his career at Thomson Holidays in 1990.

Initial Appointment: June 2015
Appointment until: May 2021


Membership in comparable supervisory bodies of domestic and foreign companies:

  • TUI Travel Holdings Ltd.
  • TUI Travel Ltd.
  • First Choice Holidays Ltd.
  • First Choice Holidays & Flights Ltd.
  • Sunwing Travel Group Inc.
  • First Choice Olympic Ltd.               
  • TUI Sverige AB                                 
  • TUI Travel Holdings Sweden AB
  • TUI Nordic Holdings Sweden AB
  • Thomson Travel Group (Holdings) Ltd
  • TUI Travel Overseas Holdings Ltd.
  • TUI Canada Holdings Inc.
  • TUI Northern Europe Ltd.
  • TUI Travel Group Management Services Ltd.
  • TUI UK Transport Ltd.