Hanover, 17 January 2018

TUI focuses on growth opportunities and digitisation in Italy

  • Generation change at Italian TUI subsidiary Viaggi del Turchese: Marco Amos will be the new Managing Director
  • Long-time Managing Director Adriana Bosco and CFO Gianluigi Inzani will hand over the management of the company in April

Italy is already one of Europe's top 5 holiday destinations for the customers of the TUI Group. In future, the world’s leading tourism group will continue to expand its core business here with hotels and cruises. It will be the responsibility of Marco Amos (49), who will become the new Managing Director of the Italian TUI subsidiary company Viaggi del Turchese as of April. He will be taking over the role from Adriana Bosco (69) who is retiring. Furthermore, TUI is planning to develop Italy as a market to win new customers for its hotels, cruises and holidays. As a result, Italy will belong to a group of countries such as Spain, Portugal, Brazil and China, which are already holiday destinations for TUI and are being consistently developed as markets to win new customer segments. In Italy, this will take place not only in the traditional tour operator business, but also digitally, on the basis of an online platform, and through the global expansion of the strong TUI umbrella brand.

Marco Amos is currently Project Manager TUI Italy at TUI Switzerland. Since October 2017, he has been supporting Martin Wittwer, CEO of TUI Switzerland, in expanding the business in the Italian market for the TUI Group, and thereby benefitted from his many years of experience in tourism and his bilingual skills. “I wish Marco Amos every success in his new role and look forward to continuing a successful cooperation“, says Wittwer.

After more than thirty years of involvement with Viaggi del Turchese, Adriana Bosco (69) will hand over the management of the Italian subsidiary of TUI in April of this year and will retire. “We would like to thank Adriana Bosco for her many years of commitment. She has built up Viaggi del Turchese and has made a significant contribution to the successful operation of the TUI brand in Italy since the end of 2016“, says Martin Wittwer, who, in addition to his role as CEO of TUI Switzerland, will also take over as the new CEO of Viaggi del Turchese. Also in April, CFO Gianluigi Inzani (64) will be retiring.

About TUI Group

The TUI Group is the world's leading tourism group and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. The TUI share is listed on the FTSE 250, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany.

The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of whom are in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 15 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 in the luxury class and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships at Marella Cruises in England. The Group also includes Europe's leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. Besides the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of our corporate culture. With projects in 25 countries, the TUI Care Foundation initiated by TUI focuses on the positive effects of tourism, education and training and the strengthening of environmental and social standards. It thus supports the development of holiday destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.