Hanover, 8 March 2018

Mike Schwanke is leaving Robinson Club GmbH

Mike Schwanke, Managing Director at Robinson Club GmbH, has decided to leave the company to take on new professional challenges. Until a successor is appointed, Bernd Mäser, joint Managing Director at Robinson Club GmbH, will additionally assume Mike Schwanke’s responsibilities with immediate effect. During the transition period, Marketing & Sales will report to Tobias Neumann on an interim basis. The 44-year-old has been Director Distribution at TUI Hotels & Resorts since the beginning of March and has many years of experience in tour operation. In that role, he heads the new unit in charge of distribution for the three brands Robinson, TUI Blue and TUI Magic Life.

“We thank Mike Schwanke for his commitment and expertise in the various Marketing & Sales roles he has performed for our Group. In the past few years, he has intensively pushed ahead with branding activities in our rapidly growing cruise and hotel businesses. We wish him all the best for his personal and professional future,” said Erik Friemuth, Managing Director TUI Hotels & Resorts and Group Chief Marketing Officer.

Mike Schwanke studied business administration at Hanover University of Applied Sciences. The business graduate subsequently held various management functions in marketing, corporate communications and brand management at mobile telecommunications provider Telefónica. Mike Schwanke joined TUI Cruises in 2012, initially as Director Marketing. He was subsequently appointed as Director Sales for the cruise company. In 2017, he moved to Robinson Club GmbH as Managing Director. In that role, the 46-year-old was in charge of Marketing & Sales as well as Operations at the German market leader for premium club holidays.

About Robinson

ROBINSON is a premium brand and leader of resort vacations, offering a unique holiday experience in 25 resorts in fourteen countries with a capacity of around 15.100 beds. By providing outstanding entertainment and competent, creative childcare as well as, a wide range of locally sourced fresh cuisine prepared by premier chefs, new trend sports and activities, ROBINSON Club is the ideal holiday choice for families, couples and single travellers.

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.