Hanover, 5 April 2018

TUI Magic Life to open first club in Italy

Continued expansion of TUI’s hotel segment

TUI Group will open the first hotel of its all-inclusive club brand in Italy. The future TUI Magic Life Calabria is located in the sun-drenched tip of the ‘Italian boot’. The existing resort with 641 rooms will be redesigned in the next few months and will open in May 2019. The new club is a further milestone towards delivering TUI Group’s growth roadmap, based on the continuous expansion of its portfolio of own hotel brands. In Winter 2017/18 alone, TUI Hotels & Resorts continued its expansion through eight new openings, with seven more hotels scheduled to follow this Summer.

“With TUI Magic Life Calabria, we include an element of Italian beach culture in our portfolio. The resorts’ generous sports facilities provide ideal conditions for expanding our all-inclusive concept with numerous activities to southern Italy,” said Andreas Pospiech, Managing Director TUI Magic Life.

Sports enthusiasts, in particular, will be attracted by the extensive cycling programme, twelve tennis and four volleyball courts and an aquatic sports station. The club targets both families and couples. While kids can romp around in the Splashworld, a waterpark, adults can relax in the exclusively bookable Private Lodge area (only adults +16 years). TUI Magic Life Calabria accesses the long sandy beach through a natural pine forest.

The hallmarks of the TUI Magic Life club brand are its numerous all-inclusive services and comprehensive sports and entertainment programme. Its portfolio includes 13 other clubs in Spain, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. Another new club included in the programme for this season is TUI Magic Life Masmavi on the Turkish Riviera.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is the world’s leading integrated tourism group operating in more than 100 destinations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 250 index and in the German open market.

In financial year 2019, TUI Group recorded turnover of around €19bn and an operating result of €893m. The Group employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. TUI offers its 28 million customers, including 21 million customers in European national companies, integrated services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises more than 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson as well as 18 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading European tour operator brands, five airlines with 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft and 1,600 travel agencies. Apart from the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises and destination activities, TUI is increasingly investing in digital platforms. The Group is transforming as a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, promotes the positive effects of tourism, education and training as well as environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus contributes to the development of the holiday destinations. TUI Care Foundation, operating around the world, initiates projects creating new opportunities for the next generation.