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 number one tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and in the German open market. In financial year 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €18.5bn and an operating result of €1.177bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 330 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 17 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European leisure airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating opportunities for the next generation.