19 April 2018

New Riu hotel in Zanzibar

With the purchase of a new hotel on the island of Zanzibar, the TUI hotel brand Riu continues the expansion of the group around the Indian Ocean. In delivering its growth roadmap, TUI Group promotes year-round destinations, which facilitates profitable operation of the resort throughout the year. In the coming winter season, the hotel will be become part of the Adults Only Riu Palace range and will offer all-inclusive by RIU service.

The Riu Palace Zanzibar, a luxury hotel with 102 rooms and suites, is located on the northern tip of the island next to the coast of East Africa. Riu complements its offer in the Indian Ocean, which already includes two hotels in Mauritius and one in Sri Lanka. The hotel already belongs to the exclusive collection 'The Leading Hotels of The World' collection thanks to its location right on Nungwi Beach, one of the most beautiful of the island, to the tasteful decoration and to its excellent service. It has three restaurants, two bars, a spa area, conference rooms, a gym and a tennis court.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region in Tanzania and is particularly popular with travellers who combine a safari through the Serengeti National Park with a stay on the long sandy beaches of the island. One of the highlights is also the historic centre of Zanzibar City, also known as Stone Town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, 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.