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

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.