Hanover, 21 November 2018

TUI Group expands international concept hotel portfolio

  • 15 new hotels around the Mediterranean to be added to the portfolio
  • Number of TUI Sensimar, TUI Family Life and TUI Sensatori Hotels increases to over 100 hotels in 16 countries
  • TUI to debut concept hotel brand in Santorini

TUI Group is set to expand its international concept hotel portfolio with the addition of 12 new TUI Sensimar hotels and three new TUI Family Life hotels in financial year 2019. As part of this expansion, TUI will also debut a TUI concept brand in the Greek island of Santorini with the TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blue. In addition, TUI Sensatori Barut Fethiye Resort in Turkey will be extended with the construction of a new building next to the hotel. This will take the portfolio of TUI’s three international concept hotel brands from 88 to 103 hotels*. UK guests have around 84 hotels to choose from. TUI Group’s overall hotel portfolio currently comprises 380 hotels and resorts, 50 of which are operated by third-party hoteliers.

“For our three international concept hotel brands, we plan to deliver strong growth in cooperation with local partners. Our concepts offer TUI’s renowned quality and a unique holiday experience, resulting in high customer satisfaction levels and occupancy rates in the hotels. TUI will continue to set standards for the holiday hotel industry in the future,” said Sebastian Ebel, TUI Group Executive Board member in charge of Hotels & Resorts. “We are also driving our growth roadmap in the hotel segment further ahead through our TUI Blue, Robinson and TUI Magic Life brands and our long-standing joint venture partners such as Riu.”

While some of 15 new hotels are located in top destinations such as Spain, Greece and Turkey, some others will expand the offering in Italy, Egypt, Tunisia and Croatia.

* 62 operated by third-party hoteliers

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.