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

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.