Hanover, 3 June 2019

May was strongest month for hotel openings – TUI Group expands its portfolio by more than 15 new hotels in eight countries within four weeks

TUI Group is further expanding its position as the world’s leading leisure hotelier. In May alone, the tourism group opened more than 15 hotels in eight countries. Particularly strong growth was delivered by the concept hotel brands TUI Sensimar, TUI Family Life and TUI Sensatori. The all-inclusive club brand TUI Magic Life is offering its guests three new resorts, and the long-standing joint venture partners Riu and Atlantica have also expanded their portfolios.

Hotels & Resorts, Cruises and Destination Experiences are TUI’s key growth areas. These businesses already account for around 70 per cent of Group earnings. The Group’s hotel segment, which delivers a strong earnings contribution, will be further expanded this summer. Overall, TUI is planning to open more than 20 new hotels of its hotel brands in eleven countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

This year’s new additions to TUI Hotels & Resorts are presented in a special themed section with available fact sheets and photos of the different properties. The section will be continually expanded over the next few weeks.

About Atlantica

Atlantica is the only Cyprus-based hotel company and a member of TUI Group, the world’s largest tourism organisation. The company’s portfolio includes a total of 50 hotels in Cyprus, Greece and Egypt.  

About Riu

The international RIU hotel chain was founded by the Riu family as a small family-run business in 1953. RIU Hotels & Resorts currently operates 93 hotels in 19 countries.

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.

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TUI SENSIMAR Caravel Resort and Spa, Zakynthos, Greece