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

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.

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TUI SENSIMAR Caravel Resort and Spa, Zakynthos, Greece