Hanover, 12 June 2019

First TUI hotel opens in Santorini

Tourism group expands its portfolio in Greece to 49 hotels

The opening of TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blu marks the debut of TUI Group’s own hotel brands in the Greek island of Santorini. The world’s leading tourism group will continue to expand its hotel business in Greece with a total of six new openings scheduled for this Summer. TUI Group’s portfolio in Greece will grow to 49 hotels. 

TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blu in Perissa opened its doors to guests at the beginning of June 2019. The newly built hotel, designed in a contemporary style, features only 96 rooms and targets couples expecting a relaxed, child-free break in a hotel designed for couples. 

Apart from the new TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blu hotel, the adults-only TUI Sensimar brand has opened three additional hotels in the Greek islands of Kos, Crete and Zakynthos. From this Summer, TUI’s hotel portfolio will also include a new TUI Family Life in Crete and the Atlantica Beach Resort hotel in Kos.

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.

About Atlantica

Atlantica is the only Cyprus-based hotel company and a joint venture partner of TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group. The company's portfolio includes around 50 hotels in Cyprus, Greece and Egypt.