Palma de Mallorca, 17 October 2019

TUI opens doors for Thomas Cook employees

  • 25 events in six countries
  • More than 600 Thomas Cook colleagues open doors days
  • Numerous positions open at TUI

The news of Thomas Cook's insolvency has also caused great consternation among the employees of TUI Group. Although competitors in the market, many employees of both companies were friends for many years. The HR division of TUI Destination Experiences, under whose umbrella the TUI Group bundles the business for tours, activities and excursions, has therefore organised open days for its Thomas Cook colleagues in numerous destinations within a very short period of time. At these events, Thomas Cook employees were given the opportunity to find out more about TUI as an employer and about vacancies. 

Over the past three weeks, TUI Destination Experiences has held 25 open days in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Bulgaria. The last two events took place today in Faro, Portugal, and Tenerife. The Thomas Cook employees were very interested in the exchange with their TUI colleagues. More than 600 Thomas Cook employees visited the various open days.  

"Thomas Cook has many extremely experienced tourism experts who are of course of interest to us," says Annalisa Riches, HR Director TUI Destination Experiences. "We want to grow significantly over the next few years and are therefore looking for excellent specialists, whether in the area of travel reps, childcare experts, or also for digital and technology tasks and management positions. If, on the one hand, we could win Thomas Cook employees for us and, on the other hand, protect colleagues from losing their jobs, we could at least have drawn something positive from Thomas Cook's regrettable insolvency.” 

Interested Thomas Cook colleagues can continue to find out about vacancies in the TUI Group on the website

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.