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 www.tuigroup.com.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is the world’s number one tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled 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 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €18.5bn and an operating result of €1.177bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 330 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 17 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European leisure airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating opportunities for the next generation.