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

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 250 index 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.