Hanover, 17 January 2020

TUI Magic Life takes over Turkish club in Belek

All Inclusive club brand returns to five strong portfolio in Turkey for the Summer season

TUI Group will take over the former Asteria Belek Club on the Turkish Riviera from Summer 2020. Through the acquisition of the resort, the leading tourism group will complement the portfolio of its All Inclusive club brand. “With the opening of TUI Magic Life Belek, we are meeting the strong demand for holidays in Turkey from TUI Magic Life guests,” says Andreas Pospiech, Managing Director TUI Magic Life. “This means, we will once again be able to offer five clubs in Turkey from the start of Summer 2020. The highlights of our new club are a recently expanded aqua park, extensive range of watersports and well-established, mature gardens.” This new club will replace TUI Magic Life Waterworld, which exited the portfolio this Winter.

The future TUI Magic Life Belek features village-style buildings with 594 rooms, spread across the vast gardens. Eight pools and an aqua park which is currently being expanded to offer ten slides as well as extensive watersports options will be available to guests. Moreover, the club is an ideal holiday resort for families thanks to numerous activities for kids & teens. Over the next few weeks, the resort will be converted for repositioning as a TUI Magic Life club. Its reopening is scheduled for the end of April 2020. The club will shortly be available for bookings. Existing Asteria Belek Club bookings will be honoured and guests will be informed about the new and expanded offering.

About TUI Magic Life

The hallmarks of the TUI Magic Life club brand are an extensive All Inclusive offering and a comprehensive sports and entertainment programme. Its portfolio includes a total of 16 clubs in Spain, Greece, Italy, North Africa and Turkey.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is one of the world's leading tourism groups and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. TUI shares are listed on the FTSE 250, an index of the London Stock Exchange, on the regulated market of the Hanover Stock Exchange and on the Open Market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 27 million customers, 21 million of them in the European national companies.

The entire tourism value chain is covered under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 16 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and the 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 Great Britain. The Group also includes leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms across Europe, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. In addition to expanding 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. The TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, focuses on the positive effects of tourism, on education and training and on strengthening environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus supports holiday destinations in their development.