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 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.