Hanover, 24 April 2020

TUI hotel brands bring the holiday feeling home

  • From recipes and workouts to entertainment events, hotel employees offer inspiration for people to enjoy holiday experiences at home
  • Hotels and clubs support welfare organisations through food donations

Whilst people are unable to go on their dream holiday, TUI’s hotel brands are offering various experiences for people to try at home. As part of its #staycation campaign, the lifestyle hotel brand TUI Blue’s employees are sharing recipes from hotels around the world, teaching different languages from a mixture of destinations and showing exercise tips and tricks from the Bluef!t programme. Each week follows a different theme. TUI Magic Life’s entertainers are sharing their skills and vibrant energy with an energetic dance workout and people will also gain inspiration for their future travels on the premium club brand, Robinson’s social page. From sunsets in the Maldives, to beaches in Thailand or the coastline of Fuerteventura, photos and videos will transport people from their sofas to holiday in no time. And if they feel like having a sundowner, they can create a cocktail made to the recipe of the Riu Hotels. There are plans for more entertainment events, culinary classes and sports activities, as well as inspiration for parents to keep children busy during this difficult time. New content will be shared on an ongoing basis on TUI hotel brand’s social channels (see links below).

More than 25 tonnes of food for welfare organisations

TUI Group's hotels & resorts have distributed more than 25 tonnes of food to welfare organisations in holiday destinations around the world. In Spain alone, RIU has donated 22 tonnes of fresh food to social and medical institutions. In addition, 40,000 gloves, 25,000 masks and 5,000 litres of disinfectant and cleaning agents were provided to combat the spread of the corona virus. Grupotels in Majorca donated the use of several delivery vans and provided food donations to various charity organisations on the island. Employees of TUI Blue Schladming in Austria supplied their local senior citizens' centre with food and the Robinson Club Arosa in Switzerland supported the local refugee home and donated its reserve of disinfectants to a local retirement home and medical centre.

Socially and economically disadvantaged people benefited from food no longer needed by TUI Blue and the Robinson Club at Fleesensee in Germany. In Fuerteventura, the Robinson Club Esquinzo Playa donated food to the Red Cross and to the food bank in the municipality of Pajara. The Toscana Resort Castelfalfi in Italy, in cooperation with the Italian Relief Corps of the Order of Malta (CISOM), provided the municipality of Montaione with several masks and other protective devices. In addition, the owners of Castelfalfi's holiday homes donated to the local nursing home Villa Serena, enabling the purchase of protective devices for the elderly residents as well as for their health workers.

Further insights from TUI’s work behind the scenes can be seen on the Group's website: www.tuigroup.com/en-en/media/tui-ticker-coronavirus

And social media channels provide inspiration for holiday experiences at home:

About TUI Group

TUI Group is a leading global tourism group 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 21 million customers.

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 130 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and around 1,200 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.