Hanover, 2 June 2020

TUI hotel brands resume operations in Austria

  • Hotels will welcome their first guests in June
  • TUI Blue Montafon to open in July, earlier than planned

The restart of tourism in Europe is gradually picking up speed again. In Austria, the hotels of the TUI brands are ready for a rapid resumption of operations in summer. In a first step, the hotels will open for guests from Austria, but as soon as the authorities give the green light for cross-border travel, they will again welcome international holidaymakers from all over Europe. In Germany and Austria there is already a positive booking trend for TUI hotels. TUI is present in Austria with three hotels of the lifestyle brand TUI Blue and three Robinson Clubs.

Among the six hotels there is the new TUI Blue Montafon, which will open on 24 July. The new lifestyle hotel in the area of Schruns-Tschagguns appeals to activity-oriented holidaymakers and mountain fans. It offers plenty of possibilities to hikers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Earlier, on the 10th of June TUI Blue Schladming will be the first hotel to reopen. The two Robinson Clubs Amadé (19 June) and Landskron (20 June) will follow. Also in June, the TUI Blue Fieberbrunn (26 June) and the Robinson Club Schlanitzen Alm (27 June) will open again for their guests. The new TUI Blue Montafon will follow in July.

The TUI Group has set up a 10-point plan for the reopening of its TUI branded hotels, which complies with the highest hygiene standards and aims to guarantee customers a safe and enjoyable stay. It includes measures in terms of hotel organisation, capacity management and hygiene standards. The plan also includes intensive training of local staff. The new standards will not only be introduced in the Group's own hotel brands such as TUI Blue, Robinson or TUI Magic Life, but will also be implemented to the Group's joint ventures and contracted hotel partners. It is part of a comprehensive package of measures for all service components of travel and hotel accommodation.

TUI Group is also ready to restart travel activities in other European countries as soon as the governments will give their green light. In addition to Austria, Spain (in particular Majorca), Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria are also ready for the imminent opening of the season.

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.