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 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.