Hanover, 7 October 2020

TUI club brands to work more closely together in future

Positioning of the Robinson and TUI Magic Life brands remains unchanged

TUI Group has brought the teams behind its club brands Robinson and TUI Magic Life together under one umbrella, with the aim of making its popular brands even stronger and more efficient. The organisational structure and cooperation between the club experts has been redesigned, however the positioning and identity of the two brands remains unchanged.

“We’ve seen the benefit of our two club brands driving forward joint initiatives, as they have been working closely together for a number of years. Before the pandemic, Robinson and TUI Magic Life were strong brands that performed well. Robinson in fact has seen a particular strong increase in bookings at the beginning of the year”, says Erik Friemuth, Managing Director TUI Hotels & Resorts. “Under the motto 'Two club brands – one strong team', we now make the popular brands even stronger and more efficient, to take the next step in our growth course together”. All employees of TUI Magic Life have been integrated into the larger Robinson organisational unit. The premium brand Robinson brings over 50 years of experience in the club segment to the joint structure, while the all-inclusive brand TUI Magic Life with its international focus will provide important drive for further development.

The management of the two club brands will be led by Robinson’s managing directors Bernd Mäser and Tobias Neumann. Andreas Pospiech, previously Managing Director of TUI Magic Life, had already made the decision to pursue new opportunities outside TUI Group, before the Corona crisis. Johannes Schaden, Managing Director of TUI Magic Life, has also taken the decision to continue his career outside of TUI and join the Austrian tourism industry again. “Andreas Pospiech and Johannes Schaden have done an excellent job in recent years and laid the foundation for the further growth of our all-inclusive club brand,” says Erik Friemuth. “I would like to thank them for their great commitment and wish them every success both professionally and personally in the future. Bernd Mäser and Tobias Neumann are taking over a motivated team in difficult times and I wish them every success in the further development of our club brands”.

About TUI Group

The TUI Group is the world's leading tourism group and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. The TUI share is listed on the FTSE 250, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany.

The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of whom are in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 15 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and 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 England. The Group also includes Europe's leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. Besides the expansion of 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. With projects in 25 countries, the TUI Care Foundation initiated by TUI focuses on the positive effects of tourism, education and training and the strengthening of environmental and social standards. It thus supports the development of holiday destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.

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