Palma de Mallorca, 23 July 2021

RIU receives 86 clients from TUI UK on its return to operations in Jamaica

  • This restart is great news for RIU and the destination, whom will once again welcome guests coming from one of its main source markets

RIU Hotels has once again received clients from the United Kingdom in Jamaica thanks to the reactivation of TUI UK's operations in Jamaica this past 22nd of July, which will start with six weekly flights. Since its activity ceased last year with the beginning of the pandemic in March, one of the main source markets for Jamaica had not been able to return to one of its favorite destinations. Now, more than 80 clients from the United Kingdom are enjoying their holidays in the six hotels that RIU has in the country.

“This is great news for the Jamaican tourism sector and of course also for our hotel chain. We have made a great effort to open all our hotel offer in the country and we felt really hardly the lack of our main source markets”, says Niurka García, RIU`s Sales Director in Jamaica. “But now, with the return of the UK guests, we can begin to speak about a full recovery regarding activity. It is, without a doubt, a day to be happy and proud of the work carried out, as well as we must congratulate TUI UK for having reactivated its operations”.

RIU Hotels & Resorts has a total of six hotels in Jamaica: Riu Montego Bay, Riu Palace Jamaica and Riu Reggae, in Montego Bay; Riu Negril and Riu Palace Tropical Bay, in Negril and also the Riu Ocho Rios, located in Ocho Rios. At the moment they are all opened and ready to provide their customers an enjoyable stay. And of course, all of them apply the 17 protocols contained in the Post COVID Manual that the chain has developed jointly with the consulting firm Preverisk, and in course with the established protocols by the destination authorities, to guarantee the safety and well-being of its guests and collaborators.

About RIU Hotels & Resorts

The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family's third generation. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has 93 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4,5 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 29,985 employees. RIU is currently the world's 35th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the 4th largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the fourth largest in number of rooms.