Hannover, 5 April 2022

TUI Group recruiting over 1,500 new colleagues: Focus on digitalisation and destinations

  • High flexibility for digital jobs: Employees in technology roles decide their work location
  • Amazing Destinations: Recruiting in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and UK, for roles in Greece, Spain, Turkey and more

TUI Group is taking the next step out of the pandemic. The company is looking for more than 1,500 new colleagues in the next few months. 500 new colleagues are to be hired in the areas of technology and e-commerce, with an additional 1,000+ being sought for roles in 100 holiday destinations, including Antalya, Crete, Mallorca and Rhodes.

"TUI has continued to invest in the digitalisation of its own processes and products during the pandemic. We expect summer 2022 bookings to return close to normalized summer 2019 levels and are now expanding our teams in the areas of digitalisation and destinations to continue writing our success story after two years of the pandemic. After all, it is our colleagues who make us one of the leading tourism companies in the world", says Sybille Reiß, Member of the Executive Board of TUI Group responsible for HR.

Software Engineers, Data Engineers, Technical Analysts and Digital Analysts are currently being recruited in particular. TUI offers applicants a high degree of flexibility. The majority of the jobs on offer can be taken up anywhere in Europe, regardless of where the future team is based. Flexible and hybrid working are now common practice at TUI. Teams work together virtually across borders. In addition, the same applies throughout the company: Employees decide for themselves where they work. Mandatory attendance at offices is a thing of the past, if the job profile allows it. With the TUI Workwide programme, employees can work from anywhere in the world for up to 30 working days a year – and thus, for example, extend their holiday locally with a workation. Spain and Greece are among the top destinations for TUI employees to work from under TUI Workwide, but the programme has also been used for stays in countries such as Australia, Ecuador or India.

TUI has also embarked on its largest ever recruitment drive for roles in holiday destinations. Over 1,000 new colleagues are being sought – as tour guides, childcare experts, fitness trainers or in the entertainment area of the company's own hotels and clubs. Some of these positions are filled directly in destinations, but employees are also recruited in the home countries of TUI holidaymakers. A separate recruiting campaign has been launched in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK, challenging people to ‘dive into a new career’. Among other things, TUI covers the costs of local accommodation, travel to and from the destination as well as the necessary visa and work permit. The first new TUI employees will start as early as this month.

About TUI Group

The TUI Group is one of the world's leading tourism groups and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. TUI shares are listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, in the regulated market of the Lower Saxony Stock Exchange in Hanover and in the FTSE 250, an index of the London Stock Exchange. TUI Group offers its 19 million customers integrated services from a single source and forms the entire tourism value chain under one roof. The Group owns over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 16 cruise ships, ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 in the luxury class and expedition ships in the HANSEATIC class to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships operated by Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes Europe's leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, for example for hotel-only or flight-only offers, 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 and cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in vacation destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a global tourism platform company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, environmental and social action is at the heart of our corporate culture. With projects in 25 countries, 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. In this way, it supports the development of vacation destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.