Rhodos/Hannover, 28 April 2023

TUI and Atlantica Hotels & Resorts expand cooperation

  • More than 20 years of hotel partnership in Greece and Cyprus
  • Around 500,000 TUI guests stayed with Atlantica in 2022
  • Joint venture comprises of 46 hotels in Eastern Mediterranean
  • Atlantica with excellent sustainability commitment

In just two days the new TUI Blue Atlantica Sungarden Park will open in Cyprus, supporting the TUI Group's growth plans. The revamped hotel on the outskirts of Ayia Napa has been extended by 33 to now 191rooms, the brand new spa area as well as a wellbeing platform facing the sea invite guests to relax and the TUI Kids Club team is looking forward to welcoming the youngest guests.

 “We are thrilled to see our joint portfolio growing, just ahead of the new and promising summer season. Atlantica is an outstanding and important partner for our hotel development in the Eastern Mediterranean for many years," says Peter Krueger, TUI Group’s Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Executive Officer Holiday Experiences. "The Nicolaides family and their team create unique and sustainable hotel experiences with Greek and Cypriot hospitality at their core. Customers from all of our source markets flock to the beaches and pools of our partnership and the high numbers of returning guests speaks for itself.”

 “Teaming up with TUI for over two decades now, has been real success story. The continuous expansion of new and existing hotels & resorts show our joint commitment to offer our guests from TUI the best holiday experience when arriving to the Eastern Mediterranean,” says Dimitris Nicolaides, CEO of AtlanticaHotels & Resorts. “I am very confident that the just starting 2023 summer season will lift us over 500,000 guests for the first time – an important milestone but also a further proof how popular our destinations Greece and Cyprus have become over the last years.”

The cooperation between TUI and Atlantica Hotels & Resorts started with the exclusive distribution of four hotels. Today, the joint venture of the two companies, founded in 2001, comprises 46 hotels in Greece and Cyprus. The popular travel destinations show recovery of the tourism business, already in 2022 around half a million TUI guests spent their holidays in an Atlantica hotel. The joint venture operates hotels under its own name as well as units under the TUI Blue, TUI Magic Life or TUI Suneo brands.

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts is committed to sustainable development. At this year's TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023, the hotel company was recognized for sustainability innovation. The award was given for their efforts to implement new technology to accelerate sustainable transformation for the company and the industry. A great example being their efforts in the Greek island of Rhodes; where they have invested in the latest solar panel technology, e-mobility for electric cars, a water desalination plant, and for their involvement in the Co-Lab Rhodes.

About Atlantica

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts philosophy, as one of the leading Hotel companies in Greece and the biggest owned Hotel chain company in Cyprus, is based on meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations in delivering an opulent variety of differentiated products. With over 40 hotels around Cyprus, Greece and Egypt (CS Management) Atlantica Hotels & Resorts promises to continue offering holiday experiences which are unique, exclusive and specially designed for our individual customers.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is a leading global tourism group 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 19 million customers.

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 130 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and around 1,200 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.

Aage Dünhaupt

Aage Dünhaupt

Director Communications Central Region & Airlines, Hotels and Cruises
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