6 November 2019

World Travel Market: TUI Hotelier Dinner and meetings with tourism boards

On the occasion of the World Travel Market, one of the world's leading travel fairs, representatives of the industry, the tourist boards and also tourism ministers from various holiday countries met this week. TUI Group CEO Fritz Joussen hosted the traditional TUI Hotelier Dinner in London, during which long-standing hotel partners of the Group from the main destinations are being honored. The evening was attended by representatives of the Group Executive Committee and the Managing Directors of the major source markets. The WTM in London will focus on commercial negotiations. TUI Group Executive Board member David Burling, Group Purchasing Director Helen Caron and Antonia Bouka, Head of Public Policy Destinations (Group Corporate Affairs), spoke with the Tourist Boards and representatives of Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Morocco, Croatia, Cyprus and Cuba about the course of the season and new commercial cooperations following the insolvency of Thomas Cook. A few days after the insolvency of the competitor, TUI underlined its support for the partner destinations as well as for existing and new hotel partners in these countries. In addition, the Group announced a significant expansion of capacity for summer 2020 in the largest markets. TUI UK expects an additional one million guests, Germany an additional half a million. New contracts and exclusive partnerships with numerous hoteliers have already been signed. Further talks are currently underway.