15 September 2023

TUI expands hotel business in China

New customers and new products are at the core of TUI Group's growth strategy. With the expansion of its hotel business, TUI will in future also attract new guests from Asia to the Group's popular hotel brands. For the first time, TUI will also open hotels in China. A total of six hotel projects under the TUI BLUE brand are already being planned country in the Far East. The global hotel brand relies on international partnerships with management and franchise agreements. 

Diverse holiday opportunities

The spectrum of tourist activities in China ranges from vibrant cities to unique landscapes and cultural heritage. The planned TUI BLUE hotels, which will gradually open over the next three years, reflect this diversity. While some are located in popular urban destinations such as Shanghai or Taicang, there will also be classic beach hotels such as the TUI BLUE Clearwater Bay in Hainan, as well as properties in scenic heartland regions.

Delegation from the Chinese province of Anhui visits the TUI Campus

Against the background of our hotel growth, a delegation from the Chinese province of Anhui visited the new TUI Campus in Hanover this week. In conversation with the Secretary of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee HAN Jun, the TUI management team got an impression of the region's enormous tourism potential. The future TUI BLUE Fuyang will be the first hotel to open in Anhui in winter 2025/26.

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 at 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 hotelonly 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.

About TUI Blue

TUI BLUE offers experience-oriented lifestyle travellers a hotel product tailored to their individual needs – for adults, families or holidaymakers interested in local culture and authentic experiences. BLUE Guides provide great hospitality with a personal touch and the BLUE App offers guests lots of activities at their choice. The experiences are tailored for all ages and range from entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere to a holistic fitness and well-being programme as well as a variety of excursions. TUI BLUE hotels stand for food experiences with a local touch, including authentic regional dishes while also catering for all dietary needs or nutrition plans. The hotel brand has more than 90 hotels worldwide and expanding its portfolio with a strong focus on Asia, the Middle East and Africa. TUI BLUE is a global brand of TUI Hotels & Resorts‘ leading leisure hotel portfolio.