What is the TUI green IT award?

The TUI Green IT awards create an opportunity for our IT suppliers to share their sustainable innovations, initiatives, and actions. The inaugural TGI Award was launched November 2022 with winners announced in March 2023. The aim of the award is to create a community of change makers with our IT suppliers and partners.

A key objective of the awards is to establish ongoing dialog and exploration with our partners to create a more sustainable future. Winners will be invited to share their knowledge with our TUI colleagues.

How do participants submit their sustainable action?

Suppliers submit their sustainable initiative via an online survey, sharing information such as what problem they are solving, what their initiative was, how it was delivered, and what benefits were achieved. Importantly, we also ask what potential the project has for TUI & the tourism industry, and how TUI can support to drive this forward.

All entries will be reviewed and shortlisted ready for a final assessment by a panel of judges who chooses three winners.

What are the three award categories?

Our IT suppliers are invited to submit their sustainable initiatives, aligned to one of our 3 sustainability pillars: people, planet, or progress.

People: Entries to the People category should empower people to drive development, these initiatives help local people and communities.

Planet: The Planet category is for initiatives which reduce environmental footprints.

Progress: Initiatives in the Progress category aim to accelerate the transformation, these initiatives should use scale to increase the positive social and environmental impact of holiday experiences.

“Sustainability is a top priority for TUI. This year we launched the TUI Sustainability Agenda which takes actions to maximize the positive impact and reduce the environmental footprint of tourism. We are convinced that technology and data are key enablers to the success of the Agenda.”

Kathrin Möllers
Group Director Sustainability & ESG of TUI

“Technology is key to accelerate the sustainable transformation of TUI. The sustainable transformation ahead of us is a huge challenge, impacting every aspect of our business and technology landscape. Therefore, we want to work closely together with our tech suppliers through the TUI Green IT Award. We will need their enthusiasm and creativity to make the transformation a success.”

Pieter Jordaan

Celebrating our 2024 winners

The TUI Green IT Award recognizes exemplary initiatives and programmes by the tourism company's IT suppliers in the area of sustainability. The winners were announced at the TUI Campus in Hannover.

The winners of the TUI Green IT Award 2024:

  • In the "People" category: IBS Software – Futurepoint Drivers: This programme supports women from underprivileged background in Kerala, India, to become professional drivers and acquire behavioural competence skills. They are supported in their journey to becoming self-sufficient entrepreneurs earning a profitable livelihood. Participants are offered up-skilling opportunities in subjects including driving and car maintenance, interpersonal skills, communication, self-defence as well as financial literacy and legal awareness. The program offers a lifelong partnership for the candidates including financial support. The women can therefore create a better quality of life for themselves and their families.
  • In the "Planet" category: MarineXchange – MXP Enterprise Platform: MXP Enterprise Platform utilizes latest technology to improve the sustainability performance of the cruise industry. Its business intelligence and advanced analytics capabilities reduce food waste by accurately predicting onboard consumption. MXP's focus on fuel consumption includes optimized route planning and CO2 emissions calculation, leading to significant fuel savings, efficient itinerary planning, and a direct reduction in environmental impact.
  • In the "Progress" category: Amadeus – Travel4Impact.[SK1] Travel4Impact, an initiative of Amadeus and IE University, supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the travel and tourism industry to drive sustainable business models and digital innovations. Around 40 SMEs will be selected for the Launchpad phase, which will begin in September 2024.The programme has already helped more than 60 SMEs to increase the positive impact of their business and accelerate their digitalisation since its launch in 2021. Travel4Impact stands for networking, growth and forms a platform for knowledge exchange and mutual support within the travel industry.

In addition to the three winners, the jury emphasised two companies with a special mention. With both mentions, it emphasises the importance of partnerships for achieving sustainability goals:

  • Partnerships for sustainability: FLIGHTKEYS works together with TUI and other partners to reduce aviation´s non-CO2 emissions through contrail avoidance. FLIGHTKEYS delivers contrail forecasts to flight dispatchers for the pre-planning phase, while providing pilots real-time decision support to avoid contrails in flight.
  • Prominate is one of the suppliers for the catering of TUI flights and relies on 100% sustainable and domestically recyclable materials. It is an example of how sustainability throughout TUI's value chain can only succeed in cooperation with suppliers and partners.