Tui looks to new destinations amid security worries

Tui Group says it is investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria
Tui Group says it is investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria as alternatives to North Africa and Turkey. The operator giant is seeing a 40% drop in bookings to Turkey this summer due to concerns over terrorism.
Until recently Turkey had been especially popular with German and Russian tourists. But demand has slumped since a suicide bomber killed 10 Germans in central Istanbul in January and the shooting down of a Russian military plane late last year.
Turkey is offering jet fuel subsidies in an effort to boost tourism. But Tui expects to send only 1 million tourists there this year, compared with 2 million in a typical year. The group usually sends around 14% of its customers to Turkey.
Tui has also seen a sharp fall in demand for Tunisia and Egypt, with tourists instead shifting to Spain, especially the Canary Islands, and Greece. However, Tui believes demand will return to North Africa, at some stage.
Reuters

x

Check Also

Tui, Tui blue, hotels, results, 2018, half, loss, Marmaris, Zanzibar, Croatia

TUI narrows seasonal loss, expands hotels

As the tour operator group posts its first-half results, the TUI Blue portfolio expands to ten hotels.

Hapag-Lloyd, Tui, cruise, capacity, penetration, Europe, Joussen, interview, future

Tui is “very bullish” on cruises in Europe

The chief executive says he is open to further ships and thinks Europe can overtake the US in cruise penetration.

Zanzibar, Tui, tour operator, resort, adults, beach, hotel, luxury, all-inclusive, Indian Ocean

New hotel on Zanzibar extends TUI’s reach

Riu Palace Zanzibar is a “beautiful beach” hotel in a new destination for TUI, soon to become adults-only.

TUI, Malaysia, Condor, tourism, German, British

TUI’s new plan may help Malaysia’s Europe arrivals

As the tour operator giant reveals a new fly-cruise program, Condor aims to launch flights.

TUI, Magic Life, tour operator, brand, hotels, resorts, Italy, Calabria, heel, sports, family, holidays, biking, tennis

TUI pumps sports into hotel business

The sports-oriented and all-inclusive brand TUI Magic Life is set to open at the tip of Italy’s heel.

TUI Group, appoint, management, tour operator, Stockholm, Sweden, Nordic, social media, digital, communications

TUI digital media chief moves to Stockholm

The 31-year-old German national in charge of communications will work from Sweden.