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Timeline

2013

August
Latest Sustainable Holidays Report reveals our progress against our three year Sustainable Holidays Plan launched in 2012. Our airlines hit their carbon reduction target two years early and £16m was saved across the business in 2012 through environmental efficiencies. Read more.

July
Our first international group-wide product concept is launched. SuneoClub, designed collaboratively by our Mainstream businesses as part of our modern mainstream strategy, provides friendly, modern and bright three-star all inclusive hotels for those customers looking for great value on a budget. Read more

The purchase of 60 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is agreed with shareholders. The multi-billion pound investment, which also includes the option to purchase a further 90 aircraft, will enable us to continue to operate a modern, fuel-efficient and cost-effective fleet, with significant noise reduction in comparison to today’s competitors. Read more

March
Friedrich Joussen is announced as Non-Executive Chairman of TUI Travel PLC, replacing Dr. Michael Frenzel. Read more.

 

2012

September
TUIfly is ranked most climate-efficient charter airline worldwide for short and long haul flights by atmosfair, a not-for-profit organisation combating climate change. Read more.

August
Our Three-year Sustainable Holiday Plan is launched, with four goals: to deliver 10 million ‘greener and fairer’ holidays, to operate Europe’s most fuel-efficient airlines, to ensure colleagues see TUI Travel as a leader in sustainability and for our customers to regard us as a leader in delivering more sustainable holidays.  Read more.

March
Mittu Sridhara is appointed Chief Information Officer and member of the Group Management Board. Mittu’s appointment supports TUI Travel’s strategy of being an online driven business and reflects the importance of developing common technology platforms across the Group. Read more.

2011

October
Johan Lundgren is appointed to the newly created role of Deputy Chief Executive with overall responsibility for the Mainstream Sector. Johan’s focus is on moving the Sector towards modern mainstream, increasing controlled distribution and growing online to meet the needs of today’s customer. Read more.

July
Acquisition of Magic Life Hotels is completed. Magic Life offers differentiated, all-inclusive holidays at 13 high quality holiday clubs for the German and Austrian source markets. Read more.

April
Strategic venture with Intrepid Travel and TUI Travel Specialist & Activity Sector Adventure brands is completed, creating a new global leader in adventure and experiential travel called PEAK. Read more

2010

October
Achieved a ranking of 6th in FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for our approach to carbon disclosure, the only tour operator commended in this way. Read more.

September
Jacky Simmonds is announced as Group Human Resources Director on the Group Management Board and our Sectors reorganised to become Mainstream, Specialist & Activity, Accommodation & Destinations and Emerging Markets. Read more.

April
£400 million offering of Convertible Bonds is completed. Read more.

March
TUI brand is launched in Russia and Ukraine with the aim of building a market leading travel business with partner S-Group Capital Management and the businesses VKO Group, Mostravel and Voyage Kiev. Read more.

January
Strategic venture in Canada with Sunwing is completed, strengthening TUI Travel’s position in the Canadian market. Read more.

2009

December
75% stake in certain assets of two businesses in Russia and Ukraine is acquired, paving the way for future development in the growing markets of Russia and CIS. Read more.

September 
£350m offering of Convertible Bonds is completed. Read more.

April
Joint venture agreement is signed with S-Group Capital Management to develop a Russian and CIS leisure tourism presence on 15th April, with TUI Travel set to become the first major international tour operator with a significant presence in Russia and CIS. Read more.

March
Strategic cooperation agreed between Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline and TUI Travel’s German aviation business TUIfly. Read more.

2008

April
Memorandum of Understanding is signed with S-Group Capital Management Limited to jointly develop a Russian and CIS leisure tourism presence. Read more.

January
Investor Day hosted to present the results of the 100 Day Review, outlining future plans for leveraging our unique portfolio of market leading brands, growing differentiated content and controlled distribution and optimising the business model to deliver organic growth. Read more.

2007

September
Trading commences on the London Stock Exchange following the merger between TUI Tourism and First Choice Holidays PLC to form one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies. Read more.

March
Agreement is reached between TUI AG and First Choice Holidays PLC to merge TUI Tourism and First Choice Holidays PLC to form TUI Travel PLC. Read more.