TUI is a popular airline that’s based out of Germany, serving millions of passengers each year. But what many people may not know is that it’s actually part of the TUI Group, and even more so, TUI is actually an acronym. TUI stands for the Touristik Union International or Tourism Union International.
That name is representative of how the TUI Group operates. Not only does it own five airlines, the TUI Group also owns several travel agencies, retail shops, cruise lines, and hotel chains. TUI Group is a full-service hospitality and tourism organization that offers something for every type of traveler. Whether you’re looking to take a chartered plane or a scheduled passenger flight or stay at a hotel or resort and everything in between, TUI Group has you covered.
They view tourism as a positive force in the world that can be used to help propel social and economic development. TUI Group strives to do that by connecting more than 180 destinations throughout Europe, Central America, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Asia, making TUI Group a great pathway to see the world for all travelers.
TUI Group History
TUI Group has been operating for 100 years, though it has its origins in the Preussag AG, which was a mining company. Over the years, it acquired several industrial and transportation companies before evolving into what it is today – the world’s No. 1 travel company. Currently, it employs over 61,000 people, with headquarters in both Hannover and Berlin, Germany.