TUI Group is a sustainability pioneer in the tourism sector. Back in 2015 it launched its “Better Holidays, Better World” strategy, which set out the ambitious climate targets it plans to achieve by 2020. Let’s catch up on the progress that’s been made so far.
- Airlines. TUI Airways and TUI fly are already the number-one and number-three most climate-efficient airlines in the world. The entire TUI fleet’s CO2 emissions are 24 percent below the average of the six largest European airlines. And that’s not all. TUI Airlines have ordered 70 modern and extremely low-emission aircraft to replace the older models. This ten-digit investment is the most effective way of improving the aviation industry’s carbon footprint.
- Cruises. One of the sustainability strategy’s objectives is another ten percent reduction in CO2 emissions per guest and night by 2020. The TUI Cruise fleets have already made excellent progress in this area and a 5.5 percent saving has been achieved since 2015. All new TUI Cruises ships since 2014 have the very highest levels of energy efficiency, using around 30 percent less fuel than comparably sized vessels. State-of-the art exhaust gas purification systems make the TUI Cruises ships the greenest fleet in the world. In July 2018 TUI Cruises ordered another two cruise liners that are operated with low-emission LNG, reducing particulate matter emissions to zero.
- Hotels. TUI Hotels aim to reduce their CO2 emissions per guest and night by ten percent by 2020. Emissions are currently 7.1 percent lower than they were in 2015. 80 percent of hotels also have Global Sustainable Tourism Council certification – and that number is rising all the time.
The mid-term review makes it clear that TUI Group is on track for achieving its ambitious climate targets. The TUI sustainability strategy makes a significant contribution to economic, ecological and social sustainability.