Emission reductions at TUI Cruises

TUI Cruises is setting new benchmarks in environmental protection in the cruise industry. Its objective is to operate the greenest, cleanest and most state-of-the-art fleet in the world.

German government policy curbs tourism in developing countries

Tourism drives growth and prosperity in developing countries. For example, a charter plane with two flights a day keeps 9,000 Egyptians in work. But the special tourism levies and taxes that apply in Germany weigh heavily on this kind of development cooperation. If the legislators eliminate these obstacles, the tourism industry will be able to make an even more significant contribution to the global fight against poverty.

Mexico's new high

More and more TUI guests are choosing Mexico for their holidays. How do the local communities benefit from the growth of tourism? How is TUI providing support for the development of the destination?

How sustainable are all-inclusive holidays?

Holiday at all-inclusive resorts are on trend. They offer guests a high-quality way to relax. But how sustainable is this form of tourism? Studies show that local people in destination countries also particularly benefit from all-inclusive hotels.

Find out more about this subject in our policyAGENDA


Package holidays – attractive for travellers and state

Every year almost 30 million package holidays are booked in Germany. Why are they still so attractive when there are so many cheap flights and online booking platforms around?

Online advice and the ban on Sunday working hours (German)

Until now, call centres in Germany have been allowed to provide advice to customers on Sundays. This right is based on the legal regulations of the individual German states. This practice, which has been standard for many years, has now been put into question by a ruling from the Federal Administrative Court, threatening jobs and service quality in the process.

Adding trade tax onto package travel (German)

The “Made in Germany” package holiday is currently under threat. Since 2012, claims worth billions have been put forward by inland revenue authorities against German tourism operators. This has compelled operators not only to create reserves that in many cases pose a threat to their livelihods, but also plan for serious uncertainties.

Holistic study into the effects of tourism in Cyprus

In co-operation with PwC and the Travel Foundation, the TUI GROUP measured the impact of 60,000 TUI guests visiting Cyprus in 2013 staying in eight hotels. The new study demonstrates how important it is to understand the whole picture when evaluating the effects of tourism on a destination.

TUI Foundation: Refugee project "I speak German." (German)

The first step in any integration process is to learn the language. Most refugees arriving in Germany have little or no knowledge of the German language. That’s why the TUI Foundation and Deutschlandstiftung Integration initiated the “I speak German.” project. The goal: fast support for integration.

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