Cruises are extremely popular with German holidaymakers. In fact, some 1.81 million Germans spent their holidays at sea in 2015 - 2.4 percent more than one year previously according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). That made Germany the European nation providing the highest number of cruise tourists last year, closely followed by the United Kingdom with 1.78 million cruise holiday guests, which is an impressive 8.8 percent increase.

These figures highlight the growing ...

A new tax is threatening the holiday format offering consumers the most protection. Just a few weeks before the German summer holiday season begins, a ruling by the Münster Fiscal Court has undermined the popular and dependable German package tour concept. This ruling has key implications for around 12 million holidaymakers and tens of thousands of tourism companies in Germany.

The court’s written statement on the ruling (9 K 1472/13 G) states that it considers ‘trade tax ...

Deputy Chairwoman of the TUI Central Works Council, Anette Strempel, has made an urgent appeal in an attempt to put the TUI Service Centres‘ high quality customer service on the current policyAGENDA. Anette is an expert who herself spent twelve years working weekend shifts, and her position diverges from that of the trade union Verdi, which is demanding a stringent ban on Sunday working at German call centres. The TUI Works Council, which represents the interests of around 600 agents ...

Ulisses Correia e Silva is the new Prime Minister of the Cape Verde Islands. His party, Movamiento para Democracia (Movement for Democracy), won an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections of March 2016, replacing the PAICV party that had been in government for the previous 15 years. The Cape Verde Islands are considered to be a democratic model country in western Africa, with peaceful changes of power after fair elections. The population particularly benefits from the ...

President Enrique Peña Nieto came to Germany on a special state visit. Not only was it his first time in Germany as Mexican president, more importantly, it marked the beginning of the Year of Mexico in Germany and the Year of Germany in Mexico, an initiative to bring the two countries even closer together.

During the Mexico state visit, Thomas Ellerbeck of the TUI Group Executive Committee talked to the country’s tourism minister about growth perspectives for the TUI Group, and ...

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