TUI (Touristik Union International) is one of the world's largest tourism, shipping, and logistics firms and is based out of Germany. Some of its most impressive statistics are its 2007 revenue of €21,866 million; with 68,521 employees staffing 3,500 travel agencies, 10 cruise liners, 285 hotels, and more than 120 aircraft.
The TUI travel portal runs on TYPO3 and uses the powerful customization options of the CMS. TYPO3 is an accepted corporate standard at TUI and is used by most subsidiaries as well as microsites, intranets, extranets etc. as well.
Having for more than 70 years been an industrial business operating as Preussag AG the company we know today as TUI AG entered the Tourism market in 1997 with the acquisition of one of Germany's leading tourism companies Hapag-Lloyd. Further tourism acquisitions followed and the company started to exit from its industrial businesses. Acquiring some of the biggest names in European tourism including, Thomson, Fritidsresor and Nouvelles Frontières and shareholdings in the hotel groups RIU and Magic Life TUI AG created one of the world's leading tourism groups.
In 2007 the tour operating businesses of TUI AG, merged with the UK listed First Choice Holidays PLC, a tour operating business started in 1973 which had both Mainstream and Specialist businesses to formTUI Travel PLC, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company's major shareholder with a stake of 54 per cent was TUI AG.
As the world's number one integrated leisure tourism business, the TUI Group aims to actively contribute to political dialogue and commits to promoting the interests of its 30 million customers and 76,000 employees. In this framework, the TUI Group actively communicates with political representatives from governments and parliaments as well as the diplomatic missions in our partner countries. Openness for discussion and dialogue, as well as transparent communication, are essential to the modern representation of interests in a democratic society.
We present different aspects of our organisation and provide interesting insights into the tourism industry on our TUI policyLOUNGE web portal. Our positions on various political and topical issues are also published there.