BRITS AND OUR EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURS STILL FLOCK TO CLASSIC CANARIES FOR WINTER SUN
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The Canary islands have been a popular sun spot since the 60’s and research by TUI has shown the Spanish islands are still the most popular holiday destinations for many European holiday makers. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote rank as the most popular destinations amongst British, Dutch, German, French, Swiss, Swedish, Norwegians and Danish holidaymakers for winter getaways.
Despite various long-haul destinations proving popular like Jamaica and Mexico, mid-haul destinations are beating further flung destinations on bookings for a winter break with Canaries, Cape Verde, Egypt and Turkey ranking strongly. This was revealed in the 2018 winter season TUI Holiday Atlas, which reveals the most popular holiday destinations for Europeans.
Every year, 20 million tourists travel with TUI to more than 100 destinations throughout Europe. The TUI Holiday Atlas shows country specific preferences and we can see a joint love amongst Europeans of the mild temperatures and landscape of the Canaries. Finns, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes continue to choose Gran Canaria as their number one destination whilst Brits, the Irish and Belgians prefer to travel to Tenerife.
Germans are also fans of the Canary sunshine, in particular Fuerteventura, while the French tend to head for Lanzarote. Austrians, Dutchand the Swiss venture further afield for more exotic locations like Malé in the Maldives, Phuket in Thailand and Antilles island of Curacao.
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Its airline, TUI Airways – formerly Thomson Airways – has 64 aircraft operating to over 70 destinations in 30 countries. It was the first airline in the UK to take delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and in 2018 will welcome new 737 MAXs to its fleet.
TUI UK and Ireland has a team of more than 10,000 employees and serves over six million customers each year.
TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled in Germany. TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange and in the German open market. In financial year 2015/16, TUI Group recorded turnover of €17.2bn and an operating result of €1.001bn. The Group employs 67,000 people in more than 100 countries.
TUI offers its 20 million customers comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire touristic value chain under one roof. This comprises leading tour operator brands and 1,600 travel agencies in Europe, five European airlines with around 150 modern medium and long-haul aircraft, more than 300 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson. With cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK, TUI is also strongly positioned in the growing cruise sector. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. The TUI Care Foundation builds on the potential of tourism as a force for good by initiating projects that create new opportunities for the next generation and contribute to thriving destinations all over the world.