12 things you didn’t know about TUI
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Top team of holiday experts
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach break or an adventurous tour, TUI’s global team of travel experts will make your holiday perfect. You can find them in store, online, on the phone, in the air, and while you’re away. From start to finish, they’ll be on hand to help you make the most of your holiday.
To give you the best holiday experience, TUI have handpicked the very best hotels around the world. But did you know they’ve also designed seven exclusive collections of their own? Action-packed, chilled out, budget-friendly, or all-out luxury – whatever you’re looking for, TUI have created something for you. Get ready to be wowed by their five-star TUI SENSATORI resorts, be impressed by the top-notch facilities at TUI FAMILY LIFE hotels, and drool over adults-only TUI SENSIMAR retreats.
Range of destinations
TUI offer holidays to over 70 destinations around the world. Of course, all the European classics are available, including Spain, Greece and Croatia. But it’s not all about the Med. You can jet off to winter wonderlands, too, like Iceland and Lapland. If you’d prefer somewhere exotic, try Costa Rica, India or Sri Lanka, or unwind on the knockout beaches of Florida, Mauritius or the Caribbean.
Looking for bright lights and jaw-dropping skylines? Look no further than TUI’s city breaks. Have a flutter in Las Vegas, shop ‘til you drop in Miami, or tick off all the major sights in New York. For a shorter flight time, have a spice-scented weekend in Marrakech, or hop between ‘Game of Thrones’ spots in Dubrovnik. As with any TUI holiday, all your flights and transfers are included, so you can enjoy a great city break in one easy package.
Your holiday will get off to a flying start – literally – with TUI’s award-winning airline. They’ve been voted the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’ for the last five years running. You’ll be welcomed on board by smiling staff and the planes themselves are modern and comfy. In fact, TUI have the youngest fleet in Europe, including 11 high-tech 787 Dreamliner planes.
Two holidays in one – what could be better? It might sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly what you get with TUI’s multi-centre holidays. You can spend a week in a city followed by seven days on a beach, or you could stay in two different beach areas. With over 5,000 possible combinations in places like Florida, Mexico and Italy, you’ll be spoilt for choice – and you can book instantly online.
The best way to get under the skin of your destination is to travel around – but backpacking isn’t for everyone. With TUI, you can see every angle of a country in one hassle-free, guided tour. Discover the rainforests and volcanoes of Costa Rica, see Thailand’s temples and picture-perfect beaches, or travel the length of Vietnam. You can also explore somewhere closer to home with tours around Greece, Spain and Morocco.
If one country just isn’t enough, why not visit several with a cruise? Marella Cruises sail to 120 destinations, with new itineraries in South East Asia just added – sailings start from November 2018. Whether you opt for cosy or modern, each ship comes with a friendly crew and great facilities. The newest ships – Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer – all offer All Inclusive as standard, too. To top it off, all tips and service charges are included on every ship, so there’s no surprise bill at the end of your holiday.
Thanks to the TUI app, you can book and manage your holiday from the palm of your hand. You can download your boarding pass before you go, and even treat yourself to a seat upgrade. While you’re away, use the app to find out more about your rep, check your transfer times and – best of all – read up on your destination and the top attractions near you.
Prefer to talk to a real person while you’re away? You can, wherever you are. TUI have a 24/7 HolidayLine, so you can call, text or email their Holiday Advisors around the clock, across the globe, seven days a week.
Regional UK airports
Ditch the M6 and get your holiday started sooner. TUI flies from 22 regional UK airports, so you don’t have to drive for miles before catching your flight. Simply choose the most convenient option for you – alongside the popular bases of London, Manchester and Birmingham, TUI also flies from Exeter, Newcastle, Glasgow, Norwich, Belfast and more.
TUI doesn’t just look after you – they also take care of the environment. Before you choose your hotel, keep an eye out for the Travelife logo on their website. Hotels with this certificate get top marks for being greener – they might support local business or be working to reduce their water consumption. Your flights have less impact on the natural world, too, because TUI have partnered with Boeing and NASA to cut their carbon emissions. When you’re away, look out for excursions in the TUI Collection. These responsible day trips are unique to your destination – think local wine-tasting, traditional craft-making and more.