The Anglo-German tour operator TUI AG said its cruise operations, as well as UK source market continued to perform well. The company highlighted 4 points that drive good performance of these activities.
- Sustained strong performance by the United Kingdom, with bookings and revenue up 5%.
- Continued strong trading by the TUI Cruises line, following in July the launch of Mein Schiff 5. Sales for Mein Schiff 6 (launching Summer 2017) also going well.
- Further modernisation of Thomson Cruises fleet, with successful launch of TUI Discovery (June) and additional ship for Summer 2017 (TUI Discovery 2).
- Modernisation and expansion of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition offering: 2 new vessels scheduled to launch in Spring and Autumn 2019.
TUI AG owns Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Thomson Cruises in full and has a 50% stake in TUI Cruises.