TUI Travel is the market leader in package holidays and owns the Thomson Holidays and First Choice brands together with a number of specialist holiday operators. The company’s major shareholder is German company TUI AG.


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‘Marketers should fill their teams with young talent to drive success’

Thu, 3 Apr 2014

Nokia, TUI, BA and Microsoft stress the importance of recruiting young talent to survive in the digital era.


Travel: A marketer’s guide to the modern traveller

Wed, 15 Jan 2014

Holiday companies face a brighter future, but the recession has changed people’s travel and booking habits, finds new research.


Thomson eyes 'high impact' out of home ads to push Dreamliner

Tue, 1 Oct 2013

Claims there are no perception problems despite several high profile groundings.  


TUI Travel sees technology unlocking growth

Thu, 11 Oct 2012

Deputy CEO of holiday company TUI Travel Johan Lundgren talks about the importance of brand promise, social media and customer data in this interview at the Abta Travel Conference.


Thomson focuses on modernisation Video

Thu, 20 Sep 2012

Thomson’s new £5.5m campaign mixes holiday nostalgia and state of the art aircraft.


Thomson in digital hospitality revamp

Wed, 22 Aug 2012

Tour operator trials Google+ and Twitter initiatives in an effort to modernise its resort and advice service.

The Travel Department

Irish company appoints former TUI marketer

Wed, 15 Feb 2012

Irish travel company appoints former marketer as CEO to lead digital development and build international business.

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Thomson Holidays ad track released as single

Wed, 4 Jan 2012

Thomson Holidays to release Pixies cover by Sunday Girl from its branding campaign via iTunes.


First Choice launches branding campaign

Thu, 15 Dec 2011

Holiday brand First Choice returns to TV advertising to promote new positioning.


TUI eyes digital expansion with new hire

Tue, 6 Dec 2011

TUI has signalled its intention to shift more of its sales online by creating a director level digital strategy role to explore ecommerce opportunities.


Thomson and First Choice owner reports record profit

Mon, 5 Dec 2011

TUI Travel, owner of the Thomson and First Choice brands, has reported what it claims was a "record" profit in its last financial year.


Thomson creates board level marketing director role

Fri, 2 Dec 2011

Thomson Holidays returns marketing to a board level function in UK restructure.


Thomson stresses financial strength as Thomas Cook brand hit

Fri, 25 Nov 2011

Thomson Holidays distances itself from troubled rival Thomas Cook as study shows possible contagion in travel sector.


Thomson and First Choice to merge on high street

Tue, 1 Nov 2011

TUI UK to spend £8m on creating ’one stop shop’ travel agent chain with Thomson as lead brand.


TUI Travel begins business review

Thu, 20 Oct 2011

TUI Travel to review its mainstream holiday operations to ensure it has a unified business.


Thomson takes aim at “copycat” holiday companies

Fri, 24 Jun 2011

Thomson Holidays is taking a new tack in its latest press advertising to focus on what makes its products different to other holiday companies.


Thomson appeals to adults with child-free holiday brand

Fri, 27 May 2011

Thomson is targeting adults with the launch of the first child-free holiday resorts.


First Choice turns back the clock to become 100% all inclusive

Fri, 8 Apr 2011

First Choice is to make all of its holidays all inclusive from next year to try and stand apart in a crowded travel market that “lacks any differentiation”.


First Choice puts holidaymakers in the picture

Fri, 17 Dec 2010

Holiday company First Choice launches its integrated marketing campaign highlighting its added value propositions next week.


Thomson switches strategy to focus on the personal Video

Fri, 17 Dec 2010

Watch the new Thomson ad here.


TUI Travel marketing to be headed by managing director

Fri, 3 Sep 2010

TUI Travel lead marketer and chief customer officer Tim Williamson is to leave the travel company following a boardroom shake up.


ThomsonLocal names new marketing director

Mon, 5 Jul 2010

Local business search company has promoted Jill Pringle to the position of marketing director from her previous role as head of marketing.


Thomson and First Choice launch sustainable brand

Tue, 29 Jun 2010

Tour operator brands Thomson and First Choice, both owned by TUI, are bringing their sustainable tourism initiatives together under the umbrella brand “Holidays Forever”.


Cravendale ties up with Thomson for voucher promotion

Mon, 14 Jun 2010

Cravendale, the country’s biggest milk brand, is pushing the message that it stays fresh for up to 21 days unopened by giving away vouchers to Thomson holidaymakers.


TUI Travel calls for open carbon reporting

Thu, 8 Oct 2009

Abta, Barcelona: Thomson and First Choice have called for the travel industry to adopt full and transparent carbon reporting immediately.

TUI Travel set for Christmas repositioning of key brands

Thu, 11 Sep 2008

TUI Travel is planning a major repositioning of its flagship Thomson and First Choice brands at the end of the year to coincide with the Christmas season.

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