TUI China Resumes Operations, Offers Domestic Tours for Holidaymakers in China
TUI Group announced on Monday that they have resumed operations in China and are now offering domestic tours to holidaymakers in China. TUI’s Chinese subsidiary stopped selling tours three months ago but will now offer short trips to the mountains and beaches.
Today, the TUI Group announced that their Chinese subsidiary will resume operations after being closed for three months due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. TUI China will now offer domestic tours for Chinese holidaymakers under the product name “TUI Selections” which will mainly include short trips to the mountains and Chinese beach resorts. In Monday’s announcement, TUI Group’s CEO, Fritz Joussen said,
“Our offices in Beijing and Shanghai were also in operation during the crisis, but holidays could not be sold. Now we see a clear backlog demand for holiday travel. TUI China will gradually increase its range of offers in the next few weeks.”
TUI China is now offering programs near Shanghai, Beijing and Sanya on the holiday island of Hainan. When compiling the TUI Selection Portfolio, the company took care to ensure all hotels meet the current health and safety standards for guests. Naturally, TUI China will only offer tours to destinations where the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought completely under control. Speaking on TUI’s European operations, Mr. Joussen added,
“In Germany and Europe, too, travel and holidays have considerable relevance for people. The traffic on our booking websites is 90 percent compared to the previous year, although travel is not currently possible. Bookings for 2021 are also at a favorable level. We must now emerge from this crisis. Tourism within Europe needs a clear perspective. The EU and the member states should develop a roadmap for travel within Europe and make holidays possible in 2020. This includes opening up with tourism and air travel to countries and regions of Europe that have made good progress and are actively promoting the return of holidaymakers, such as Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, the Balearic Islands, Austria or Bulgaria. Holidays at home are an offer but should not be the only answer for Europe and Europeans.”
Source: TUI Group