3 strategic core pillars
TUI Group has launched its new sustainability strategy, ‘Better Holidays, Better World’. The ambitious 2020 strategy is built around three core pillars to help shape the future of sustainable tourism. TUI has set itself ambitious goals for sustainable business, spanning environmental, social and economic sustainability.
»Holidays open up new horizons, peoples and cultures. He who travels the world, understands it better. Tourism is a critical driver of many of the world’s economies, serving to improve destination infrastructure and living conditions. In this context, TUI seeks to be recognised as a reliable employer, investing particularly in developing the professional skills of young people in destinations.
Our focus will be to expand the positive impacts of tourism, whilst simultaneously working to reduce the negative impacts – along the value chain. We know we can achieve a great deal. Our new 2020 sustainability strategy sets our direction. «THOMAS ELLERBECK, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Group Corporate & External Affairs, TUI Group
TUI is the world’s leading tourism business – and leaders have to take responsibility. Our society increasingly expects respected brands and companies like TUI to demonstrate leadership for a sustainable future.
We are proud of the positive role our industry plays around the world. The travel and tourism sector accounts for 9 % of the world’s GDP and 6 % of its exports. It is responsible for one in 11 jobs globally and is the main source of foreign exchange in one-third of developing countries.
There are also significant challenges. Travel and tourism accounts for around 5 % of global carbon emissions – half of which is attributable to aviation. We are committed to reducing carbon emissions which is a key challenge for TUI.
THE CUSTOMER JOURNEY
ships more efficiently
achieve best practice
skills and education
benefit from tourism