Fritz Joussen, CEO of TUI Group, on tourism as the driving force for development and the new orientation of the international TUI Care Foundation
Tourism is far more than just sun and sea. In many countries of the world it is the most important driving force for development, with it education and prosperity grow. For many people it offers the possibility of a start in a better life and is perhaps the most efficient form of development partnership. However, in many places tourism also makes the social challenges visible.
As the world's leading travel company, every year TUI brings millions of holidaymakers to destinations all over the world. The employees of TUI and its companies are at home in more
than 100 countries throughout the world, they know the people, they are a part of the local communities and assume responsibility there.
The diverse social commitment of TUI and all its entities will in future be bundled together in the TUI Care Foundation. We are convinced: together with guests, holidaymakers and our personnel, we can achieve a great deal in the world and make an important contribution to ensuring that in all the holiday countries, everyone can benefit from tourism.
With TUI Care Foundation we open up new perspectives for young people and are actively involved in the protection of children and youth. We are committed to the preservation of the natural environment. And we promote projects which improve the local living conditions and sustainably develop the regions for the future.
On the new website of the TUI Care Foundation, you can find out about the TUI Care Foundation's projects and learn more about the people who are breathing life into the projects all over the world. We hope that these encounters will also inspire you to discover something new. Because this connects the work of the TUI Care Foundation with travel: It creates encounters, opens up new horizons. Together with guests, employees and partners, we take on responsibility - true to our company vision: "Think Travel. Think TUI", which we also wish to put into practice with the TUI Care Foundation.
TUI Care Foundation will become engaged in socially, ecologically and economically thriving destinations - in the interests of the local people and in the interests of visitors. We would be delighted if you would accompany the TUI Care Foundation in doing so.