DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. Just as travel is about exploration, we are on a continuous journey to make our work culture more inclusive. Spending time with us, whether you are at work or on holiday, enables you to relax and be yourself in a safe environment. We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel. Creating an inclusive culture is both challenging and fun – it requires us to step out of our comfort zones, but that’s when we grow personally and in our teams. A sense of togetherness and belonging drives our team culture.
Diversity highlights from across TUI Group
Within the TUI Group, we follow the approach of “freedom within a framework”. Thus within a global diversity framework, our business units adapt the suggested measures to their regional and national contexts. Some of the highlights include:
- “newWork@TUI” strategy offers various flexible work arrangements
- Group-wide “Spotlight” initiative to foster women in leadership (since 2016)
- Special needs’ travel service that caters for travellers with disabilities and employs colleagues who personally understand these requirements
- Unconscious bias training
- LGBTQ+ employee networks and activities
- Our recruiting teams in the are piloting unbiased job adverts
- Our office in Sweden now has Unisex toilets
The TUI Group is committed to providing as many people as possible with accessible holidays. Handicapped individuals have to plan their holidays far more meticulously than regular holidaymakers. TUI has developed an “Accessibility Roadmap“ with the German NatKo – Tourism for All Association and analysed the strengths and potential for development of its own accessible tourism portfolio.
At TUI we are convinced: diverse teams make a decisive contribution to our success. At the same time, we are aware that we are not yet where we should and want to be with the proportion of women in leadership positions. There is still work to be done. In our series “Female Leaders@TUI” we feature many of our successful female colleagues sharing their inspiring thoughts on the subject of equality.
In the framework of the Digital Life Design (DLD) 2019 Conference held in Munich, the “Inspiring Fifty” initiative presented the winners of the first Inspiring Fifty DACH Awards. The role models receiving an award include Elke Reichart, Chief Digital Officer at TUI Group since February 2018.
Reboarding Toolkit Launched
The pandemic has affected our work lives at TUI in very different ways – whether this be a change in role, working reduced hours, being furloughed, illness or maternity – we’ve all been affected in some way.
Returning to work after a lengthy period of time away can be a daunting process. We recognise the importance of colleagues getting the right support when returning and for our leaders to provide the right support, at the right time. With the “TUI Reboarding Toolkit” we provide guidance, tools and learning to welcome back our colleagues and help them re-engage, re-connect and re-set.