Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Flight frequency TUI Fly to Curaçao to 12 times per week in 2018

tui-arkeWILLEMSTAD - The TUI PartnerShip Event 2018 In Curaçao, this year was aboard the cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 docked in Willemstad, this shipping company is also part of the TUI group. Members of TUI Western Region's Board of Directors, including TUI Netherlands and Belgium, presented news for TUI Benelux about the developments and plans for growth from TUI Benelux to Curaçao for the more than 100 partners. The Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina was also present and received this information from the TUI Management delegation, including Arjan Kers, General Manager TUI Netherlands and Gunther Hofman, Managing Director TUI fly Benelux.

“Curaçao is an important destination for TUI in several respects. Various members of the management had also traveled with us,” said Arjan Kers, General Manager of TUI Netherlands. Kers sketched in his presentation the image of the development of tourism to the Antilles, where TUI distinguishes itself with its offer for various target groups. It concerns not only families, but also all travelers who are looking for authentic and small-scale accommodations. The younger generation, the so-called millennials, is also important for tourism as a target group. Holidaymakers also demand more and more services and TUI Sports also appeals to a broad target group. The offer must always meet the basic values that TUI stands for: Trusted, Unique and Inspiring

More flights to Curaçao from the Netherlands and Belgium

Manfred Lahey, Head of Product Long Haul Benelux, indicated that Curaçao is the biggest distant destination for TUI Netherlands. He was very pleased to announce that from November 1, 2018, a 12th flight in the week will be added. This will be an extra, direct flight from Amsterdam, only to Curaçao. From Belgium, there is also interest and from July 2018 a weekly flight starts from Brussels. The aim is to increase this to two flights per week. However, for larger demand from the Belgian market, it is necessary to have more accommodations with an all-inclusive offer on the island.

A local team of 100 employees

Sebastiaan de Vries, Area Manager at TUI CABS (Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire and Sint Maarten) since September, gave an explanation of the local organization and developments. At the moment, 100 employees work at TUI CABS in the various business units. The offer on site is also being broadened. The sale of travel insurance as has recently been added.

TUI wants to be socially relevant to Curaçao. Not only as an employer, but also as an organization with attention for people and the environment. On February 9 there is TUI Tourism Day for Antillean youths studying in the Netherlands at the TUI office in Rijswijk. The aim is to inform them about both internships and jobs in tourism on the islands. For example, TUI wants to contribute to turning a 'brain drain' into a 'braingain'. He also underlined the importance of a joint approach to environmental issues, in which TUI Care Foundation takes a leading role in supporting and financing recycling and information.

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