TUI Travel PLC is a leading international leisure travel group which operates in approximately 180 countries worldwide and serves more than 30 million customers in over 25 source markets.
Headquartered in Crawley, near Gatwick airport in the UK, the Group employs approximately 50,000 people and operates a pan-European airline consisting of over 150 aircraft.
The company mainly serves the leisure travel customer and is organised and managed through four business sectors:
Mainstream, Specialist & Emerging Markets, Activity and Accommodation & Destinations. In the financial year ended 30 September 2008 TUI Travel had revenues of £13.9bn and an underlying profit before tax of £320m.