Nick Longman departing TUI UK & Ireland business
06 February 2018: After nearly 20 years in various roles within TUI, Nick Longman has resigned his position as Managing Director of TUI UK & Ireland, to pursue new business challenges.
Under Longman’s leadership, TUI UK & Ireland has achieved commercial success, launched two new Cruise Ships, seen developments in the Retail estate, the e-Commerce programme, Contact Centre operations and he led the business through the rebrand to TUI.
All members of the UK & Ireland board will report into David Burling until a new Managing Director for TUI UK & Ireland is appointed.
David Burling, CEO TUI Northern Region said: “Nick has been a fantastic colleague and has continually strived to do the best for the business and all those who work for it. I want to thank him for his support and thank him for all he’s done and wish him the very best for the future.”
Longman held various leadership roles in the business since 1998, joining as Head of Audit for First Choice. Longman’s roles include becoming the Integration Director for the merger of Thomson and First Choice in 2006 and UK Distribution Director in 2008, overseeing the move to direct distribution, the growth of online sales and the revitalisation of our retail estate.
At the beginning of June 2015 Longman became Managing Director of TUI UK & Ireland. During his time leading the business Longman delivered further growth and built huge trust and respect from colleagues across the business and industry.
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TUI UK & IRELAND
TUI UK and Ireland, part of TUI Group, is the business behind the TUI, First Choice and Marella Cruises brands, as well as Crystal Ski and TUI Lakes & Mountains. Sub brands include TUI Sensatori, TUI Family Life, TUI Sensimar, First Choice Holiday Villages and SplashWorld Resorts.
Its airline, TUI Airways – formerly Thomson Airways has 64 aircraft operating to over 70 destinations in 30 countries. It was the first airline in the UK to take delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and in 2018 will welcome new 737 MAXs to its fleet.
TUI UK and Ireland has a team of more than 10,000 employees and serves over six million customers each year.
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