• Travel & Hospitality

Plug and Play Announces Partnership with TUI Group

SUNNYVALE, California, May 22 2023 - Plug and Play has announced its partnership with TUI Group, one of the world’s leading leisure tourism groups covering the entire holiday value chain under one roof, headquartered in Germany. TUI operates 134 aircraft, over 400 hotels, and 16 cruise ships, multiple tour operators, and online portals, as well as a digital platform for tours and activities with a strong portfolio. This integrated offering enables TUI to provide its customers with an excellent leisure holiday experience in destinations around the globe.

“We are thrilled to welcome back TUI Group into our Travel and Hospitality program in Silicon Valley. We had the pleasure of partnering with TUI for several years prior to the onset of the pandemic. With the robust return of leisure travel, the timing is perfect for partnering up with TUI again and supporting them on their innovation and digital transformation initiatives that can enhance the traveler's journey.” - Amir Amidi, Managing Partner, Plug and Play Travel and Hospitality

Since 2017, TUI Group has partnered with Plug and Play’s Travel and Hospitality program to engage with innovative startups to extend its exploration of disruptive technologies and further its innovation into unique products and services.

"In TUI's growth strategy, innovation is a key capability, driving new products or adopting new technologies that can accelerate our progress. We are happy to restart our collaboration with Plug and Play and look forward to engaging with the ventures ecosystem that they've developed worldwide. We've already built good experience working with founders and ventures, and we will continue to develop it further.” – Mircea Tudose, Director of Group Strategy & Ancillaries, TUI Group

For corporations interested in joining the Plug and Play platform, please reach out: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/join/

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 50+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies, including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

About TUI Group

TUI Group is one of the world’s leading leisure tourism groups offering consistently high-quality end-to-end customer experience through its fully integrated tourism business, from inspiring and booking to flight and transfer right through to the holiday itself in a hotel or onboard a cruise ship. The Group consists of multiple own and differentiated leisure hotel brands, five airlines, three cruise brands, and one of the largest digital providers in the online intermediary market for tours, activities, and experiences. The unique holiday concepts, distribution channels, and strong portfolio enable TUI to design the customer's whole holiday experience – not only when they are traveling but in their home countries too. Thereby, TUI holds multiple digital and physical touchpoints with its customers and delivers a strong blend of digital and human interaction. For more information, visit www.tuigroup.com