The brands

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Logo LALLogo LAL
Logo BigXtraLogo BigXtra
Logo FTI TicketshopLogo FTI Ticketshop
Logo driveFTILogo driveFTI
Logo FTI CruisesLogo FTI Cruises
Logo fly.deLogo fly.de
Logo MP HotelsLogo MP Hotels
Logo Meeting Point InternationalLogo Meeting Point International
Logo WindroseLogo Windrose
Logo TVGLogo TVG
Logo YoutravelLogo Youtravel
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About the FTI GROUP Facts & Figures

  • 10,000employees worldwide
  • 6source markets
  • 120destinations
  • 3.6€ billion turnover
  • 7million guests annually
  • 13.5% market share of the German market
  • 70+own & managed hotels
  • 100%organic growth

2017/18 business year

Brand diversity of the FTI GROUP

The FTI GROUP, together with various brands and subsidiaries, is the fourth largest tour operator in Europe. It consists of FTI Touristik, the last-minute operator 5vorFlug, the car rental broker driveFTI, fly.de, LAL Sprachreisen, the Destination Management Company Meeting Point International (operating in more than 40 locations worldwide) and BigXtra, a tour operator for promotional products. Under the umbrella of the hospitality company Meeting Point Hotels the GROUP’s five hotel brands thrive: LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts, Design Plus Hotels, Kairaba Hotels & Resorts, the budget concept Lemon & Soul and Clubs. The group is furthermore represented at the cruise market by FTI Cruises and its flagship MS BERLIN. Also, the FTI GROUP has consolidated its franchise systems in its subsidiary Touristik Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH (TVG) with the brands sonnenklar.TV Reisebuero, 5vorflug and Flugboerse.


The tour operator manages its product portfolio in over 10,000 partner travel agencies in Germany. Other important distribution channels are the travel shopping channel sonnenklar.TV and the online B2B provider for hotel bookings, Youtravel. The consolidator FTI Ticketshop is responsible for scheduled flight ticket sales.

In Austria FTI is represented by a subsidiary in Linz, while FTI Touristik AG is located in Basel, Switzerland. The French tour operator FTI Voyages has been part of the FTI Group since 2012. In 2016 the group has entered the Dutch market with FTI Reizen. Eight service center, such as erf24, travianet and touristic24, handle bookings from the FTI GROUP and external customers. Headquartered in Munich, the FTI GROUP employs 10,000 staff worldwide and expects a forecast revenue of 3,6 billion euros in the fiscal year 2017/18.

 

The global reach of the FTI GROUP

FTI’s tour operator arm offers holidays in 120+ countries. The Group’s subsidiary, Meeting Point International operates in 20 countries. In 2017/18 FTI GROUP serviced 7 million customers.

Image FTI GROUP source markets

Source markets of the FTI GROUP

  • Germany

    The German market is the strongest source market for the FTI GROUP. As the only multichannel operator, the group relies on strong and well-known brands such as tour operator FTI Touristik, the last-minute provider 5vorFlug and the travel shopping channel sonnenklar.TV. For end customers, the group is present on all media outlets from TV to print, radio and advertising spaces with self-produced content. In B2B, the Group's product range is distributed through more than 10,000 travel agencies in Germany, its own online portals and all major online brokers. FTI Touristik is the fourth largest tour operator in Germany and Europe.

  • Austria

    With its branch office in Linz, FTI Touristik GmbH has been one of the leading tour operators in Austria since 1995. The branch office has around 80 employees. FTI Austria sells the entire FTI product range of package tours and modular holidays including the products of the rental car broker driveFTI and the specialist LAL Sprachreisen. The sales department is supported by 1,200 travel agencies in Austria and over 130 agencies in South Tyrol, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Furthermore, FTI is represented by the own service center LNZ24 and the FTI Ticketshop Austria.

  • Switzerland

    The FTI GROUP is represented on the Swiss market by FTI Touristik AG, which emerged in 1997 from the well-known CA Fernreisen AG. Today, FTI offers its Swiss holidaymakers a broad portfolio through the brands FTI Touristik, the last-​minute provider 5vorFlug, the specialist LAL Sprachreisen and the rental car broker driveFTI. The sales network consists of over 800 agencies in Switzerland. The company has around 70 employees at its headquarters in Dietlikon near Basel in Switzerland. Furthermore, FTI is represented by the own service center BSL24 and also the FTI Ticketshop Switzerland.

  • England

    On the UK market, the FTI GROUP operates with the own subsidiary Youtravel.com. Founded in 2006, Youtravel.com is today one of the leading online B2B suppliers of hotel beds worldwide for tour operators and travel agencies. Youtravel's activities are focused on the UK B2B market, one of the group's strongest source markets. In addition, Youtravel focuses in particular on the B2B sector in Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Russia and France. YouTravel is a subsidiary of MPYT based in Dubai.

  • France

    In France, the group operates with the tour operator FTI Voyages based in Mulhouse. FTI Voyages S.A., which emerged from the Alsatian company Starter, has more than 40 years of experience in the French market. The tour operator partly sells deals created exclusively for the local market and worldwide flights departing from all over France. The trips are sold via the approximately 3,500 travel agencies around the whole country. FTI is also represented by FTI Ticketshop France.

  • Netherlands

    The FTI GROUP has been active in the Dutch border region for 15 years and has been bookable nationwide in the Netherlands since the beginning of 2016. The tour operator offers a selection from its German portfolio as well as additional products adapted to Dutch demand. The most important sales partner is the D-rt Groep with over 450 travel agencies, but renowned OTAs such as VakantieDiscounter also belong to the close-knit network. FTI is also represented in the Netherlands with the own service center AMS24.