The brands

Logo FTI TouristikLogo FTI Touristik
Logo sonnenklar.tvLogo sonnenklar.tv
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
Logo FTIASLogo FTIAS

History of the FTI GROUP

1980

LAL Limited founded

The language travel specialist, founded in 1980 by Dietmar Gunz and Partners, is the cornerstone of FTI GROUP

1983

Frosch Touristik incorporated

1983 marks the beginning of Frosch Touristik, selling Malta as its first destination

1989

Expansion

Acquisition of CA Ferntouristik GmbH (today: FTI Touristik AG) as specialist of long haul destinations

1995

Launch of umbrella brand FTI

After 14 years of growth the business is consolidated under an umbrella brand FTI Touristik with over 15 brands. At the same time the company enters the Austrian market

2000

Aquired by MyTravel

FTI sells all shares to the English travel giant Airtours/MyTravel at the start of the new millennium

2003

Reacquisition of the GROUP

Together with former shareholders, Dietmar Gunz buys back all shares of the company and sets course for a fresh start

2006

Dynamic Growth

FTI grows dynamically with BigXtra and sonnenklar.TV, making a clear commitment to multichannel distribution

2009

Meeting Point founded

Under the name Meeting Point International, the FTI GROUP consolidates and develops its own destination management company for inbound services

2012

Further expansion

The GROUP acquires Youtravel in the UK and Starter in France (today: FTI Voyages)

2014

Strategic Investor

In 2014 Samih Sawiris, visionary and city-developer, becomes a partner and a shareholder in FTI GROUP

2015

Own Content

With LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts FTI launches its own hotel brand. The brand debuts with hotels in seven countries

2016

Steady expansion

FTI enters the Netherlands as a source market. As a tour operator the GROUP is now active in the German, Austrian, Swiss, French and Dutch markets

2018

Five hotel brands

After the hotel brand LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts, founded in 2015, the FTI GROUP continues to expand its hotel portfolio under the umbrella brand MP Hotels with Design Plus, Kairaba Hotels & Resorts, Lemon & Soul and Clubs. A total of 70 hotels belong to the FTI GROUP at the end of the financial year2017/18

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