The brands

Logo FTI TouristikLogo FTI Touristik
Logo sonnenklar.tvLogo
Logo LALLogo LAL
Logo BigXtraLogo BigXtra
Logo FTI TicketshopLogo FTI Ticketshop
Logo driveFTILogo driveFTI
Logo FTI CruisesLogo FTI Cruises
Logo fly.deLogo
Logo MP HotelsLogo MP Hotels
Logo Meeting Point InternationalLogo Meeting Point International
Logo WindroseLogo Windrose
Logo TVGLogo TVG
Logo YoutravelLogo Youtravel

History of the FTI GROUP


LAL Limited founded

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


Frosch Touristik incorporated

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



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


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


Aquired by MyTravel

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


Reacquisition of the GROUP

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


Dynamic Growth

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


Meeting Point founded

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


Further expansion

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


Strategic Investor

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


Own Content

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


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


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 Club Sei. A total of 70 hotels belong to the FTI GROUP at the end of the financial year 2017/18