Gurassa to leave TUI in June

By Juliet Dennis

TUI NORTHERN Europe and TUI Airlines chairman Charles
Gurassa is to leave the company on June 1.

Gurassa agreed to stay on with the group for two years
following the acquisition of the Thomson Travel Group in May 2000. 

He was originally due to leave in the autumn of last
year but extended this period to oversee the launch of the group’s new no
frills carrier Hapag Lloyd Express.

“My work here is now completed,” said
Gurassa. His future plans are not yet known.

TUI Northern Europe chief executive Peter Rothwell
will now join a new corporate board.

The move is part of a group restructure in which all
central and group-wide functions, including airlines and hotels, will be run by
a central executive board.

Meanwhile, each country will
have responsibility for its own source market under divisional directors.
Rothwell will continue to have responsibility for the UK, Sweden, Denmark,
Norway, Finland and Ireland.

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