Louis Group’s Executive Chairman Mr. Costakis Loizou, was awarded a Top Distinction Award by TUI. The largest tourism organization in the world, honored Mr. Loizou with the Special Recognition Award on his perennial work and contribution to the development of the tourism industry. The award was given to Mr. Loizou by the CEO and Board Member of TUI, Mr. David Burling, during a special event at the Savoy Hotel in London, where TUI hosted over 300 of their partners from all over the world.
During the awards ceremony, Mr. Burling pointed out that Mr. Loizou played a crucial role in the 55-year-old cooperation between Louis Group and TUI. Mr. Burling specifically referred to the first differentiated product which TUI offered 35 years ago in Protaras through the “Louis Nausicaa Beach Hotel”, which was the starting point of the great development of this specific product, and the beginning of a great business relationship. Additionally, Mr. Burling added: “this excellent cooperation is not only about the hotels but also the cruises. The recipient of the award was a massive partner in the 1990’s when we had difficulties with promoting cruises. We would not have managed to have todays excellent results in the cruise business in the UK without the valuable help of this partner”.
TUI’s CEO also noted that the professionalism, integrity and honesty of Mr. Loizou are some of the values by which the partnership between Louis Group and TUI was established. “Mr. Loizou has earned a lot of awards by several European governments and is in fact a pioneer in the tourism industry. It’s a great honor for me to give today this award to a colleague, a partner and also a loyal friend who added huge value to Thomson and the TUI Group”.
The award was a surprise and the highlight of the evening. The importance of this award is highlighted by the fact that TUI has offered only a few of these awards in the past and this on very special occasions.
While receiving the award, Mr. Loizou stated: “We have developed a very strong relationship with TUI, built on honesty and devotion and this is why I want to personally thank them for honoring me in this special way. This award honors the bond between TUI and our Group. We definitely feel like a part of this big family and we look forward to strengthening further and expanding this exceptional partnership in the future”.
This special award comes as a culmination of the success of Louis Group in Cyprus and Greece. At the same time, the award is very important for Cyprus as it reflects the trust shown by foreign businesses in the tourism sector of Cyprus which the Louis Group founded and enhanced.