The brief involves representing TUI on issues such as regional airport development, allocation of flight slots and passenger taxes. The successful agency will also be expected to help manage the firm’s position on the pricing of holidays during school vacation.
As well as providing strategic advice, the account includes monitoring parliament’s treatment of travel industry issues in both Westminster and Brussels, a TUI spokeswoman said.
The review is expected to be completed by the end of January. Citigate, hired a decade ago by the then Thomson Holidays, has been invited to repitch.
The firm is in the midst of a rebranding exercise that includes renaming its charter airline Britannia Airways to Thomsonfly.