ANALYST VIEWS: WHY IS TUI PERFORMING SO STRONGLY AGAINST RIVALS?

DOUGLAS MCNEILL | CHARLES STANLEY
The fourth full year since the merger of Tui and First Choice has been a good one, with earnings hitting a post-merger high, Demand in the year now under way looks lacklustre, but that’s expected and our 2012 forecasts look safe enough at this stage. We retain our positive view on the stock.

KEITH BOWMAN | HARGREAVES LANSDOWN
Quick action to provide increased alternatives to troubled North African destinations and consumers reluctance to forgo their summer holidays also appear to have played their part. In all, transport and travel remain volatile. However, the difficulties of rivals currently support favourable sentiment.

RICHARD CURR | PRIME MARKETS
The results from TUI Travel are truly impressive, with a return to profits and growth in revenues. Prime Markets believe that this exceptional performance has yet to be reflected in the current share price, which up to today has been held back by the woes at Thomas Cook.