LONDON Feb 6 TUI Travel, the world's
biggest tour operator, said it was confident on 2014 after
seeing strong demand for holidays in its key January booking
period and as its seasonal operating loss narrowed in its first
The British group, which owns the Thomson and First Choice
holiday brands, reported an underlying operating loss of 108
million pounds for the three months to Dec. 31, compared to a
loss of 116 million in the year earlier period.
"Overall, trading remains in line with our expectations and
we are confident of delivering 7 percent to 10 percent growth in
underlying operating profit during the year," Chief executive
Peter Long said in a statement on Thursday.