The gender pay gap at DER Touristik UK – 2020/21

Creating an inclusive and fair working environment where people are proud to work and where everyone can thrive regardless of gender, is something we are firmly committed to.

Our fourth Gender Pay Gap report has inevitably been heavily impacted by the COVID crisis which saw a large percentage of our workforce being placed on the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

At the time of our snapshot:

  1. 65% of our total workforce were on furlough under the CJRS (3% of employees were on Maternity, Sick or unpaid leave at the time of reporting).
  2. Retail employees made up 60% of our total workforce. Typically, more women than men are employed in this sector and it is also an industry where pay rates tend to be lower. This is particularly the case in Kuoni where 87% of our retail employees are female.
  3. Senior Management Team was made up of 50% male and 50% female employees.
  4. It was difficult to make comparisons to last year due to the reduced number of employees. Our 2020/21 reported figures are based on 32% of our total workforce.

Mean and Median Gender Pay Gap

Mean gender pay gap in hourly pay
Median gender pay gap in hourly pay

In this report, we have an overall median gender pay gap of 26.9% and a mean gap of 33.2%, which is higher than last year’s report.


Mean bonus gender pay gap
Median bonus gender pay gap
Proportion of males receiving a bonus payment
Proportion of females receiving a bonus payment

The number of females receiving a bonus has increased for a second year running to 95.2%. Retail employees are not eligible for bonus as they receive PRP based on personal sales achieved.


Quartile 1

Quartile 2
Lower mid

Quartile 3
Upper mid

Quartile 4

Of the reported figures, our workforce is made up of 65% female and 35% male. A higher percentage of our female employees fell within the lower salary quartiles of the business and while we do not consider this to be an equal pay issue, we do understand as a business there is more we can do to reduce our gender pay gap moving forward. We are confident that our employees, male and female, are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across our business.

We believe that all employees should be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and with equal opportunities to progress throughout their careers with DER Touristik UK. We have always attracted and nurtured female talent, from junior positions through to senior management.

Despite the Covid-19 crisis we continue to plan for the future and as a business we know there is more we can do. As we look to re-build, we remain firmly committed to reducing our gender pay gap and to ensuring equal pay and equal opportunities for all. We continue to ensure that people are paid the same for doing equivalent jobs across our business, regardless of gender and we are working hard to put strategies in place for the future.

This is another positive step forward as we become a more modern, diverse and inclusive employer that can both attract and retain the best talent.

*These figures are based on April 2020