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Tune Group Sdn Bhd
Private
Industry Entertainment, Leisure
Key people
Tony Fernandes, co-founder
Kamarudin Meranun, co-founder
Subsidiaries Air Asia
Tune Hotels
Caterham Group
Queens Park Rangers
ASEAN Basketball League
Tune Tones
Website www.tunegroup.com

Tune Group Sdn Bhd (or Tune Group Sendirian Berhad, meaning 'private limited') is a leisure and entertainment corporation founded by the Malaysian entrepreneurs Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun. Tune Group's mission is to provide affordability and accessibility to leisure activities and entertainment, primarily in Asian markets. It does this via its airline, hotel, telecommunication, financial services, sports, media and creative industries subsidiaries.[1][2][3] Its subsidiaries include Air Asia, a budget airline, Caterham F1 Team, a Formula 1 team,[4] and Queens Park Rangers, an English football club.[5] Tune Group was the official shirt sponsor of FA match officials until 2013.[6]

Business[edit]

Tune was founded in late 2001 with the purchase of AirAsia by Tune Air Sdn Bhd on 2 December 2001. In 2013, Tune Group expanded its low budget hotel business (Tune Hotels) in Australia.[7]

Portfolio[edit]

  • AirAsia Berhad
  • Tune Talk Sdn Bhd
  • Tune Hotels Regional Services Sdn Bhd
  • Tune Money Sdn Bhd
  • Think Big Digital Sdn Bhd
  • Tune Ins Holdings Berhad
  • Tune Studios Sdn Bhd
  • QPR Asia Sdn Bhd
  • Tune Box Sdn Bhd
  • Educ8 Group Sdn Bhd
  • Caterham Group

Sponsorship[edit]

Lotus Racing car with Tune Group logos.

Tune Group is a partner of The Football League and the FA Cup. It contracted to partner the Professional Games Match Officials (PGMO) for seven years and ran for three years for the course of the 2010-2011 season.[clarification needed] Previously, PGMO was affiliated with the Tune Group subsidiary AirAsia.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Tune Group Sdn Bhd". Bloomberg Business Week website. Accessed 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Tune group has boasted as having the potential to repeat AirAsias success." Times of Oman 19 June 2012  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required) Accessed 24 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Tune Talk." Tune Group website June 2013.
  4. ^ "Lotus to join Formula One grid for 2010." The Guardian 15 September 2009. Accessed 24 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Queens Park Rangers Bought by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes." Bloomberg 18 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Tune Group to sponsor Premier League refs" Marketing 6 October 2010. Accessed 23 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Tune Group plans Aust expansion." Business Spectator. 18 June 2013. Accessed 17 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Premier League referees whistle up new sponsorship deal." news.bbc.co.uk BBC News 6 August 2010 Accessed 17 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Referees in Tune for the new season." Premier League 6 August 2010. Accessed 17 August 2010

External links[edit]


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Reuters
Wed, 20 May 2015 01:25:34 -0700

TO) last year as a minority investor in Think Big Digital Sdn Bhd, which operates AirAsia and Tune Group's loyalty program. AirAsia's BIG loyalty program is spread across Southeast Asia. It includes over 100 partners ranging from credit card companies ...

Hospitality Net

Hospitality Net
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:38:46 -0700

Tune Hotels.com is a “limited service” hotel chain operated by Tune Hotels Regional Services Sdn Bhd that provides a claimed “5-star sleeping experience at a 1-star price” accommodation. Tune Hotels is part of the Tune Group, the private investment ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:33:10 -0700

Tune Group Sdn Bhd earlier told StarBiz that it would soon pursue a majority or controlling stake in a planned joint venture in Indonesia. Cho was speaking at a press conference after presenting cheques to recipients for its “Inspiring the best ...

DEALSTREETASIA

DEALSTREETASIA
Wed, 20 May 2015 17:55:25 -0700

AirAsia brought in Toronto-listed Aimia Inc last year as a minority investor in Think Big Digital Sdn Bhd, which operates AirAsia and Tune Group's loyalty programme. AirAsia's BIG loyalty programme is spread across Southeast Asia. It includes over 100 ...
 
The Wall Street Transcript
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:30:00 -0700

In other markets, Aimia owns stakes in loyalty programs, such as Club Premier in Mexico, Air Miles Middle East and Think Big, a partnership with Air Asia and Tune Group. Aimia's clients are diverse, and Aimia has industry-leading expertise in the fast ...

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Stockhouse
Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 -0700

... and through our analytics and insights business, including Intelligent Shopper Solutions. In other markets, we own stakes in loyalty programs, such as Club Premier in Mexico, Air Miles Middle East and Think Big, a partnership with Air Asia and Tune ...
 
Stockhouse
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:56:15 -0700

... and through our analytics and insights business, including Intelligent Shopper Solutions. In other markets, we own stakes in loyalty programs, such as Club Premier in Mexico, Air Miles Middle East and Think Big, a partnership with Air Asia and Tune ...
 
Financial Times
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:56:15 -0700

Tune Hotels are part of his Tune Group private investment empire. Prices start at about £25 a night, though they are higher in London. A sixth hotel is opening in Newcastle and Mr Fernandes is committing to 25 new UK hotels by the end of the decade.
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