Europe's biggest tour operator TUI Travel
The group, which operates the Thomson and First Choice chains, said operating profit for the year to September 30 was 471 million pounds.
The average forecast had stood at 461 million, according to a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S poll of 15 analysts.
TUI Travel's arch rival Thomas Cook
($1 = 0.6399 British pounds)
(Reporting by Matt Scuffham; editing by Rhys Jones)