Sunbird Tourism plc is a publicly quoted enterprise, listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in August 2002. Sunbird has over 600 shareholders. At 71% the Government of Malawi is the largest shareholder while Mr. Noel Hayes has 16.48% and members of the public own 12.52% (which includes staff). Having acquired shares previously owned by Air Malawi Limited, the Company now owns 100% shareholding in Catering Solutions Limited which is involved in airline and institutional catering.
The group has a total of eight properties including four city hotels: Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Lilongwe, and Sunbird Mzuzu; and two popular beach resorts along Lake Malawi: Sunbird Nkopola and Sunbird Livingstonia; and two nature resorts: Sunbird Ku Chawe an iconic mountain resort and Sunbird Thawale, a bush resort in a popular Big 5 wild life reserve. Sunbird Tourism plc was incorporated in 1988 as a private company following the amalgamation and consolidation of hotels previously owned by the Government of Malawi under various investment vehicles. The Company was known as Tourism Development and Investment Company of Malawi (TDIC) until 2000 when it became Sunbird Tourism Limited and later Sunbird Tourism plc in 2017.