When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life

Learn about TTC brands and discover how this family owned and family run company makes travel dreams real.

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Behind the 42 award winning brands of the Travel Corporation (TTC), remains the same family that has owned and operated the company since day one. Operating in 70 countries, TTC’s exceptional portfolio includes Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki, Costsaver, Luxury Gold, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, U River Cruises, AAT Kings, Inspiring Journeys and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

2020 marks a century of The Travel Corporation (TTC) where the company started with just one small hotel in South Africa in 1920. “Driven by Service” is the singular guiding light for TTC’s 42 brands, which offers customers the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic, diverse range of high-quality holiday styles, be they independent or guided, luxury travel and hotels, safaris or river cruises.

The Travel Corporation’s CEO Brett Tollman’s grandfather, Solomon Tollman first opened a hotel in South Africa on 1920. Today, 100 years after his first hotel, TTC continues to build on his enduring legacy with the same values as a fourth-generation family owned business.

When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.

Tollman family in Africa. Image courtesy of Mike Myers

Everyone in TTC is dedicated to making travel dreams real, whether it be in a hotel, on a river cruise, or on a guided holiday with one of TTC’s award-winning brands. Over four generations, the Tollman family and their extended TTC family of passionate staff have lived and breathed travel.

As TTC marks the milestone of celebrating 100 years of travel excellence, everyone at TTC is dedicated to the next 100 years and re-affirms its commitment to Innovation and to its Travel Partners. One key evolution to equip agents with the best tools for success is the TTC Online Travel Portal.

With 42 award-Winning Brands travellers not only have ample selection but each brand offers something unique. To learn more about TTC and our brands, please click here

Trafalgar is the cornerstone of TTC as the travel company’s flagship brand. With 74 years of expertise, each Trafalgar holiday is a carefully-crafted itinerary packed with real experiences that will connect guests to the soul of the places visited. Trafalgar offers guided holidays to all 7 continents with over 350 trips worldwide catering to different travel styles and interests. From seeing the icons, to stays with stories and connecting with locals in their homes, travellers will enjoy a real holiday without worrying about a thing. With expert Travel Directors, comfortable transport, quality accommodation, plenty of meals and unique Trafalgar Highlights included, each guest has the freedom to just be; be in the moment, be happy, be inspired.

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Welcome to the art of travelling in style. Insight takes guests beyond the landmark sites and allows them to get up close and personal with the destinations they visit as they travel in comfort with coaches with extra legroom. From meeting local characters to sharing meaningful experiences with a smaller group of travelling companions, hotels are handpicked for their great locations and dining experiences allow everyone to savour local specialities across a variety of dining styles. Magic isn’t imaginary, it’s just well-planned as Insight’s knowledgeable Travel Directors provide a seamless travel experience from start to finish.

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Costsaver offers guests unparalleled holiday experiences at an unbeatable value. Costsaver’s innovative ‘Essentials by Us, Tailored by You’ travel style allows guests to tailor their holiday, by providing quality inclusions such as 3 and 4-star hotels, transport, must-see sights and expert travel directors, allowing guests to enjoy free and easy touring the option to choose from a selection of carefully curated optional experiences or enjoy time exploring on their own.   Costsaver offers a best price guarantee on its ‘Ready to Go’ rates to help agents close a sale.

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Luxury Gold sets an unmatched standard with its collection of award-winning journeys. Guided by a Travelling Concierge, Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, where guests enjoy exclusive VIP Experiences, savour exceptional dining and relax in luxury hotels. With about 50 worldwide extraordinary journeys to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations, guests enjoy the perfect blend of guided and independent exploration. On selected departures, as part of the Chairman’s collection of exclusive VIP experiences, meet with iconic local legends such as a member of the Austrian Habsburg family. a duchess from England or a former Olympic athlete.

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Uniworld is the world’s most luxurious all-inclusive river cruise line – featuring one-of-a-kind ships, exclusive excursions, farm-to-table cuisine, and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the rivers – in Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, Egypt and the Amazon.

Uniworld elevates every aspect of luxury river cruising to an unmatched level. Every element of an all-inclusive Uniworld cruise seamlessly blends together to create the most impressive experience on the rivers.

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Since 1912, guided holiday experts, AAT Kings has been helping travellers discover and explore Australia and New Zealand. With a broad range of holiday options including Guided Tours, Short Breaks and Day Tours, AAT Kings are the holiday experts.

Breaking the boundaries of one-size-fits-all travel experiences, AAT Kings offers unique travel styles to suit everyone’s dream holiday desires.

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Inspiring Journeys invites travellers to embark on a truly immersive and exclusive exploration, discovering ancient cultures and the unique landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. With intimate journeys that venture off the beaten track, uncovering secret trails and the roads less-travelled, guests will travel in a premium, small-group setting of not more than twenty persons. Indulge in local flavours, visit renowned wineries or simply unwind in hand-selected heritage lodgings, and choose from twelve different itineraries (eight across Australia and four in New Zealand).

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U River Cruises has innovated the travel industry with river cruising reimagined for the young and young at heart. Move seamlessly throughout Europe on a chic floating boutique hotel which docks in the heart of the most amazing cities. With meals, transportation from city to city and activities all built in, and only needing to pack and unpack once, U offers active cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures.

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Contiki are the world leaders in travel experiences for 18-35’s. Travellers choose Contiki trips as they are all about discovery, once-in-a-lifetime moments, human connections, and making every second of being young count. With over 300 trips in 50 plus countries, each itinerary is crated to get to the beating heart of a destination, understanding the local way of life and unearthing No Regrets experiences.

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The Travel Corporation’s mission statement is to Make Travel Matter, with a commitment to creating a positive impact by helping to safeguard the people and the communities we visit to help protect and respect wildlife, and to care for our planet for generations to come.

New for 2020, Contiki, Trafalgar and Luxury Gold have launched guided trips to Colombia.

Join TTC and our not-for-profit organisation, Treadright Foundation to pledge to make travel matter – for our planet, for people and for wildlife. www.treadright.org/pledge

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