Travel Daily

Vale Stanley Tollman


STANLEY Tollman, the iconic founder of The Travel Corporatio­n (TTC), has died overnight aged 91 (TD breaking news), with the travel industry reflecting on his pioneering role on the world stage.

“Tollman made it possible for tens of millions of consumers at every stage of life to discover the world through his portfolio of brands and businesses,” the company said, encompassi­ng businesses operating in 70 countries, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays, Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld, Adventure World Travel and AAT Kings.

Born in South Africa, Tollman and his wife Beatrice eventually left the country in 1976 and rebuilt their business in England and then the USA, ultimately providing holidays for two million guests from across the globe.

In 1996 TTC purchased AAT Kings and has since expanded its local portfolio to include Inspiring Journeys, SEIT Outback Australia, Down Under Tours and Adventure World which has just embarked on its own global expansion trail.

Tollman also had a deep commitment to sustainabi­lity, with his family’s Treadright Foundation supporting more than 55 projects worldwide.

“Under Tollman’s leadership as Chairman, TTC has become one of the most renowned and respected family owned and run travel businesses in the world.”

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