The Travel Corporation (TTC)

TTC is a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award winning brands. These include luxury hotels and boutique river cruise ships, niche tour operators and other leisure interests. TTC’s guiding principle is one of providing the most enjoyable, enriching travel experience for its customers across the globe. The Company is family-owned and has been in business for four generations over nine decades.

Trafalgar

Trafalgar has been providing guided holidays for 70 years and is the most awarded travel company globally. Headed by CEO, Gavin Tollman, it is part of TTC, a family company with a network of 27 travel brands. Our company was founded in 1947 (the same year the first ever round-the-world-ticket was sold by a commercial airline) and we’ve been making destinations come alive ever since. Trafalgar offers more than 230 trips to worldwide destinations, including Britain, Europe, North and Central, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Being rigorous in our planning and operations, we deliver the absolute best of the bright lights to our guests. Travel is our passion.

CostSaver

Trafalgar's CostSaver is the perfect way to discover a destination for the first time. You'll enjoy incredible inclusions and unbeatable value on every trip. You'll enjoy an amazing tour that always includes breakfasts, an expert Travel Director, Local Specialists and more.

Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

For more than 38 years, Insight Vacations has been designing the world’s finest escorted travel itineraries featuring authentic experiences, premium centrally located hotels, VIP access and inclusive flourishes. As the experts in Europe, Insight offers over 100 journeys across the continent with more choice available than any other operator. Insight Vacations provides the same legendary high standards and carefully curated itineraries in North America, Morocco and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations

Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations is an exclusive collection of unique itineraries which provide the ultimate in guided tours. Guests stay at the finest hotels, dine on epicurean cuisine, including a Michelin starred dining experience in Europe, and enjoy an unmatched collection of once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences. An expert Travelling Concierge will take care of all the details, smoothing the way as you discover the wonder of each destination. Luxury Gold brings together the heritage of over 100 years of travel to provide guests with unforgettable vacations in Europe, North & South America, India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Contiki

Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we’ve spent the past 54 years perfecting it. With over 300 trips spanning 6 continents, we offer 8 unique travel styles, 5 incredible ways to stay and multiple ways to travel. With Contiki, explore amazing destinations with a group of explorers from around the world with a passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

Uniworld

Uniworld

Founded in 1976, award-winning Uniworld—the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line—has been taking travelers to the world’s greatest destinations in style and luxury. As the pioneer in luxury river cruising, Uniworld delivers an unsurpassed experience onboard ships designed to be as inspiring as the destinations visited. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of all river cruise lines, exquisite cuisine and personalized excursions, each guest will be treated to an unparalleled experience. Set sail on an all-inclusive cruise in Europe or journey to one of our more exotic destinations—Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Egypt—because you deserve best!

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Founded in 1984, Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of 17 family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with a peerless reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings. We pride ourselves on delivering warm, thoughtful and highly personalised service. ‘No request is too large and no detail too small’

Evan Evans Tours

Evan Evans Tours

Evan Evans Tours is the UK’s longest established and best reviewed day tours operator in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out of town excursions since 1930. Our mission is to provide high quality sightseeing experiences that showcase the beauty, heritage and excitement of England with tours of London, Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, Edinburgh and Paris plus Hop-on-Hop off tours, River Cruises and Top attraction tickets. Our guides are the best in the business and focussed on ensuring your tour with us is the highlight of your trip.

Lion World Travel

Lion World Travel was founded in 1964. Lion World Travel specializes in vacation packages for group and individual travel to Southern and East Africa. Including Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. Lion World Travel is the leading tour operator from North America specializing in group and individual tours to Southern and East Africa, and is a member of the renowned Travel Corporation. In its 51st year, clients continue to benefit from Lion World Travels’ destination knowledge, expertise, and emphasis on customer service. With their safari specialists all having first-hand knowledge of Africa, Lion World Travel can confidently assist clients in creating an African adventure that fits their specific interests as well as their budget. Extraordinary service, affordable luxury and value for money are what keep clients coming back to Lion World Travel. With their roots in Africa and headquarters in Toronto, Lion World Travel is local in North America as well.

African Travel

African Travel

African Travel, Inc. is a moderate-to-luxury safari operator dedicated to providing guests with the ultimate African experience. We are the longest-established US travel company that focuses exclusively on Africa and our roots go back more than 100 years. African Travel is proud to be a part of The Travel Corporation, our family-owned parent company whose heritage of hospitality began in South Africa four generations ago. Our safari experts have intimate knowledge of Africa and are able to customize each trip based on your interests and budget. You can trust African Travel to provide an unsurpassed, highly memorable travel experience each and every time. Those familiar with our brand know the zebra is our mascot. The stripes on a zebra are like a human fingerprint, as each one is unique – this is how we feel about our guests, which is why we strive to provide the continent’s most distinctive and unforgettable journeys. When you hear us say “We Know Africa”, you can depend on the fact that we know the right Africa for you.

Thompsons Africa

Thompsons Africa was created in 1992 as a sub brand of Thompsons Tours – established in 1986. Since 1986 Thompsons Tours has been active in the region hence the 38 years mentioned in our profile, we are well known as the most established tourism brand in the region by suppliers and the worldwide industry alike. We serve all of Southern Africa – South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique as well as the islands of Zanzibar and Mauritius We have 10 receptive offices around the region – meaning that you are never far from a Thompsons Africa service facility : Cape Town, Durban, Hluhluwe, Malelane, Hazyview, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Livingston, Chobe, Windhoek. These offices are manned by dedicated staff of managers, drivers and guides. Thompsons Africa employs a team of permanent guides who are known for their expertise and outstanding service in the field. Our relationships with suppliers stands out from the rest due to our long tenure. We are known for our expertise in the region, our knowledgeable staff, our long history of stability and security, our excellent on the ground handling and delivery.

AAT Kings

AAT Kings offers a huge range of holidays across Australia and New Zealand. No matter which way you choose to travel, we’ve been bringing Australia and New Zealand to life since our story began in 1912.  A holiday is your time to relax, so at AAT Kings we’ve included just about everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Expert commentary, stress-free travel, luxury air-conditioned vehicles, and all the must-see highlights. Our friendly Travel Directors and Driver Guides will enhance your experience with stories, local knowledge and a sense of fun. Select from their famous complete-package Guided Holidays, flexible Short Breaks with your choice of accommodation, or our immersive small group Inspiring Journeys, which take you off the beaten track. 

Down Under Tours

At Down Under Tours they abide by the motto ‘Our People make the difference’. From Driver/Guides, Hostesses and Marketing staff on the front line to Reservations, Operations, IT, mechanical workshop & Administration teams behind the scenes, it is their people who define their standards of quality and consistency. Founded in 1990 and based in Tropical North Queensland, they are the leading day tour & group charter operator with a culture of continually striving for excellence in all that they do. Their comprehensive day tour program encompasses the popular destinations of Kuranda, Cape Tribulation & Daintree, taking in the amazing World Heritage area. Their extensive Group charter division and range of superior vehicles and exceptional customer & client service sets them apart from their competitors.

Grand European Travel

For nearly 40 years, savvy travelers have discovered the world with Grand European Travel.  Their curated collection of more than 150 itineraries across six continents features the best vacations from TTC’s award winning brands – Trafalgar, Insight Vacations and Uniworld.  With GET you can explore the most popular destinations throughout Italy, Spain, Great Britain, South America and beyond.  You’re guaranteed to go beyond the guidebook with local experts, unique cultural encounters, and special access to legendary sites. When you book directly with Grand European Travel, you get the added value of working with a dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of planning your trip so you can focus on discovering your destination.  Trust the “Experts in Guided Vacations and River Cruises” since 1978 to make your next dream vacation a reality. 

Busabout

Founded in 1998, Busabout is not your average travel company. They offer independent travellers a flexible travel network that links up 46 of the best cities and destinations in Europe and 5 countries in Southeast Asia. Their Hop-on Hop-off network, European Adventures, Festivals, Music Festivals, Sailing, Island Hopping and Asian Adventures allow guests to build their own unforgettable adventure. Add in the company of fellow travellers and the best-in-class tour guides and you get a completely unique way of experiencing the world. By being the alternative choice they have remained dedicated to their freestyle form of travel. Their Hop-on Hop-off network combines the support, convenience and social aspect of a traditional tour and the choice, freedom and flexibility of independent travel, allowing passengers to pre-plan the trip or wing it as they go. They offer the convenience of door to door pick ups at preferred hostels and the support of experienced in-house guides and drivers. The planning of the trip is assisted by MyTrip, Busabout’s online planning tool. It has been voted by TourRadar as the ‘Tour of the Year’ in the Independent Travel Operator category in 2015 and ‘Guide of The Year’ two years in a row.

Haggis Adventures

HAGGiS Adventures

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around. Our award winning 1-10 day trips span Scotland from pub to mountain, from beach to monster and all the best bits in-between including; Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides to name a few. We even venture to the remote Shetland Isles to celebrate Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival. We travel Scotland the Wild Way!

Shamrocker Adventures

Shamrocker

Since 1999, it’s been our mission to give independent budget travellers the chance to really discover Ireland and remember it as one of the best times of their life! We'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country, meet real local characters and discover what it means to be Irish. We consider it our duty to make everyone’s’ experience of Ireland the most welcoming they get on their travels and our ‘Book and Go Guarantee’ means we never cancel a trip. All our Guides are 100% Irish born and bred. Full legends in their own right and who have more stories and knowledge of history that you would think was possible. Get ready to be seduced by our stunning scenery, incredible history but most of all, us Irish! Don’t listen to anyone else, we are by far the friendliest people on the planet and that’s the truth! Our 3-7 day trips have it all. Follow in the footsteps of giants at The Giant’s Causeway, get the ‘gift of the gab’ kissing the Blarney Stone, view the mighty Cliffs of Moher and discover why Guinness really does taste better in Ireland. Our Irish adventures are shamelessly good fun or as we say over here, ‘great craic’.

Highland Explorer Tours

Passionate

We are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our tours are designed to make the most of your time in our stunning country and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. Scotland's landscape is stunningly beautiful with a magnificent history and culture that deserves to be told by the Scottish experts, our Guides. They will bring this heritage to life while ensuring you get to explore our nation's most breathtaking landscapes.

Unique

Soak up the atmosphere and experience the excitement of the real Highland Games, with pipe bands, hammer throwing, Highland dancing and caber tossing.  Let us whisk you through the most essential sights of Scotland on our ‘Taste of Scotland’ tours and sample award-winning Scottish food and drink.  The most appetising way to experience Scotland. Enjoy a truly Scottish experience with a day tour to the Highlands and evening performance at the World Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Enjoy the sound of massed pipes and drums preformed against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, a truly amazing spectacle.

Trusted

With 10 years’ experience, our mission is to exceed your expectations, a commitment that is recognised by our VisitScotland 5 star accreditation and consistent excellent customer feedback. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer visit, our range of tours will give you an unforgettable insight into our country and its people, leaving memories that will last a lifetime. 

Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations, the premier Ireland and Scotland destination expert, is backed by over 45 years of planning authentic Celtic travel experiences. Dedicated to their mantra ‘Taking You Personally,’ Brendan’s local team is proud to introduce guests to hand-crafted travel experiences and a tight-knit group of friends passionate about sharing their homelands. A selection of four travel styles, each with varying levels of support, offers something for all types of travelers.  Guests can explore Ireland and Scotland on perfectly-planned Guided Vacations, customizable Private Chauffeur journeys, Locally Hosted Rail adventures and Self-Drive trips. Founded in 1969, Brendan gets its name from Irish native St. Brendan, the patron saint of navigation, and his passion for travel carries through each and every Brendan experience to this day.

Adventure World

Adventure World has been creating exceptional journeys across the globe for over 35 years. Founded in Australia in 1979, Adventure World pioneered travel to India, Africa and South America and established itself as a well-known and respected travel company. Over the years, Adventure World has expanded its product range to include Canada & Alaska, Asia, Arabia and Europe. With Adventure World, travellers are free from the restraints of a typical escorted tour program. You choose the where and when of your trip based on your own personal interests. Adventure World goes above and beyond to create unique and extraordinary travel experiences, awe-inspiring incredible moments that will take pride of place among your memories.

Creative Cruising

For over 35 years Creative cruising has been delivering a diversity of cruise products to the Australian Travel industry. Creative Cruising is committed to meeting the needs and expectations of its customers, through its passion for cruising and outstanding customer service. Weather a traveller wish to explore the beautiful natural scenery of Canada & Alaska and the Pacific or the rich culture of Europe, Asia or South America, Creative Cruising we offer the best value for money. Our trained and experience specialists bundle cruise, air and land packages together, producing hassle-free holidays to almost anywhere. Customers are sure to enjoy a unique cruising experience. 

Old Town

Built in 1986, Old Town is the re-creation of a classic Florida town at the turn of the century featuring historical architecture and distinctive storefronts. At Old Town you can experience shopping, dining and entertainment that breaks from the typical theme park experiences found in Orlando. Located on 192 in Kissimmee just minutes from Disney, Universal, Sea World and International Drive is a unique walking district that transports visitors back in time.  Stroll down our beautiful, tree-lined brick streets and discover over 50 unique shops, restaurants, bars and family friendly amusements and you’ll see why Old Town has become a beloved family tradition for almost 30 years. Join us each Saturday night for the Old Town Saturday Nite Classic Car Cruise®, America’s longest continuous running car cruise. Old Town is the perfect destination for an afternoon or night of fun with friends and family. Mine for gold at Black Market Minerals, get your spa supplies at Soap Company, catch a magic show at Great Magic Hall, try a classic game of Skee-Ball at Happy Days Family Amusement Center or relax with your favorite cocktail while enjoying a concert at our Main Stage. Happiness happens at Old Town!