The incredible TTC story is one for the history books, beginning with the original founder Solomon Tollman purchasing a small hotel in rural South Africa 1920, after making his way from Europe with little more than the clothes on his back. With the company ethos from day one being to always be ‘Driven By Service’, from this one humble property it expanded to other locations throughout South Africa, with modern day TTC’s chairman, Stanley, Solomon’s son taking the reins to build the business to what it is today - a collection of 42 travel brands and luxury hotels across the world.

The Travel Corporation offers South African travellers a choice from eight exceptional brands including the flagship, Trafalgar. With trips to all seven continents Trafalgar pours 74 years of experience into every trip they offer. When you travel with Trafalgar you’ll get to know the true essence of each destination, create connections to the local people and have unforgettable experiences along the way.


TTC South Africa’s Managing Director Teresa Richardson: “Not only are we wholly owned and run by the same South African family who started the business in 1920, The Travel Corporation is 100% debt-free. We’ll be servicing the trade and making holiday dreams come true for many years to come.”

To inspire guests’ wanderlust and celebrate a new year and new decade, each Travel Corporation team member has shared their personal 2020 #TTCTop10 travel buckets lists highlighting their top destinations and TTC journeys. 

“Not only are we wholly owned and run by the same South African family who started the business in 1920, The Travel Corporation is 100% debt-free. We’ll be servicing the trade and making holiday dreams come true for many years to come.”

You can learn about the story of TTC and hear previously untold stories over the past century here.