Stanley Tollman is Founder and Chairman of The Travel Corporation, a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays, Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
Born in South Africa in 1930, his entrepreneurial vision, passion and drive has built The Travel Corporation into one of the most successful, privately-owned and family-run travel businesses today – which operates in over 70 countries, on seven continents, with 40 offices and more than 10,000 team members.
He began his career within the family’s hotel business in Johannesburg and from the age of 19, he set about building his own portfolio of hospitality businesses. Over the following six decades, he made a number of savvy, successful investments around the world which has created what is now The Travel Corporation.
Now in his eighth decade, he still takes a very active interest in a business. Under his guidance, the Travel Corporation has also demonstrated its commitment to sustainable tourism with its not-for-profit Treadright Foundation, which has to date donated more than 2.5 million dollars to sustainable tourism projects worldwide.