The Journey Company owns 40 journey manufacturers together with tour operators, lodges, and transportation corporations. It operates in 70 international locations and has 40 workplaces around the globe and serves 1.9 million vacationers yearly.
The corporate operates a non-profit affiliate, the TreadRight Basis, which oversees initiatives supporting sustainable tourism in varied areas around the globe.
The corporate is wholly owned by members of the Tollman household, 4 generations of that are actively concerned with the enterprise.
The corporate traces its historical past to a small lodge exterior Cape City, South Africa within the early 1900s.
The corporate owns the next tour operators:
- AAT Kings (with its sub-brands Aussie Journey and Inspiring Journeys)
- Brendan Holidays
- Contiki Excursions
- Evan Evans Excursions
- Grand European Journey
- HAGGiS Adventures
- Perception Holidays
- Journey Company Asia
- Shamrocker Adventures
- Uniworld – operates river cruises throughout Europe, Asia and the Center East on numerous rivers together with the Rhine, Major, Danube, and the Seine River.
- Trafalgar Excursions
- New Horizons
- Inventive Holidays
- African Journey
- Lion World Excursions
The corporate additionally owns Purple Carnation Motels, a luxurious lodges group, with lodges in the UK, Eire, the US, South Africa, Guernsey and Switzerland. In August 2015 Ashford Fortress in Eire was voted world’s finest lodge by Virtuoso Journey Week and third finest world lodge in July 2015 by Journey + Leisure journal, US.
The corporate additionally owns and operates transportation providers in varied areas. Transportation manufacturers embrace: AAT Kings and Atlas Reizen (based mostly in The Netherlands).
The corporate’s philosophy is to maintain the manufacturers separate with their very own identification, serving their very own area of interest markets, slightly than making an attempt to merge all of them and ending up with one model with no distinct identification.
The corporate is the biggest shareholder of Cullinan Holdings Ltd, one in all South Africa’s oldest public corporations, and which owns family journey manufacturers akin to Thompsons Africa, Thompsons Holidays, Thompsons Touring & Safari, Hylton Ross Excursions, Planet Africa, Gateway Excursions, Pentravel in addition to Marine companies Manex and Central Boating. The corporate can also be a major shareholder in Wilderness Safaris.
Tollman household tax points
In 2008, Stanley Tollman pleaded responsible to at least one depend of tax fraud and agreed to pay greater than $105 million to the U.S. authorities in again taxes and varied fraud penalties
In 2015, Beatrice and Stanley Tollman have had £50,000 in political donations returned by the Conservative get together, after the get together carried out an investigation into the donations.
Brett Tollman, their son, pleaded responsible in 2003 to tax fraud and in 2004 was sentenced to 33 months in jail and a $3.5 million restitution payment.
- “The Journey Company: About”.
- “TreadRight Basis”. TreadRight Basis.
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- Willits, R. Bryan (June 2016). “Ashford Fortress Is Named the Greatest Lodge within the World”. Irish America.
- Ó Conghaile, Pól (August 13, 2015). “Ashford Fortress voted world’s finest lodge”. Irish Unbiased.
- “Meet Brett Tollman from the South African household who personal The Journey Company”. Unbiased On-line (South Africa). June 10, 2019.
- Godwin, Nadine (December 1, 2008). “Former journey government Tollman responsible of tax evasion”. Journey Weekly.
- “Conservatives pressured to return one other £20,000 after accepting donation from convicted tax evader”. Belfast Telegraph. April 23, 2015.
- Dathan, Matt (April 20, 2015). “Basic Election 2015: Conservatives pressured to return greater than £50,000 donated by spouse of convicted fraudster”. The Unbiased.