Brett Tollman is the President and CEO at The Travel Corporation, a group of over twenty high quality travel and tourism companies.
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Promo of the 2012 World Travel and Tourism Council in Tokyo
The World Travel & Tourism Council gathers one hundred of the most influential CEOs the tourism industry has to offer, for sessions of brainstorming and idea exchange. Brett Tollman, CEO of the Travel Corporation and one of the council’s vice-chairmen, is just one of the influential executives participating in the council. Tollman believes that the idea of bringing these bright minds of the travel industry together is brilliant. Tourism is one of the world’s most powerful industries today and the WTTC seeks to foment connections between CEOs worldwide who are dedicated to improving tourism, government participant, private and public sector allocations and environmentally sounds, yet profitable, tourism.
Brett Tollman on Australia's Travel and Tourism Industry
The Travel Corporation’s CEO Brett Tollman spoke on a panel for tourist professionals in Australia. His company is well established and successful, but this is a hard time for the travel industry in general, regardless, because of the world financial crisis. He said that Australia has a good infrastructure for increasing their travel industry, with warm and welcoming people and good government support. It needs to be more visible on the international scene, Tollman said. Mexico, for example, has had great success interesting more visitors to come by increasing its business travel. Last year, there were 18,000 visitors to Mexico from Shanghai; 17,000 who came for business purposes.
The Travel Corporation - Providing Fantastic and Secure Travel Experiences in 2012
Brett Tollman is a third generation travel specialist, running the massive travel conglomerate The Travel Corporation, which includes such touring companies as Contiki and Uniworld. In looking forward to 2012, Tollman is quite positive that his companies can still provide fantastic travel experiences, despite financial crises in Europe. Numbers are down, which he says is disconcerting, but he believes that Americans would actually benefit from the all-inclusive packages they run. It is the securest way to travel, everything is taken care of and if there is a surprise disruption, experienced guides know interesting places to avoid the turmoil.
Brett Tollman at the Tourism for Tomorrow 2011 Awards Summit
Brett Tollman has dedicated his life to tourism and its potential positive impact on the world. His non-profit organization, The Conservation Foundation, presented awards this year to tourist destinations and companies that promote sustainable travel and benefit the communities they reside in. In Mozambique, for example, he honored the Guludo Beach Lodge. They have benefited their surroundings by regenerating the site and helping over 3,500 people in 16 surrounding communities. Guludo creates health, education and agricultural programs to use tourism revenues to benefit a community. Tollman extols and honors the virtues of companies and projects such as this one, which aim to create a better future.
Brett Tollman - Educating on the Importance of Carbon Footprints Reduction During Travels
Brett Tollman helps promote sustainable practices at home, in the office and while traveling by communicating and educating the public to the do the best they can today and tomorrow. He is the President and CEO at The Travel Corporation and he teaches others by his own personal example ways to reduce the carbon footprint through recycled materials, solar panels and energy saving techniques. In his offices, he encourages programs for recycling, energy saving and omissions control by compensating employees who join a carpool. TTC founded the Conservation Foundation, a non profit organization aimed at protecting vulnerable tourism sites, including the oceans, forests and rivers of the world.
Brett Tollman at the WTTC Summit
Brett Tollman the president and CEO of The Travel Corporation, is at the 11th annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Summit. Tollman is the head of TTC, a fourth generation family-owned business compromised of about 25 travel brands including river cruises and boutique hotels. Tollman's travel group has been part of the WTTC Summit since the mid-90s and he, himself, is the Vice Chairman, involved with membership. TTC strongly believes in WTTC's mission to better the travel and tourism industry. He also optimistic that, though the travel industry is very diverse, it can and will unite with one unified voice to address key issues and challenges in the travel world.
Brett Tollman Speaks on CNBC
While the travel and tourism industry has been hit hard by the global recession, travel industry leaders like Brett Tollman remain optimistic about the future of travel and tourism. He spoke to CNBC's Louisa Bojesen about that optimism. Tollman, President and CEO of The Travel Corporation, a worldwide travel conglomerate joins other travel industry business leaders in London for the World Travel & Tourism Council Summit 2011. Tollman, who is also the Vice Chairman of the WTTC, says the outlook for the travel sector is bright and The Travel Corporation is anticipating many prospects, when the public takes the opportunity to look for trips of great value.
Forward Thinking With Brett Tollman at the Global Travel & Tourism Summit 2011
Brett Tollman, President and CEO of The Travel Corporation, a privately-owned global company established by the Tollman family and Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, talks about the challenging issues concerning travel operators in the 2011 period and how to add value through customer satisfaction. This means taking care of customers through travel difficulties such as airplane strikes and natural disasters. It's certainly been a challenging year, Tollman says, but it's the way that The Travel Corporation has managed to make the most of those obstacles that has made them the strong company they are today. The Travel Corporation is a group of 25 brands that include everything from boutique hotels through the Red Carnation Hotel Collection to escorted tour operators (Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Holidays, etc) to sightseeing tour groups (AAT Kings, Evan Evans, etc.) The Travel Corporation is owned by the Tollman family and was founded by Stanley Tollman, Brett's father.
Brett Tollman At The Global Travel and Tourism Summit
Brett Tollman, President and CEO of the family-owned travel business The Travel Corporation LTD, speaks at the Global Travel and Tourism Summit. The Travel Corporation is made of 20-plus brands that include boutique hotels, travel and leisure companies, river cruises, sightseeing tour operators and more. Tollman says the key to running all of those different travel groups within one large travel industry umbrella is decentralized management and autonomy, meaning TTC provides their brands with tools to support the resources they need to run their companies, but letting them run them in their own way. “Our purpose is clearing obstacles and roadblocks to allow them to run their own business in their individualized markets,” he says.
Brett Tollman Interveiw - Part 1
Brett G. Tollman, the new president and CEO of The Travel Corporation, (TTC), is confident about the company’s involvement in the international tour scene and expects to see a steady improvement in the travel industry’s future. Even though travel bookings decreased by around 30% in the beginning of 2009, in line with the world economic downturn, the market had already resolved by the end of that year. Brett Tollman's marketing campaigns for TTC tour bookings begin in Australia, taking advantage of the strong economy, currency and commodity base, but the largest customer base for international touring is in the US.
Brett Tollman Interview - Part 2
The river cruise market is rapidly increasing in popularity and The Travel Corporation, with its recent purchase of two additional ships, is in the forefront of that market. Brett Tollman, the new CEO at TTC, states that the target market for river cruises is people who are accustomed to taking ocean cruises. Those same people, who might not go on an ocean cruise every year, can enjoy a river cruise as a favorable alternative. In comparison to ocean cruises, a trip down the river on one of TTC’s luxury cruise ships can be more intimate and romantic. Since the ships dock right in the port city, travelers get a chance to tour the tour the area in depth and experience different cultures.
Brett Tollman Interview - Part 3
Escorted touring is the largest focus of The Travel Corporation's business, using such name brand companies as Trafalgar and Insight Vacations. CEO Brett Tollman keeps the company's brands strong by maintaining them as separate independent businesses. Through their name brand tour operators, TTC has improved the experience of escorted tours by introducing smaller 40 passenger coaches, which provide more leg room for a smaller group of travelers. The company also initiated a "dine around" program, which arranges for tour groups to split up into three units and visit different restaurants. By dining in smaller groups, they are able to experience a more intimate setting in smaller local restaurants.
Brett Tollman Interview - Part 4
The Red Carnation Hotels is a group of 14 boutique style hotels scattered throughout four continents, but that list is constantly growing. According to CEO of The Travel Corporation, Brett Tollman, the group takes advantage of unique properties that become available in great cities around the world. The hotels are all as different as the cities they're located in, and the local staff tends to be as well cared for as the customers themselves. The Red Carnation Hotels serves a very niche market with one-of-a-kind décor and on-sight food preparation, aiming for the goal of a phenomenal customer experience and first class service.
World Travel and Tourism Council 20th Anniversary
Top executives from the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) recently met to celebrate 20 years in the travel industry. The WTTC has gathered the facts and created a global database containing information relating to the tourism industry. They actively promote travel to all areas of the globe and, according to CEO of The Travel Corporation Brett Tollman, they encourage travel to any area around the world that invests in a good infrastructure. Tourism to any given region supports the local economy while giving the global economy a boost. Travel and tourism also increases the level of international cooperation and understanding between different areas and cultures of the world. According to estimates, the WTTC expects to experience a real annual growth of around 4.5% in the coming decade.