Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, sits down with Gavin Tollman, chief executive of Trafalgar, to discuss the changing UK hospitality market, a rollout in Africa and why government taxation is not the answer to overtourism around the world
Paris is famous for its perfumes, and guests travelling on Trafalgar’s seven-night Paris Explorer itinerary this year are in for a fragrant delight.
Departing on August 3rd, the trip will showcase some of the brand’s newest programme - Trafalgar’s inaugural holidays to Africa kick off this spring, with a collection of unforgettable travel experiences across the continent that have been 72 years in the making.
For the first time in 72 years, guided holiday expert Trafalgar has launched a dedicated programme in Africa. The new portfolio features ten handcrafted trips visiting nine countries, including trips to five brand new destinations; Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.
As tourism numbers continue their remorseless growth, Trafalgar chief executive Gavin Tollman argues the trend should be seen as an opportunity, not a threat. Here he tells Breaking Travel News how careful management of the flow of visitors can create a sustainable future for even the most popular hotspots.
Following the recent launch of the My Travel Portal, Gavin Tollman, chief executive of global guided holiday operator Trafalgar, here tells Breaking Travel News about the product and what it offers to travel agents. Speaking to editor Chris O’Toole he also explains how the technological innovation contributes to the environmental ambitions of the Travel Corporation-owned organisation.
Tour operator Trafalgar has asserted its ongoing support for its industry partners by unveiling a new 2018 trade strategy that places agents first. The guided holiday company has undertaken a rigorous review of feedback from the trade, digested all that it has heard, and acted to improve the sales process and every agent’s earning potential by developing a suite of helpful tools.
The Travel Corporation has announced that Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar USA and Brendan Vacations, will relinquish his role at the helm after ten years. He will be succeeded by TTC colleague and current Contiki Holidays USA president, Melissa da Silva.
Munching on spiced gingerbread, sipping steaming gluhwein and admiring snow dusted alpine peaks – winter in Europe is a treasure trove for all the senses. Trafalgar’s all-new Autumn Winter & Spring 2017/18 programme features 34 itineraries including a new winter trip to Russia guaranteed to spread festive cheer and showcase the wonders of Russia at Christmas.