Pictured: Founder Solomon Tollman with his wife Evelyn.

Insight Vacations and Trafalgar are celebrating the centenary of their parent company with special offers and incentives for agents.

The Travel Corporation (TTC) can trace its roots back to August 1920, when Solomon Tollman opened a small hotel in a South African fishing village called Paternoster.

That hotel still exists today and the Tollman family-owned business has grown to encompass 42 travel brands.

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Insight Vacations and Trafalgar will have a TTC centenary incentive, offering agents the chance to win one of 10 Marks & Spencer ‘Dine In For Two Meal’ vouchers in exchange for sharing their own love story on social media.

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The guided holiday brands’ incentive is inspired by the love story of Solomon’s son Stanley Tollman – now chairman of TTC – and Beatrice, founder and president of Red Carnation Hotels.

In 1952 they went on their first date at the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban and Tollman promised to buy it one day for his future bride.

He bought it in 2006 and it is now a Red Carnation Hotels property.

Agents can share their own love story – such as clients tying the knot abroad or destinations they love – on Insight Agents UK or Trafalgar Tribe UK trade Facebook groups.

The incentive runs from February 10-14.

Several TTC brands are featuring special centenary discounts, with Uniworld offering savings up to 30% and Trafalgar cutting prices by as much as 15% in February.

As well as incentives and offers from TTC brands during 2020, staff members will join charitable initiatives and TreadRight’s sustainable travel projects.

Future themes for centenary celebrations include women leaders in March; sustainable travel in April; families in May; and innovation in June.