In a glittering ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel on April 13, Stanley Tollman, founder and chairman, The Travel Corporation, was welcomed into the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame, presented by Travel Weekly and The Caterer.
Tollman joins an illustrious group of individuals who have all been recognized for their outstanding business achievement in the travel, hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors. Tollman was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside Stephen Kaufer, president & CEO, TripAdvisor; Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings; Gerald Lawless, president and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group; Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, co-founders, Corbin & King and Bill Munro, chairman, Barrhead Travel.
“When I first started out in the hotel business, my father said to me, ‘Give the customer what they want’ – and I’ve tried to follow that over the years in everything we do,” said Tollman. “In the pursuit of excellence and trying to make everything we do the best it can be, I have been enormously helped – my wife, my partner and my soul mate, has been there supporting me and working all along the way, later joined by my children who have made all the difference, as well as the 10,000 people who work for us around the world who we call our family. Thank you very much for this honour – it is a very humbling experience and probably the highlight of my life.”
The Travel Corporation serves two million customers each year and operates in more than 60 countries, including Canada.