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hits 40-year milestone
by Joanne Adolphe, Thompsons Holidays CEO
THOMPSONS Holidays is celebrating 40 years of service to
the travel industry on a high note. From small beginnings
as a ‘basement shop’, to an industry employing hundreds,
Thompsons has grown into a multi-faceted wholesaler.
We sell the world – but not just anything. As travel specialists, Thompsons seeks out the best.
It’s all about the people
Our product and contracting teams are always on the hunt for
enticing hotels and resorts and excursions, at affordable prices.
Reservations teams are trained locally and on-site to ensure
they are able to offer agents up-to-date information. Similarly,
agents are invited on Thompsons Universities educationals to
experience the destination.
Refocus and looking ahead
We are always looking ahead and refocusing to ensure we are
proactive, up to date with new trends and the first to offer
clients the latest products.
Online and social media
Easiclick, our online portal, gives agents direct access to our
South Africa, Victoria Falls and Mauritius products with instant availability and prices. This is especially valuable for ITC
agents who work random hours. Daily updates on social media
also keep wannabe travellers in the loop.
The travel industry has had a tough time since the downturn of
2008, but we have found innovative ways to keep prices attractive and help agents close sales. Despite a punishing exchange
rate, Thompsons ended the financial year on a high note with
great results - a fitting birthday gift from the travel trade.
E Pictured at Thompsons’ 40th anniversary awards evening,
from left: Vanessa de Stefano, General Manager Reservations; Michael Tollman, Chief Executive Officer, Cullinan
Holdings; Kuben Moodley, Top Independent Reservations
Consultant and Joanne Adolphe, Chief Executive Officer,
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E Pictured above, from left: Angela Wood, General Manager
Sales; Kirsty Knott, Top Sales Executive (joint); Michael Tollman; Given Mashaya, Top Sales Executive (joint) and Joanne
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