World Travel Holdings

Meet our parent company World Travel Holdings.

Passion

We are passionate about the travel industry and delivering a remarkable experience to our customers.

Pride

We’re respected as an industry powerhouse and take great pride in what we do.

Results

Through teamwork and velocity, we always aim to deliver consistent results.

Legacy

Since 2005, this has been who we are and what we continue to do.

A Global Travel Agency Franchise

New franchise owners become part of the World Travel Holdings family and benefit from our global reach as a powerhouse in the travel industry with the cumulative power of our brands. World Travel Holdings is the world’s largest cruise agency and was recognized as the BEST Retail Travel Agency in 2017 with a Travvy Award. Our shared resources leverage tremendous benefits for our travel franchise owners and position them for GROWTH. World Travel Holdings also:

  • Encompasses a diverse collection of more than 40 industry-leading brands.
  • Owns some of the world’s largest travel brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations and luxury travel services.
  • Maintains a vast portfolio of licensed partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations.
  • Features a global presence in the United Kingdom including the operation of two cruise agencies and multiple private-label brands.

Brad and Jeff Tolkin, Co-CEOs of World Travel Holdings

  • Brad Tolkin
  • Jeff Tolkin

Brad and Jeff Tolkin serve as Co-Chairmen/Co-CEOs of World Travel Holdings. They each have more than 30 years of experience as an operating executive in the travel industry. Prior to co-founding World Travel Holdings, the Tolkins owned and operated Travel Impressions, one of the country’s most successful privately held travel wholesalers. Under the Tolkins’ leadership, Travel Impressions was profitable for 22 consecutive years and successfully operated such prestigious industry brands as Pan American Holidays, Eastern Vacations, Continental Vacations, and Virgin Atlantic Vacations. In 1992, the Tolkins acquired Empress Travel, a retail travel agency with 40 stores, and expanded the chain to include more than 100 locations.

Travel Impressions and Empress Travel were both sold to American Express in 1998. During the Tolkins’ tenure at American Express, they successfully transitioned both operations to wholly owned subsidiaries of American Express®.

Brad and Jeff were elected to the Cruise Line International Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Brad holds a BS from Cornell University, and Jeff holds a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.