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World Travel Holdings

Meet our parent company World Travel Holdings

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

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

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

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

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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 nation’s largest cruise agency and has been recognized three times as the Best Large Retail Travel Agency 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.
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Jeff Tolkin


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

Brad and Jeff Tolkin serve as Co-Chairmen/Co-CEOs of World Travel Holdings and are its majority shareholders. They each have more than 40 years of experience as an operating executive in the travel industry. In 2005 they co-founded World Travel Holdings, and through a variety of acquisitions, innovative business practices, and developing opportunities, they have grown the company into more than a billion-dollar travel industry powerhouse. Today, World Travel Holdings owns and operates more than 35 leading travel brands including owned brands, private-label partnerships comprised of prominent companies in the United States and the United Kingdom, and two top-rated travel agency franchise brands. As a result of their significant contributions to the cruise industry, Brad and Jeff were inducted into the Cruise Lines International Association Hall of Fame in 2014. 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, and in 1992 they acquired Empress Travel. Travel Impressions and Empress Travel were both sold to American Express in 1998. Brad holds a BS from Cornell University, and Jeff holds a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.

Meet the Hathaway Family!

They are a family-owned and operated Dream Vacations Travel Franchise; each family member has a key focus area to operate a successful and award-winning home-based business.

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