About Us

For over 40 years, we have consistently delivered excellent service and tailor-made business travel solutions to our clients. Our success as corporate travel agent lies in our commitment to your company’s business travel needs and flexible requirements, while our always-on transparency and specialist hands-on approach means that you benefit from seamless travel management backed by industry-proven expertise and flexible 24/7 support, assisting in traveller safety through duty of care. 
 
With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, we are conveniently positioned to provide personalised travel management solutions which are aligned to our five values: Passion, Purpose, People, Pride and Professionalism. Plus, as supporters of the TreadRight Foundation, you can rest assured that we take sustainable travel to heart and will assist you to make environmentally responsible decisions that positively impact the earth, wildlife and communities, to Make Travel Matter.  
 
As a Thompsons Travel client, you will benefit from the negotiating strength and buying power of the Thompsons Group. We enjoy strong partnerships with travel industry suppliers that have been built up over decades. Thompsons Travel (Pty) Ltd. is a subsidiary of Cullinan Holdings, part of the Travel Corporation Group of Companies. Thompsons Travel forms part of the XL Travel Consortium, one of South Africa’s leaders in the travel industry, and Egencia, the corporate arm of Expedia Inc. We are proud members of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

Awards

In recognition of our industry expertise and consistent service excellence, Thompsons Travel has been awarded a number of exceptional accolades, including being ranked among the benchmark companies in South Africa at the Top 500 Awards in 2017. 

Here are some of our most recent awards:
  • Top500 Companies - Top 5 - Travel Management Companies
  • Delta Award for Excellence - 2017
  • ASATA Exceptional Commitment Award to Mary Shilleto - 2018
  • Lufthansa No 1 - Groups SUpport & Partner Plus Benefit Supporter Award - 2018
  • Mover & Shaper Award - Mary Shilleto
  • Outstanding Leadership & Performance Award - Thompsons Travel Corporate & Leisure
  • Thompsons for Travel - Globus Family of Brands - Top Selling Agency in Gauteng for 2018
  • Thompsons for Travel - Club Med Growth Award for 2016
  • Best Sales Team Award - 2017 Business Traveller Awards

Cullinan Extraordinary Performance Award - 2020

Egencia 10 Year Partnership Award

Business Traveller Awards 2017

Top 500 Companies

Standard Bank Top Women Awards Finalist - 2019

Lufthansa Awards - 2018

Why Choose Thompsons Travel