About Thompsons

Thompsons Holidays is the leading South African travel wholesaler catering primarily to leisure travellers based in Southern Africa. Thompsons Holidays has over 38 years of expertise in providing the finest, carefully selected collection of products to the most sought after destinations. With our local knowledge of destinations, consumers are assured of receiving unrivalled deals, unbeatable added values and the finest quality at each destination. This is paired with appealing bonus benefits which range from price guarantees to convenience enhancing travel packs and a vast, enticing array of  top-up options unique to every destination. Additionally, products requiring in-depth knowledge and experience such as cruising, sports travel, escorted tours and self-drive tours are handled by specialists within the company.

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Our mission

To offer the finest travel products based on our expertise, passion, efficiency, knowledge and service excellence. We excel in understanding all our customer's wants and need and strive to offer exceptional service and professional assistance from the finest, committed staf.

In addition to this recognised association with superior quality and value for money, Thompsons is also synonymous with the highest levels of service. This is achieved through its experienced team and ongoing training.

Thompsons Holidays and Thompsons Travel are part of Cullinan Holdings LTD which is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange and is the foremost Travel and Leisure Company in Southern Africa. Established in 1901, Cullinan entered into the Travel Industry in 1998 with the acquisition of the Thompsons Group of Companies, including Thompsons Holidays (Previously Thompsons Tours), Thompsons Africa, Thompsons Travel and Thompsons Touring & Safaris.

Working with us

Interested in a career with Thompsons Holidays? If you have a recognised tertiary qualification, industry experience or very passionate about travel, please visit our careers page to view our latest job offers

Thompsons Holidays is ASATA & IATA accredited

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