EGGLESTONE’S decision to take a “well-earned break from corporate life” comes after guiding the company’s significant growth over the last several years.
Since the pandemic, Journey Beyond launched a new partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer and became the first wholesale customer to adopt the state-of-the-art air booking portal with Aeronology, as well as join the US-based Hornblower Group earlier this year.
The $600 million dollar deal saw the San Francisco company’s portfolio, which also includes American Queen Voyages and City Experiences, expand to include Journey Beyond’s 13 brands, including its Sydney Harbour cruise product, the Rottnest Express ferry service in WA, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Darwin Harbour Cruises, and Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.
Journey Beyond CEO Chris Tallent described the outgoing Egglestone as a “passionate advocate for all things Journey Beyond over his time with us” and told staff that he would update on plans around revenue leadership prior to Egglestone’s departure.
“I am incredibly proud to have led the revenue generation function at Journey Beyond as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Commercial Officer during an incredibly difficult COVID period,” Egglestone told travelBulletin.
Egglestone also thanked Journey Beyond’s distributors and suppliers across Australia and overseas who have “made selling our awesome products much easier”.
“I am super proud of our wins, successes and achievements, and I look forward to seeing this continue under new leadership as I pass on the baton,” he said, revealing plans to “pursue new opportunities of interest inside and outside of the travel sector” after his break.