Guy Young, newly appointed USA President for Insight and Luxury Gold
New York, N.Y – April 1, 2021 – Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, the worldwide leaders in guided premium and luxury journeys, are pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Young as their USA President effective immediately. Mr. Young was formerly the Chief Engagement Officer for The Travel Corporation (TTC), the parent company for several award-winning brands including Trafalgar, Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Brendan Vacations, Red Carnation Hotels, Contiki, African Travel, Inc., Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and U by Uniworld.
He assumed the role as Chief Engagement Officer for TTC in September 2016 with the main goal of expanding The Travel Corporation’s sales and executive presence, which included the opening of an office in Manhattan. Mr. Young worked closely with the executive leadership team to identify collaborative opportunities between the brands and with consortia partners. He has always been and always will be proactive in supporting our trusted Travel Advisor partners and recognizes how important they are to guided touring brands, especially Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold.
“We are so pleased to appoint Guy Young as our new USA President with his extensive leadership experience across our Travel Corporation brands, proven track record of sales achievements and his long-term personal relationships with many of our valued Travel Advisor partners,” says Ulla Hefel Böhler, Global CEO for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. “We would also like to sincerely thank Jon Grutzner for all of his efforts and contributions these past three years and wish him all the very best in his future endeavors,” she concluded.
During his 20 years with The Travel Corporation, Mr. Young has held several executive positions. Prior to his role as Chief Engagement Officer for TTC, he was the CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection for 10 years and the President of The Travel Corporation in Canada for 6 years.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Insight and Luxury Gold team since both exceptional brands have consistently delivered outstanding experiences for our valued guests and have enormous potential for continued growth in the United States, says Guy Young, USA President for Insight and Luxury Gold. “This is especially true coming out of the pandemic where we see increased demand for premium and luxury travel, which is particularly encouraging given the exciting enhancements we will shortly be announcing for Luxury Gold in 2022. Insight has always enjoyed widespread support from our loyal Travel Advisors, and I expect this to be key to rebuilding and growing our business after a challenging year,” he added.
Mr. Young is a graduate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has also participated in several leadership and management programs including the top-rated Executive Management program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Mr. Young was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has lived most of his adult life in the United Sates.
Guy Young can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact your district sales manager, call Insight Vacations at 1-800-582-8380, or visit www.insightvacations.com
About Insight Vacations:
As the global leader in premium guided tours, Insight Vacations has been crafting magical journeys that embody the “Art of Travelling in Style” for over 40 years. Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcase the most outstanding destinationsand curated experiences in Europe, Northern Africa, Asia, India and North America. Guided by a highly skilled Travel Director, guests can savor authentic dining and enjoy a range of immersive Insight Experience and choose to travel in classic groups, small groups or small private groups. A newly created Well-Being Director will take a proactive approach to guests’ welfare and implement enhanced well-being protocols. As a founding member of The TreadRight Foundation, MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious and sustainable travel experiences available on Insight itineraries which are chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have on their communities and those who experience them. To find out more, please visit www.insightvacations.com.
About Luxury Gold:
Luxury Gold sets an unmatched standard with its worldwide collection of award-winning small group luxury journeys. Guided by a Travelling Concierge, guests can indulge in the ultimate guided vacation, discovering exclusive VIP Experiences and savoring exceptional dining on every curated itinerary. They will stay at magnificent hotels and travel in absolute comfort, with their Well-Being Director who is always a step ahead to ensure the places visited, adhere to the high standards of excellence. As the global leader in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over 101 years, Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. To find out more, please visit www.luxurygold.com.
About the TreadRight Foundation:
TreadRight is a joint not-for-profit initiative established by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands. TreadRight sets the direction on sustainability for 40 award-winning brands, in addition to overseeing our TreadRight Foundation. The organization’ssingular mission is to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® through brand operations, and by providing support to community-based projects worldwide that safeguard the planet, people and wildlife. To date, the foundation has supported 60+ sustainable tourism projects in 280+ communities worldwide, based on priorities set by the TreadRight Steering Committee. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid and The National Trust in the UK, while current initiatives include Green Bronx Machine, Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, Wilderness Foundation Africa and Wildlife SOS. TreadRight also works with inspiring ambassadors who have a passion for sustainable travel, to support its voice within the sustainable travel community. These ambassadors include Céline Cousteau (‘Planet’ Ambassador), Sarain Fox (‘People’ Ambassador), Ami Vitale (‘Wildlife’ Ambassador) and sustainable tourism expert Costas Christ. To learn more about past and current work at TreadRight, please visit TreadRight.org and follow TreadRight on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our hashtag #MakeTravelMatter. We will make travel matter – for our planet, for people and for wildlife. We have taken the pledge, now we invite you to join us.