Tauck Announces Leadership Transition Plan

Tauck has announced a leadership transition plan. The announcement was recently made by the board of directors at a company gathering with more than 500 Tauck employees, board members and Tauck family members present.

Effective October 2024, Arthur Tauck Jr., chairman, will become chairman emeritus; Dan Mahar, Tauck CEO since 2008 will become chairman of the board; Jennifer Tombaugh, Tauck president since 2011 will become CEO; and Jeremy Palmer, Tauck chief operating officer since 2019, will become president.

Dan Mahar said, “This leadership plan has been thoughtfully prepared and refined over the past decade, and it comes during a period of strong, consistent growth for the company. We look forward to remaining a family-owned company driven by our shared purpose of enhancing our guests’ lives through travel. Our focus will continue to be on guest satisfaction and retention, internal culture and employee engagement, favorably impacting the places where we travel, and realizing responsible, profitable growth over time. Tauck will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025, and we look forward to building on our pioneering heritage of creating the world’s best travel experiences.”

Mahar added, “We’ve really strengthened our premium position over the past two decades by maintaining our focus on all-inclusive, guided journeys that enhance our guest’s lives, while successfully broadening both the experiences we offer and the customers we serve. We look forward to building on this momentum in our second century.”

Over the past 20 years, Tauck has developed its multi-generational “Tauck Bridges” family itineraries, crafted to deliver “shared enrichment” to each generation of travelers. The company has also entered the European river cruising industry, pairing its extensive land experience with a custom-built fleet of intimate riverboats. On the high seas, Tauck has almost tripled its complement of small ship ocean voyages, incorporating smaller vessels and creative itineraries to explore places where the big ships can’t go. Back ashore, Tauck’s “small is big” philosophy has resulted in the introduction and growth of small-group land journeys, with well over half of its land programs being small-group departures.

For more information, visit www.tauck.com.

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