Tauck puts more feet on the ground in Australia

Brisbane-based Jerry Pilgrim latest recruit for U.S. based luxe tour & cruise operator

Soft adventure travel expert, Jerry Pilgrim, has been recruited by Tauck as its new National Account Manager for Queensland and Victoria.

Pilgrim joins the local Tauck team from Hurtigruten where he held the position of Sales Manager for Queensland for the past year. In new role at Tauck, Pilgram will be based in Brisbane and reports directly to David Clark, Managing Director Australia. With 22 years’ travel industry experience, Pilgrim has held roles at Adventure World, Peregrine Adventures and G Adventures. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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Tauck’s team in Australia is steadily growing, with Pilgrim Tauck’s second National Account Manager in Australia, further enhancing the U.S.-based luxury and experiential travel brand’s brands’ support of travel advisors and guests. He joins Helen Eves who originally became part of the Tauck team in January 2020 as the National Account Manager for NSW, ACT and WA.

“We are extremely excited to add such a well-respected travel industry professional to our growing team and business,” said David Clark, Managing Director Australia.

“Jerry has built a strong reputation on his desire to provide travel experiences which deliver on their promise. His valued knowledge and experience will play a crucial role in working strategically with our key advisor

Jerry Pilgrim, National Account Manager, QLD/VIC, Tauck

partners in Australia to support, educate, and map out strategies to grow their Tauck business with us.

“The addition of Jerry to our team further demonstrates our commitment to the Australian market. We have no doubt that Jerry’s expertise will support our ambitious plans for growth and develop closer relationships with our travel agency partners,” Clark said.

Pilgrim said he was delighted to join Tauck at such an exciting time of growth as Australians seek unique travel experiences across the globe.

“I look forward to leveraging my deep relationships with key travel agency partners and working with the local team to deliver the kind of day-to-day support that we know travel advisors need, whilst also focusing on the long-term needs of our agency partners,” he said.

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