Meet HT Brunch’s latest columnist: travel entrepreneur and founding father of the world’s largest travel neighborhood, Jeremy Jauncey – brunch columns
Does the “beauty” in the scenery represent the area in which it is covered, or is the face that you are looking at? A friend of mine who spoke sharply asked me this question when we met Jeremy Jauncey at an international blogger event a few years ago. A few minutes later, looking at a picture I had taken of him with Jeremy, he described the huge cut of Katrina Kaif who found the frame, and said, “Look, even Katrina can’t take her megawatt smile!”
The handsome brothers Jeremy and Tom Jauncey are behind the Beautiful Destination, a media-driven travel group that was formed in 2012, and today is a global business travel hub. In 2017, Fast Company magazine rated them as one of the most intelligent design companies in the world.
As is the case in the world of digital media, hundreds of clones have emerged since then, defining the platform that the Jaunceys have set up. However, the two brothers have managed to keep their independence from competition. Artistic design, daredevilry and curiosity, as well as ingenious integration techniques have made the content relevant and unique. But many would agree that the ability of these two people and their willingness to face the camera when needed on television or anywhere else is a factor.
“Establishing unconventional skills around the world, building relationships and platforms with technology companies and creating these platforms are the foundation of what we do.”
Jeremy is a former rugby player and often offers expertise on health and wellness. He is also the global ambassador for the World Wildlife Foundation and also promotes sustainable tourism.
As she begins her two-week Q&A session at the Hindustan Times Brunch on September 13, 2020, Jeremy answers a series of questions expressing her excitement in connecting with fans and readers from a country that is actually the continent: India!
Jeremy, launched the Beautiful Journey as a hobby that has become a global model. Briefly tell us how it happened. Do you expect it to grow significantly?
It started out as a dream job without business plans, but I strongly believe that travel was useful in the world, and that encouraging people to travel, respecting others and the environment would be a valuable thing one day. Fortunately, others felt the same way!
Clockwise: Jeremy Jauncey and colleague Pia Wurtzbach in Santorini (Inset); Blogger in Giza; His first trip from New York after the closure of the coronavirus (Inset); and Pia in Milos, Greece; His company was voted the Global Manufacturing Company in 2017
How did you manage to keep the Beautiful Place a top spot for other travel companies and newcomers as BDs?
Being at the end of what we have is a source of pride. So investing in undisclosed talent around the world, building relationships with platforms and technology companies and creating skills are the foundation of what we do. My brother Tom leads all of this.
Tell us about your experience in India.
I have been to New Delhi many times and have mentioned in previous questions how I like to meet Indians; love, hospitality and pride always come through. That said, there is a lot to do in India and we are planning to strengthen our presence in the country soon.
Tell us about those plans.
I would like to get in touch with Indian manufacturers, tour guides and traders all over India, so please help us, as we need friends. Direct messaging on Instagram is the best way;)
Encourage your new team with HT Brunch. What questions do you expect to answer when you contact Indian fans?
Thanks to the Hindustan Times and Brunch for inviting me to attend. As I answer questions, I would like to know more about where to go, especially non-tourist destinations, as well as places that would benefit most from the new tourism development. Also, I look forward to connecting with entrepreneurs and business leaders who would like to learn from me how to grow a global business, and vice versa.
The second part of Jeremy Jauncey’s week at HT Brunch, where he will answer all travel questions, starting September 13. Reach out to HT media to connect
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From HT Brunch, September 13, 2020
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