Jack S. Ezon is President and Partner in Ovation Vacations, a travel management firm specializing in luxury travel experiences. In his role, Jack oversees the agency’s independent contractors and in-house vacation consultants. Over the past six years, he has grown Ovation’s leisure business from $3 million to over $400 million by catering to Ovation’s high-end corporate clients.
As part of Ovation Travel Group, a $1 billion business and the nation’s sixth largest travel agency, Jack focuses on cultivating young advisors who are new to the industry and marketing to the next generation of luxury travelers. This has helped attract a core group of wealthy Generation-X and Millennial clients and build one of the country’s largest luxury social destination event businesses.
A former commercial finance attorney, Jack left the law to pursue a life-long passion of upscale, experiential travel. As a member of luxury travel network Virtuoso, he sits on the Hotels & Resorts Committee and served as the first chairman of Virtuoso’s Next-Gen Committee, a group focused on attracting the next generation of luxury travelers. Well respected some of the world’s most renowned hotel companies, Jack is often sought after for his insight on branding and product positioning. He also serves on advisory boards for Travel+Leisure magazine, Aman Resorts, Belmond, Accor Luxury (Fairmont, Sofitel & Raffles Hotels), JG Blackbook. Additionally, he is an active member of the Park Hyatt Leadership Forum and The Ritz-Carlton Presidential Roundtable.
Jack was named one of the Top 10 “Super Agents” in the world by Travel+Leisure since 2013, continues to be on the Conde Nast Traveler top travel specialist in the world list and recognized in as one of the top 25 Travel Agents in the industry by Travel Agent Magazine. He was also awarded the title of Virtuoso’s Most Innovative Travel Advisor for 2010 and is often featured as an industry expert in a myriad of media including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, and USA Today. Jack has also authored six books throughout his career.
A father of four, he received a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.
About Ovation Vacations:
Ovation Travel, a member of the prestigious international luxury travel network Virtuoso, is a $1 billion travel company based in New York. Ovation’s luxury leisure division, Ovation Vacations, is a growing, dynamic agency focused on creating bespoke travel experiences. Visit OvationVacations.com for more details.