- Full Name Jeremy Jauncey
- Nationality British
- Birthplace Venezuela
- Birth Date Aug 23, 1984
- Age 38 Years, 9 Months
- Occupation Travel Influencer, Entrepreneur
“The way I make a difference to sustainable travel is by showcasing simplicity. On all my expeditions, I make it a point to find local places to stay that are environment friendly and develop the wildlife/environment that they inhabit.”
Jeremy Jauncey | Biography 2021Jauncey is an ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Jeremy Jauncey developed an interest in traveling at the age of 18 when he spent some time in Singapore while traveling from Scotland to New Zealand. He was soon fascinated by a different culture, people, and food. Jauncey started 'Beautiful Destinations,' as a passion project without a business plan. But, the social media-led travel community turned into becoming a modern marketing platform for modern travel businesses around the world.
Jeremy Jauncey is an entrepreneur and travel influencer. He is the founder and CEO of the award-winning travel agency, Beautiful Destinations.
Who is Jeremy Jauncey?
Jeremy Jauncey is the founder and CEO of the social media-led creative and strategic travel community called Beautiful Destination since December 2012. He is also an ambassador to World Wildlife Fund, Gold Standard, and Panerai. He had co-founded a digital health and wellness platform called Tictrac. He also worked as a managing director for an e-commerce company called Next Jump. Jauncey has been dating Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach since 2019.
Early Life and Education
Jeremy Jauncey was born on 23 August 1984 in Venezuela to a Scottish father and a Colombian mother. He grew up in Edinburg, Scotland, and has a younger brother named Tom.
During his school years, Jauncey played rugby for the national team of Scotland. When he was 18 years old, he traveled to New Zealand with the Scottish rugby team to hone his skills in rugby. At that time, he dreamt of becoming a professional athlete in the future. But, following a couple of serious injuries, Jauncey abandoned his career in sports and decided to become an entrepreneur. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from King’s College London at the University of London in 2003.
After graduation, Jauncey began his entrepreneurial journey as a managing director of an e-commerce company called Next Jump in 2005. After working there for eight years, he co-founded a digital health and wellness platform called Tictrac in 2013. He served the company as a co-founder and chief revenue officer for over three and a half years, looking over sales and business development in the United States. From January 2011 to January 2015, he served the Entrepreneurs’ Organization as a UK board member. Jauncey also worked as a dealmaker for UK Trade & Investment’s Global Entrepreneur Program for one year in the mid-2010s.
Jauncey’s love for traveling began at 18 when he spent some time in Singapore during a layover while traveling to New Zealand from Scotland. He became fascinated by different people, cultures, and food. According to Jauncey, he had never stopped traveling since then. Later, he started a social media community of travelers called Beautiful Destinations in December 2012.
He believed that “travel was a force for good in the world and inspiring people to travel and respecting the environment would be something of value some day.” Jauncey originally started it as a passion project without a business plan. But, the social media-led travel community turned into becoming a modern marketing platform for modern travel businesses around the world. The innovative company also inspired many travel start-up companies worldwide.
According to the official website of Beautiful Destinations, its mission is “to inspire people to have a positive impact in the world through travel.” Through Beautiful Destinations, Jauncey promotes travel culture, creates creative brand, communications, and content strategies. Jauncey’s brother, Tom Jauncey, also works for the company as the vice president of content creation.
Beautiful Destinations had also worked with some of the established names of the travel industry, including tourism boards of UAE, USA, Philippines, and Hong Kong and multinational hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt. With its creative content and inspiring storytelling, the company also had amassed over 20 million followers on Instagram, thousands of subscribers on its Youtube channel, and over a million followers on its Facebook page as of August 2021.
As an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Jauncey promotes sustainable tourism and the protection of the environment. He is also an ambassador for a climate protection project called Global Standard. As an internationally renowned entrepreneur, Jauncey was named a global ambassador for Panerai luxury watches on 8 June 2021.
Awards and Recognitions
In 2017, Jauncey’s company, Beautiful Destinations, was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine.
Jauncey has been dating former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach since 31 December 2019. They kept their relationship unannounced at that time. The duo confirmed their relationship in June 2020, appearing together on the cover of Tatler Philippines magazine. The magazine described the couple as the hottest pair in the universe. They marked their first anniversary on 31 December 2020.