Jack S. Ezon is President and Partner in Ovation Vacations, specializing in luxury travel experiences. Jack oversees overseeing all independent contractors and in-house vacation consultants. Over the past six years, he has grown Ovation's leisure business from $3 million to over $125 million, selling to many of Ovation's high-end corporate clients. As part of Ovation Travel Group, a $750 million travel company and the nation’s 6th largest travel management company, Jack focuses on cultivating young new talent and marketing to the “next generation of luxury travelers.” This has helped attract a core group of wealthy Generation-X and Generation-Y clients. A former commercial finance attorney, Jack left the law to pursue a life-long passion of luxury travel. As a member of Virtuoso he sits on the Hotel & Resorts Committee and was the first chairman of Virtuoso’s Next Gen Committee, focusing on trends and programs geared to the next generation of luxury travelers. Jack is active with many hotel companies in sharing vision and advice with respect to branding and product positioning. He also serves on the travel agent advisory board for Travel + Leisure Magazine, Orient Express, Fairmont & Raffles Hotels, JG Blackbook, and Sofitel. He also sits on the Park Hyatt Leadership Forum advisory board and the Ritz Carlton Presidential Roundtable advisory board.
Jack has been recognized as one of the Top 10 “Super Agents” in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2014 and 2013 and one of the top 25 Travel Agents for 2011 by Travel Agent Magazine, and named Virtuoso’s Most Innovative Travel Advisor for 2010.
Jack regularly publishes travel articles in regional magazines targeted to high-net-worth individuals and has authored 6 books throughout his career. A father of four, Jack received a B.S. from NYU Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.
What's in my bag? My carry-on plane essentials:
Pajamas – a MUST for overnight flights, iPod - survival, Laptop, Earplanes – to prevent ears from popping, pack my medicine kit with Tylenol, Aspirin, Sudafed, etc., Magazines – the ones you always wished you had time to read
Favorite amenity kit – hard to say as they have been so banal and boring lately. I would say maybe Emirates first or Alitalia/Virgin business.