Jon Tarrant is a tourism industry trailblazer having led successful businesses for over a decade. Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion to reinvigorate the tourism industry has driven the incredible success of his business ventures to date. In 2008, he joined forces with sister Rebecca Tarrant to found LeisureCom Travel Group and grew it into a multi-faceted company with an annual turnover of $25 million. After departing LeisureCom, Jon sought a way to disrupt the travel industry and pioneer a new future for holiday bookings and experiences with the launch of Yonda Holiday Group. His newest venture, Yonda Holiday Club, celebrates the diverse values and beliefs of customers, partners, and staff – recognising that everyone deserves a tailored vacation experience based on their purpose and passion. Jon has been recognised through the nationally acclaimed, 2018 Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Tourism and the 2018 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Award. Go-to Holiday Destination: Queenstown, NZ – QT is my happy place. So close to home yet feels like a world away.
Gary joins Yonda Holiday Group from Dial An Exchange, where he spent almost three years as Director of Global Marketing and Business Development as well as being promoted to Head of DAE APAC Operations. Gary has 15 years of experience in management, business development, marketing and operations with global leaders including industry leading channel manager SiteMinder and DAE, a part of Wyndham Destinations. As COO, Gary will help drive the vision, and strategic goals of Yonda Holiday Group.
With her enthusiastic and friendly personality, Brooke joins our team as Domestic Contracting & Partnerships Manager . Giving our Gold Coast office a laugh a minute, Brooke is passionate, dedicated and focused on creating a great environment for her team. She is a standout with our partners and her drive for success makes her a great team member at The Holiday Group. With over 10 years experience specialising in travel marketing, we welcome Brooke to The Holiday Group Family!
Team Yonda wouldn't be complete without Sharmaine. Working within our Product & Contracting team with a focus on building our relationships with our New Zealand partners, Sharmaine brings her passion and dedication to our office every day.