L’VOYAGE Ushers Expansion With New Shareholder and CEO Jolie Howard
Hong Kong, 9th March 2021 – L’VOYAGE today announced the company’s strategic expansion with its new shareholder and CEO, Jolie Howard. The expansion is the latest move in the company’s expansion plans and brand revamp despite the pandemic.
L’VOYAGE’s shareholder addition and management team expansion comes as it pivots and evolves from its existing business platform. Among others, this major expansion is underscored by directional changes in the company’s structure, strategy, and services. With over 20 years of joint vision and experience between founder Diana Chou and now shareholder and CEO Jolie Howard, L’VOYAGE leverages on its local roots, homegrown talents, and continuity of understanding of the Asia market to catalyze and lead the industry’s new post-covid market. L’VOYAGE’s expansion during such a critical period in the industry is another testament to the company’s long-term strength and stability.
“As the homegrown seeds of the Asian business aviation industry, both Diana and I have helped forge the industry’s tremendous growth over the years,” says Jolie Howard, CEO of L’VOYAGE. “Compared with some of the foreign or overseas players that have come and gone over the last two decades, we have had the privilege to stay and nurture the industry, and encourage local market development all this time. In this new, post-covid market that the industry is now entering, we are well-positioned to serve the influx of new buyers and customers who are considering and utilizing business jets as their new private travel method of choice. We are also investing in new technologies, including proprietary software solutions that would augment our services so that we can lead in providing safe, transparent, legal, and sound charter services — as all business aviation services should be. I look forward to continuing the expansion of L’VOYAGE in redefining the industry.”
Jolie Howard was previously the CEO for TAG Aviation Asia since 2016, and has been in the business and general aviation industry in Asia for over 20 years, specializing in advising business aircraft owners in the Asia Pacific region on operations, charter, costing, flight planning, and international registration. Jolie served as Vice President at CIT’s business aviation leasing unit and was formerly also Director of Business Development in TAG Aviation Asia over seven years. Jolie is well-known in the industry as being TAG Aviation Asia’s founding employee.
In 2013, industry pioneer Diana Chou founded L’VOYAGE to utilize owners’ business aircraft that were not being fully put to use. Recognized as “Best Charter Broker” at AsBAA’s Icons of Aviation 2017 Awards by vote of its members, L’VOYAGE is the first Wyvern-accredited charter broker in Asia. Its separate licensed travel agent brand, L’VOYAGE Travel, which sells commercial airline tickets, hotel reservations, bespoke tailored travel itineraries, ground transportation services, and among others, will also be merged with L’VOYAGE to create a turn-key bespoke curator of unforgettable journeys for its clients.
“This strategic union and expansion augments the company’s strength and growth in scaling the business to the next evolution. As partners, both Jolie and I have seen and built the industry firsthand through our mutual long term confidence in the market. Jolie’s corporate expertise and experience complement and enhance the fundamentally bespoke and boutique elements of L’VOYAGE. With every crisis comes opportunity, and L’VOYAGE as a homegrown is poised to lead and transform the industry in the post-covid environment,” says Diana Chou, founder of L’VOYAGE.
Additionally, the L’VOYAGE team is further joined by its newest Director of Sales and Marketing, Christy Lau. Christy was previously General Manager (Sales and Marketing) at Blu Inc Media, Asia’s leading integrated luxury lifestyle media company under Asia media giant Singapore Press Holdings. A veteran in the luxury lifestyle industry, Christy brings over 15 years of luxury media sales and marketing experience to L’VOYAGE with some of Asia’s most iconic media brands, including with Tatler and Luxury-Insider.com.
L’VOYAGE provides bespoke private jet charter and curated travel solutions to the discerning corporate and leisure travelers and jet-setters. L’VOYAGE offers unrivaled access to aircraft options and destinations coupled highly personalized hospitality and concierge service. L’VOYAGE was the first Wyvern approved broker in Asia in 2014, making it the highest accredited safety focused aircraft broker in the Far East region. L’VOYAGE was also awarded “Best Charter Broker” by the Asian Business Aviation Association in 2017 at the Icons of Aviation Awards.