Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com), the small ship adventure travel pioneer committed to conservation and environmental stewardship, is proud to announce the arrival of Tom Murray as its Chief Executive Officer.
Tom Murray, who joined Lindblad Expeditions (LEX), last month, has a long track record of success in the hotel industry. Until recently, Tom served as Chief Operating Officer for the Americas, at Intercontinental Hotels Group, and he has spent his entire career involved with four major hotel groups – Marriott, Promus Hotels, Hilton and Intercontinental. With more than 28 years in hospitality, Tom brings to Lindblad Expeditions strong expertise in all aspects of the travel industry with particular strength in operations and business development.
“Bringing Tom onboard to facilitate the continued expansion and evolution of Lindblad Expeditions represents one of the best choices we have made as an institution,” said Founder Sven Lindblad. He continued, “Tom’s skills and temperament are very suitable for our complex organization and, on a personal level, I am very excited to have more time to focus on building ideas and working more closely with our partners around the globe to ensure their success. I am also very excited to have Tom lead the company into the future so that I can rechannel my energy towards the elements of the enterprise that I am most passionate about – our commitment to the environment, promoting healthy communities in the places where we travel and ensuring that opportunities exist for our expeditions to enhance learning and education for individuals and school systems.”
New CEO Tom Murray said, “I am excited to join a company with such an exceptional brand, a world-class relationship with National Geographic, and an extraordinary team of employees who are dedicated to the mission of inspiring people to explore and care about the planet. This team has a remarkable history of innovation and business success, and I look forward to working with Sven and the entire team to enhance and grow the company, all the while maintaining the commitment to deliver a world-class experience.”