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This profile was last updated on 2/29/08  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


Phone: (206) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: t***@***.com
Society Expeditions
2001 Western Avenue Suite 300
Seattle , Washington 98121
United States


Employment History

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  • M.B.A.
    University of Illinois
  • B.A. , Economics
    Iowa State University
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One pioneer of the ..., 29 Feb 2008 [cached]
One pioneer of the round-the-world-by-private-jet concept is T. C. Swartz, a founder of many well-known tour companies, including Society Expeditions, Private Expeditions and TCS Expeditions; the latter two specialize in trips to remote destinations using specially outfitted aircraft.Swartz sold TCS Expeditions in 1999, then started Starquest Expeditions to offer the same kinds of trips; these two companies, plus high-end tour operator Abercrombie & Kent, are the top purveyors today of private-jet, around-the-world itineraries. (Starquest and TCS are now both owned by Tui Group, a German travel company.)
T.C. Swartz Founder & ..., 28 Nov 2013 [cached]
T.C. Swartz Founder & Chairman
During more than three decades in the travel business, T.C. has been a pioneer, developing unique expeditions involving innovative means of travel to remote and legendary destinations around the world. He founded and developed Society Expeditions, with which he pioneered travel to many remote destinations during the 1970s and 1980s. The company became the world leader in expedition cruising, being the first to operate two expedition ships year-round to the Antarctic, Amazon, Seychelles, Easter Island and dozens of other remote destinations. Under his leadership, Society Expeditions operated the first West-to-East cruise through the Northwest Passage, and flew the first commercial travelers to the South Pole. He also founded the American Orient Express, the first luxury private train to operate on a year round basis in the US. In 1989, T.C. founded Private Jet Expeditions and became the first in the world to operate expeditions to remote destinations with specially outfitted aircraft, a concept he further developed with two additional private jet companies he founded, TCS Expeditions & Starquest Expeditions, which are now one company, TCS & Starquest Expeditions. In recent years, T.C. has set his sights on growing the business and developing ways that philanthropy can play a larger role in it. He has personally pledged $100,000 per year to building schools, alleviating poverty, and establishing sustainable agriculture in rural Cambodia; and has overseen the development of the TCS & Starquest Expeditions philanthropy program, dramatically increasing the scope and scale of how each expedition gives back to the peoples and places we visit. T.C. received a B.A. in Economics from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.
T.C. ..., 28 Feb 2008 [cached]
T.C. Swartz
CEO, TCS Expeditions Founder, Society Expeditions
X PRIZE Foundation | Advisory Committee, 24 Sept 2004 [cached]
T.C. Swartz CEO, TCS Expeditions Founder, Society Expeditions
ANSARI X PRIZE, 20 June 2001 [cached]
T.C. SwartzCEO, TCS ExpeditionsFounder, Society Expeditions
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