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Collette announces the hire of Chris Colebourn as Chief Technology Officer

Sam LaFrance
by Sam LaFrance

May 23, 2024

Pawtucket, RI (May 23, 2024) – Collette announces that Chris Colebourn has joined the Collette team as Chief Technology Officer. With a career spanning three decades, Chris has held prominent technical leadership roles, focusing on building and scaling software platforms in the eCommerce and travel sectors at companies including Wayfair and TripAdvisor.

As Chief Technology Officer, Colebourn will spearhead Collette’s overall technology and digital product strategy. With his vast experience and proven track record of driving innovation, optimizing processes, and commitment to digital transformation, he will be a visionary leader.

"We are thrilled to have Chris join the Collette team," said Collette President and CEO, Jaclyn Leibl-Cote. "With a dedication to leveraging leading-edge technologies, Chris will play a pivotal role in propelling business growth and elevating customer experiences. Overseeing the development and execution of Collette's technical roadmap, he will ensure our solutions remain at the forefront of industry trends and advancements.”

About Collette:

As the longest-running tour operator in North America, Collette is the company travelers can trust. Leading with integrity, Collette’s comprehensive travel protection plan, flexible tour pacing, and strong relationships within the travel space set it apart. The happiness of its travelers has been its roadmap since 1918 and today Collette offers over 170 tours to all seven continents and five distinct travel styles, including small group touring and river cruises. This third-generation family-owned business is dedicated to giving back in both local and global communities through its social responsibility platform.  For more information, visit or call 1(800) 340-5158.

Media Contact:

Sam LaFrance, Collette
Phone: 401.426.3710

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