Julia Pirrung


Julia Douglas, Founder and CEO of Jet Set World Travel and AXUS Travel App, is a self-proclaimed global nomad who traveled to more than 60 countries before she turned 30. In line with her passion for travel and discovery Julia founded Jet Set World Travel, a luxury travel consultancy and concierge firm, in 2005 at the age of 24.  

Jet Set’s highly experienced team has booked travel to all seven continents, including such off-the-beaten-path countries as Borneo, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea,  to name a few.  But their mastery of more traditional destinations is unsurpassed.  While living in Europe for seven years, Julia visited almost every country on the continent, amassing an unparalleled expertise in the region.  She has also explored much of the South Pacific including Fiji, French Polynesia and every Hawaiian island.  While Julia prefers traveling with her family most, she and her team excel in putting in the legwork to know the best room for a sunset view at an outstanding property while also cultivating the relationships locally to allow them to obtain that room for a client along with preferential treatment on site.

As a result of her ingenuity and industry leadership, Julia has been featured on the cover of Luxury Travel Advisor, included on such prestigious lists as Crain’s 40 Under Forty, Travel Agent’s Top 30 Under 30, and Travel + Leisure’s A-List (recurring since 2012).  Julia has served in numerous leadership roles on boards ranging from ASTA’s Hotel Distribution Advisory Committee and Signature Travel Network’s Tech, Hotel and Destination Specialist Committees to Travel + Leisure magazine’s Travel Advisory Board

After recognizing how cumbersome it can be to communicate and update complex itineraries for clients in a timely fashion, Julia set out to simplify that process for herself and the rest of the industry by creating AXUS Travel App.  The proprietary software automates travel schedule creation for agents and delivers an up-to-the-minute, content-rich and interactive mobile itinerary, enabling clients to have 24/7 access to their dynamic travel plans in the palm of their hands. 

Outside of travel Julia is an outdoor enthusiast who loves skiing, running, biking, and other Colorado mountain sports. Indoors she can be found testing new culinary concoctions and guiding an active son and daughter in their own discoveries of the world.