Jim Smith

Jim Smith


Jim is the owner and founder of Coda Tours, a leader in small group luxury travel for the gay and lesbian market since 1998. A veteran of almost 40 years in the travel industry, Jim began his career as a tour manager, including four world cruises aboard the Queen Elizabeth II serving as a multilingual translator, and roamed the world as a cruise director aboard small ships for more than 10 years.

After nearly another decade designing and operating programs for organizations like Smithsonian, National Geographic, Harvard, Stanford and Yale, he broke away and started Coda. Jim has traveled to more than 3/4 of the countries on the planet.

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