Aviation

Virtuoso calls dibs on Virgin Galactic’s flights

Virtuoso has partnered up with Virgin Galactic to snag seats on the first spaceflights for its global client base.

Travel is entering the new space age with passengers on Virgin Galactic’s flight systems able to experience weightlessness and breathtaking views of Earth in comfort.

In the lead-up to space flight, ‘Future Astronauts’, as the aerospace company calls its passengers, can access the flagship membership community, including exclusive events, trips and activities around the world.

The experience culminates in a multi-day, all-inclusive astronaut training and hospitality program for the passenger and three guests at Virgin Galactic’s planned innovative campus.

Virgin Galactic joins Virtuoso’s portfolio of more than 2,200 luxury travel partners in 100 countries worldwide, with the agreement presenting new referral and marketing opportunities to Virtuoso’s network of more than 20,000 luxury travel advisors and their upscale clientele.

“Virtuoso is excited to welcome Virgin Galactic back into our partner portfolio and to offer our clients a travel experience like no other,” said Virtuoso chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch.

“As a Future Astronaut myself, I can speak first hand to the curated, high-touch and one-of-a-kind journey Virgin Galactic offers, as well as the community it cultivates.

“Travel transforms us and pushes us out of our comfort zone. For our advisors who have clients seeking pioneering, transformational travel, a Virgin Galactic spaceflight is the ultimate experience.”

Virtuoso agencies worldwide sell an average of $25-$30 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel. Its partners, which specialize in world-class client services and experiences, provide superior offerings, rare opportunities, and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients.

Virtuoso travel advisors will have exclusive access to a limited number of reservations within Virgin Galactic’s first 1,000 seats, which are expected to sell at the standard price of $450,000.


Virgin Spaceship Unity (VSS Unity) touches down after flying freely for the first time after being released from Virgin Mothership Eve (VMS Eve) on 3rd, December 2016 in the Mojave Desert (supplied)



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