Global Travel Collection, Space Perspective Partner to Book Spaceflights

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11 August 2022 4:00am
Space Perspective

Global Travel Collection, part of Internova Travel Group, announces a new partnership with Space Perspective that will enable people who seek unique luxury experiences to explore the final frontier.

Travel advisors with GTC brands can book their clients on a six-hour spaceflight that will take them on an unforgettable journey 100,000 feet above the Earth aboard Space Perspective's innovative and elegant Spaceship Neptune, the world's most accessible, sustainable and safest spacecraft. Instead of rocket fuel and high G forces, Spaceship Neptune is gently propelled by a state-of-the-art 700-foot-tall SpaceBalloon™ for an ultra-comfortable ride.

"We are always looking for new and unique opportunities for our advisors to offer the traveler who has been everywhere," said Angie Licea, President of Global Travel Collection, the largest and most sophisticated community of luxury travel agencies worldwide. "A spaceflight certainly fits that criteria. Until now, this historic opportunity has been available only to a select few. I know that many of our clients will want to sign up, and we are thrilled to offer this adventure to them through our partnership with Space Perspective."

Because of limited capacity, reservations are moving fast. Global Travel Collection, however, has secured spots for its travel advisors on three spaceflights, each with eight seats, set to lift off in late 2025.

"It's exciting to join forces with a travel industry leader like Global Travel Collection as we embark on a new frontier of space tourism and travel offerings," added Jane Poynter, Founder and Co-CEO of Space Perspective. "Our travel partnerships are invaluable, and we're honored to be able to make these earlier flights available for GTC's discerning global clientele."

"We are one step closer to the edge of space, and I am thrilled that Global Travel Collection is joining us on this out-of-this-world journey," said Edyta Teper, Head of Global Sales-Trade Partnerships for Space Perspective. "By working through GTC travel advisors, clients will have an opportunity for early access to these one-of-a-kind spaceflights and gain a previously unimaginable perspective on Planet Earth that will stay with them long after they return home."

The flight on Spaceship Neptune, which costs $125,000 per person, seats eight passengers and a pilot. Neptune's pressurized, roomy Space Lounge is designed to dazzle while providing maximum comfort. The capsule has enough room to get up and move around during the flight. Plus there's a fully stocked bar — with champagne for a toast at the edge of space — and a bathroom.

Passengers will spend two hours enjoying the quintessential astronaut experience of seeing the beauty of Planet Earth from space before a gentle descent and splashdown. The entire experience will be captured with both interior and exterior video and still photographs. Onboard WiFi will allow passengers to livestream their flight to friends and family.

"We are excited about this new preferred relationship with Space Perspective, and this is just the tip of the iceberg for our advisors," continued Licea. "We will create pre- and post-spaceflight experiences for them as well to offer clients as a complement to their one-of-a-kind journey. Our priority, however, is to ensure our advisors have access to the latest training on space travel-related products and services to keep them ahead of the curve."  

For environmentally-conscious travelers, Spaceship Neptune is the first carbon-neutral way into space. By working with the nonprofit Cool Effect, Space Perspective offset its 2021 carbon emissions. In addition, the zero-emissions spaceship capsule is reused many times. At the end of the flight, the SpaceBalloon is retrieved and recycled. The company also carefully chooses vendors and partners like Global Travel Collection who continually strive to be sustainable.

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