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Vistajet launches ‘The Surprise Reunion’ for luxury travel clients

The aviation company has collaborated with event planners Sharky & George to offer adventure holidays by private plane

Global business aviation company, VistaJet has launched ‘The Surprise Reunion’, part of its Adventures in the Sky programme for families. Designed in collaboration with world-renowned event planners Sharky & George, ‘The Surprise Reunion’ is designed to bring friends and families together from every corner of the globe, whether on a little-known Pacific Ocean island or a virgin-snow-coated mountain.

Gatherings will be completely bespoke. Prior to each journey, packages including trip itineraries and challenge instructions are delivered at each guest’s door

Designed to be exciting and intriguing – think Escape Room with private planes – packages might include a map parchment, a set of engraved coins or a cryptic message delivered, in some cases, by unexpected characters.

From there, VistaJet will ensure seamless travel by private jet from anywhere in the world to the designated destination. With experience flying into and out of the hardest to reach places and premium onboard service, flights are as much fun as the adventures that await. Members of the holiday party can be picked up almost anywhere in the world to be reunited at the chosen destination.

“As friends and family may be flying simultaneously on separate VistaJet aircraft, all in-flight activities and challenges will share a common theme to create an atmosphere of togetherness leading up to the reunion,” says Matteo Atti, EVP of Marketing and Innovation at VistaJet, adding: “This past year has shown us that spending time with family and friends is what really matters. We assessed how to better serve our members and imagined a reunion with loved ones of all ages, commencing at 45,000ft in the sky. In collaboration with our longstanding partner Sharky & George, we did just that by creating The Surprise Reunion.

This past year has shown us that spending time with family and friends is what really matters

“After more than a year of missed milestones and holiday gatherings, our hope is that this will give families and friends something exciting to look forward to, encouraging them to spend time together, exploring new places, creating new traditions and celebrating every moment big and small.”

VistaJet is part of Vista Global Holding — the world’s first private aviation ecosystem, integrating a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation. VistaJet’s fleet of over 70 silver and red business jets has flown corporations, governments and private clients to 187 countries, covering 96% of the world. Founded in 2004, the company pioneered an innovative business model where customers have access to an entire fleet while paying only for the hours they fly, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership. VistaJet’s signature Program membership offers customers a bespoke subscription of flight hours on its fleet of mid and long-range jets, to fly them anytime, anywhere.

The Surprise Reunion Itineraries
VistaJet’s Surprise Reunion can be completely tailored to meet passenger preferences and create the most imaginative experience. Inspiration itineraries include:

  • The Ultimate Quest: Imagine the world’s most elaborate treasure hunt that starts at home and culminates in all the family’s favourite people congregating on a private island surrounded by turquoise sea. Hidden maps and cryptic clues will be found along the way, interacting with characters who are not what they initially seem. Expect boat chases, drone delivery of intel, femmes fatales, buried chests, high-tech spy equipment, and a nail-biting narrative to inspire and excite all ages.
  • Adventure Race Across the Globe: Perfect for family and friends with a competitive streak. Teams are allocated one month before the VistaJet flights and are evenly split between ages, ability and geography. As soon as race packs are delivered, players will have time to collaborate on tactics and game plans. Upon arrival at the top of a mountain, in a beautiful chalet surrounded by pristine snow, the group receives a set of photos, video and physical challenges to kick off a week-long adventure that includes paramotoring over the peaks, tracking chamois, marmot or elk with a local biologist and dog sled rides.

Corfu, Greece, March 2021

  • Immersive Historical Experience: Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, where everyone will convene aboard a spectacular superyacht for two weeks in the Peloponnese to embark on a modern take on the 12 Labors of Hercules. Clues and challenges will be woven into the most unusual activities imaginable, from cave diving to capture Hydra from the bed of the sea to recovering Golden Apples from the top of Mount Olympus in a climb to Greece’s highest peak.

For more information, visit www.vistajet.com/children  

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