DENVER – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 12, 2021–
Manifesto, the exclusive chapter-based travel and lifestyle club that offers tailor-made getaways to unique U.S. destinations coupled with private jet service, today announced the launch of three new chapters in Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas. Founded by Jeff Potter, former CEO of Frontier Airlines and Exclusive Resorts as well as Los Angeles-based Surf Air, Manifest was launched in 2020 and currently has chapters in Denver, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix.
âThere has been growing interest from travelers in the Texas market and we think it’s natural for Manifest to expand to Lone Star State,â said Jeff Potter, Founder and CEO of Manifest. âThroughout COVID-19, Texans, like many of us, continued to seek moments of excitement and discovery but in destinations much closer to home. What we offer – small group travel, US destinations, private plane travel – continues to resonate with what travelers want right now. “
Recent data supports demand for travel and experience clubs like Manifest. Experiential travel was widely recognized as the fastest growing sector in the leisure travel space before COVID-19 with Skift Research affluent travelers to the United States survey finding that 67% of affluent travelers would rather spend their money on activities than on a nicer hotel. More recently, a survey of 14,000 travelers by industry leaders indicates that travel trends lean heavily towards domestic travel as international travel restrictions remain in limbo, which is expected to continue until 2022.
Additionally, luxury consumers aspire to avoid the experience of commercial air travel – both on the ground and in the air – combined with an underutilized private aviation industry. This confluence allows Manifest to offer private flights within a two-hour radius of the point of departure for the same cost as business or first-class fares thanks to the âshared economyâ concept, while guaranteeing a level of health, safety and superior service compared to commercial trips.
Manifest will feature âchaptersâ of geolocated clubs in the top 50 to 60 US markets based on household income selection criteria and filtered against data that shows each market’s propensity to purchase business and first-class fares. Each chapter begins with a limited number of memberships and members pay an annual membership fee of $ 2,500, which grants access to exclusive experiences reserved for Manifest members. Those interested in future chapters can take up their position for a fee of $ 500, which guarantees them to become a member of the original chapter of their choice.
Manifest designs, organizes and manages all logistical components of each experience, which include adventure, wine / food, golf, cultural and romantic destinations such as skiing in Telluride; Destin Beach vacations; yoga and wellness at Snowmass; Nashville Musical Tour; and Orvis Shooting School and Golf in Mississippi. A full list of experiences is available here.
Manifest currently offers its members multiple experiences throughout the year in a combination of three, four, six and seven day trips. Members can invite up to three people per trip and most trips will have between four and eight people. The price of the experiences will vary depending on the activity, location and length of stay.
Given the current uncertain environment, Manifest has taken steps to ensure members have full confidence and flexibility when they join the club. Texans who join before Dec. 31 will receive the first six months free and only pay dues for the next six months ($ 1,250). In addition, annual dues are fully refundable if the member does not book travel experience within six months and any deposits on the waiting list for membership in future chapters are fully refundable if Manifest does not begin service within six months. within one year. Finally, Manifest only works with partners who adhere to or exceed the CDC’s recommendations for travel safety measures.
About the manifesto
Based in Denver, Colorado, and founded by Jeff Potter, the former CEO of Frontier Airlines, Exclusive Resorts and Surf Air, Manifest is an exclusive chapter-based lifestyle and travel club that offers tailor-made getaways to unique destinations in the United States, and removes the hassle of typical travel by providing private plane service. Currently, Manifest has chapters in Denver, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Basin, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Phoenix with additional chapters to follow. For more information visit www.manifestescapes.com.
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