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Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Fancy splurging millions on a 20-day world tour of 20 cities, aboard a private plane all to youself, and with up to 50 of your good friends in tow on another private jet just behind you?
If so, DreamMaker, an American luxury travel specialist, has just the trip for you – for a mere $14 million.
For that price you also get to play poker with a pro, learn to relax through yoga, and get your drinks dished out by a master sommelier – all at 40,000 feet high.
And for good measure, the organiser will throw in 50 diamond encrusted gold swivel sticks worth a million dollars, for you and your friends to stir your drinks - and later keep as a memento.
DreamMaker’s ‘Passport to 50’ global bash will see you whisked away aboard a private Boeing 767, with up to 50 friends and family flying in tandem on a second Boeing Business Jet.
Offered at $13.875 million, the trip is slated for August 2017. Circumnavigating the world, it will take in 20 cities in 20 days, cover 50,000 km in the air, and have a “surprising” time ratio of 88 per cent on the ground and 12 per cent in the air, the company says.
Highlights in the air include a $500,000 charity poker tournament with the world’s top-ranked poker player, inflight yoga sessions, a fashion show, and a master sommelier on hand to dish out the drinks.
“Since 1988, we have been setting benchmarks in the experiential travel space worldwide,” says founder Gregory Patrick, billing the trip as “the pinnacle of private aviation”.
A hypnotherapist will be on hand to pamper you with hi-tech wearable sleep technology and alternative wellness techniques such as hypnotherapy, Reiki healing, Ayurvedic medicine; as well as an acupuncture specialist.
“It is irrelevant how big and beautiful your private jet is if you are unable to relax comfortably or get the required amount of sleep on the plane,” says Patrick.
To ensure the utmost comfort for guests, Passport to 50 will boast a one-to-one ratio of guest to staff, with a cast of 50 professionals, each experts in their respective fields.
DreamMaker’s partner World of Diamonds will create the trip’s most luxurious amenity; a set of 18-karat gold swizzle sticks set with white and blue diamonds worth a total of $1 million.
“DreamMaker’s commission demonstrates our expertise in creating spectacularly bespoke pieces out of fancy colored diamonds,” says Director Karan Tilani.
Crafted into a spinning globe atop the 50 swizzle sticks are 20 white sparklers, each representing every city landing of Passport to 50. One rare fancy blue diamond, a specialty of the diamond mining conglomerate, evokes the blue skies traversed on this trip.
In line with the trip, London’s Hotel 41 will completely rebrand its identity to “Hotel 50” and accommodate guests with its famous personalised service. The hotel will chip out its marble tile in the foyer, commission newly monogrammed bed and bath linens, and a raise a “Hotel 50” flag.
Other ground highlights include “the blessings of 50 monks amidst an inundation of 50,000 lotus petals”.
For $14 million, you also get to do your bit for charity: as part of the deal, DreamMaker will distribute 2,500 bicycles to rural children in Cambodia to enable them attend school, facilitate clean drinking water for 50,000 children in the Philippines, and build “fun centres” for 50,000 children battling life-threatening illnesses in the UK.
“Through this trip, we have a way to act as a conduit to positively impact children’s lives,” says Patrick. “It makes no sense to work so hard to please the most discerning of clientele without making the same effort to balance the decadence with an element of kindness that delivers higher levels of fulfillment.”
Charity partners include Water.org, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Make- a-Wish Foundation, and Whole Child International.
Passport to 50 will begin in Koh Samui and continue through Siem Reap, Kathmandu, Agra, Florence, Siena, Cannes, Moulinet, London, Barcelona, Ibiza, Marbella, Marrakech, Havana, Knoxville, Kona, El Nido, and an unnamed secret island, before concluding in Manila.
The trip is currently being offered at $13,875,000 for a party of up to 50 people in August, 2017.
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