Dallas Luxury Travel Club Jets with Private Plane Getaways

If you’ve been feeling like a restless lock-in lately (thank you very much, pandemic) and craving a luxury travel experience, maybe it’s time to join the club.

Manifest, a Denver-based lifestyle and travel club launched in 2020 by the former CEO of Frontier Airlines, brings three new club chapters to Texas: in Dallas, Austin and Houston.

The company offers “tailor-made getaways” – via private plane service – to a variety of US destinations, handling all the logistical components of each experience offered, which includes adventure, wine / food, golf, cultural and romantic.

While skiing in Telluride, soaking up the sun at Destin Beach, doing yoga at Aspen’s Snowmass, going on a music tour in Nashville, and attending a shooting school in Mississippi can be great adventures, they come at a steep price, too.

Here’s how it works: Manifest Chapters start with a limited number of memberships, and members pay an annual membership fee of $ 2,500, giving them access to the club’s exclusive travel experiences, which it offers throughout. the year as three, four, six-, and seven-day trips. The cost to members for each experience varies depending on the specific destination, activities and length of stay.

The impetus for Manifest – which also has chapters in Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix, and plans to open chapters in 50 to 60 U.S. markets – came amid the pandemic of COVID-19, when closures and stay-at-home orders forced adventure junkies to rethink the way they travel. It’s an idea the founder of Manifest thinks will resonate with travelers to Texas.

“There has been growing interest from travelers in the Texas market and we think it’s natural for Manifest to expand to the Lone Star State,” said Jeff Potter, Founder and CEO of Manifest. “Throughout 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. “

But it’s the actual experiences that Manifest says are the real draw, the company citing a semi-recent report from Skift Research, the US Affluent Traveler Survey, in which the industry site notes that 67% of affluent travelers would prefer spend money on activities than on a hotel upgrade.

And with a 2020 survey of 14,000 travelers that found that amid international travel restrictions, domestic travel is booming, Manifest may be on to something.

With its entry into the Lone Star State, Manifest is offering Texans who join the club before Dec.31 an added incentive: the first six months free.

Willie R. Golden