Jetsetter serves as the trusted editor identifying noteworthy vacation destinations and memorable travel experiences.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
Jetsetter is a new flash-sale website that sells upscale travel experiences hand-selected by world travelers at prices not available to the general public. The site provides much-needed alternative to a stale online travel category consumed by sameness and commoditization. With editorial copy that is honest, pithy and refreshingly personal, Jetsetter opens the door to destinations, hotels and encounters previously available only to the most in-the-know travelers, at prices not available anywhere else. The site includes a range of first-person accounts, blogs and photography, bringing each experience to life on the screen.
Curating Unique Experiences
The newest venture from flash-sale innovator Gilt Groupe, Jetsetter is poised to elevate travel planning to an art form. Because sales are limited to Jetsetter's invitation-only community and last only two days or until inventory runs out, shoppers must act fast. Lead by two of the online travel industry's best known innovators, CEO Drew Patterson and Creative Director Amy Ziff, Jetsetter enlists a team of international trip curators -- including seasoned travel writers and industry experts -- to conduct primary research and perform on-site visits. This first-hand evaluation guarantees that the experiences vetted by Jetsetter's world-travelers deserve the "Jetsetter-Verified" stamp of approval.
"The proliferation of indistinguishable travel sites and search engines force discerning travelers to wade through too many versions of the same trip, still lacking real insight," says Patterson. "Jetsetter serves as the trusted editor identifying noteworthy vacation destinations and memorable travel experiences." Examples of experiences available exclusively through Jetsetter in the beta launch phase include The Cotton House (Mustique), Negresco (Nice), Encantado (New Mexico), Banyan Tree (Mayakoba), The Bauer (Venice), Paws Up (Montana) and the Hotel On Rivington (New York).
Finally, travel will become what it should be: customized, personal and memorable.
The Complete Jetsetter Experience
Members will receive regular email alerts announcing evening sales that begin at 8:00 p.m. (EST). Each sale will be available only for a two-day window or until dates are sold out. A given sale will, as a rule, include no more than a handful of select properties, yachts, or high-touch tours - and will feature experiences and prices that cannot be found elsewhere.
Headquartered in New York, Jetsetter is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to coveted travel deals and luxury hotel packages at prices not available to the general public. Adopting the flash-sale model made famous by its parent company Gilt Groupe, Jetsetter curates highly-customized offerings complete with insider tips, breathtaking imagery and evocative first-hand experiences, selecting both established and up-and-coming destinations relevant to its membership base. For more information visit: http://www.jetsetter.com.
About Gilt Groupe
Launched in 2007, Gilt Groupe brings New York City-style sample sales to consumers around the globe, offering invitation-only access to daily sale events of coveted designer fashion and lifestyle brands at up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts 36-hours and features hand-selected looks from a single designer, with more than 30 designer sales per week in a range of categories, including men's, women's and children's fashion, accessories, lifestyle and home goods. Gilt Groupe is headquartered in New York City. To find out more information or to submit a membership request, please visit http://www.gilt.com or email membership(at)gilt.com.