The event has exceeded expectations and the sky is no longer the limit. Local Miami influencers have become informed of the space program and are becoming better prepared to work with Forest Travel and our luxury partners.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2010
“….blast off!” That’s right - The event for Forest Travel and Virgin Galactic held on Thursday, Nov.18, 2010, at the Four Seasons was a huge success.
When entering the Miami Ball Room, guests were registered as future astronauts. From then on, the experience became astonishing and very genuine! Guests had the chance to take photos with a virtual green screen that displayed a background of twilight and outer space while, in another corner, space dog tags were created to memorialize this trip into the galaxy. The main room had dim lighting with glowing, space-like center pieces. The main sound effects included planes flying and rocket ships blasting off, as the MC led guests through their travel experience. Attendees then watched a video presentation of Forest Travel and Virtuoso services, including the ability to take advantage from their partners, Prive Jets, Luxury Cruise Connections, Luxury Hotel Experts and Ultimate Jet Vacations.
The ceremony took off by an opening speech from Miriam Omphroy, Accredited Space Agent/Luxury Travel Advisor and a speech was made by David Mendal, CEO of Forest Travel and future astronaut, (he presented a video based around his passion for flying and the travel experience!) After the event, David raved, “The event has exceeded expectations and the sky is no longer the limit. Local Miami influencers have become informed of the space program and are becoming better prepared to work with Forest Travel and our luxury partners. The interest and anticipation last night was out of this world!” Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso and future astronaut, Carolyn Wincer, Head of Astronaut Sales, Richard Homans, Executive Director of Spaceport America, also spoke about space travel and Carlos Edery, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, closed the ceremony.
Media coverage and attendance included Jeff Burnstein, reporter for NBC 6, Mariana Rodriguez, reporter for Telemundo 51, Jessy Schuster, reporter for Channel 2, Frances Hernandez, producer for Channel 2, Olivia Wolffe of Sofi (South of Fifth magazine), Rochelle Broder-Singer, editor of Splendid magazine, Angie Romero of Bizbash Media, and Rosa Gonzalez, editor of El Nuevo Patria newspaper.
Notable guests included national NBC Universal news anchors Michelle Kosinski and Amara Sohn, Top Chef winner Chef Micah, DJ Irie, Josh Wagner of Morgans Hotel Group, Jami Kirk of W Hotels, Sorah Daiha of Bravo’s hit reality TV show, Miami Social, musician for Buddha Bar, Arno Elias, Fernando Fiksman and Moris Beracha, partners at Celistics, Sarah Garrido, marketing manager for Donald J. Pliner Shoes, Wolfgang Herz from Cervera Realty, and Ron Blumberg, realtor.
About Forest Travel
Forest Travel, Inc., founded in 1968, is a full-service travel agency providing corporate, leisure and luxury travel services, along with other special custom travel and concierge services. At Forest Travel, we provide enhanced experiences in all aspects of travel through the dedication and expertise of over 140 highly-trained professional travel consultants and affiliates throughout the world. For more information about our services or the Space Travel Program, please visit: http://www.foresttravel.com