Today marks the launch of Intrav, a luxury private jet tour operator, founded by industry pioneer and chairman, Barney Ebsworth.
The Intrav experience begins well before the private jet takes flight with bespoke travel planning services to personalize a unique journey for each of the 50 guests. The Boeing 757-200ER, custom-configured exclusively for Intrav, is the only one to offer 180-degree first-class, flat-bed seats with six-and-a-half feet of personal space (79” pitch), in-seat massage systems, 4-way adjustable headrests, privacy screens and personal lounge space. All flights feature Wi-Fi connectivity so guests never lose touch with the world below, while a personal chef caters to every culinary need.
From the stone statues of Easter Island to the markets of Marrakech, the inaugural around-the-world itinerary is scheduled for April 7 to May 1, 2014 ($99,950 per person, double occupancy) and can be reserved by calling (206) 209-5770.
The company also announced the appointment of Linda Wischmeyer to president. Wischmeyer comes to Intrav with extensive knowledge with the most recognised travel brands, including Travcoa, National Geographic Expeditions, Abercrombie & Kent and TCS & Starquest Expeditions.
“Intrav has been thoughtfully created to cater to the discerning generation of dreamers seeking transcendent life experiences that combine the best in luxury and leisure,” said Wischmeyer. “We offer warm, intuitive services aboard the most luxurious private jet and set the stage for journeys that not only forge lasting memories – they transform lives.”
Intrav’s dedicated global network of experts have curated inspiring, once-in-a lifetime expeditions and activities at each destination. The choice of active adventures and behind-the-scenes excursions, along with popular attractions at every destination, is part of Intrav’s objective to let travelers choose their own path and pace.
“We’ll take guests to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, but we’ll also take them for a private gem shopping excursion in Myanmar or to participate in their own game of elephant polo in Jaipur,” continues Wischmeyer.
Joining the Intrav team with extensive knowledge and expertise in private jet travel are Vice President of Operations and Product Development Jennifer DuBois, Director of Business Development Alison Mattos and Director of Marketing Taemi Lim.
Two of the 12 itineraries scheduled for 2014 and 2015 include “Timeless Destinations: A Journey Around the World” and “Cultural Tapestries: A Journey Around the World,” for the savvy private jet traveler seeking a luxury travel experience like no other on May 3, 2014 to May 27, 2014.