Sharaf Travel, the official Accredited Space Office for Virgin Galactic in the Middle East region has appointed Sharon Garrett as Head of Space Marketing & Public Relations.Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Sharon operated a small Dubai-based PR business and was Producer and Presenter of two Arabian Radio Network talk-back radio shows on Dubai Eye 103.8FM - TravelEye and Essential Health. Sharon is responsible for the marketing, PR and business development of the company in the Middle East region.
“I have already been on one week of training in the United States with the Head of Astronaut Sales, prior to my official start date…the vision of Sir Richard Branson and everyone associated with the Virgin Galactic project is inspiring. I still have to pinch myself when I think about working on commercial space travel, it seems like only yesterday that man landed on the moon and now Virgin Galactic is making travel to space accessible to everyday people…it’s amazing” Sharon said.
The 30-something year-old Australian studied at the University of Southern Queensland and holds a Media Masters. She has international experience gained in marketing communications positions in the UK, Australia, Middle East and Asia, and has promoted several luxury brands within the tourism industry including the famed Dubai landmark hotel - Burj Al Arab.