5 Benefits of Corporate Membership with Manifest

For organizations seeking client loyalty trips, executive retreats, or sales reward travel, Manifest’s Corporate Membership offers all-inclusive, custom-curated vacations combined with private air travel. With getaways to unique destinations, we create powerful experiences for our Members. Read on to learn more about five benefits of Corporate Membership with Manifest.

Intentional Time Together

When it comes to fostering meaningful connections among a leadership team, nothing is more effective than an experiential event to successfully invigorate and motivate a group. 

Innovative organizations turn to company retreats to nurture real conversations off the grid because they recognize that being intentional with their team’s time matters. Knowing that these retreats hold immense value for companies, Manifest combs unique destinations to find luxury retreats, properties, and unparalleled activities to promote team building, camaraderie, and re-energize your top performers.

Removed from the everyday routine of office life and repetitive work tasks, a corporate retreat with Manifest carves out the much-needed space and time to inspire your team to work toward their shared goals. We recognize the importance of promoting these travel programs to generate internal enthusiasm and participation. Knowing that the outcomes of a corporate retreat improve the company’s bottom line, retreats also add value by establishing an ongoing expectation for team excellence.

Door-to-Door Travel

With Manifest, your team’s travel is managed door to door – from pick-up at their residence with black car service to delivering them to a private flight and returning them home at the conclusion of their work retreat. Your team will travel via the safety and comfort of private air to a meticulously curated experience and destination with their co-workers.

From fly-fishing and golfing in the scenic Jackson Hole valley to a yoga retreat in Red Rock country in Sedona, Arizona, our variety of immersive experiences can be customized to fit your group of travelers and their specific needs. With a Corporate Membership from Manifest, your team can build impactful team goals and objectives away from the predictable routine of everyday office life and daily tasks. 

Compassionate Leaders Circle Training

Our Corporate Membership also includes our thoughtfully curated Compassionate Leaders Circle (CLC) training. This dedicated program unleashes the potential of people through compassion. 

“High-performing teams are developed through a shared purpose and authentic relationships,” says Laurel Donnellan, Founder and CEO at CLC. “Manifest corporate programs are designed to accelerate this process so that leaders can go back to work and reach new heights with their colleagues.” 

With deep expertise from this program, we help stakeholders navigate purposeful career change, develop leadership mastery, and cultivate professional compassionate coaching skills.

Compete for Talent

Employee benefits such as unlimited vacation days, the option to work remotely, and matched 401Ks used to be competitive offerings but are now standard expectations at many organizations. Compete for the best talent in your industry during the hiring process by including the details of a Manifest trip in your job descriptions. How many hiring managers can lay claim to a luxury retreat and private flights? Set yourself apart and recruit competitively.

Cost Savings

The cost of paying out-of-pocket for your team members to fly privately to a picturesque destination or experience is much more substantial. Manifest is cost-effective. We have long-standing relationships with trusted partners and vendors and continue to negotiate our rates with them aggressively, returning the value to our members. Additionally, our all-inclusive price includes luxury lodging, meals, miscellaneous fees, and gratuities so you’re never bombarded with an unexpected and steep folio bill at the end of your team’s travel. Everything is included in your Corporate Membership. 

Annual dues are applied toward your first trip each membership year. Private air travel for every guest on each trip is included with a Corporate Membership. You’ll enjoy access to all current Manifest experiences and also have the option to request your own customized trip or charter services to fit your team’s specific travel needs. With a Corporate Membership, you will receive up to five individual Manifest Memberships annually for your executives to take part in with their own family and friends.

In addition to whisking your team away on a luxurious retreat, the Manifest Corporate Membership is an ideal option to reward your company’s best customers. Leverage our Corporate Membership for client loyalty trips, sales reward travel, executive or Board of Directors retreats, and executive benefits programs. Contact us today to learn more about our options.

Private Air vs. Commercial Flights

If you could choose your own adventure to a destination that required air travel and were offered the option to fly commercially with hundreds of strangers or take a comfortable private aircraft with just a few other people, the choice would be easy to make. 

At Manifest, we create powerful experiences for our Members with custom-crafted getaways to unique destinations within the US. We remove the hassle of typical travel by providing private air to every curated itinerary we offer. Best of all, traveling via private aircraft to and from each Manifest experience is included with your Membership to one of our chapter cities.

To illustrate the attention to detail and priority we place on your comfort, convenience, and memories, let’s walk through what a vacation would look like if you flew commercially to the destination instead of as a valued Member of Manifest. 

Flying Commercial

The Stress of Getting There

Getting to the airport for a departure is stressful under the best of circumstances. Travelers have to account for distance to the airport, potential traffic, airport parking costs, and whether the security lines will be crowded and busy. Checking in for a commercial flight is also time-consuming – even for people who have a Global Entry Membership. If you choose to check your luggage, your arrival time to the airport has to be hours before you ever set foot on the aircraft. Even for a domestic flight, most airlines recommend checking luggage up to two hours before your departure time.

The hustle and bustle of a public airport and commercial flights means that the TSA process can often be delayed, causing travelers to worry about missing the small window of time that’s allotted to board their flight. Adding insult to injury, over the holidays and peak travel times, airports are often burdened with long lines and impatient, disgruntled strangers.

Flying During a Pandemic?

In 2020, we’re also reckoning with unprecedented circumstances in shared public spaces – COVID-19. Once you’re indoors at the airport, navigating through security and waiting at the terminal, the virus continually poses a safety concern. We applaud the significant steps that commercial airlines have taken to improve safety measures this year, from requiring passengers to wear masks and conducting tests of interior airflow within their planes. Even so, the more people that share an enclosed space for any amount of time increases the risk of exposure. On a typical commercial flight, 100-200 passengers could be on board. 

The Waiting Game

Once you arrive at your destination on a commercial flight, a long stream of people removing their luggage from the overhead bins keeps you on the plane, usually standing in a cramped position as you wait to step into the aisle and deplane. Then you have to navigate the new airport to find your way to baggage claim – hoping that your important belongings weren’t lost or delayed in the shuffle with thousands of other pieces of luggage. After you gather your items, you find your way to public or private transportation or a rental car service desk – often adding an unnecessary hour or two to the time you spend at the arrival airport. 

Flying Privately with Manifest

Now let’s envision what a getaway looks like as a Manifest Member. From stepping out of your front door to your arrival in your destination city, you are shepherded every step of the way by our hands-on team.

Private Black Car Service

With Manifest, you’ll never worry about maneuvering through traffic, paying for covered parking for a specific amount of days or potentially missing your flight. As a Member, there is no need to make your way to an airport multiple hours before your departure time. When the day arrives to travel to your custom-crafted getaway with us, getting to that destination is seamless. We will meet you at your doorstep with private black car service and take you to a nearby private airport terminal for a private flight with other Members. At the end of the experience, our high-touch car and luggage service will be waiting at the same airport for your return to deliver you safely to your home.

Comfort and Amenities of Flying Privately

One of the most appealing qualities of private air travel is the comfort and amenities that are provided. Quick and attentive service is personalized to each Member and any requests you might have while in-flight are met in a heartbeat. At Manifest, we know our Members as individuals with varied needs and preferences. This central philosophy extends to every point of service during an experience – from serving you a chilled in-flight cocktail to adjusting your ambient lighting so you can rest before landing. Cushioned lounge chairs, spacious bathrooms, and advanced infotainment will set the scene to ensure that your vacation truly begins at take-off.

Like-minded Members

Instead of flying with hundreds of strangers, when you’re en route to a Manifest experience, you’ll be traveling with a much smaller group of family, friends, and like-minded Members. It will be your first opportunity of many to socialize with the people heading to the same experience. When you arrive at your destination, our service team will immediately reunite you with your luggage and whisk you away to the experience and your luxury accommodations. At the end of each Manifest experience, our black car service returns you to the airport for your private flight home. On the journey home, you can compare notes and relive the details of the experience you just shared together. A four-day getaway really is a four-day getaway, not just two vacation days sandwiched between two miserable travel days filled with the stress of TSA lines.

Virus Safety Precautions

Until the Center for Disease Control advises otherwise, COVID-19 remains a concern. That said, known risks are lower with fewer people. Additionally, we know our partners and have thoroughly vetted their safety protocols. All flights arranged by Manifest are performed by independent, third-party FAA-licensed and DOT-registered air carriers. The health and safety of our Members and employees is our top priority, and even more pertinent during the pandemic. Our aviation and hospitality partners are also dedicated and focused on maintaining safety measures to ensure the health of our Members. Because every moment of your trip is pre-planned and organized, we are well situated to provide safe, healthy, custom experiences for our Members when you travel with us.

The Private Aircraft Experience

Our unique operating model has broadened the audience for private aviation. Private aircraft and flights are no longer an aspirational daydream nor exclusive to wealthy families or businessmen thanks to our strategic club structure. Additionally, because private aircraft are smaller than commercial planes, the destinations you can fly to are endless. Smaller aircraft can land at more airports thanks to their dexterity and dimensions. With Manifest, the sky really is the limit.

Travel to our thoughtfully curated experiences like a golf retreat at the Ritz-Carlton in Tucson, a wine tasting in the Willamette Valley, or fly-fishing in Jackson Hole. Regardless of the itinerary you choose, we will be honored to take you there by private air as a Member of our exclusive travel club. 

Learn more about the benefits of Membership with Manifest and our chapter cities.

Fall Getaways

Looking for some travel inspiration this fall? Here are three locations Manifest is planning getaways for our members!


Colorado’s Last Best Mountain Town
Watch Crested Butte go from mining town to mountain paradise in this short video from Outside Magazine! And then experience it for yourself on one of our upcoming trips to Colorado’s last best mountain town!


Getaway to the Valley
We love to see it when our partner’s are recognized as the best place to stay or thing to do! We knew it already, and we can’t wait to stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch! Read up on why it was included in AFAR’s ideal weekend in Carmel and then check out our trip to the valley on our website!


Winter is Coming
Planning ahead for winter already? From the sun to the ski slopes, here’s 14 domestic spots to check out this winter from Travel + Leisure Magazine. Several Manifest destinations – including Jackson Hole and Palm Springs – made the list!

Momentum Building

Here at Manifest, we can feel the momentum building. So far this month, we’ve been featured in the travel bible Skift, launched three new chapters, and are preparing for ski season! Read on to find out more!


Manifest X Skift
Travel industry bible Skift featured Manifest in an article about subscription travel services!

“Everything in the itinerary is planned for, from the time you’re picked up to go to the private airport terminal to your return,” our founder Jeff Potter said. “We’re making accessible rare indulgences like private aviation via an all-inclusive price.” Read more about Manifest here.


Manifest Launches Three New Chapters
Have you heard? We launched three new chapters in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix! Is one of them near you?

Read more about our newest chapters in Arizona Foothills Magazine.


Ski Season Arrives
Winter is coming! Time to start dusting off the skis and warming up those winter muscles! Here are six tips from Outside Magazine that even the most experienced skiers should keep in mind!

Happy Fall Y’All

Fall has officially arrived and all of us at Manifest are looking forward to leaf-peeping, pumpkin-picking and of course the cooler temperatures. We’re also hard at work on our winter adventures — the snow will be here before we know it!


Where to Find Fall
CNN has a handy Fall foliage map that is worth keeping bookmarked this season. Find out when your favorite leaf-peeping places are most likely to peak.


Pandemic Vacations
With weekend getaways all just a few hours from home (by private air), all of our Manifest experiences provide the benefits of the older days of travel without giving up on modern luxuries. According to the Washington Post, this is exactly the trend for pandemic-era vacations.


40 Years+ of Adventures
Richard Bangs, a Manifest board member, has worked for more than 40 years guiding people to experiences they didn’t know they were looking for. Read about his many adventures in Field Mag, hopefully he’ll inspire one of your own!

Upgrade

Have you noticed our new look? We’ve revamped our brand (and our website!) and are excited to announce we have also launched new chapters, bringing our exclusive experiences to members in Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles! Check out our new website — along with some new getaways! — and please share with your friends. We can’t wait to see you out there with us soon!

With that said, we’re still planning to bring you all the weekly travel tips and tricks!


There’s Always Private
As private air travel becomes more attractive, Manifest’s model may be just what you’re looking for. Our members fly on private planes for every experience, at prices lower than you might expect! The New York Times dives into why private air travel is the choice for more and more people.


West Coast Road Trips
Looking for a quick weekend road trip? Conde Nast Traveler has nine of the best drives you’ll find on the West Coast, and most can be done in just a few days (except the 1,300 mile stretch through Alaska!)


Where To Next?
What would you ask the world’s most seasoned travelers if you could? Conde Nast Traveler asked everything from their favorite place to stay from the books they read that inspired them the most!

Podcasts and Parks

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months, it’s that there are all different kinds of ways to travel. Depending on your preferences and desires, there’s an option for everything. Read on for one way you can explore without leaving home, as well as some possibilities close to home — and one close to us here in Denver!


Travel Tales by AFAR
There’s a new travel podcast in town! AFAR recently launched Travel Tales, and each week they’ll talk with a different traveler who learned something monumental from a trip.


Lake Vacations Across America
Travel + Leisure put together a list of the top 25 lake vacations in the United States! We bet there’s one near you!


Wow in Rocky Mountain National Park
Right in our HQ’s backyard, Rocky Mountain National Park has too many “wow” spots to count. This article from Sunset tried though! What National Park is next on your list to visit?

Quick Trip

While COVID-19 is still a concern, many people are starting to think about how they can venture out safely again. More articles are popping up with tips and tricks for trips, as well as reasons why you should take them. Here’s a few.


Invest in Your Wellbeing
Short getaways are “an investment in your long-term wellbeing,” according to researchers who found that Americans are more interested in quick, local trips this summer. Read more about this survey in the Boston Herald.


How to Road Trip During COVID
Looking for tips for taking a road trip during coronavirus! This writer for AFAR did it herself with her father. If you are looking for personal experiences, look no further.


62 Parks Traveler
The 62 Parks Traveler is back, this time at Canyonlands! Who needs to go to Mars when you can go to Utah? Read more in Outside Magazine.

Window on the World

Waking up to a new view out the window is one of our favorite aspects of travel. So we were excited to find out we can still experience that feeling from home! Plus, why you should take a walk — maybe in the woods? — this week.


Window Swap
Getting tired of the same view outside your window? Swap it out! This new website will send you the views outside windows from around the world. Thanks to Food + Wine for letting us know!


Take A Walk
Long walks on the beach are more than just a cliche – they may improve your mental health! A new study as reported in Travel + Leisure says so!


In the Woods
It’s National Forest Week! Find out more about how you can experience these national treasures and join the (virtual) celebration!

World’s Best

At Manifest, we pride ourselves on working with partners that will offer exceptional experiences to our members. That’s why we were thrilled to see several of the hotels and spas we have included in our trips listed as the “World’s Best” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Read on to find out who took the title – and congratulations to all!


Best Midwest Resorts
In addition to being named a top 25 resort for families, Big Cedar Lodge was also named one of the top 10 best resorts in the Midwest! We can’t wait for our members to spend a long weekend there soon!


Best Spas in the US
Ready for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway? Ten Thousand Waves was named a top 15 spa getaway in the United States, and it’s on our list of places to visit!


Souvenir Meaningfully
While you’re visiting the best in the world, you’ll want to bring the best back with you. Conde Nast Traveler’s Women Who Travel podcast talked to two experts about how you can shop for meaningful souvenirs that you’ll love looking at once you’re home.