MANIFEST IN THE NEWS
MANIFEST AND MT SOBEK ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC AGREEMENT
Adventure Travel Company to Develop Custom Experiences for Lifestyle Club Members
(Denver, Colo.) – December 8, 2020 – Manifest, the exclusive, chapter-based lifestyle and travel club that provides custom-crafted getaways to unique destinations within the U.S. paired with private air service, announced today a strategic agreement with MT Sobek, one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies. As part of the agreement, MT Sobek will develop custom adventures that will be available exclusively for Manifest members.
“We are thrilled to offer our members access to customized adventure experiences designed by one of the world’s leading adventure companies,” said Manifest Founder and CEO Jeff Potter. “This new partnership with MT Sobek furthers our ability to showcase that endless adventures await travelers just a few short hours from home.”
Manifest has club “chapters” that are geo-located in the top 50 to 60 U.S. markets. Current chapters include Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix with additional chapters to be launched in 2021. Each chapter will begin with limited memberships of only 175 members. Members pay annual dues of $2,500, which provides access to Manifest’s exclusive members-only experiences with private air service included. Those interested can join a waitlist in each of the future chapters for a refundable $500 fee.
During the first year, Manifest will offer members one experience per week in a combination of three-, four-, six- and seven-day trips. Members can invite up to three guests per trip and most trips will have between four and eight people. The experiences will range in price depending on the activity, location and length of stay. Typically, Manifest designs, curates and manages all of the logistical components of each experience, however MT Sobek will fill that role for the custom experiences it has developed for Manifest, which include:
- Middle Fork of the Salmon River Rafting
- Grand Tetons Climbing Adventure
- High Sierra Camping
- Yellowstone Back Country Adventure
- Olympic National Park Hiking
- Capitol Reef National Park Adventure
- Michelson Trail Biking in South Dakota
- San Diego Deep Sea Fishing & Surfing
- Lake Powell Kayaking Adventure
- Willamette Valley Tulips & Wine
- Palm Springs Adventure Experience
“We’re excited to provide exclusive MT Sobek adventures to Manifest members and quickly connect them to unrivaled experiences in some of the U.S.’s most incredible places,” said Massimo Prioreschi, CEO of MT Sobek. “We’ve put together an impressive portfolio that speak to what members are craving—a quick escape to hike, raft, explore and connect to nature and culture—all while being expertly led by our award-winning adventure guides.”
Given the current environment of uncertainty, Manifest has taken steps to ensure members have complete confidence and flexibility when joining the club. For those who join by December 31, 2020, the first year’s dues ($2,500) can be applied toward the first experience with Manifest. In addition, annual dues are fully refundable if the member doesn’t book a travel experience within six months and any waitlist deposits for membership in future chapters are fully refundable if Manifest doesn’t begin service within one year. Finally, Manifest works only with partners that adhere to, or exceed, the CDC recommendations for safe travel measures.
Based in Denver, Colorado, and founded by Jeff Potter, the former CEO of Frontier Airlines, Exclusive Resorts and Surf Air, Manifest is an exclusive, chapter-based lifestyle and travel club that provides custom-crafted getaways to unique destinations within the U.S., removing the hassle of typical travel by providing private plane service. Currently, Manifest has chapters in Denver, San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Basin, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix with additional chapters to follow. To date, the company has raised over $2 million and is currently filling out its seed round. For more information, visit www.manifestescapes.com.
About MT Sobek
Founded over 50 years ago, MT Sobek is known as the Adventure Travel Company. Specializing in handcrafted, small-group and custom adventures, MT Sobek offers insider access and award-winning trips in the world’s most incredible places. As testament to their excellent reputation as leaders in travel, they have earned preferred travel outfitter status for Active New York Times Journeys, Smithsonian Active Journeys and recently named the Best Adventure Travel Company in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. For additional information, please visit mtsobek.com.