A while back I launched 'Movie Theme Vacations', which created a lot of attention among the media and our clients alike. Some of the themes we have had requests for are 'Frozen', 'Top Gun', 'The Game' but my favourite is 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'.
One client recently asked us to create a 'Bucket List' experience, similar to a scene from the movie in the Himalayan mountains in search of the elusive 'ghost cat', the stunningly beautiful 'Snow Leopard, as it is better known.
The image above conjures up memories of the scene where Walter, (Ben Stiller) tries to track down Sean Penn in the Himalayan Mountains, where he is trying film the elusive cat.
Our clients spent several days on the mountain tracking and filming Snow Leopards. We arranged for some of the best trackers in the area to alert our team in advance for sightings, to give our clients the best chance to fulfill their passion to find and film these exquisite animals.
I'm delighted to report that our clients were elated, as they managed to spot a snow leopard on day 2, just after making a kill. There were more sightings over the next three days and it's very rewarding when you can plan and arrange an experience like this that can change peoples lives.
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Have you ever thought about what it would be like to star in a movie? Of course you have, we all have from time to time!
Our 'Movie Theme Vacations' may well be your next focus of attention!
In a world where affluent travellers are looking for new experiences and ways to outdo their friends in the world of experiential travel, I may well have the answer!
In the last few months I have received some interesting requests that have included, recreating a scene from the movie 'Frozen', visiting the Himalayas to find the elusive snow leopard, as in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and a couple of other requests that are in the planning stages.
These were in response to my 'Movie Theme Vacations' category and I'm focusing on this particular theme, due to the attention it has been attracting from clients and media alike!
Just imagine, your next family vacation could be themed around your favourite action movie, or nature program for the family. The list is endless and you and your family can be the stars! You can cast your own parts, choose the destination, set your budget and even perhaps play the lead role yourself.
This is an interesting theme, where top producers can be brought in to assist, as long as you have the budget of course!
Imagine your next incentive trip, based on a movie such as 'The hunger Games' (with no fatalities of course), or Maze Runner, or a scene from 'Fast & Furious'. These are just examples but the world really is your oyster and we have access to a team of people who can make this happen, complete with movie set, studios and props!
This really is a new and exciting way to think about your major vacations and key destinations that spring to mind, where some of the biggest blockbusters over the last few years have been shot, are New Zealand and Iceland. Think along the lines of 'Batman', 'Thor', 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', 'Oblivion', 'Die Another Day', 'Game of Thrones', 'Fast & Furious' and that's just Iceland, where we have amazing partners that can bring some of those special scenes to life for you!
Email us to discuss your location, budget and cast for your 'Movie Theme Vacation'.
On the 4th April 1912 a disaster of gigantic proportions took place in the world of shipping when the Titanic sank during her maiden voyage, with the loss of over 1500 lives!
She now lies at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of nearly 4 km.
In May 2018, an expedition is taking place that you can be part of in a bid to uncover and explore areas of her that have not been explored for years. The ship and its condition will be mapped out using tools far more advanced than in previous expeditions.
The journey begins from St John's in Newfoundland, from where you will sail out into the North Atlantic to the site of her wreckage and transfer into the expeditions operation vessel.
Participants will each have one dive in a team of 3, along with a submersible pilot and an expert who will provide you with an insight into what you are seeing.
This is no picnic and a real expedition, not for the faint of heart! The starting price for the dive on this epic, Titanic adventure is over $105,000 but what value do you put on such a unique lifetime experience!
For a proposal, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year I receive requests to arrange to see Andrea Bocelli perform and no better than to watch him in his home town of Lajatico in Tuscany. Some of my dear clients missed him last year but were determined to catch him in 2016 and judging by their feedback, they were not disappointed.
With the help of Andrea Bocelli's team, we also managed to arrange for my guests to attend a dinner with Andrea and his esteemed guests at his private residence after the show, where he was entertaining special guests in aid of his Foundation.
A special thanks to all who participated and donated to this wonderful cause and I hope to welcome you back again next year.
Please see a letter of thanks from Mr & Mrs Bocelli
We are profoundly proud and glad to communicate that, thanks to the funds raised during the Teatro del Silenzio, we will be able to fully support one year of the ABF Water Truckproject. Two tanker trucks will circulate in the slum of Citè Soleil in Haiti every day, three times a day and 6 days a week, granting free access to potable water to more than 300.000 people, improving their health-hygiene conditions, reducing the transmission of infectious diseases and reducing deaths from dehydration in infants and elderly people.
Andrea and Veronica
Andrea Bocelli's wonderful new album 'Cinema' is out now!
There are not many words to describe this so best you just watch the video. These amazing guys operate out of Dubai and have just pulled off one of the greatest feats ever!
Before you ask, I did call them and ask if they would be happy to train some of my clients and take them up for a flight but at this moment in time the answer was that they can't yet but perhaps sometime in the future. We wait with baited breath!
Every week I get some very interesting requests from my partners and clients and each one represents a different challenge. This week I had a call from my partner in India, who has a client that wants to track and photograph one of the world's most elusive and rarest members of the cat family, the Snow Leopard! This is not the first time he has tried it and did not manage to find one last time round, so this has become a 'bucket list' affair!
These magnificent animals are in danger of being wiped out, as they are hunted for their deep, thick fur. An estimation of somewhere between 3,500 to 7000 are left roaming the wild. Mostly found in Central Asia in the rugged mountains around an altitude of 9,800 to 17,000 feet, this is not going to be an easy task!
They are normally active at dawn and dusk and snow leopards are rarely seen in the wild. Unlike other big cats, snow leopards are unable to roar. Solitary in nature, they pair only during the breeding season.
Currently, I'm in discussions with a world famous nature photographer to discuss plans for our mission in hand and look forward to sharing news with you on how this one gathers momentum!
This summer, Andrea Bocelli again headlines his anticipated concert in his home town of Lajatico. My clients who attended the event last year had a very special time and commented on how cool the whole Tuscany experience was in general. A special mention was regarding the visit to the Antinori winery. Here's a comment from one of my clients, 'Other than the concert, the best part of all of our experience would definitely be The Antinori wineries trip. The visuals and sensual assault was something: so deep, so unique - to see something like this is simply stunning, the family's restaurants, valleys, vineyards, castles, all of those felt like a fairytale'.
This is Andrea Bocelli's 10th anniversary for this event and it seems as popular as ever! Please visit my web page for Andrea Bocelli and you can download the full itinerary and cost for this amazing event.
From September 9th to the 15th, how would you like to spend time with Andrea Bocelli as your host and dine with him in his private residence? Not only that but David Foster and a host of other celebrities will be present, including 'The Band Perry', Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn and other 'A- List celebrities.
Please email me personally for more information on this truly unique opportunity at email@example.com
As would be expected, places are very limited!
How would you like to spend an evening, or have lunch with one of cinema’s most riveting stars and step into the world of Al Pacino as he shares his passion for acting and directing up close and personal. In an on-stage interview with clips (some never seen before), Al Pacino will give a rare glimpse into the creative process of one of our greatest actors. Sharing backstage tales from a lifetime in the world of theatre and film and revealing the inner workings of his most personal work (watch for surprise readings) this one night only event will end with a question and answer session with you, the audience.
Al Pacino has created some of the most indelible character portrayals in cinema history. Starring in over forty films that include The Godfather Trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Sea of Love, Dick Tracy, Heat, Scarface, Any Given Sunday, Angels in America and most recently You Don’t Know Jack for HBO. He is one of the rare winners of the triple crown of acting: the Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award and was a recent honoree of the 2012 National Medal of Arts.
This is a rare chance to get up close and personal with this true movie legend.
It's difficult for me to picture Al Pacino without the name Tony Montana coming to mind and he has certainly immortalized that character for me in 'Scarface'!
From the 19th to 24th May he will be appearing in London, Glasgow and Dublin. Email me for details of a very unique opportunity during his visit to the UK.
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