Now you can buy your Space Journey from the Scandinavian region.
The following space agen has been picked out by Virgin Galactic as their “Accredited Space Agents” (ASAs)– the first agents in the scandinavian region allowed to reserve seats aboard Virgin Galactic’s suborbital space flights. The new ASAs are:
ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
The Search, Malmö, Sweden
Upplevelseakuten, Stockholm, Sweden
Hannibal & Marco Polo A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Area Travel Agency, Helsinki, Finland (in Finnish)
Virgin Galactic began their quest for Scandinavian travel agents January 2009. After submitting a comprehensive application all of the travel agents were shortlisted and then interviewed by Virgin Galactic.
Carolyn Wincer, Head of Astronaut Sales for Virgin Galactic. said:
“We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and innovation shown by travel agencies in the Scandinavian region. Travel agents play an important part in Virgin Galactic’s distribution process. A good travel agent is a trusted advisor on travel experiences to their clients so when we decided to take our experience to this market, we sought only the best travel agents to sell our suborbital spaceflights.”
“The five agencies we have chosen know how deliver outstanding levels of service when selling unique travel experiences and we have every confidence they will take very good care of our future astronauts. Now it is up to us to ensure they have all the knowledge and resources they need to do this as selling space travel is definitely more complex than selling a safari or a cruise!”