OCTOBER 2016 – ISSUE 10 – GLOBAL DESIGN!
Claire Soares is the founder of tour companies “Up in the Air Life” and “Urban Yacht Life” based in the Washington, DC area. As a million-miler, visiting over 45 countries while learning the ins and out of luxury travel, Claire uses her love for luxury, champagne, and exotic destinations to provide her clients with once in a lifetime experiences coupled with a full concierge service. Up in the Air Life provides hosts luxury group trips and leads an active online Facebook community allowing travelers to connect online. In addition to the hosted tours Up in the Air Life boasts a team of Lifestyle Coordinators in the U.S.A. that host dozens of curated lifestyle events for its members.
Up in the Air Life, Inc. was created in November of 2013 and in less than three years has grown solely through social media, including an online Facebook group of over 13,000 travelers. Up in the Air Life has over 1000 clients with 25% of bookings from repeat clients. Urban Yacht Life was launched in June 2016 solely to expose people of color to sailing.
Claire and Up in the Air Life have been featured in The Huffington Post, Essence, Ebony, Rolling Out, The Grio, and other online publications.