Beijing, China – December 27, 2013 – Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) Asia named Dexo Travel as the exclusive sales agent in China, making commercial space travel more accessible to the Chinese market. Dexo Travel will be responsible for driving the sales and marketing initiatives across China with support from SXC Asia. The relationship will strengthen SXC's customer network in China and fuel the growth of commercial space travel in the region.
"Further, to SXC's expansion into Asia a few months ago, we've seen a surge in curiosity and interest, esp. from the Chinese market. Part of our growth strategy in Asia is to identify the best travel agent partner to expand our geographic reach and customer network in each market," said Alex Tang, CEO of SXC Asia during the contract signing ceremony in Beijing. "In addition to its unique offerings, extensive customer network, knowledge and experience in the China market, Dexo Travel shared the SXC vision, which is to make dreams come true through unique travel and life-changing experiences. This relationship will not only strengthen SXC's presence in Asia but also take us one step closer to making space travel more accessible and affordable."
“I have been an adventure junkie and explorer all my life, from being the first in China to organize an expedition through the Sahara desert to the first self-drive exploration across the Alps. But nothing excites me more than knowing that we'll be traveling somewhere outside of this earth within the next 1 or 2 years. I am extremely excited about this opportunity with SXC as we introduce this unique travel experience to the rest of China. Commercial space travel is the most unique and extraordinary form of leisure travel to date. No words can describe the life-changing experience of viewing our beautiful planet that we live in from up above," said Alex Zhang, CEO of Dexo Travel.
SXC is expected to fly the first commercial participant into sub-space (60km above sea level) in 2014 aboard the XCOR Lynx prototype vehicle called Lynx Mark I. The Lynx Mark II production model will take participants into space (100 km above sea level) approximately 12 months after the Lynx Mark I commences commercial service. In the Lynx, the participant will sit in the ‘co-pilot’ seat alongside the pilot-astronaut. Together with its 4-square meter wide cockpit canopy, the participant will truly be part of the mission and enjoy an optimal view of the Earth and space.
To celebrate SXC’s Asia launch, the company announced a special “SXC ASIA Founder Astronaut Package”. Founders are the first 100 participants to travel on the XCOR Lynx Mark II beyond the internationally recognized boundary to space (100km above sea level). The cost of the “Founder Astronaut Package” is RMB1, 350,000 and is exclusive to SXC customers in Asia.
The SXC ASIA Founder package includes:
SXC Asia places the responsibility with Dexo Travel for ticket sales in Chnia through its extensive customer network. Dexo Travel has 4 retail branches across China including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Guangzhou, all of which will have a dedicated SXC space agent onsite to provide info on various SXC training missions and packages. For more details, please visit http://www.dexo.com.cn (Chinese only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About DEXO Travel
As the ultimate travel brand in China, Dexo Travel is committed to providing the world’s most unique travel experiences and cultural expeditions, such as Antarctic and Arctic exploration, spiritual journey in Bhutan, and gourmet experience in Japan.