Why a Hot Air Balloon Ride for your next celebration is the way to go! - Nov 3, 2021

Here at GLOBAL, we always find there is a fusion of underlying celebrations occurring between couples, groups or our solo flyers! It’s a special experience best enjoyed when there is a meaning behind why you flying.

 

Unlike scenic helicopter flights, a balloon flight allows passengers to embrace one another and really take in everything that this bird’s eye view has to offer, wherever the location.

Not many passengers know this until they take flight, but the movement is not something you feel up in the air. It is the most amazing lighter-than-air experience that cannot be felt anywhere else!

 

Here are some of the reasons passengers decide to fly with us…

 

Christmas Presents

Okay, so you’re not the most amazing shopper at the best of times! Christmas is always so hectic at the shops and NOW, Australia Post can’t keep up with the demand! Why not purchase a voucher online & receive it immediately in your inbox? Talk about taking the stress out of Christmas shopping & even better, avoid the crowds!!

 

It’s the perfect time to buy with a further 15% off and a complimentary coupon booklet with savings to use on local discounts after your flight.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE.

 

Marriage Proposals

Proposing to your significant other has got to be one of the most nostalgic moments in life! We often have passengers asking us when they can capture the picture-perfect moment during a balloon flight.

 

Proposals in a hot air balloon are perfect for a number of reasons:

  • Unbeatable views – pop the question mid-flight!
  • Wait for the sunrise – AKA the money shot
  • Get down on one knee during/after the flight!
  • Think of the photos – ask our Pilot to capture them on our in-flight camera!
  • Champagne after – celebrate at breakfast afterward
  • Think ahead – organise a photographer & videographer as other ‘passengers’ on the flight to capture every moment!
  • Better yet, hire out a whole basket to yourselves – we’ve got baskets of all sizes so you can just have the 2 of you or some family/friends join too!

 

Anniversaries

Looking for a gift to give your loved one but flowers won’t cut it, nor will they last more than a week?

 

A hot air balloon ride is an unforgettable gift you’ll both always remember. Often, the romantic intentions are forgotten. Blow your loved one’s mind!

Even if you wait to book something like this straight after your wedding. Hot air ballooning is a symbol of love. Floating up over the sights as a newly married couple is a seriously amazing way to kick off married life!

 

Valentine’s Day

Experiences, such as a ballooning experience will forever be in your hearts, unlike material gifts. Often Feb 14th falls on a weekday so there’s no doubt that it will be easier to book an experience, rather than a table at a restaurant (last minute for those who leave it till a few day’s before ????) PLUS, you have 3 locations to choose from so why not consider staying overnight to make it truly special?

 

If you both need to work, celebrate at sunrise and head straight into work after a sparkling breakfast.

 

Birthday’s

Give up the wrapping paper and give them a birthday present they’ll legitimately enjoy. It’s easy peezee…we’ve got you covered – purchase a gift voucher online & immediately receive the voucher in your inbox seconds after. Alternatively, pick up a voucher at our Richmond office OR we can express post one to you.

 

It's an experience best shared – get a group of family or friends together & join in the celebrations or if you're feeling kind, buy a flight for the birthday king/queen and a friend. Extra kudos for that one!

 

Mother's / Father's Day

This is the perfect gift to give and to share the experience with them! Book it in as a surprise. We have people of all ages (we’ve flown a lady who turned 100yrs old!). Age is no limit to experience ballooning due to its low impact nature.

 

A hot air balloon experience is ideal for elderly and mobility-impaired people as it requires no physical exertion. Hop into the basket, relax and enjoy the view as you float into the sky.

We also have an Easy Access Basket (EAB) for those who have accessibility issues. Call us to discuss any concerns or to see if the EAB is available for a Melbourne flight soon!

 

Bucket List Experience

I’m sure after the last 18mths, you’ve truly realised how short life is and that we need to make the most of it. Why not use the savings that you didn’t use on that overseas trip and become a tourist in your own backyard? Explore what Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Mansfield has to offer!

 

Is ballooning something you’ve spoken about doing but never took the plunge and booked?  It is a great gift to give someone and often we leave these sorts of experiences to receive them as a gift BUT why wait any longer! Make it a reality! Tick it off your list!

 

Team Building - take your staff on an experience they’ll never forget!

Keep your team motivated. Take flight with them to reconnect after a disconnected year with lockdown after lockdown! We’ve got the ultimate Floating Christmas Party with lights, tinsel and other props.

 

Our flights encourage bonding through the setup, flight itself and pack-down. Sharing a special flight is something they’ll always relate to. Encourage productivity as your team extends their relationship outside the office environment. It's a great way to show appreciation for high-performing periods, or events like Christmas parties, particularly with current covid guidelines. Enjoy, without worry, outside in the fresh air!

 

Graduation Gift

Is the near of high school or university approaching? You may be looking to give them a bonus for their achievements. Material items such as watches or rings are popular, but they're a little uninspired. Think outside the box for this adventurous graduating loved one!

Think of a balloon flight being bold and something they will cherish for years to come. If you’re known for being symbolic - letting go and allowing them to fly high into the 'real world', then this is more than perfect.

 


by Kate Esposto

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