An unnamed student from China has become the first person to sign up for the ‘world’s most expensive holiday’.
The holiday, organised by VeryFirstTo.com, will take the man on a two year luxury holiday, where he will visit over 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The holiday package was announced by the company over a month ago, but until now, only a handful of people had inquired about it, and nobody had been willing to part with the £1 million the trip costs. When the unmanned man, currently studying for his PhD, confirmed the booking this week even the company was said to have been shocked that they found a buyer. "When we launched it, we didn't know if it would sell. Not all of our products do," said Marcel Knobil, founder of VeryFirstTo.com. “Considering how much some people are willing to pay for a one- or two-week holiday, the package actually represents pretty good value for money. The biggest concern has been the amount of free time required, and some people have enquired about visiting one continent at a time instead.” The trip includes business class flights to every one of the world’s 962 World Heritage Sites and will last two years. However, the Foreign Office has currently issued several warnings on a number of World Heritage Sites and the student has said he only wants to travel to the sites that “can be visited safely.” The company has also reported that an Italian industrialist is very close to confirming his booking and is currently finalising his itinerary. Other packages the luxury travel company have offered in the past include a £69,000 trip to space and a £125,000 Christmas dinner for four. Image sources: 123