Unparalleled four-night experience exclusively for high school graduating class of 2022 to feature six private, live events including performances from Diplo, Loren Gray and Madi Monroe
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Thousands of high school graduates will have the opportunity to celebrate this major life milestone in unprecedented style at The Official Grad Trip, a first-ever, jam-packed, four-night experience in Las Vegas June 20 to 24, 2022. Exclusively available to the high school graduating class of 2022 and their parents, the trip-of-a-lifetime will feature luxury accommodations and six private grad-only events with unforgettable performances from headlining artists, such as GRAMMY-nominated musician, DJ and producer, Diplo; Gen-Z pop phenomena, artist Loren Gray; and others to be announced soon. The event is hosted by 2022 class member and TikTok sensation, singer/dancer Madi Monroe, who will also be performing.
“The class of 2022 will be the first to graduate post-pandemic and after a long hiatus on social life, we believe tens of thousands of grads and their parents will want to celebrate by traveling to Las Vegas,” said Zach Samson, co-founder of The Official Grad Trip. “The Official Grad Trip represents a new era of travel, offering a world-class, domestic experience that is unrivaled for graduates and their parents. For many, this will be their first introduction to Las Vegas, a destination we hope they enjoy visiting for the rest of their lives.”
This experience will unfold in privately reserved, world-renowned venues across the entertainment capital of the world, where graduates and their parents will enjoy separate, curated itineraries. Graduates will have the opportunity to see headlining artists and network with their peers from across the county—making valuable connections that will last a lifetime. Acknowledging the remarkable achievement of their young adults, parents will revel in their own luxury adventure in a city revered for its dining, entertainment, shopping and hospitality.
“We see a significant gap in the student-parent travel market,” said Andrew Citores, co-founder The Official Grad Trip. “Las Vegas may seem an unlikely choice for a high school graduation trip, but it is exactly the type of experience high school graduates and their parents are craving. Right now, high school grads choose between trips to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, or trips internationally. With The Official Grad Trip, graduates can experience world-class entertainment, hospitality and live event venues, all within a setting of their peers. The bonus for parents is that this is a trip they actually want to go on, too. Plus, we’re helping create fond memories of Las Vegas for a new generation of consumer who will look forward to returning to the destination when they come of age and can then enjoy everything the city has to offer.”
The Official Grad Trip has partnered with some of the city’s most iconic brands to host six exclusive, 18+ events just for grads, including GradFest, a two-night festival at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV. Other events, which will all feature world-class lineups, include a Pool Party at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas Waterpark, and three of the largest theme parties ever produced: Space Cowboy at AREA15, Tailgate at Brooklyn Bowl and a Black Tie event at a location to be announced soon.
Due to unprecedented demand from the four million graduating seniors in the class of 2022, The Official Grad Trip unlocks booking on a school-by-school basis to ensure that grads from the same school are guaranteed the ability to celebrate together. Once 50 classmates from the same school join the waitlist, all grads from that school are guaranteed a spot in the experience and can reserve their space by booking their travel package. Grads can join the waitlist online now at www.officialgradtrip.com.
Graduate travel packages are just $899 each and include accommodations for four nights and entry to six exclusive events at private venues featuring a world-class entertainment lineup. Parent travel packages are $499 each and include accommodations for four nights, luxury pool days and multiple private events with live entertainment. Packages may be paid in full or via a monthly payment program. Attendees will receive a $100 discount if they register through an Ambassador. For additional information, visit www.officialgradtrip.com.
The Official Grad Trip was co-founded by Zach Samson and Andrew Citores, with Daren Libonati serving as producer of the live events.
Samson is a veteran event producer who began his professional career at Life in Color in 2010, co-producing multiple arena tours for more than 250 live events in 30 states with over 500,000 attendees. Life in Color was purchased by SFX in 2012. He then made the leap into the student travel industry, organizing top influencers and social leaders in the 18 to 24 demographic to be peer-to-peer ambassadors, marketing travel and entertainment packages. He grew the collegiate travel business to over $60 million in three years.
With more than 14 years in the entertainment and travel industry, Citores has negotiated over 1,500 partnerships with hotels, airlines, nightlife groups, restaurants and tour operators in more than 100 markets. He has led tech travel startups to hundreds of millions in sales over the last 10 years serving as both a founder and executive. By partnering with the largest travel brands in the world to create customized trips for major music festival brands, A-list artists and professional athletes, Citores’ ventures have reshaped the travel industry.
Libonati is a seasoned professional in the entertainment industry, and has spent over 35 years in the arena/stadium and festival business in Las Vegas. He has built and managed events in every entertainment genre, from world-class soccer featuring Real Madrid of Spain, to championship boxing and arena/stadium concerts at the Thomas & Mack Center, Sam Boyd Stadium and MGM Resorts. Most recently as vice president of festivals and outdoor spaces at MGM Resorts, Libonati built and managed large events such as Rock in Rio, iHeart Daytime Festival and Day N Vegas.
About The Official Grad Trip
The Official Grad Trip turns dreams into memories for the high-school graduating class of 2022. From June 20 to 24, 2022, The Official Grad Trip hosts thousands of high school graduates in Las Vegas for an unparalleled, four-night experience to celebrate the ultimate rite of passage. This student-parent experience unfolds in privately reserved, world-renowned venues across the entertainment capital of the world. The grads see headlining artists in safe, exclusive environments and network with their peers from across the county—making valuable connections that last a lifetime. Acknowledging the remarkable achievement of their young adults, parents revel in their own luxury adventure in a city revered for its dining, entertainment, shopping and hospitality.