Claire Soares | Founder + CEO

Claire Soares is the founder of tour companies Up in the Air LifeUrban Yacht Life, and co-founder of Innclusive Travel. Claire uses her love for luxury, champagne, and exotic destinations to provide her travel clients with once in a lifetime experiences. Claire’s companies provide hosted luxury and upscale group trips, lifestyle events, and online Facebook communities allowing travelers to connect and engage.

Up in the Air Life 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 19,000 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. Ms. Soares co-founded Innclusive Travel in 2017 through a collaboration with Innclusive, Inc., a short-term lodging and vacation stay company.

Claire and Up in the Air Life have been featured in The Huffington Post, Essence, Ebony, Rolling Out, The Grio, Wal-mart Black Girl Magic campaign, and other online publications.