March 11th, 2016
Our company name — 80 DAYS — is a nod to author Jules Verne’s classic novel “Around the world in eighty days”.
First published in 1873, Jules Verne’s novel is the tale of philanthropist Phileas Fogg and his endeavour to circumnavigate the world in order to win a wager. His adventure sees him travel the world by train, steamboat and even elephant in order to win his bet and claim his prize.
As we specialise in the field of luxury travel we felt we needed a name that had a travel connection, and “Around the world in eighty days” provided the perfect inspiration. There is the obvious connotations of international travel of course, but the novel perfectly showcases the need to find creative solutions to challenges and working to a strict deadline, both of which we found to be particularly apt for our business.
Technology has moved on since the novel was first published, making an around-the-world trip in 80 days seem unremarkable by today’s standards. However, that spirit of adventure and challenge is something we constantly aspire to.