Unity Travel started out as 3 friends renting a party bus to get to a music festival. Our first group was only about 25 people. Within a couple years we were selling out hotel rooms and shuttling thousands of people. Everyone that we helped saw the hotel and shuttle service as a way to expand the festival experience outside of the walls of the event. Our guests enjoyed meeting new people, sharing stories, and being take care of. We had such positive feedback that we decided to start offering our services to other festivals throughout the year. Now, we service dozens of events and thousands of people all over the world.
We strive to provide a high level of service to all of our guests. We place an extreme value on a high level of customer service during every interaction with our guests. We take a personal responsibility for ensuring a positive experience on our website and on-site during events.
When someone chooses to use a Unity Travel service, they become part of our family. We encourage our guests to interact with each other and our staff before, during, and after the events we service.
We strive to always be there for our guests. We will always try to find a way to help get our guests to/from events safely and comfortably.
When we choose travel options, we select services that reflect our core values. If a guest is going to pay for our service, they should expect a high quality travel experience.
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Chris Overlay is the Chief Marketing Officer at Unity Travel. His first introduction to EDM music was when he attended EDC 2010 at the Colosseum in Los Angeles. Markus Schulz, Solarstone, and Gareth Emery are the artists he’s currently been blasting non-stop.
Born in Denver, Chris moved to Las Vegas when he was a kid, his dad is in the restaurant business and his mom an architectural document specialist. Chris graduated from UNLV (go Rebels!) with a degree in Marketing. He recently moved to Wisconsin to be with his fiancé, but when he’s back in Vegas you can find him at his dad’s old-fashioned, homestyle barbecue restaurant, Sin City Smokers, or ordering an IPA at a local bar.
Getting to party at music festivals all year around for work, I’d say, he has a pretty nice gig. His favorite festival is TomorrowWorld USA, although even he thinks EDC has been amazing since it moved to Las Vegas.
In his spare time he can be found browsing Facebook, or binge watching X-Files and Castlevania on on Netflix. His bucket list travel destination is The United Kingdom, his celebrity crush is Jack Black, and he’s a self proclaimed Ravenclaw “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
Josh Payne’s role at Unity Travel is Business Development & Operations. His first introduction to EDM was at EDC Los Angeles in 2010, a festival he still has fond memories of. His headphones are currently blasting Above and Beyond and the Group Therapy podcasts. The best concert he’s ever been to is EDC Las Vegas 2011 “It was an incredible experience, Swedish House Mafia on the main stage was life changing.”
His favorite music festival is any new festival, “There is nothing like seeing and experiencing an event for the first time. I always enjoy myself when we tackle a new event.”
Born in Melbourne, FL and raised in Las Vegas, Josh graduated from UNLV with a degree in Finance in 2012. As a current Vegas local you can him on a Friday night at Therapy on Fremont Street ordering a sour & spicy Mezcal cocktail or an amber ale. Although he doesn’t have too much time for TV, he’s been enjoying WestWorld. He also uses Reddit for all of his news and current event needs.
Josh has a lot of traveling ahead of him with a desire to go to China, Germany and Moscow. His favorite city currently is Seattle, which he’s in luck because Unity is constantly working with festivals in the Pacific Northwest.
Erika Bruno is the Director of Reservations at Unity Travel. Born and raised in Las Vegas, a fellow UNLV Rebel who majored in Marketing and a minored in Finance.
She was first introduced to electronic music (hardstyle to be exact) when she was young, but was reintroduced in 2010 with the rise of dubstep. Her background in dancing drew her into the music that was taking the world by storm. Her first rave was Identity 2012 seeing artists like Kaskade, Afrojack, and Steve Aoki in an intimate setting.
Erika is currently blasting techno from her speakers. Some of her current favorites include: Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Nicole Moudaber, and Francesca Lombardo. Her favorite pastime concerts include *NSync and Spice Girls. Her favorite festival is CRSSD and Paradiso, but she also loved TomorrowWorld (RIP).
When Erika isn’t working, she can be found hiking one of the many trails at Red Rock Canyon. She is a fan of locally brewed beer and enjoys porters or sours. She also appreciates a good handcrafted cocktail. Erika very health-conscious, preferring locally sourced, organic, and well-prepared vegetarian meals. Some of her favorite spots in Vegas include Herringbone, Vegenation, Pier 215, and Veggie House.
In her free time, she is scrolling through Twitter & Instagram, watching documentaries on Netflix, daydreaming about traveling to see the Northern Lights, or fan-girling over young Michael Jackson and young Leonardo DiCaprio. Fun fact: she was the first successful in vitro baby in Las Vegas.
Carlos Andres Rodriguez was born in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Las Vegas with his single mother in 1998. Carlos later graduated from UNLV with a degree in Political Science. As one of the original three founders of Unity Travel, he works in customer support, social media, and sales. He also dabbles with content publishing and project management.
“Because of my job, I fell in love social engagement. I’m mostly active on Instagram, but I use Twitter, Facebook, Snap, YouTube and Soundcloud.”
His first introduction to electronic dance music was in 2010 listening to EDM at nightclubs, in 2011 he started attending raves and music festivals. He is currently listening to a lot of Drumcode records and Adam Beyer. The best concert he’s ever been to was Jay-Z or The Misfits. His favorite annual music festival is Ultra in Miami.
Carlos enjoys hiking, going to local shows and spending time in Downtown Las Vegas. His go to drink is either a craft red, black or brown lager or a balanced Cuba Libre cocktail. He loves Latino food and his favorite restaurants in Vegas are Andiron and Bacchanal Buffet in Caesars Palace.
If he could travel anywhere it would be the Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand. But, he loves traveling all over the Americas. He’s currently watching Dave Chapelle’s new comedy specials on Netflix.
Carlos is proud to have been raised by a single mother, and that he has a true immigrant life story and that he has become a U.S. citizen.
The newest member of Unity Travel, Jennifer has been our intern for the last year. She is currently attending UNLV and majoring in Journalism and minoring in Communication Studies.
In her free time she enjoys traveling and going to music festivals. Some of her favorites include: FYF in Los Angeles, Primavera Sound in Spain, Life is Beautiful, and of course EDC. Her favorite artists include: The Smiths, Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, and The Strokes.
When she isn’t at school or working, she can be found in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont East at a concert, drinking an amber ale and eating pizza.