Each of this week’s travel videos celebrate a major step taken by companies and countries towards the future.

Croatia orients itself as the newest travel destination with the European Union, EVA Air formally takes its place within the Star Alliance, and Richard Branson gears up to launch Virgin Galactic‘s first space vacation. Each video has an element of romanticism about the future of travel as well as a respect for its past.

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Taiwanese airline EVA Air joined Star Alliance this week and celebrated the expansion of its network with the above ad. The airline’s romantic message of allowing time to appreciate travel shines through the simple dialogue that repeats: “I see art, I see dedication, I see trust…I see you.”

Croatia will join the EU in July and open its borders to millions of Europeans for an expected boost to tourism. Croatia’s brands itself as “the new tourism star of the EU” in an ongoing campaign to attract new visitors; however, its new designation will also have the unintended impact of increasing visa hassles for tourists from Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Richard Branson channels President John F. Kennedy and his historic speech on choosing to go the moon in Virgin Galactic‘s most recent ad. A stream of pivotal moments in space history lead up images of Virgin Galactic’s spaceships circling the globe with the promise of delivering a new age of space travel.

Photo Credit: A young boy watching a red balloon float away in the airline's newest online ad. Screenshot / EVA Airline