According to the Washington Post, commercial flights to the moon were offered in 2012 by the Golden Spike Company at $750 million per seat. The company is comprised of former high-level executives from NASA.
The company believes the first trip will occur in 2020 and will require economies of scale to offset the high start-up costs. According to former NASA associate administrator Alan Stern, the company "realize(s) this is the stuff of science fiction. We intend to make it science fact." The company also received political support from former 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who called for a permanent moon base by 2021.