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The greatest brands in luxury travel gathered at the Shanghai International Luxury Travel Market. If money is not a question here are the top experiences you need to visit.

  1. Necker Belle: 105 foot Catarmaran in the Carribean where guests create their own itinerary with 12 lucky friends for $110,000 a week.
  2. Hotel President Wilson: Many celebrities have stayed at this very private and safe penthouse in Geneva. It has 12 bedrooms, a helipad, gym, and bulletproof windows.
  3. Private Helipcoter tour in Queenstown, New Zealand to Stewart Island where you can hike and fish.
  4. Belmond Napolean Barge: You can take a 6 night river cruise with candlelit dinners and a jacuzzi from Provence, France with 11 other people for $76,100.
  5. Private Jet Tour: Fly over Australia and New Zealand for $27,000 per person to see the Outback, Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney.
  6. Singita Serengeti: Here you stay in an all inclusive 4 suite villa for $84,500 a week  in the middle of the Singita grumeti reserve.
  7. South American Cruise: Sail the high seas on teh Seven Seas Mariner for 72 days and stopping in location all around South America for $120,000.
  8. Iceland: Known for fire and ice, Iceland has beautiful landscapes and you can see many of them on the 10 day tour by Ker & Downey for $23,325 per person.

Click here to read the full article by Chris Dwyer on CNN.


National Parks to Take Your Family to this Fall

When you try to plan trips to national parks over summer vacation you may get stuck in horrendous traffic and large crowds. Here are 5 National Parks to visit this fall that are perfect for sitting around a campfire with your kids.

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tenessee has a ranger program for children 5-12 with outdoor activities, and if you would like a 2 for 1 trip you can head over to Shenandoah National Park that has great fall colored trees.
  2. Acadia National Park, Maine has great ocean front resturants near by that won’t be overcrowded like they are in Summer. You can also participate in bird watching in the Hawk Watch tour through Ocober.
  3. Olympic National Park, Washington is the wettest location in the U.S. which keeps its forests a beautiful bright green but is usually drier after Labor Day. Here you can hike through the forest and stay in a historic lodge.
  4. Capitol Reef National Park, Utah is in the desert near Moab, Utah which gets extremely hot in the summer months. As the temperatures decrease in the fall months there is a fall harvest that visitors can participate in and pick fruit from the 3.000 trees in the area.
  5. Yosemite National Park, California is a great place to walk or bike ride around the valley and take in the wonderful sites. This is also a great place to go camping with the family.

Click here to read the full story by Amy Whitley on US News.


New Yorkers Love the Convenience of Private Jet Travel

The New York lifestyle is frenetic at times.

The successful closing of an important business deal often requires face-to-face negotiations, and that may mean taking the fastest route to a crucial meeting.

The perfect solution may be a New York private jet charter.

Avoid the lines at the airport, breeze through security and board your aircraft before ordinary travelers have even left the airline ticket counter.

Putting the Costs Together

The cost of a New York private jet charter includes in-flight dining, movie entertainment and it often includes limousine transportation.

If your jet charter company is an on-demand provider, you will normally only pay for your flight by the hour; you will not be charged for the time you do not use. Keep in mind that pricing also includes the jet fuel charge as well as certain taxes.

Cut a Deal of Your Own

A private jet flight is definitely not cheap, but as a savvy business person, you probably know that.

What you might not know, however, is that special offers are available and one of them is the ability to take advantage of repositioning flights.

About 40% of private flights go empty. These are one-way, “empty leg” flights with no passengers aboard.

Ask your private charter company about them; you might be able to find one going your way at a discount of up to 50%.

Easing Safety Concerns

If you are a seasoned flier, you will probably not be concerned with safety issues.

Those new to jet charters can relax, knowing that private jets are at least as safe as their commercial counterparts, and perhaps more so.

Many private charter companies opt for maintenance standards that are higher than regulations require.

Pressing Your Advantage

That big business deal waits for no man (or woman). When speed is of the essence, a New York private jet charter may be your best route to a successful closing—and perhaps a well-deserved bonus.

Industry & News

Personalize Luxury Travel with Startups

Luxury Travelers often search for hotels that are affluent but also a little off the beaten path. These 5 apps can help you create a luxurious and personalized vacation.

  1. Escapio pulls hotel information from 40 website and customer reviews to fin you the perfect hotel in 50 countries.
  2. Luxtripper allows you to choose  what weather you desire and what you would like to experience to give you a personalized list of hotels that fit your taste.
  3. Urban Havn allows you to stay in luxury homes with 24 hour amemities and services.
  4. Le Collectionist lets travelers book guest rooms in the owners villa with their own concierge.
  5. Suiteness is a site for luxury hotels but with a membership you also recieve airport transportation,a a concierge, and extra hotel options.

Click here to read the full article by Dan Peltier on Skift.


Darkest Skies on Earth

The International Dark-Sky Association has certified Sossusvlei as a Dark-Sky Reserve. Light pollution does not exist in this desert where few animals live and people come to stay just for the starry nights.

You can arrive in Sossusvlei by a small plane and a gravel airstrip or take a 6 hour car ride from Windhoek.

The dessert lodge has a dining patio with telescopes to look at the stars up close. The hotel pathways are lit with red energy saving night-vision bulbs to produce as little light pollution as possible,.

Once you get into bed there are skylights above you so you can sleep under the stars too.

Click here to read the full story by Griffin Shea on CNN.


Private Jet Flight Safety is Top of Mind for Passengers


As a passenger, the biggest concern you have about flying is safety.

How old is the aircraft you plan to board? What is the safety record? Questions about private jet charter safety seem to come up more often than they would about aircraft operated by a commercial airline.

You would do well to choose a private jet operator that is ARG/US and WYVERN certified.

The Aviation Research Group United States and Wyvern Consulting are the country’s premiere third-party safety aviation auditors.

Conducting Research Into Operating Histories

Your private charter company should be relentless in its aircraft inspection program.

While the company does not maintain aircraft or crews of its own, it will have access to a wealth of information provided by operating histories.

Since that information can be passed along to potential clients, you can learn about the background not only of an individual aircraft, but also the crews, dispatcher, maintenance provider, insurance provider, and even the international handler, if applicable.

Flying the Wyvern Way

Wyvern Consulting was the first firm to conduct worldwide safety audits of air charter operators onsite.

The statistics since 1991, when the company was founded, attest to the quality and thoroughness of its work. For example, of 2,034 fatalities recorded from January 1991 to August 2010, there were none that involved an aircraft or crew approved by Wyvern.

The Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey

An experienced air charter company will create a Wyvern “PSS” or Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey, which each flight scheduled must pass.

The survey information includes the trip summary, type of aircraft, certificate holder, the names of the pilot in command and the pilot second in command.

An Inspection-Perfect Flight

In the interest of private jet charter safety, the experienced air charter company you choose will have performed inspections and acquired comprehensive aircraft histories so that you can be assured of a safe and comfortable flight.


The Convenience of Chartering a Jet to New York

Do you often need to travel to the city of New York for business reasons?

If you are going back and forth every week or so, chartering a jet may be more convenient and less frustrating for you than constantly driving to the airport, waiting in long lines and getting stuck sitting next to someone you do not want to sit with at all.

Get Where You Need to Go Anytime

One of the downfalls to taking a commercial airplane to get to the city is dealing with the possibility that anything can happen.

You never know if you will arrive to the airport on time only to find out your flight has been delayed several hours.

What do you do when a situation like that happens? Most likely, you get stuck sitting in an uncomfortable chair waiting hours to board the plane.

By chartering a jet, you no longer have to go through that. It does not matter if you prefer to travel early in the morning or late in the evening.

The pilot of the charter jet will you get you to New York in a timely manner whenever you need to go there.

Planning Every Last Detail

When you charter a jet, you get to decide on just about everything, which makes it convenient. Some of the decisions you may need to make would include:

  • When you would like to leave your current location.
  • What time you need to arrive in New York.
  • What type of charter you prefer to take.
  • How many people you may be traveling with.

At times you may travel alone, but there are other times when you may bring business associates with you to visit the city for work-related reasons.

When you spend a lot of your time traveling, it is better to have a private jet to ride in, especially if you want to get to your destination on time at all times.


Experience Dubai by Private Jet

Dubai, the fast-growing city in the United Arab Emirates, is now a prime international destination for business and leisure travelers. Dubai has ranked in the top ten on the Global Destination Cities Index for the last decade and has seen an eight percent increase in tourists in just the last year. This growth is made possible by the increase in air terminal facilities and flights to and from more international destinations. Dubai aims to become the aerospace capital of the Middle East, and Boeing predicts that Dubai will become the fourth largest aviation hub in the world within twenty years.

Dubai is Progressive

Compared to other locales in the region, Dubai is a liberal city with large expatriate populations who have diverse cultural tastes. The city has an unparalleled glamour, with the world’s only seven star luxury hotel and the world’s largest indoor snow park, among other wonders. Not only is Dubai an attractive place to conduct business, shop, or enjoy the climate, but its central location between Europe, Africa and Asia makes travel there convenient. Businesses that have operations or clients on multiple continents can appreciate the convenience of meeting in Dubai.

Convenience and Style

Dubai’s investment in aviation infrastructure is going to pay off. Jet charter is a smart way to cut costs and save time for the serious traveler, but if the airport has sub-par service, this will negatively impact your experience. You can be confident that Dubai has top ground handling services, catering, and fuel brokers who are trained and experienced to handle any type of charter jet on any schedule. The growth in Dubai’s aviation sector also means more charter aircraft will be available on the ground at any time, so your schedule has maximum flexibility.

If you are looking for a luxury location for your next conference, or just a getaway with great amenities, Dubai will be on your short list. This city is poised to become a world class destination for jet charter travel.

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