Category: Air Travel

Explore the Russian Far East in style

Explore the Russian Far East in style

When you think about Russia, you naturally think of grandiose domed churches, soviet-era architecture and vast siberian landscapes. What you don’t tend to think of is hot springs, volcanoes and bear-watching. Amazingly, if you go far enough east to the Kamchatka peninsula, the tourist industry is burgeoning and the affluent tourist can enjoy a huge […]

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

While the folks in the northern hemisphere are enjoying days of sunshine at and ice creams at the beach, winter has kicked off with a vengeance in the southern hemisphere. Here are five great reasons why you should trade in the sandals and sand for skis and snow and head south to New Zealand this […]

10 celebrities who own their own private jets

10 celebrities who own their own private jets

As well as those who are ‘quietly’ wealthy, celebrities in the limelight have long been known to be among those who choose to travel by private jet, enjoying the perks of comfort and luxury, not to mention the time savings. But did you know that some celebrities not only travel by private jet, but actually own their […]

Top 10 air travel pet peeves

Top 10 air travel pet peeves

Frequent fliers have to sometimes deal with awful situations on their journeys. From seemingly inexplicable flight delays to lost luggage – there are those days when the little bottle of airplane vodka is just too little. While I’ve had the distinct displeasure of experiencing these woes; even being served an inedible mush in tin foil […]

What it's like to travel by private jet

What it’s like to travel by private jet

Ever wondered what it’s like to travel by private jet? NetJets have created an interactive image gallery that brings the ‘NetJets Experience’ to life. The gallery invites you to ‘Take the Journey’ with NetJets and experience what it is like to be a NetJets owner, from planning your journey all the way to reaching your […]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music […]

The world's fastest private jet

The world’s fastest private jet

Ever wondered what the world’s fastest private jet is? Or how fast it goes? That title is held by the new Cessna Citation X – a long-range, medium-sized business jet. Thanks to the power of two Rolls Royce turbofan engines, it can travel at Mach 0.935 (717 mph) – that’s approximately one mile every six […]

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

According to private jet charter company ElJet, one of the best-kept secrets in the jet charter industry is empty leg flights (also sometimes known as ‘deadhead’ flights). These opportunities arise when a private or corporate jet has to return empty to its point of origin, perhaps because the previous passenger(s) just wanted a one-way journey. […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

From skydiver to scubadiver... in seconds!

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

Tropical North Queensland challenged 20 unique filmmakers to head to Cairns and capture their ‘1 Day in Paradise in Tropical North Queensland‘, using only a GoPro camera. They each made a 2 minute film. At the time of writing, this one is the most popular and shows a guy skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef, […]

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

The glamorous world of F1 & private aviation

The glamorous world of F1 & private aviation

When it comes to speed and glamour, the two worlds of private aviation and Formula One often go hand-in-hand. Those with a passion for motorsports and supercars are also fuelled by the luxury and adrenaline of the private jet experience. The Formula One season is already in full throttle, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in […]

An airport worker's letter of resignation... on a cake!

An airport worker’s letter of resignation… on a cake!

In what is surely one of the sweetest ways to say goodbye, a Stansted Airport employee has handed in his letter of resignation… on a cake.  (Yes, you read that right!). Immigration officer Chris Holmes took this extraordinary measure, writing “Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important […]

The luxurious surroundings of private aviation

The luxurious surroundings of private aviation

While time-saving and flexibility are at the top of the private jet traveller’s priority list, flying in style is a big part of the appeal. Private jet travel in Europe is now more accessible than ever, with over 2500 aircraft available and private jet booking coming of age online, you can book a Learjet from […]

New airstrip at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

New airstrip at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

Tongole Wilderness Lodge has opened a new airstrip enabling visitors to access the luxury lodge more easily as well as providing the opportunity to experience the most brilliant panoramic views of Malawi. The airstrip was officially opened last month and now offers a faster route to the lodge and surrounding area. By road it takes […]

A date with a legend you won't forget - Crazy Horse

A date with a legend you won’t forget – Crazy Horse

The warm, fresh, early morning air at Kissimmee airport is broken momentarily, by the sound of aircraft engines as they warm up and take off into the perfect central Florida blue sky. Birdsong dominates the silent gaps that emerge from the tidy hangar spaces and ramps that line the airport’s apron. Welcome to Crazy Horse’s gleaming […]

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