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What is a Destination Club

What is a Destination Club

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Business Jet Sales in 2014

The 2014 General Aviation Statistical Databook & 2015 Industry Outlook report was recently released. The annual report, compiled by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), includes details of new business jet sales in 2014. Last year saw a 6.5% increase from 2013's sales, with a total of 722 planes sold.

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The Wyvern Wingman Rating System

Every charter aircraft operator stresses safety and sound operating procedures, and indeed, every operator has to meet certain standards set by their governing civil aviation authority. Wyvern is an independent company that ensures operators are applying best practices. When you fly with a Wyvern Wingman Operator, you know that you have chosen an operator who has gone the extra mile in safety and quality.

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Exclusive Resorts Compared to Quintess

Exclusive Resorts and Quintess are two of the best-known and most well-established destination clubs in today's luxury travel market. Both offer a range of high quality homes and high levels of service in locations around the world. We review them both so that you can see the similarities and differences, and see if one is right for you.

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College Tours by Private Jet

Now in its second year, Magellan Jets is offering a 10 hour jet card to help children and parents visit college campuses. In addition to the aircraft, Magellan will coordinate all aspects of the trip. The pricing starts at $43,500.

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Update on Lifestyle Asset Group

This equity destination club builds portfolios of 6 luxury vacation homes that are collectively owned by 50 investors. The two current portfolios, Atlantic One and Pacific One, have a US East Coast and West Coast focus to their homes. With a new planned portfolio of city homes due to be launched.

Read more: Update on Lifestyle Asset Group

Largest Independent Jet Card Provider Sees Growth

Sentient Jet recently reported that it grew revenue 17 percent to $178 million in 2014. Sales at the jet card provider increased 25 percent to $214 million year-over-year.

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The Cloister Ocean Residences at Sea Island

For more than 85 years, Sea Island has provided travelers with a luxurious private sanctuary, combining breathtaking nature, outdoor activities, and the highest quality accommodations. The Cloister Ocean Residences, a private residence club on Sea Island, aims to offer the very best in personalized worry-free vacations.

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Reviewing M Private Residences Non-Profit Structure

The Canadian destination club M Private Residences has been structured as a non-profit corporation since 2008. This means that it is not set up to generate profits for outside shareholders. This is the only destination club with this type of structure, so here's a walk through on what this means for the club shareholder members.

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Ragatz Reports Fractional Sales Steady in 2014

The annual survey by Ragatz Associates of private residence clubs, destination clubs and fractional interests shows total sales of $516m in 2014, which is inline with the overall sales for 2013. The mix of sales within these groups has changed between the two years.

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Luxus Plans to Close Out Current Funds

The Canadian based equity destination club Luxus, is currently looking for investors in its second and third funds, but plans to take a break from adding additional lifestyle funds, once these two are sold out.

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An Interview With Greg Salley of Equity Residences

The equity destination club, Equity Residences launched its second fund just a few months ago. We caught up with co-founder and Managing Director Greg Salley to talk through the funds and what it means to be an investor in Equity Residences.

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Equity Estates Adds Homes to Fund II

The equity destination club has been adding several homes to its second fund. Investment levels have also increased as vacation home prices start to recover.

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The Costs to Own and Operate a Cessna CJ3

The Citation CJ3, also known by its model number 525B, was first delivered in 2004 and was the third model in the line up of the popular CitationJet, abbreviated to CJ series. This article walks through the specifications and the various costs of ownership for the CJ3, including a scenario that includes charter revenue.

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Global Jet Capital Offers Operating Leases on Large Jets

As the market for large cabin private jets continues to grow, new lenders are emerging to help individuals and corporations finance their aircraft acquisitions. Global Jet Capital started last year and offers a variety of financing options, including operating leases.

Read more: Global Jet Capital Offers Operating Leases on Large Jets

Deciding between Fractional Aircraft vs Whole Ownership of a Plane

If you're weighing up whether to buy your own private aircraft or whether to buy a fraction, the simplest advice you'll hear is how much do you fly? But this is just a basic starting point. The real deciding points are how are you going to use it, what is your budget and what are your personal travel preferences.

Read more: Deciding between Fractional Aircraft vs Whole Ownership of a Plane

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