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Fractional Sales Level Again in 2015

The Ragatz Associates survey of residence clubs, fractional interests and destination clubs shows total sales of $505m in 2015.

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Discussions With Equity Estates Philip Mekelburg

Philip Mekelburg is the CEO and founder of Equity Estates. I recently talked to him about the equity destination club, it’s growth in 2015 and plans for 2016.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying an Aircraft

People buy aircraft for a variety of reasons. Both emotions and logic can come into play in making a big purchase decision like this, but as with any major investment, buying a private plane is something that should be well thought through and considered from several angles. We spoke to a number of experts, in this field to go through the steps involved in the purchase process.

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Is the Runway Long Enough? Which Planes Can Land There?

The destination is remote, exotic...the perfect retreat. Sometimes however the more exclusive the locale, the more challenging it can be to get there. Some desirable locations have small airports and even smaller runways. Others can be nestled in areas surrounded by mountains, water or cliffs, making it a challenge for pilots to access them. Combined with all this, many of these locations can have extreme weather conditions that add to the challenges.

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Additional Benefits at Equity Destination Clubs

In addition to enjoying the luxury vacation homes in some of the finest destinations around the world, members of equity destination clubs are able to benefit from a host of additional perks. In this article, we take a look at some of the extra benefits that come with membership in four popular clubs or residence funds.

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Delta Private Jets Announce Record Year in 2015

2015 seems to have been a successful year for the private aviation industry, and Delta Private Jets (DPJ) is no exception. The company announced that jet card and charter sales had reached an all-time high, and the company had achieved record revenues.

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The Costs of Buying and Operating a King Air 350

Since the first one was produced in 1964, the King Air has become something of an icon, with a reputation for low operating costs, durability and ruggedness. But just like a sport utility, it can be equipped with luxury fittings to complement its more adventurous side. Here’s a breakdown on the costs to buy and operate one.

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XOJet Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary with Record Growth

California-based XOJet has announced record profitability and increased growth – a fitting way to celebrate the private jet charter company’s tenth anniversary.

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Why Business Leaders Use Private Aviation

There are a lot of good reasons to use private jets and private aircraft for business. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently published some comments from senior business leaders about the value of private aviation to their companies.

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Flexjet Orders 20 Supersonic AS2 Jets

Flexjet attracted much attention at the recent National Business Aviation Association’s Convention and Exposition (NBAA2015) with the announcement that the private aviation company has placed a firm order for 20 Aerion Corp’s AS2 aircraft. The news makes Flexjet the first private operator to commit to buying the AS2, billed as the first supersonic business jet.

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The Concierge Service at Equity Residences

Equity Residences is an investment fund with a continually evolving portfolio of properties, which its members may enjoy. Like any luxury club, staff are always on hand to provide top-notch concierge service, working to meeting guests’ needs, before, during, and after their vacation. I spoke with Guest Relations and Asset Manager, Laura Krueger, and Operations Manager, Adrienne Hodell, to learn more about Equity Residence’s customer service.

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Forecasts for Private Jet Sales

Several recent forecasts show good growth in the sales of new business jets over the next decade. Some of the forecasts have the market growing for the next five years and then turning down. Others see consistent growth over the ten year period.

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Growing Air Taxi Service from ImagineAir

Since its beginnings in 2007 as a regional air taxi in Georgia, ImagineAir has grown to offer service to some 900 airports along the entire east coast. President and CEO Ben Hamilton says that the company plans further growth in 2016 with the introduction of services in Southern California.

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Holiday Jet Card Special Offers 2015

‘Tis the season when Jet Card companies produce special offers on their products. These can range from lower buy in hours – think 5 hour jet cards – or special bonus incentives for purchasers. Here’s a quick summary of available offers this season.

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Wheels Up Forecasts Further Growth

Since its launch two years ago, membership-based private aviation company Wheels Up has grown considerably. A recent round of funding is expected to make the company even stronger.

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  • Peaceful residence in Turks and Caicos Peaceful residence in Turks and Caicos
    We were at the Turks and Caicos property last summer with our three kids; two teenagers and one very busy 8-year old boy. The residence itself is, in a nutshell, spectacular. While I thought the Regent...
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  • Not enough adjectives for Cabo! Not enough adjectives for Cabo!
    AWESOME doesn't even begin to describe our trip. The house is amazing. It is furnished beautifully and comfortably. The kitchen is fabulous, the bedrooms are wonderful, the living room is spacious, the...
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  • The Incredible Casa Cristal The Incredible Casa Cristal
    We just returned from 6 nights at Casa Cristal in Costa Rica. The house is incredibly open and contemporary - I just loved it! The pool and deck area are nothing short of incredible.   We had Chef...
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  • Summer Vacation in Punta Cana Summer Vacation in Punta Cana
    Traveling with Equity Estates has always been an outstanding experience, starting with the concierge service prior to the trip who helped us plan our excursions, meals, etc. The concierge even arranged...
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  • Why Invest in Equity Residences
    Two Silicon Valley attorneys, Trina and Philip O, discuss why they invested in Equity Residences. It's interesting to learn how they first came across Equity...
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