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What is a Destination Club

What is a Destination Club

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Flexjet Upgrades

Flexjet joined the Directional Aviation Capital fold about 18 months ago and since that time has been undergoing quite a transformation. We recently caught up with Christopher Bero, SVP Marketing at Flexjet to talk through all the changes that the company has been putting in place.

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Customer Service: Above and Beyond at Inspirato

Inspirato wants to make sure that its members are impressed with more than their array of destinations and properties. So like many destination clubs they have two key types of staff on their member services team, who help with all aspects of travel. A Member Services Coordinator helps with planning and recommendations beforehand and an Onsite Concierge takes care of members during their stay.

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Types of Private Aviation Memberships

The term "memberships" gets used a lot when referring to private aviation companies and the products that they offer. This article looks at the variety of different products that are referred to as "memberships" and will give you some clarity, so that you can understand whether a membership is right for you.

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Surf Air Membership

Surf Air launched in 2013 and offers Californian consumers an alternative to the inconvenience and crowds of regular commercial air travel. Surf Air's concept is simple: a membership club for the skies. A fixed monthly fee entitles members to unlimited flights on their fleet of aircraft.

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Cabin Management Systems in Business Aircraft

Today's business jet aircraft cabins provide high definition video, surround sound audio, full color spectrum mood lighting, and complete cabin control right at your fingertips. Business jet passengers can literally have their home theater or office functionality from take-off to touchdown. But what are the things to think through in either a new aircraft or if you're looking at a used plane?

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Air Partner Offers 5-hour JetCard

For a limited-time this summer, Air Partner is offering a 5-hour jet card for fliers looking to "get their feet wet". Cards like these are a good way to explore whether a jet card is the right solution for your travel needs.

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Quintess and 3RDHOME Establish Mutual Affiliation

These two clubs are collaborating to expand the portfolio of multimillion-dollar residences accessible to each membership. In outline the two clubs are making some of their homes available to members of the other club.

Read more: Quintess and 3RDHOME Establish Mutual Affiliation

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

Many charter aircraft operators stress safety and sound operating procedures, and indeed, every operator has to meet certain standards set by their governing civil aviation authority (such as the FAA). Wyvern is an independent company that ensures operators are applying best practices. At its highest level of rating, Wyvern offers the Wingman certification. 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.

Read more: Largest Independent Jet Card Provider Sees Growth

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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