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What is a Destination Club

What is a Destination Club

Learn More about this unique and growing luxury vacation alternative

Learn More about this unique and growing luxury vacation alternative

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Discover the Most Popular Luxury Destinations

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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.

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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.

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Aircraft Management – Choosing a Provider

If you own your own aircraft or if you're considering buying one, the choice of an aircraft management company is probably one of the most important decisions you'll need to make. This article walks through the things to consider in making this selection.

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Requests for Rocksure Concierges

Continuing in our series of extraordinary and ordinary requests made of club concierges, we're focusing on Rocksure, an equity club offering both villa and apartment funds. Both fund owners and the general public have the opportunity to stay in Rocksure's properties, and all guests receive the same service.

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Equity Residences Launches Platinum Fund, Adds Homes

The new Equity Platinum Fund will acquire 20 luxury vacation residences, each with a value between $2 million and $3 million. Some of the target locations for the new fund include Cabo San Lucas, the Bahamas, Deer Valley, Hawaii and West Palm Beach.

Read more: Equity Residences Launches Platinum Fund, Adds Homes

Who Joins a Destination Club – The Demographics

It's been a while since we saw some details on the types of people joining destination clubs. So we recently reached out to several clubs to get a picture of the sort of people who are becoming members. Here's a run-down on the answers that we received, together with some earlier data.

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Growth in the Large Jet Market

The trend seen in 2013 of more larger aircraft being sold appears to be continuing. Led by both a slowly growing global economy, as well as an increase in billionaires worldwide, the average asking prices for heavy jets have steadily increased since 2012, reaching a $15.4 million peak in April (according to AMSTAT).

Read more: Growth in the Large Jet Market

A Day in the Life of an Equity Estates Concierge

As a Luxury Residence Fund, Equity Estates is different from some other destination clubs. Members of the club are actual investor-owners in the properties that they visit, so the concierges are responsible for both the travelers and the homes. As a result, the concierges hold a dual title of Personal Travel Concierge and Destination Manager. Regular responsibilities include budget management, handling repairs, maintenance, and improvements, as well as coordinating the specific needs of each traveler.

Read more: A Day in the Life of an Equity Estates Concierge

Grand Casia Rubia - a New Fractional Property in Mexico

One of the newest fractional properties available is the Grand Casia Rubia, located in Puerto Escondido on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Boasting 6 bedrooms, 4 that are oceanfront, and 7 bathrooms along with professional staff, this oceanfront residence will have a total of just 13 owners.

Read more: Grand Casia Rubia - a New Fractional Property in Mexico

Sentient Offers Limited Edition Private Jet Card for Holidays

Sentient Jet is offering a limited quantity, special edition 25-Hour Jet Card beginning November 24, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Card buyers receive an exclusive holiday package valued at over $9,000.

Read more: Sentient Offers Limited Edition Private Jet Card for Holidays

Guide to Destination Clubs Has Been Updated

Our downloadable guide, "Destination Clubs: A Guide for Prospective Members" is now in it's eighth annual edition. This free, in-depth report explains the features and benefits of destination clubs, reviews the industry's leading destination club companies, and is a valuable tool designed to help prospective members make an educated assessment about joining a club. With the evolution of these companies, including several new destination clubs, as well as new programs and services, the newly updated guide is a must-have for all luxury travelers.

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Requests for M Private Concierges

Of all of the benefits of destination club membership, one of the most intangible is the services provided by the club concierges. Available to assist with just about any request that members have, these concierges have fulfilled many ordinary and extraordinary requests throughout the years. M Private Residences, a Canadian equity destination club, offers private concierges they call Mbassadors. These Mbassadors have extensive knowledge of the local area and are available to help with virtually any and all members' requests. 

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