Popular Holiday Destinations for The Private Jet Clientele

Sechelles beach view

As more people realise the benefits of private jet travel we have seen an increase in customers moving beyond business and looking to fly private for pleasure. It saves time, reaches destinations most airlines don’t and, if you fill the aircraft, it is roughly the same price per person as a first-class ticket. We’ve also learned that these customers like to be adventurous when selecting their destinations. Here are some of the most popular destinations chosen by those who prefer going on holiday on a private jet.

#01

Montenegro

Montenegro lake view

Lesser known than its neighbours Croatia and Greece, the tiny slice of Adriatic coastline that is Montenegro has previously lacked high-quality accommodation (other than the Aman network) to match its majestic fjord landscapes. Montenegro got a luxury upgrade in 2019 with the newly opened Chedi Lustica Bay.

#02

Oman

Desert of Oman

The peak travel season runs from October to April. Ideal for luxury travellers, top tier brands such as Anantara Hotels, which has already opened two resorts there, are capitalizing on the country’s culture and unique topography.

#03

France

France river view

Champagne, in particular, is France’s hottest destination right now. Belmond’s new Pivoine Champagne barge launched in 2018, and the recent opening of The Royal Champagne Hotel injected a much-needed shot of luxury and style to the hotel offerings of the region.

To truly immerse yourself in the region, we recommend arranging private vineyard tours and tastings. The backstage at Bollinger experience, along with a make-your-own Champagne lesson and treehouse Champagne bar experience, provides an unforgettable taste of France.

#04

Great Britain

Big Ben from over the Thames

From the countryside to the city, there’s plenty for a luxury holiday in Great Britain. Along with our partners, we have developed a network of tailor-made experiences, beginning of course in London. The city is home to a number of luxury hotels including Claridge’s, The Connaught, and The Dorchester.

#05

India

Indias Taj Mahal

India has quickly become one of our favourite destinations for an authentic travel experience. The ancient city of Haridwar in northern India played host to Ardh Kumbh Mela, recognized by UNESCO as the largest spiritual festival in the world. Every twelve years, rotating between four northern cities, approximately 70 million Hindu devotees come to wash away their sins in the river’s holy water.

#06

Chile

Patagonia Lake view

Chile is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and scenic landscapes. It’s also a perfect spot for luxury travellers: stay at Easter Island’s primary all-inclusive luxury hotel, Explora Rapa Nui.

A pleasant change of pace from traditional luxury – no white tablecloth breakfasts served on your private balcony overlooking the ocean – Explora offers the luxury of being able to let go of planning and logistics without sacrificing choice or personalization.

#07

Turkey

Istanbul Turney

With new hotel openings, the Turkish lira having dropped in value, and things stabilizing politically, the Turquoise Coast of Turkey has never looked more appealing. Its turquoise seas, secret beaches, and exclusive bars and clubs are peaking the interests of glamorous beachgoers exploring alternatives to the same old European break.

The south-western beach town of Kaplankaya is a “place to watch,” as is the Bodrum peninsula, which has an array of new hotel offerings.

#08

The Seychelles

Sechelles beach view

The dozens of islands across the Indian Ocean known as the Seychelles are one of the most requested spots among high net worth holiday makers. Seychelles’ North Island, in particular, is a luxurious getaway. This ultra-exclusive hideaway set in the middle of the Indian Ocean attracts A-listers and royals.

#09

Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar offers plenty for a luxury holiday – take a luxurious boat trip along the Irrawaddy between Yangon and Bagan or sunbathe on Ngapali Beach, an elite beach retreat. Yangon’s highlight is the Shwedagon Pagoda, a place where travellers can arrange to take part in a robe-offering ceremony with the temple’s monks.

#10

Rwanda

Rwanda Mountains

Rwanda has in recent years become a new African luxury destination to watch. The destination is all about nature and wildlife, home to three national parks: Akagera, Nyungwe, and the Volcanoes National Park. The latter is our favourite spot and one of the few remaining places to see mountain gorillas in the wild.

#11

Bhutan

Bhutan Cliff

Unspoiled Bhutan is ideal for the adventurous luxury traveller – the country is made for trekking, and is easier to access with your own private jet. Travelers can trek to Bhutan’s cliffside monasteries, mountain-bike along 12,000-foot mountain passes, and even participate in archery tournaments.

#12

Colombia

Columbian Beach

Since the start of 2020, the industry has received a substantial number of Colombia bookings and will easily exceed private flights made in 2019. Experiencing a renaissance in luxury travel, Colombia’s breath-taking jungle landscapes and colonial cities certainly deserve the recognition.

The new and exclusive Corocora Camp recently opened, “located inside a remote private reserve on the vast plains of the Llanos Orientales region, a two-hour drive (or 30-minute helicopter ride) from Yopal. This is the first camp of its kind in Colombia with safari-style tents and a wildlife-focused camping experience.

#13

Iceland

Northern LIghts in Iceland

In 2019, Iceland bookings doubled their 2018 rate and has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Many visitors travel to the island to see the Northern Lights. The ION Luxury Adventure Hotel in Iceland’s Golden Circle was specifically designed for optimal Aurora Borealis viewing. Beyond that, there are Crystal Caves, massive waterfalls, Icelandic horses, and black-sand beaches to explore.

#14

Japan

Japanese Pond in fall

Japan’s main island, Honshu, offers several luxury-travel highlights – you can ski the slopes of Nagaro and check out the snow monkeys bathing in local hot springs. Japan is especially beautiful when explored by train – luxury options include The Twilight Express Mizukaze (with a top room that costs $22,000 for a two-night, three-day trip) or the Shiki-Shima train that boasts glass ceilings and suites.

Whether traveling to Tokyo for business or pleasure, we always recommend the Hoshinoya hotel for a true modern Japanese experience you’ll never forget.

#15

Egypt

pyramids of Egypt

The aviation industry has seen bookings for Egypt triple this past year alone. There are two primary attractions fuelling this trend. The first is Steam Ship Sudan, a cruise that glides down the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, stopping at archaeological sites, temples, and tombs along the way.

The second is the Grand Egyptian Museum, relocated and newly built overlooking the pyramids of Giza. The museum houses over 100,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts, many of which have never previously been shown in public. The museum includes King Tutankhamun’s complete personal collection of over 50,000 artefacts. Once complete, the museum will be the largest in the world devoted to a single civilization.

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