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How Jetcraft Predicted the Pre-owned Private Jet Boom

By Elite Traveler

When the singer Drake bought himself a flashy new plane recently, (a 767 300F), he boldly declared “No rental, no timeshare, no co-owners,” of his newest acquisition.  Interestingly though, he opted for pre-owned instead of new. Christened Air Drake, it’s a 22.7-year-old jet that formerly served as part of Saudi Arabia-based charter airline Mid East Jet’s fleet. Drake is absolutely […]

XOJet Announces Partnership with Merriman’s Restaurants

By Emma Reynolds

XOJet, North America’s leading on-demand private aviation platform, recently announced its first culinary partnership with Hawaiian restaurant group, Merriman’s Restaurants. The upscale restaurant has the freshest ingredients, from seafood to exotic fruit to vegetables. There are restaurants in Honolulu; Kapalua, Maui; Waimea on the Big Island; and two outposts in Kauai: Fish House and Gourmet Pizza and Burgers. Founder and […]

AvYachts CEO Talks Unique Yacht Sharing Program

By Emma Reynolds

Similar to how you’d purchase fractional ownership shares for a jet, AvYachts yacht sharing program is one of the only yacht companies who has introduced the concept of fractional yacht ownership to the public in a seamless manner. Fractional ownership is beneficial because you only pay for the weeks that you use it (compared to traditional ownership where the boat is […]

McLaren Speedtail: The Customizable Hypercar

By Alexandra Cheney

Words like sleek, stunning and extraordinary come easily to the lips of those viewing Speedtail, McLaren’s low-drag, 1,035-horsepower, gas-electric hybrid powertrain Ultimate Series vehicle. Its list of lengthy superlatives include: first-ever Hyper-GT and most aerodynamically efficient, perfectly symmetrical and fastest-accelerating McLaren. A proclamation: The Speedtail is a testament to the current and future technological accomplishments at McLaren. Speedtail clocks zero […]

Waldorf Astoria and Aston Martin Launch Glamping at Le Mans

By Alex Martin

Aston Martin and Waldorf Astoria are teaming up to offer an all-new glamping experience at this year’s 24 Hours in Le Mans race. The new site, previously managed by Aston Martin alone, is the most exciting project yet from the two luxury brands, that began a four-year global partnership last December. Keen to make an impression in its first year […]

Aman Hotels Launches Private Jet Journey

By Emma Reynolds

Aman Hotels is now offering a private jet journey between its two US western properties, Amangiri in Utah and Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Through the program, called Escape to the National Parks, you will get to plan a customized journey and unique experiences at National Parks across the nation including Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Lake Powell […]

Bentley Release Centenary Opus to Celebrate 100th Year

By Alex Martin

Bentley Motors will celebrate its centenary year with the release of a stunning Opus book that tells the story of its rich heritage in minute detail. The luxury car company was founded in January 1919 and in that time has produced a number of iconic models from Le Mans-winning race cars of the 1920s to the road-going GT Continental. Behind […]

Bugatti Forms Long-Term Bond with Jacob & Co.

By Elite Traveler

When Bugatti approached Jacob & Co. to form a watch collaboration, founder Jacob Arabo was thrilled. Not only was it a special year for Bugatti (110-year anniversary), but he was a huge fan of the supercar brand. “Bugatti is by far my favorite car company,” declares Mr. Arabo. “When I look at a Bugatti Chiron sports car, the perfectly refined […]

Yotha: The New On-Demand Yacht Charter Platform

By Samantha Coles

Chartering a private jet using an on-demand app or website is not a new concept, yet chartering a superyacht has historically been left to traditional methods (read: speaking to an actual human). Yotha is a new platform designed to change that and bring simplicity and transparency to the yacht chartering process. I boarded Philmx, Yotha founder and CEO Philippe Bacou’s […]

Brussels Airlines Introduces New Business Class

By Emma Reynolds

Brussels Airlines has recently introduced an all-new business-class concept aboard its long-haul aircrafts. Built to resemble and feel like a boutique hotel in the sky, business-class passengers will have completely new amenities, such as blankets and products, seat redesign for more space and added storage within each seat. Not only will individual changes be made for each seat, the airline […]