May 2008

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    American Airlines Cuts Back

    You have probably already heard that AA has said that it will start charging $15.00 US for the first checked bag and will reduce US domestic flights. Now, they have announced that they are considering cutting some of its Caribbean destinations because of high fuel prices. Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey said that flights from […]

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    Global Charter Market Patterns

    “If you don’t check the CharterWave home page regularly, then you might have missed the new featured story I uploaded this week. It’s an interview with broker Gail Hartman of (CharterWave sponsor) V.I. Sailing. She was at the industry-only charter show on Tortola earlier this month while I was over in Europe at the Genoa […]

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    New BVI Cadet Corps

    “The Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) will celebrate its formal beginning at a launching ceremony tomorrow at the Central Administration Complex. The VICC is an organization for young people between the ages of 11-20. Its mission is to be a formal, well-regulated and highly disciplined organization that instills in its members spiritual, moral, national and […]

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    Swish Now Carries a Defibrillator

    “ The photograph above is of the Philips HeartStart Defibrillator, a medical device designed for non-medical professionals to use in the case of a life-threatening heart arrhythmia. It delivers the same kind of electrical energy to the heart that “paddles” do in an emergency room, thus making it possible to save someone who is suffering […]

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    Passport Card Update

    As previously discussed on earlier blogs, passport cards were introduced to eliminate the need of a full passport for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. However, the new passport cards are not designed to be used for air travel. A passport is still required for all […]

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    Tivoli Offers Summer Discount

    “ One of my favorite expedition-style motoryachts, the 90-foot Tivoli, is offering a $5,000 rate discount as she heads unexpectedly to New England this summer, following a change in the owner’s plans. The discounted rate will be $34,500 for six guests, plus expenses, according to management company Nicholson Yachts. It’s not unusual for yachts to […]

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    Celebrity Owned BVI Resort Makes List

    “ProfessionalTravelGuide.com has come up with a list of the world’s top nine celebrity-owned resorts where the famous lay out the red carpet, and three of them are in the Caribbean–two in Belize and one in the British Virgin Islands. Richard Branson’s private Necker Island, The Valley, Virgin Gorda is one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive […]

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    A Ride Up Mirabella V’s Mast

    “Mirabella V is the tallest single-masted sailing yacht in the world. Her mast is 292 feet tall, about the height of a 30-story building. When I stood on her deck and looked up, the mast seemed to climb right into the clouds. Incredibly impressive. When the crew need to get up the mast to work […]

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    Smart Sundeck Design

    “ Here’s a photo of something that I absolutely love to see onboard charter yachts: a multipurpose area. You’re looking at the aft (back) end of the sundeck onboard Firouzeh, a 2007 ISA motoryacht that I toured during the Genoa charter show this month. This space, as shown in this photo, is a teppanyaki bar […]

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    10 Best Gyms Onboard Charter Yachts

    May 26, 2008 Tim Nelson at Seven Seas Yacht Charters says it’s hard to beat the workout and post-gym experience onboard the 204-foot motoryacht Force Blue. “In addition to a large and well-equipped gym, after your workout you could use the steam room, jet bath, spa, and then of course you could end the whole […]

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