Travelers who want to explore fascinating and distant destinations in the most private way possible – an ever-growing pandemic trend – now have another way of doing so with the Private World travel group of private jet company VistaJet. Using a new fleet of Bombardier Global 7500 business jets capable of covering 7,700 nautical miles, the industry’s longest distance for long-haul private flights, the company connects previously difficult-to-reach destinations around the world whole.
“The Global 7500 can fly over 17 hours nonstop, and it doesn’t just break a distance record – its top speed is three times the speed of an F1 car. This means VistaJet members can get from the US to Hong Kong 21% faster than with the next fastest jet, ”said Matteo Atti, executive vice president of marketing for VistaJet. “And the demand is incredibly high – we’ve seen twinning such as Honolulu to Helsinki, Moscow to Cabo, Tokyo to Zurich, and a 10-day multi-stage trip for over 50 hours of flight from Riyadh to Buenos Aires, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Rabat and back to Riyadh. One of our longest non-stop flights, made possible by our Global 7500, included an almost 15 hour flight from Saint Martin to the Seychelles, for the ultimate sand-to-sand vacation.
Two changes that company executives have noticed over the past year are members calling for longer, more exclusive trips and an increased focus on health safety considerations, especially after the latest variant appeared. Highly transmissible Omicron. According to Atti, the procedures are constantly updated based on the advice of medical experts. “We ask for a travel history and self-declaration from all passengers,” he explains. “Crew members oversee all aircraft cleaning procedures after each flight, ensuring that members can breathe freely in a safe cabin and that all Global 7500 aircraft in the VistaJet fleet have a Pũr Air system – capturing up to ‘99.99% bacterial particles and replacing cabin air in just as little time. like 90 seconds. New partnerships with travel agencies and exclusive properties also ensure door-to-door privacy and security, including private cars, concierge services and one-on-one assistance throughout the trip.
Among the new trips on offer: Mongolia organized by the company Based On a True Story in the austere and remote hills near Lake Khövsgöl, the glacial mountains of Altai and the dunes of Khongoryn Els in the Gobi Desert. Activities include interactions with Kazakh eagle hunters, working with environmentalists to hunt down the Mongolian snow leopard, a camel ride to the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, the world’s largest dinosaur cemetery and the learning about nomadic lifestyles, including nights spent in ger (improved) tents.
Namibia’s sculpted and richly colored sand dunes are on display during a trip to this southern African country organized by Wilderness Safaris with stays in their luxury camps. Accompanied by renowned conservationist Conrad Brain, travelers will travel to the Skeleton Coast to observe desert-adapted lions, elephants and giraffes and Cape fur seals on the coast; in Sossusvlei and a stay at the newly renovated Little Kulala to quad biking past these famous dunes and to the remote camp northwest of Serra Cafema and interactions with the semi-nomadic Himba community. Elsewhere in Africa, a trip to Kisawa Shrine in Mozambique involves more internal explorations – wellness rituals at a 741-acre beachfront property.
Other adventures include exploring the fjord on an expedition yacht in Greenland and searching for pirate treasures or encountering sharks and whales aboard a personal submarine in the Bahamas. And for those who want to express their inner Bob Marley, a Jamaican adventure bases guests in a contemporary villa surrounded by gardens. But the main activity is a trip to a recording studio surrounded by professional producers and musicians to record an album.