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Destination Feature – Barcelona

A city that has something for everyone, from the beautiful beaches and cultural attractions to the art galleries, literary landmarks and mouth watering food, Barcelona is a city best explored at your own pace. Best known for the distinctive, colourful creations of Antoni Gaudi, eye catching modernista architecture defines a city that begs to be

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Skytime Selects – Ultimate Travel Accessories

With the summer season upon us it’s time to round up the most covetable travel accessories that you’ll need for your holiday travels. Read on for Skytime’s must have buys this season…   For him… Smythson Large Greenwich Holdall Handcrafted in weaved cotton, this holdall is both handsome and hardwearing. With pockets aplenty, a removable

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The Cannes Film Festival signals the unofficial start to some of the most glamorous and highly anticipated events of the social calendar. Here is our round up of the most prestigious dates in the 2018 summer calendar.   Cannes Film Festival – 17-19th May The great, good and glamorous of the film industry descend on

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Destination Feature – San Francisco

From the iconic tourist pulls of the Golden Gate Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz prison to its cable cars and Victorian architecture, there is plenty to pull you towards the Californian city of San Francisco. The surrounding bay area is home to some of the world’s finest vineyards in the famous Napa Valley and Sonoma

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Restaurants with Ultimate Views

Dining out is about so much more than just food on a plate. With thousands of restaurants vying for our attention, diners are spoilt for choice when eating out. So what is it that makes the ultimate dining experience? We think it comes down to attentive service, a welcoming ambience, and wherever possible, that all-important

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Destination Feature – Rio de Janeiro

From caipirinhas to Copacabana and Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio is as famous for its party vibe as it is for its stunning beaches and mountains. This week, we’re sharing Skytime’s favourite places to see and be seen in Rio de Janeiro.   BAR Baretto Londra From the framed vinyl records that cover the walls

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Davos 2018

The World Economic Forum’s 48th annual meeting will take place in the Swiss ski resort of Davos-Klosters from 23-26 January 2018. This event brings together heads of state, political heavyweights and business leaders as well as representatives from international organisations, academia, the arts and media. This year, a record number of experts will meet to

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Olivia von Halle Pyjamas

Skytime Selects – Our Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

If you haven’t yet started your Christmas shopping then fear not, we’ve rounded up our pick of the most indulgent and coveted gifts this festive season in our Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide.  Spoil someone you love with one of these truly sensational gifts. For him… Theo Fennell Sipsmith Gin Sleeve For the man who

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Dubai with Family

Top Winter Sun Destinations for Families

There is no escaping the fact that autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK, so what better time to think about a family escape to somewhere beautifully balmy. We can assist you in planning a long weekend away, a festive break or a relaxing beach escape this season. There are plenty of wonderful

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Copenhagen Skyline

Destination Feature – Copenhagen

The first of our destination features delves into the best places to see and be seen this autumn in cosmopolitan Copenhagen.  An ideal weekend destination, here are Skytime’s favourite spots in Denmark’s capital. Bar 1656 Sink into a leather armchair, soak up the atmosphere and order one of 1656’s signature cocktails in this effortlessly cool

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Skytime Selects

With summer fast becoming a distant memory it’s time to embrace all things autumnal. We’ve rounded up our absolute favourite buys of the season for you, so here is the Skytime lust list of must haves we’re coveting this September. Our most essential travel companion… La Mer – The Hand Treatment We’ve long been fans

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Skytime move into new premises

After four years in their previous offices at Gloucestershire Airport, Skytime are pleased to announce they have moved into new and improved, larger premises in Brockeridge Park, Gloucestershire. Over the past few years, Skytime has grown substantially as a business and it was important that their offices grew with them. The private charter company are

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Skytime partner with Ryan Aviation Group

After working closely together over the past 24 months, Skytime is thrilled to formally announce their new partnership with Ryan Aviation Group, a private jet charter expert based in Los Angeles. Ryan Aviation specialises in music touring throughout the US, South America and Australasia, and have now branched out further thanks to the partnership with

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James Simpson-Daniel talks Cheltenham Festival & Lions Tour

This week, we met up with Gloucester & England rugby legend, James Simpson-Daniel as he discusses the Cheltenham Festival and the upcoming Lions tour… Q. For those that might not know, tell us about your professional sporting career and how you have transitioned since retirement to working for Fitzdares. A. I was fortunate enough to

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Think fashion… Hotspots for Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks

Paris and Milan are the final two Fashion Weeks on the Autumn/Winter 2017 schedule. Both are extremely easy to access via private jet, enabling you to have a trip abroad without having to worry about big time differences and spending too much time away from work or your family and friends. Check out our top

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Think fashion….Looking at the hotspots for London Fashion Week

New York City is over 3,400 miles away so for those that want to explore an Autumn/Winter 2017 Fashion Week but just don’t have the time to get off home soil, the London Fashion Week is definitely one for you. Taking place from 17th February, London Fashion Week is the second of the ‘big four’

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Think fashion…. Looking at the hotspots for New York Fashion Week

The Autumn/Winter Fashion Weeks are annual events that take place in some of the world’s most iconic cities. Hosted in New York, London, Milan and Paris, fashion week is a wonderful time to explore each city and see them in a different light. Kicking off in New York on 9th February the Autumn/Winter 2017 Fashion

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Travelling to Marrakech on a Private Jet

One of the most popular destinations we arrange private flights to is Marrakech. Known for its stunning mosques and bustling souks, the short three-and-a-half-hour flight proves extremely popular with many of our clients. At Skytime, the most important thing for us is that our clients are able to get to their desired location as quickly

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Skytime’s James Shotton, Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year

This week, we’re delighted to announced that James Shotton, co-founder and Director of Skytime was awarded Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the 2016 European CEO awards. James was independently nominated by a selection of European CEO subscribers for his innovative customer service and in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry. Having been on

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Where have all the light-jets gone…

Manufacturers seem to be prioritising the design and development of heavy and ultra-long range jets over light and midsize aircraft.  The reason for this is simple – demand and profitability. The Honeywell Business Aviation Forecast for 2016-2026 estimates that 85% of all expenditure on new business jets in the next 5 years will be on

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The Top Five Christmas Markets Around the World

December is finally here which means we can start putting up the tinsel and decorating the tree, and if you’re thinking of spending your Christmas holidays abroad this year then you’ll want to start planning now. This Christmas why not swap the annual slog around the great British high street for a stunning city break

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Stuart McNeill CEO of Knightsbridge Circle…

This week we caught up with Stuart McNeill, CEO of Knightsbridge Circle, the invitation only members club. Stuart shares how he got into the industry, his most interesting requests and gives tips on where’s hot to buy a property abroad….. 1. Tell us about your background and how you got into the private concierge service?

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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – On and off the track

The ever exciting F1 season is coming to a close with Abu Dhabi’s 8th Grand Prix just 9 days away. The hotly anticipated winner of the 21 race season will be determined on Sunday 27thNovember, but who do you think will take the crown? Mercedes have yet again dominated, with both Hamilton and Rosberg battling

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The best places to celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a public holiday celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. Originating in the United States, Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Over the years, Britain has almost adopted the Thanksgiving celebration and year on year it’s becoming increasingly popular. Whether

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Skytime’s Industry Insight into NBAA16

It is an incredibly exciting week for us in the Business Aviation community because the NBAA Convention (National Business Aviation Association) is currently taking place in Orlando, Florida. The NBAA is the biggest and most important show or convention in the annual Business Aviation calendar, with the US still being by far the biggest market

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Travelling privately to the world’s most elite ski destinations

The ski-season is one of the peak times of the year for us at Skytime, mainly down to two reasons; firstly, being able to set your own schedule as well as the short 20-minute check-in that comes with private jet hire, you are able to reduce the lost time often seen when travelling to the Alps. Private jet hire can save

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Balthazar Fabricius, CEO of Fitzdares

This week jump racing returns to Cheltenham with a bang.  Ahead of the season opening Showcase, we caught up with Balthazar Fabricius, CEO of Fitzdares (pictured above right, with co-founder Ben Goldsmith) to talk through his favourite race meets, Peaky Blinders and his 2017 racing tips…1. What prompted you to launch Fitzdares?We wanted to build a business

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Skytime Sponsored driver Jack Clarke leads the way

Skytime sponsored driver Jack Clarke ended the British Touring Car season on a high with a Brands Hatch podium place this weekend. Clarke reflected on his success at Brands Hatch and his first year in the BTCC: “It was a great feeling to bring the car to the front of the grid, and line up

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An October Retreat with the Children…

Now that summer is well and truly over and the nights are drawing in, it’s easy to find yourself longing for a little reminder of summer before the winter months really start to set in. The October half-term is the perfect time to take the family away, feel the heat of the sun soak into

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Looking to the future – L’Albatros, the 2018 Ryder Cup Course

With the dust starting to settle following the recent blow of Europe’s Ryder Cup defeat, we’ve decided it’s best to put the loss out of our minds and start thinking ahead to the 2018 tournament. The 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup will be hosted in France at Le Golf National’s spectacular L’Albatros course. It’s only

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