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Private Jet Owners' Travel Interests are All Over the Map

 Private jet owners spend an average of $500,000 on travel annually.

| BY Donald Liebenson

Not everyone travels on their own private jet, but according to a new survey, private jet owners want the same travel experiences most travelers want: Biking, VIP access to museums and cultural attractions, private canal barges.

DG Amazing Experiences, a weekly e-newsletter launched in 2015 that reaches more than 15,000 private jet owners worldwide, recently released a survey of more than 200 private jet owners about the type of travel/travel experiences in which they are most interested in reading about. Just over half (53 percent) indicated luxury resorts, followed by small luxury hotels (48 percent).

Rounding out the top five travel topics of most interest to private jet owners are luxury villa rentals, luxury train trips, such as the famed Orient-Express and VIP experiences, such as exclusive private access to museums and cultural attractions.

Roughly 21,000 private jets exist worldwide. According to previous DG Amazing Experiences, their readership spends an average of $500,000 on travel annually.

A glance at the entire survey’s findings indicates that ultra high net worth consumers “have very broad travel interests, DG Amazing Experiences founder and editor-in-chief Doug Gollan said in an email to Millionaire Corner. “It's not just champagne, caviar and polo,” he noted. “They have very diverse interests from adventure travel, biking, hiking, fishing and hunting to luxury trains and even cruises.  They don't just stay in large luxury hotels, but also like smaller, boutique hotels. They also like VIP access or private, after hours access.”   

Four-in-ten private jet owners would be most interested in reading about luxury city hotels and adventure travel, such as safaris and other expeditions. Almost four-in-ten would like to read about luxury ocean cruises and river cruises and private canal barges (small luxury barges, typically in Europe, that sleep 6 to 12 people), while at least three-in-ten are interested in weekend getaways (36 percent), yacht charters (35 percent), family vacation suggestions (32 percent) and so-called soft adventure, such as biking, hiking and water sports (31 percent).

Private jet owners are least interested in reading about hotels and resorts for company meetings, ideas for romantic vacations, hunting and fishing and “hotels where I can take over the entire property.”

About the Author

Donald Liebenson

Donald Liebenson writes news and features for Millionaire Corner. He has been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, Fiscal Times, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, and other outlets. He has also served as a marketing writer for Chicago-based Questar Entertainment and distributor Baker & Taylor.  

A graduate of the University of Southern California, he is married with a college-age son. He also writes extensively about entertainment.