Charlotte Pedersen, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, says: “Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show provides an excellent opportunity for us to discuss with new and existing customers how we can support them in combining their yacht experience with their helicopter needs. We are looking forward to offering advice and support for attendees on how our expertise can help them to navigate these two highly regulated fields.
Plan your luxury trip to see the new Seven Wonders of the World
We’ve all heard of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, but did you know that the seven wonders of the modern world were voted on via the internet from 2000-2007? These amazing marvels of art and architecture exemplify the best monuments to modern human innovation.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a collection of fortifications protecting the historic border of China stretching for more than 60,000km and visible from space. Whilst millions flock annually to the Badaling section of the Wall, you can take a luxury car service with your own private driver to the quieter Jinshanling section, slightly further from Bejing, to enjoy the site unbothered by crowds.
Stay at the Brickyard Retreat, a luxury hotel and spa with breathtaking views of the Great Wall from every suite. Enjoy a treatment such as a rejuvenating steam from a unique sauna that boasts panoramic windows open to the Great Wall.
Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil
Since 1931, Christ the Redeemer, art deco-style Statue has commanded from atop the Corcovado mountain high above Rio de Janiero. It is 30 meters high perched on top of the 700-meter mountain and requires an impressive—but worth it—climb to the top. For those that want a faster ascent, book a private car and driver for the short, less-scenic route.
After seeing the famous statue, eat at the Oro, a Michelin-starred revolution in the Brazilian food scene run by famous local Chef Felipe Bronze. Select from two dining options: the “Creativity Menu,” which changes daily and is based on seasonal ingredients or an abridged “Affectivity Menu,” for those on a schedule. Let their award-winning sommelier choose your wine.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is the most familiar icon of the Inca civilization, likely built in 1450 and rediscovered in 1911. It features amazing vistas, archeologic ruins and curious, free-range alpacas. This is a modern wonder not to be missed. If adventure travel is on your list, try the five-day hike from Cusco. Otherwise board the luxury train, the Hiram Bingham—named for the explorer who rediscovered Machu Picchu—and relax in perfect comfort during your journey.
When visiting, you must stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Wake with the dawn to view Huayna Picchu and the verdant Urubamba River Valley. The five-star accommodation is the only hotel located at the entrance to Machu Picchu. All other hotels are at the base of the mountain in nearby Aguas Calientes.
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Mayan cities and one of the best preserved in what is now the Yucatan peninsula in present-day Mexico. Temples, places of commerce and entertainment dot the five-square kilometer site.
Most visitors prefer to stay in nearby bustling Cancun and take advantage of the beaches whilst visiting Chichen Itza. Check into the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi on the exclusive white-sand beach island Isla Mujeres. With only 35 rooms including Bvlgari® bath amenities and a strict no children under 13 policy, you’ll have a romantic getaway to remember.
The Roman Coliseum, Rome
One of Rome’s most popular attractions, it was the largest amphitheater ever built at the time and held 50,000 spectators for gladiatorial shows and other events of the Roman Empire.
Rome is home to luxury accommodations and restaurants too numerous to count. Consider trying a pasta making class from a local chef or take an art class!
Taj Mahal, India
Originally built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum to entomb his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal has become a travel destination for couples looking to bask in the richest depiction of undying love. Resplendent in marble and intricately decorated, the Taj Mahal is one of the best examples of Mughal art and architecture with lush gardens framing the intricate stonework.
Live out your own Mughal-inspired love affair at the five-star Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. With views of the Taj Mahal from all rooms and suites, bask in the subtle changes of the white marble as it takes on different colours at sunrise and sunset. All your needs will be met by your 24-hour butler service, complete with a discrete and separate butler entrance.
Petra, founded before the common era, is an archeologic city in Jordan, accessible through a small gorge called the Siq. Challenging to get to, the rose-sand city is well worth the journey!
A local guide in a must in Jordan who can facilitate luxury transfers, lodging and adventures like a hot air balloon ride high above the towering cliffs of the Wadi Rum and who can negotiate any border crossings into neighbouring countries.
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