We’ve all laughed at the dream travel itineraries some foreigners conjure when discussing their Australian bucket list.
‘‘I’d love to see the Great Barrier Reef, head to Uluru the following day, speed by that crazy Coober Pedy opal town and dart up to Sydney for a day before flying out. Oh, and squeeze in a quick trip to Melbourne, too.’’
‘‘You have no idea of distances,’’we snigger. ‘‘Our country is bigger than Europe.’’ Yet it seems a growing number of inbound travellers are nowhaving the last laugh, fitting in more during aweek of sightseeing than many locals can hope to see of our country in a lifetime.
There’s a reluctance among some business executives to charter aircraft. They may be concerned about appearing extravagant or alarming shareholders.
While they mull quietly over the costs and benefits, thousands more are regularly hiring jets to do business quickly and efficiently.