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Government Shutdown Impacts on Charter Flights

On October 1, 2013, a government-wide shutdown went into effect, impacting services provided by nearly all government agencies. While the shutdown has not impacted basic aviation safety services, it has had an impact on many aspects of business aviation.

The NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) has been underlining the shutdown’s effect on the business aviation industry.

In a letter to members, Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO highlighted that the shutdown threatens the aviation industry with the elimination of jobs, closure of companies and the loss of millions in economic activity.Read More

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Events in South Florida You Won’t Want to Miss!

What do you think of when you think of fall in South Florida? Other than slightly cooler temperatures, fall is the time for the best in luxury events. Whether you are attending the South Beach Seafood Festival, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, or the Miami International Auto Show, South Florida is the place to spend time this autumn.

South Beach Seafood Festival

The South Beach Seafood Festival, held Saturday, October 19, 2013, celebrates the seafood experience of Miami and helps kick off Miami’ Beach’s premier Stone Crab Season. The event features food, drinks, and all day entertainment hosted on the sand beaches in South Beach. Ten locally selected restaurants will feature a 20×20 culinary garden with seating, as well as various signature seafood items. Also included in the mix are full bars that offer wine, cocktails, and beer, all prepared by local mixologists. In addition, great live entertainment will be featured, such as music from local bands, culinary and cocktail demonstrations from featured chefs, and other interactive activities. Best of all, you can start the party early with an exclusive VIP kick off at Joe’s Stone crabs for a night of fresh stone crabs Thursday evening, October 17th. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Education Foundation, as well as CI Foundation, which both focus on educating the future leaders of the community.Read More

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Top 3 Things to Do in the Caribbean

Feeling the urge for new experiences and adventure? Contemplating on where to shut down and take your next digital sabbatical? The Caribbean is full of exotic travel destinations that can satisfy both your needs for relaxation and thrill.

Yoga Retreat on Nevis Island

Ahhhh. Tranquilty. That’s the first thing that comes to mind as you sit on the Tamarind Villa’s covered porch and take in the breathtaking sanctuary of Montpelier Plantation & Beach; which, quaintly lies among the rolling hills of Nevis Island.

Consistently voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top best resorts in the Caribbean, Montpelier Plantation offers those looking to renew and revitalize a weeklong Yoga Retreat that is guaranteed to calm your mind, body, and soul.
In addition to daily yoga practices and meditation sessions, retreat-goers can indulge in healthy gourmet meals and optional soothing spa treatments.
This serene getaway will leave you feeling completely restored and ready for the world.Read More

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Get to Know Our Fleet: The Phenom 300

The Phenom 300, the latest aircraft available from Embraer Executive Jets, is the perfect way to send you and your friends on a weekend getaway. This jet can comfortably sit seven occupants; and it can cruise at high speeds and altitudes, allowing passengers to avoid experiencing any nasty weather. This lightweight aircraft stretches the limits in comfort and is full of amenities that greatly enhance the traveler’s experience.Read More

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Ultimate Travel Preparation Guide

Whether you are attending the Goombay Summer Festival, which celebrates the Bahamas’ vibrant Bahamian culture with live entertainment, unique local craft items, and native dishes, or you are visiting the 38th Annual Five Towns Regatta Time in Abaco, the Bahamas offer the most relaxing of atmospheres with cultural infusions. Of course, knowing where to stay and what to pack are of the upmost importance, as it can make or break that perfect getaway. Gold Aviation is here to serve as your guide as you make your travel preparations.

Where to Stay

Nestled on 20-acres of pink sandy beaches, the Pink Sands Resort will amaze even the most seasoned of travelers. Pink Sands consists of 25 pastel-colored cottages sprinkled among luscious tropical surroundings. Whether you are enjoying a morning mimosa on the patio of one of Pink Sand’s secluded oceanfront cottages or sunbathing on rosy pink beaches, Pink Sands resort on Harbour Island is the quintessential luxury travel destination.Read More

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South Beach Takes to Sand for La Martina World Cup Polo

This past weekend Miami Beach welcomed thousands of spectators to the Miami Beach Polo World Cup. This annual tournament included a luxury filled four days under the Oceanside tents with polo matches viewed from VIP lounges, post match after parties, and gourmet cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The competition took place ocean side just steps from the luxurious Setai Hotel & Resort between 21st and 22nd Street. The event was highly competitive with exciting play from the world’s best polo players including England’s Jamie Morrison, Holland’s Vincent Mesker, Guille Usandizaga, a recent Miami Beach and Chicago Beach Polo winner, and Luis Escobar, 2009 MVP. Guests were entertained after tournament play with event-themed soirees and dinners.Read More