The Rise Of The Private And Business Jet Charter Broker In Algarve And Portugal

A private jet charter normally caters for between 1 and 18 passengers although private charter jets can carry up to 30 passengers comfortably. Because of this, corporate parties are today using, in ever increasing numbers, private jet charter as a cost effective business option when large numbers of staff need to move simultaneously and securely between destinations. With few limitations on the choice of departure and arrival points, as well as the choice of flight time, “increased flexibility of travel” is another key feature of the business jet charter. Flights are no longer dependant on the proximity of a major airport to the chosen venue as private jets are normally able to land at smaller, rural or private airports. Time on board a private jet can also be used more productively as business charters allow the corporate client to utilise the privacy afforded, for business purposes.

Should the private jet charter client choose to use the flight for the purpose of relaxation, then the benefits of the personalized service provided by a private flight attendant are obvious. Even the process of checking in for a private jet charter is far less stressful than the procedures applicable to a commercial jet flight, so relaxation begins well before the flight takes off.

When boarding a private jet, the first thing apparent to the passenger is the unfamiliarity of their surroundings. The spacious cabin and interior finishing of many private jets immediately puts the flier at ease and if this is not enough, the five star in-flight catering options are always conducive to an elevated mind set. For business travellers fearful of the links beween air travel and the risks imposed on it by the modern day terrorist, private jet charter is definitely the flight medium of choice. Since 911, the increased demand for private jet charter flights has created a greater supply of private charter companies, private jets and private jet pilots. The subsequent increase in competition between operators in this sector of the air travel market has seen the private jet charter become a truly affordable way to fly for a whole new business demographic: the small to medium sized company.

Additionally, and especially since the introduction of the Euro, companies situated within the European Union have begun to use the private charter jet as a means to visit clients in neighbouring member states. The business “hop” is rapidly becoming as popular as its long-haul counterpart in countries such as Portugal. Today, private and business charter flights regularly fly to and from Faro Airport in the Algarve region of Portugal as well as Lisbon and Porto Airports in the North of Portugal. Portugal’s many private and municipal airports have also added to the popularity of the private jet business charter amongst national businesses, as well as those businesses from overseas wishing to explore the opportunities afforded by the growth of the Portuguese economy.

Portugal’s tourism sector, which has significantly strengthened its infrastructure since joining the European Union, has responded to the needs of this new business traveller by evolving a new, business tourism genre. Companies have formed to broker the services required by the traveller who steps out of a private charter jet and on to Portuguese soil. Complementary business services, such as: luxury hotel reservations, event management, limousine and luxury car hire, yacht charter and corporate gift services have all experienced linear growth in parallel to the rise of the private jet charter broker. The sinergy of these business services means that the business and private jet charter traveller can now leave all of his travel arrangements in the responsible hands of one event organizer; A to B has never been so easy.

Optimism for Canadian Commercial Real Estate Investment Market

It might sound like the equivalent of a gold rush when any industry sector can show a 93% increase in one year but that’s exactly what happened with the Toronto commercial real estate market from 2009 to 2010. The increase for Canada averaged 48% overall with a total investment volume of 18.9 billion dollars, indicating healthy investor confidence and a strong economy. This article discusses the most up-to-date statistics in the commercial property investment market.

According to the 2010 National Investment Report issued by CB Richard Ellis Limited (CBRE) the commercial property investment volume has climbed back to pre-2005 recession levels and totaled 18.9 billion dollars. Commercial property is proving to be an attractive investment which stimulates the rest of the economy. Office, industrial, and retail property in Canada have all attracted investor interest, with many companies deciding to upgrade to better properties before prices rise any further.

This is fortunate for Canada in a time when most countries are still sinking in a worldwide depression. There is a banking crisis caused by the credit default swap swindle evidenced by the problems of European Union economies such as Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Bailing banks out of their black hole of debt and sticking it on the taxpayer has been allowing banks to exert undue control over those countries’ infrastructures, resources, economies and governments.

Whether you use the term recession or depression for the state of an economy depends largely on where you’re sitting. The lower classes have less money so inflation means the same amount of money buys less, so the economic pain is far greater than those who still have something left over and are not as devastated by things like unemployment and high interest rates.

Every region in Canada showed a 2010 growth except for London Ontario. Other cities like Halifax could have showed bigger volumes if there was more investment product available, a factor that limits any real growth figures. The economy in such a region could be healthier than investment sales would indicate. In any case, these provide relatively strong yields compared to other investment types so Canadian commercial real estate is attracting foreign investors as well as domestic ones.

In Vancouver there were 1,263 transactions totaling $2.9 billion dollars compared to Toronto, where 1,156 transactions represented $7.4 billion, so each of the commercial properties trades in Toronto were of higher value in terms of dollar amounts. Montreal also showed significantly greater sized amounts per transaction. The volume of $2.9 billion was a one-year increase of 52% yet the transaction increase was just 32%, showing the effect of large institutional deals like the Place Innovation and McGill College properties.

Companies with both property management and asset management skills should thrive in the 2011 year if this trend continues. Such firms suffer or smile in relation to the state of the economy; investors are turning to Canada as a refuge from the collapsing economies of other countries. At a time when currency systems are under attack caution must be used. It remains to be seen which countries, if any, become insulated from the turmoil that is being fomented elsewhere to usher in a one world government and one world currency system. This is the goal of those who control world leaders, but to give control of the money supply to a private clique will lead to disaster since absolute power corrupts absolutely. A post-industrial feudal system will be the end result if such a thing were to occur.