Top 6 Private Travel Destinations for 2014

January 31st, 2014 by

With 2013 in the books and 2014 already underway, it’s time to start planning your upcoming travel for the New Year. Read on to learn where many of the world’s elite corporate and individual flyers are headed this year.

There are a multitude of options for private travel ranging from popular tourist hotspots to uncharted, offbeat locales in the US and abroad. For business or pleasure – and sometimes a little of both – the world’s private jet crowd will be heading to some very visible cosmopolitan hubs as well as a few hidden gems this year.

Here are our Top 6 Private Travel Destinations to watch for in 2014:

New York

New York – evoJets Recommended Travel Destination

The Big Apple – a destination that needs no description. Known around the world as a must-see location in the United States, New York offers much in the way of sightseeing, shopping, nightlife, and its famous hustle & bustle. Private vacationers, celebrities and persons of interest of all kinds will charter jets to and from New York this year more than any other US city.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle – evoJets Recommended Luxury Destination

Seattle is home to many heavy hitters in the business world. A host of dot-coms, hedge funds, retail, and high-tech companies are headquartered there, including Microsoft and Amazon. While the area is filled with forward-thinking game changers, the natural beauty and the history of the place is a definitive draw. Go whale watching on the Puget Sound or visit the Space Needle. Oh, and don’t forget to stop at the original Starbucks.

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole in Wyoming

Tranquility at its finest, Jackson Hole is a stunning valley in Wyoming. The area is surrounded by mountain peaks, unique rock formations and lush greenery. Jackson Lake offers the perfect punctuation to the rustic scenery. Wildlife sightings are common and relaxation is almost guaranteed.


Brazil – Top Private Travel Destination

Brazil has much to offer in 2014, perhaps more so than ever. With two big sporting events on the horizon – the Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics – Brazil will be an exciting environment for some time. Already a popular tourist destination, the country is busy preparing for a huge influx of regular tourists and soccer fans. Make sure to plan your travel to Brazil well in advance this year!

The Caribbean – US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

The Caribbean – US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

The Caribbean offers a wide variety of island gems, each with a unique environment to explore. Easily accessible via private jet charter, the Caribbean islands will provide you with the beach getaway of your dreams, all without bringing your passport.

St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John comprise the US Virgin islands. Their close proximity to Puerto Rico and the British Virgin islands make them a popular cruise destination but that does not change the laid back feel of the islands. Each of them has distinct characteristics and their own personal charm.

This tranquil respite from the more popular beach destinations is a welcome change to the traveler in search of relaxation.

And if you haven’t had your fill of pristine seaside beauty, head to the miles of white sandy beaches that await you in Puerto Rico.
Opportunities to shop, eat, sightsee, and enjoy local nightlife are available in Puerto Rio, but one can also find serenity and true Caribbean calm. Explore the rainforests and the inland terrain. Connect to the world around you and truly escape into paradise.

Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys

Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a well-known string of islands to private travelers, but the Dry Tortugas are its most remote location. Charter a seaplane to access the island and explore. Camp out for the ultimate in natural vacationing and experience tranquility and a connection with Mother Nature like never before.

Think we missed a better destination that should be there on this list. What destinations are you planning to visit this year? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Best Summer Baseball Spots

July 10th, 2013 by

Pro baseball’s All-Star Break is nearly upon us – time to reflect on the first half of the season, catch up on DVR and take a break from the daily grind of the game.

While you’re catching your breath, book a private jet charter out to some of baseball’s most beautiful summer stadiums and hear the crack of the bat live from the arena, not your living room!

Houston Astros – Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

Charter flights to Houston can be nonstop from almost anywhere in the country. The Astros may not exactly be a powerhouse in their new division, but the AL West now houses two Texas teams (Texas Rangers, Arlington), so the Lonestar State rivalry is beginning to heat up! Call evoJets today and inquire about a private jet charter to Houston.

Atlanta Braves – Turner Field (Atlanta, GA)

Jet charter to Atlanta is a specialty of ours at evoJets, and the 1st place Atlanta Braves are a great reason to head to Turner Field this season. Book a private jet to nearby Fulton County Airport (FTY), a mere 15min from the stadium and the heart of bustling downtown. Speak to an evoJets agent today and learn more about charter flights to Atlanta!

Colorado Rockies – Coors Field (Denver, CO)

Charter flights to Denver and our home city of Aspen are some of our most popular routes here at evoJets. Coors Field is a fun-filled environment with a family-friendly air about it, and the Rocky Mountain region is beautiful in the summer months. Call us and inquire about booking your own private jet to Denver.

LA Dodgers – Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)

Dodger Stadium is one of the oldest in baseball, and LA is a hotbed for hometown rivalry with the Angels and Dodgers on the same turf. Private jet charter to Van Nuys airport (VNY) is perhaps the most requested route in all of California, and flights can be arranged from all over the country. Call evoJets today and book your own private jet to Van Nuys!


July 4th Travel Destinations

June 25th, 2013 by

July 4th, considered by many to be the unofficial kickoff to summertime, is one of our nation’s most coveted vacation weekends. Private jet travelers, weekend caravaners and stay-at-home grill aficionados alike will find their own unique way to celebrate Independence Day with their loved ones.

This year, evoJets is proud to present some of the country’s best July 4th travel destinations, bearing in mind the holy holiday trinity of BBQ, fireworks and patriotism – check out the list below and book a private jet with evoJets for July 4th this year!

Best July 4th BBQ Destinations

Austin, TX – It doesn’t get much more classic American than central Texas, and many consider Austin the grill capital of the Lonestar State. Inquire about charter flights to Austin for July 4th this year and discover a new meaning for the term ‘summer sizzle’.

Memphis, TX – Known for having some of the South’s greatest pork BBQ, Memphis has also produced some of the region’s most recognizable icons like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and BB King. Book a private jet charter to Memphis for a complete Southern experience this Fourth of July.

Best July 4th Fireworks Spectaculars

San Francisco, CA – One of the nation’s most beautiful cities all year round, San Francisco lights it up even brighter for July 4th. Fisherman’s Wharf draws six-figure crowds and never ceases to amaze. Charter a jet to San Francisco this year to witness the display, and then celebrate with live music, outdoor dancing and festivities afterward.

New York, NY – It wouldn’t be proper to list fireworks events and not mention the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular in New York City. By 10pm, Manhattan’s entire west side will be shut down on July 4th for the 26-minute display over the Hudson River. Book a private jet to Teterboro, NJ, a mere 15min from this world-renowned event.

Best Providers of July 4th Patriotism

Nantucket, MA – Checkered picnic tables, children spinning sparklers and the calm serenity of the New England coastline are a perfect backdrop for July 4th, and thousands of weekend travelers flock to this classic American getaway every year. Fly your family on a private jet to Nantucket for Independence Day and don’t forget the seersuckers.

Kansas City, MO –American flags, fireworks and Midwestern charm abound in Kansas City, one of the greatest stops in America’s heartland. Named #3 on Men’s Health list of most patriotic cities in the US, your July 4th weekend could not be more complete than in KC. Call evoJets today to inquire about charter flights to Kansas City.


Fly High with evoJets This Father’s Day

June 14th, 2013 by

This father’s day, forget about fishing poles and tool sets and give the Old Man something he will remember for a lifetime – an unforgettable private jet getaway! Contact evoJets today to charter a private flight for Father’s Day this year.

Whether planning a trip to a ballgame or just flying him in for a family barbeque, your dad will never forget this Father’s Day when you book him his own private aircraft. Charter a private plane for the day and spend the afternoon golfing together, or book an aircraft for the entire weekend and celebrate the holiday to the fullest.

Speak to an evoJets agent today about your plans for Father’s Day weekend and let our dedicated staff help make this year a Father’s Day to remember.


Gulfstream Raises the Bar – Introducing the G280 & G650

April 9th, 2013 by

In an industry marked by cutting edge technology, boasting 60-million-dollar products, it is often difficult to introduce something new and exciting to the market. This year Gulfstream has done just that, and did it twice, with the all new G280 and G650. These aircraft will set yet another industry standard by the US-based leader in business aviation.

In 2005, Gulfstream began developing a replacement for the G200, which resulted in the new G280. Gulfstream set a goal for the G280 to provide a travel experience for groups of 4-10 passengers similar to that of a larger aircraft such as the G550. This Super Mid is now the fastest of its kind, capable of reaching some of the most remote airports in the world with its best-in-class range.

The New G650 is an industry leader in technology for performance, efficiency and in flight comfort. For example, the aircraft has an interior that can be controlled through a tablet or smartphone. Passengers can adjust interior temperature, amount of light coming into the cabin through the electronically controlled window tinting system, and each one of the 10+ multimedia screens without leaving their seat.

Building on their reputation as industry leaders in business aviation, Gulfstream’s release of the G280 and G650 raise yet another bar in all aspects of private travel.


Priorities for the Private Jet Traveller

November 27th, 2012 by

Everyone has different needs and priorities when it comes to their travel. Families with young children travelling to Aspen will have very different needs than a business executive flying to New York for a conference. Before you decide which on-demand private jet charter service provider is right for you, be sure to have a very clear understanding of what YOUR unique needs and priorities are.
Most private jet travelers fall into at least two of the following three categories when it comes to their priorities; Safety, Convenience, and Value.

  • If Safety is your number one priority (and it should be!) than you need to be sure you are working with a company that has very stringent and transparent safety standards. At a minimum, the aircraft that you are flying should have an “ARGUS Gold” safety rating and the company should be able to communicate this to you with documentation.
  • If convenience is one of your top priorities than there are several minimums as it relates to service that you should look for. Number one, you should have one single point of contact that is available to you 24/7/365 day or night. Number two, you want to be sure that you are working with a company that has a stellar reputation in terms of consistency and reliability. Look for awards and recognition from the general community.
  • Last but not least is Value. Virtually everyone wants to know that they are getting a good deal relative to what the market is offering. Our definition of value is getting the best possible price available in the marketplace without sacrificing safety and quality in any way. But a lot of companies say this – How do you know that you are really getting a fair price? This comes down to one thing, TRUST. Finding a company and a flight specialist that you can trust and that can consistently and transparently communicate how and why they are creating value for you is key!

One thing you should do is write down your needs so you can convey these to the charter service. One of the advantages of using a charter service like evoJets is that it is 100% flexible and completely adaptable.

  1. Do you have specific concerns?
  2. Is space to conduct business highly important?
  3. Are the meals important?
  4. Are you bringing pets onboard?
  5. Do you have a baby or small child?
  6. Do you have unusually large and bulky luggage like skis and boots?
  7. Do you require a wheelchair friendly aircraft?
  8. Is having an enclosed lavatory a priority for you?
  9. Do you have an ideal departure and arrival time?

These are the kinds of questions that you will need to consider and that a good Charter Flight Coordinator will want to discuss with you. A charter service is like a hotel concierge – looking to make your stay on the flight as enjoyable as possible and catering to your needs. But if you have any specific requests, you should let these be known ahead of time so they are addressed and be sure that you communicate to your point of contact exactly what your Flight Priorities are and what exactly it is you are trying to accomplish.

Now that you have an overview of the important factors considered for private travel and if you wish to charter other private aircraft with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

evoJets Luxury Spotlight – Houston

September 28th, 2012 by

They say everything’s bigger in Texas and in Houston, the burgeoning luxury scene is no exception. Charter a private jet to Houston and discover how this modern bastion of classic southern charm is making a push into the elite travel arena.

Luxury Shopping

According to Travel & Leisure’s 2011 America’s Favorite Cities survey, Houston ranks #4 in the Luxury Shopping category, behind only New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. That’s pretty good company.

Check out boutiques like 310 Rosemont in the River Oaks shopping center for designer jeans and swanky cocktail dresses, and the Chloe Dao Boutique (formerly Lot 8 boutique), signature retail location for Project Runway 2 winner and Houston native, Chloe Dao. These and other chic Houston shops exude Texas charm, flash the hottest fashions and do it without the LA and New York price tags.

Do you have any idea how many pairs of shoes you can pack into a Learjet 35?

Vibrant Cultural Scene

With a continued emphasis on art and culture, Houston has positioned itself among the nation’s leaders in refined leisure. That’s right – they don’t just dish out BBQ and lasso steer, although they still do both of those things very well, ya’ll.

Seating close to 1,300 in its live performance venues, Houston’s downtown theatre district ranks second in this regard only to New York City. It is one of only five cities that serve as a permanent home to professional ballet (Houston Ballet), opera (Houston Grand Opera) and music (Houston Symphony Orchestra) companies. Similarly impressive, the Houston museum district houses several notable establishments, attracting millions of patrons every year.

Lavish Accommodations

Let’s face it, if you’re going to charter a jet to Houston you’re going to need a quick rundown of the nicest hotels in the city. Fear not – we’ve got it covered.

Try the St Regis or the Hotel Granduca in the exclusive River Oaks area. Tucked away from the bustle of the city’s major metro area, these high-end hotels are located close to some of Houston’s best shopping and tourist attractions. However, if you’re looking to experience the heart of the city, consider the classically elegant Four Seasons, located in Houston’s energetic downtown area.

Getting There

Charter a plane to Houston and see it all for yourself. Choose from a number of local airports like Ellington Airport (EFG), Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR) and William P. Hobby (HOU), located at different points across the city.

Wheels Up!

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Private Jet Travel – Black in the Corporate Balance Sheet

September 14th, 2012 by

Companies have many responsibilities. They have to stay competitive within their respective markets, provide steady pay for their employees, create incentive programs to retain hard workers, cover their liabilities, and produce excess revenue. It is a complex balancing act that is constantly scrutinized.

Since the bailouts of 2009, company spending has never before been under such close observation. With news reports vilifying the extravagance of company events, bonuses, and other incentives that dwarf average American expectations, public outrage is inevitable. Public outrage leads to bad publicity, and bad publicity leads to lower profit margins.

As with all corporate spending, private jet charters fell under the public microscope. Inquiries into executive travel via charter flight versus commercial business class began to surface. Viewed by many as an unnecessary luxury, companies had to explain the benefits of spending in private air travel. Speed and convenience – the obvious answers – were not softening critics to the issue.

Of those cited, one of the most important advantages of private flights over commercial travel for businesses became privacy.

Private travelers spend less time passing through security checks and can board their aircraft directly, allowing them to focus more time and energy on work. While in flight, the quieter atmosphere provides an opportunity to conduct business without interruption. The entire equation leads to increased productivity.

Perhaps most importantly, private flyers can reach their destination undetected by the prying eyes of others. News can greatly affect financial markets and the overall value companies hold in those markets. On January 17th, 2011 it was reported that Steve Jobs was going to take a leave of absence due to falling ill. Forbes reported that Apple stock dropped 8-10% in value overnight. Information about company leaders in particular is highly sensitive and can have direct financial consequences.

The privacy offered by chartered aircraft can prevent this type information from reaching the media at inopportune times. A merger or acquisition, for example, should transpire with the utmost confidentiality to prevent changes in the involved companies’ valuations. Many business meetings, events, and incentive programs require such privacy to keep companies stable until news can be disseminated to the public at the appropriate time, through preferred channels.

To help further illustrate the financial importance of business travel, the U.S. Travel Association put together a U.S. Travel Answer Sheet detailing statistics and facts about the impact the travel industry has on the US economy. Highlighted in this answer sheet is a study conducted by Oxford Economics USA, which reported that:

“For every dollar invested in business travel, companies realize $12.50 in incremental revenue and $3.80 in new profits. Curbing business travel can also reduce a company’s profits for years.”(

According to this study, business travel – private travel being no exception – can lead to greater long-term profits.

Though often under scrutiny, executive travel is an essential aspect of business operations. Private travel in the corporate sector may lead to public inquiry, but companies maintain that its unrivaled privacy and lasting economic boon will always be worth the upfront cost.

Three Clever Ways to Convince Your Spouse to Fly Private

September 12th, 2012 by

Let’s face it – we love our significant others, but sometimes we need to employ harmless, mental tactics to groove them toward mutual relationship happiness. These measures are always in their best interest, of course, as well as ours. Such are the building blocks of love!

To that end, the next time your spouse says something horrifying like, ‘Maybe we should just fly commercial this time…’ apply these three simple methods and get yourself back in the charter club without a messy debate:

Well, There’s Always Next Year…

Never underestimate the power of missed opportunity. Get online and research an event or two occurring around the day you’re planning on flying to your destination. Find a concert, gallery opening, sporting event, wine tasting – whatever – that would happen to take place right before your arrival, should you have to fly commercial. ‘Too bad…’, you’ll say. ‘I guess we’re going to miss the car show that weekend.’ If you strum the right chord, they’ll crack.

It’s All About You, Honey!

It’s not that you don’t want every trip together to be a special event, but let’s be honest – sometimes a little deftly-placed extra romance can go a long way. Tell her that you want this trip to be all about the two of you, without extra hassle. Point out how flying private will allot you some much needed alone time. Just make sure to pack her favorite champagne and edibles, and you’re off. Instant intimacy at 15,000ft!

Reverse Psychology

Agree that maybe this time you should just take a commercial airline, and that it certainly is a sensible approach. However, if you aren’t flying private, you’ll need to of course begin visualizing your limited wardrobe in order to avoid annoying bag checks.  You should also book immediately and keep an eye out for discrete seat changes down the road so you don’t end up sitting apart, flanked by screaming babies. It’s all true, just make sure to mention it early and often, then when the time is right, casually suggest chartering you own flight. Fish in a barrel!

Enjoy your flight!

US Open Tennis

September 7th, 2012 by

New York City becomes the center of the tennis world this weekend with the conclusion of the US Open in Flushing Meadows Park.

Though the sport bid a tearful goodbye to one of its greatest American players in Andy Roddick this past week, the action will play on starting at 11am on Saturday, featuring back-to-back semi-final games. Olympic champion Andy Murray squares off with Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych in the first semi, immediately followed by reigning champion Novak Djokovic against number four seed David Ferrer.

Flushing Meadows Park is located mere minutes away from both major NYC airports, LaGuardia International (LGA) and JFK (JFK).