Air Partner Launches JetCard Membership Program in the U.S.

Air Partner Launches JetCard Membership Program in the U.S.

Offers clients various options with one-on-one customer service


Air Partner, (, the world’s leading air charter company, has launched the latest evolution in jet membership, the Air Partner JetCard. The Air Partner JetCard offers a superb combination of personalized service, aircraft flexibility, and pricing simplicity.

With the Air Partner JetCard, members customize their private air travel program by purchasing 10, 25, or 50+ flight hour increments in any of the four cabin size options (Light, Midsize, SuperMidsize, and Large). Members have the freedom to alternate between cabin sizes on a trip-by-trip basis, and can even use multiple aircraft simultaneously. The Air Partner JetCard program is available in three services areas: the Continental United States, Europe, and Mexico/the Caribbean. There are no long term commitments, monthly management fees, or hidden charges. The hours never expire, and a member’s investment is fully refundable at any time.

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The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower to Shine Again

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower to Shine Again

Re-opening Date Confirmed as December 21, 2008

MUMBAI (December 13, 2008) — On December 21st, the enduring symbol of the indomitable spirit of Mumbai, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, will again play host to the world with the reopening of the rooms in The Taj Mahal Tower.

Acknowledging the massive efforts devoted to the Hotel’s swift re-opening, Raymond Bickson, Managing Director and CEO, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “We dedicate our reopening to the city of Mumbai as affirmation of the values of courage, resilience and dignity.”

“To reopen the Taj Tower wing with such speed and attention to detail shows our resolve to commemorate all the innocent and brave people who lost their lives during the recent attacks. In their honor, the Taj will shine again in all its brilliance,” Mr. Bickson added.

“Everyone who works at the Taj stands in awe of the bravery and sacrifice shown by their colleagues. They have set a standard of selfless service that all of us can only aspire to.”

The Hotel will reopen its doors at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 21.

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Leading travel brands and companies scooped the world’s highest global honours at the World Travel Awards final in Turks & Caicos on 2 December.

Qatar Airways took the World’s Leading Business Class, Lufthansa was named as the World’s Leading Economy Class Airline and Air Berlin was awarded World’s Leading Budget/No Frills Airline.

Dubai was both the World’s Leading Destination and the World’s Leading Cruise Port.

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab was the World’s Leading Hotel

Singapore also did well with the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore talking the World’s Leading Business Hotel.

Aitutaki, a secluded ultra-luxury Pacific hideaway in the Cook Islands has won the World’s Leading Boutique Island Resort for the third time.

Avis were the World’s Leading Business Car Rental Company and Europcar, the World’s Leading Leisure Car Rental Company.

UK operators swept the board with Kuoni taking the taking the title of World’s Leading Operator, Abercrombie & Kent the World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator and Tribes Travel, the World’s Leading Green Tour Operator. Eurostar won the title of the World’s Leading Rail Service.

The award presentation was the culmination of the 2008 World Travel Awards Grand Tour of regional ceremonies which have taken place during the year in Australia, Africa, Central America, China, North America, Europe, China and Middle East.

“Nothing can compare with winning one of the World Travel Awards”, said Graham E. Cooke, president and founder. “Its quite simply the highest accolade any location or travel company can ever hope to achieve and says more about them than any brochure can communicate, any picture can mirror, any personal testimonial can express.”

“Many of the winners have enjoyed success before, demonstrating their total commitment to excellence in every aspect of their offering. They are a true example to the international travel industry, a leader on a world stage.”

Cooke explained that winning a World Travel Award had direct commercial benefits for recipients. “Consumers are more sophisticated and well travelled than ever before”, he said. “They are demanding, discerning and have high expectations.

“Growing numbers of vacationers around the world seeking good value and quality are now making a point of checking to see who has won the World Travel Awards before making their own holiday choice.”

Voting came from 167,000 travel professionals worldwide. Aim of World Travel Awards, established 15 years ago, is to ensure that brands exceed expectations in many ways.

“There are a number of key factors that transform a well-run company into an excellent one and these are recognised, encouraged and underlined in the World Travel Awards”, said Cooke.

Winners are judged on their ability, for example, to understand visitor needs and expectations; maximise business performance; value personnel; undertake enterprising product expansion and development; foster innovation and creativity as well as work together as a team externally and internally.

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