4 Of The Most Expensive Travel Destinations

Everybody loves a holiday! Who doesn’t want to lay under a warm sun, with the gentle tide tickling your toes, whilst you sip on an ice cold cocktail?

If you have had a little financial windfall, or just want to treat yourself to that extra bit of luxury then why not consider vacationing to one of the most luxurious and expensive travel destinations in the world?

OK, so where shall we go first? Let’s start with……

Monte Carlo

If you like the lifestyle of the rich and the famous then Monte Carlo will be right up your street! A known tax haven, Monte Carlo is home to some of the richest business people in the world.

Full of expensive restaurants, hotels, and casinos, Monte Carlo is a playboys dream. It is also plays host to several high profile fashion festivals, and well as the world famous Monaco Grand Prix.

Although there are some cheaper hotel options in Monte Carlo, to enjoy the full experience you are going to need a sizable chunk of money. If stylish, and exciting is your bag then this is one destination you should really check out.

 

The French Alps

If you like skiing then the Alps is an absolute must. Like Monte Carlo it can be done a little cheaper if you hunt around, however there is a huge amount of luxury chalets and resorts who probably take the lions share of the tourists to the area.

A regular yearly haunt for the successful celebrity or business person, the French Alps is definitely one to go on your list of most expensive travel destinations.

 

Paris

In a recent survey France in general actually came out as the most expensive country to visit on holiday. Tourism is always thriving in France with world famous attractions such as The Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees being a big draw.

If you are going to visit the most expensive country in the world then why not do it in style, and enjoy one of the capitals beautiful and romantic 5 star luxury hotels.

 

Dubai

Although fairly reasonable on price when you arrive, the cost of actually staying in and travelling to Dubai make this one of more expensive destinations to visit. Often seen as a playground for the rich, you will find some of the worlds most modern, plush and luxury places to stay in this exciting city.

Although the places we have looked at rank as some of the most expensive to visit, bear in mind that in tough economic times there are some amazing deals to be had. You may find a holiday to one of the special places is not as expensive to come by as you’d expect.

Which Celebrity Owns the Most Expensive Business Jet?

Information about the highest-priced jets owned by celebrities  is not easy to find.

 The answer to this question will have to be a multiple answer because the price paid for a business jet can add up to a good deal more than the price of the jet. With the price of customization of an aircraft as an unknown, it is hard to determine which high-flying palace cost the most.  The concession will be a listing of who owns what and let your imagination run wild from there. One thing is for certain, there are people out there who own some beautiful aircraft.

If we are going to list the most expensive business jets, why not start with the biggest?

 

The biggest of the business jets we found belongs to Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the co-founders of Google.  Their Boeing 767-200 wide body is by far the biggest. During the customization of the interior, there was a legal issue with the designer, so the total cost of refurbishment included legal fees.  This flying penthouse features two private staterooms, seating for fifty and, of course, a kitchen.

John Travolta loves to fly his Boeing 707-138B.

The price of this plane comes into question. John received his 707B from Quantas Airlines as payment for his continued ambassadorship for the airline. Built in 1964, the 138B was a model only purchased by Quantas. This model is 10 feet shorter in the rear fuselage, making it the shortest of the 707′s and helping to give it an increased range. Purchased by Quantas new, it has since been through a number of owners, including Frank Sinatra from 1972 to 1975.  It shares its home with a vintage Gulfstream IISP and the Travolta family. Yes, the family lives in a home near Ocala, Fla., off of John’s 1.4 mile private airstrip.  The planes are both berthed in carport-like structures that are attached to the home.  The Travolta home resembles a squat control tower. The 707 is the family vehicle while the Gulfstream is John’s sports car.

Oprah cruises around at Mach 0.85.

 

The leathery interior of the Bombardier Global Express XSR was purchased by the production company, HARPO, for Oprah Winfrey.  It’s touted as the most expensive business jet at $49.3 million just for the jet, excluding interior furnishings.  With a 94-foot wingspan and a 99-foot, 5-inch length, it is not as large as the commercial liners, but it will leave them behind.  Cruising at Mach 0.85 (Mach 0.89 top speed) it will travel 6,150 miles with a ceiling of 51,000 feet.  Designed to seat nine and a crew of four, the cabin sports 6 foot, 3 inches of head room and a floor-line width of 6 foot, 11 inches with a length of 48 feet. This aircraft has been in production since 2005.

What will power your flying penthouse?

 

When considering a power plant for a corporate aircraft, three things should come to mind: dependability, versatility and the latest technology.  Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A can provide the power to ensure you are receiving the value your investment in an aircraft should deliver.  The reason to own a private or business jet is to ensure you can get where you need to go, when you want to go there.  Covington Aircraft is a Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized distributor and designated overhaul facility.  Founded in 1972, Covington Aircraft has seen a lot of overhauls, knowing what makes the PT6A the most popular engine in its class.  Offering state-of-the-art engine testing facilities and new engine installations, Covington Aircraft maintains a complete line of engine parts and accessories so they can get you back in the air in the shortest time possible.  Competitive pricing on aircraft engine services ensures that what is important to you is important to them, especially your bottom line.

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Published in: on May 29, 2011 at 11:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Most Expensive Domain Names

The top 20 most expensive domain names sold.

Not surprisingly, most have to do with sex and gambling, the two biggest money-makers online.

Just because these were purchased for tons of money doesn’t mean that they get tons of traffic. Many of the sites don’t even rank on Quantcast or Comscore. Unless the plan is to buy and hold (which in most cases, it is), many of these purchases seem like huge wastes of money.

Cameras.com – $1,500,000

Russia.com – $1,500,000

Tandberg.com – $1,500,000

Ticket.com – $1,525,000

DataRecovery.com – $1,659,000

Auction.com – $1,700,000

Dating.com – $1,750,000

Fly.com – $1,760,000

Seniors.com – $1,800,000

Computer.com – $2,100,000

CreditCards.com – $2,750,000

Shopping.de – $2,858,945

Candy.com – $3,000,000

Vodka.com – $3,000,000

Clothes.com – $4,900,000

Toys.com – $5,100,000

Slots.com – $5,500,000

Diamond.com – $7,500,000

Porn.com – $9,500,000

Fund.com – $9,999,950

Sex.com – $13 million

Resource: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-20-most-expensive-domain-names-urls-2011-4#ixzz1NZhboUUK

The Most Expensive Cognac

You probably won’t see this in your average bar or liquor store. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage is the world’s most expensive cognac with an exorbitant price tag of One Million Pounds Sterling ($1.49 million USD at the current exchange rate). This cognac, which has been around since 1776, is aged in barrels for over a hundred years. But what gives this luxurious drink its hefty price tag is its bottle – dipped in 24k yellow gold and sterling platinum and set with 6,500 diamonds. Interestingly, the drink also contains 100 cl. of Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne that contains 41% alcohol content.

Most Expensive Nail Polish

People have been decorating their nails since before the rise of the Roman Empire, so it’s only natural that someone would create a truly extravagant nail polish. “I Do” is just such a nail polish — and it’s the most expensive nail polish in the world.

Created as a collaboration between women’s beauty magazine Allure, Essie Cosmetics, Platinum Guild International (PGI) and British platinum supplier Johnson Matthey, “I Do” is made with powdered platinum and debuted at JCK-Las Vegas in 2005. The first batch of this luxury nail polish was displayed in a special bottle created by PGI and designer Henry Dunay and made of—you guessed it—pure platinum.

The Worlds Most Expensive I-Phone

Here’s the Apple iPhone 3G Kings Button, retailing for about $2.4 million in 2009.

Austrian jeweler Peter Aloisson, created a record for himself by designing the world’s most expensive phone Apple iPhone 3G Kings Button.

The Apple iPhone 3G Kings Button’s main operating button is integrated with high quality 6.6 carat diamonds, this impression itself of the phone is very attractive. This exquisite phone is made of solid 18-carat yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. It e flaunts a white gold line encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality.

The new Apple iPhone 3G ‘Kings Button’ is the most luxurious phone to date. The phone is definitely for those who dare to defy the current credit crunch.

The Most Expensive Gold Toilet

$5 million for this throne by Hang Fung Gold Technology. The Hang Fung Gold Technology Group — a jeweler in Hong Kong — features the “Hall of Gold,” a showroom that contains several everyday items crafted in gold, including a 24-karat solid gold toilet.

The Most Expensive Sushi Rolls

Sushi

Developed in Manila in the Philippines, Chef Angelito Araneta introduced the world to its most expensive raw fish dish.  he five nigiri rolls with crab meat, wrapped in 24 karat gold and studded with African diamonds.  A serving costs approximately $2,000 in U.S. dollars.

The Most Expensive Omelette

Omelette

Normally eggs are some of the cheapest breakfast foods on the market – not if you want this omelet.  It has been dubbed the “Zillion Dollar Frittata”.  The recipe incudes six eggs, sevruga caviar, the meat of an entire lobster, and garnished with chives.  Getting your day going right for a mere $1000.

Most Expensive Scotch Cocktail

The most expensive cocktail is served in the most expensive hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab hotel, at their Skyview Bar.  The concoction starts with a 55 year The Macallan scotch, sweetened with passion fruit sugar, uses imported ice, and is served in a 18 karat gold tumbler.  The elixer can be yours for $7,500.