Category Archives: AIR TRAVEL

February Newsletter

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What’s trending in Naples Real Estate

Welcome winter.  It’s that time of year when our heavenly-like weather helps drive more visitors here making it our busiest time of year.   Winter 2015 is taking shape as a hot market with foreign buyers, new construction and there is more inventory from which buyers can choose.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 16,400 sales associates located in approximately 730 offices in 56 countries and territories worldwide and is expanding into India in March.  Premier Sotheby’s is the No. 1 independently owned brokerage in Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network of 700 offices, 42 of them corporately owned and operated.  In 2014, our firm served 314 buyers from Canada, 49 from Germany, 53 from Brazil and 35 from the Czech Republic.

The Naples Area Board of Realtors® January report showed…Read my full newsletter.

Part 2: Cleared for landing (and it’s no laughing matter)

I wanted this to be a funny, satirical piece as a follow up to my previous column (Part 1, Sept. 4), but as I was writing it, I realized that my predictions for the future air travel experience aren’t funny at all — at least not based on today’s standard practices. Here’s what I see on the horizon: There will be no booking allowed on third-party websites (as we have already seen from one major carrier). Rather, passengers must book through an airline’s dedicated site. This portends the end of all independent sites. We will no longer be able to shop price and schedules unless we search each airline site for the best deal. This is great for the airlines, though, because they will face less scrutiny when it comes to prices, schedules and their own quirky rules and restrictions. More>>>

Part 1: Cleared for landing (and not a second too soon)

If Mark Twain were alive, I think he’d amend his famous quote about weather to “Everyone complains about air travel, but nobody does anything about it.” Despite all the acts of Congress, new regulations from the FAA and the complaints received by the airlines, air travel just seems to be getting worse, with problems and frustrations permeating every aspect of the experience, beginning with making the reservation. Read full article>>>