The Private Jet Tours team collectively boasts extensive expertise in the field of luxury travel and escorted touring by private jet specifically.
This experience, acquired over many years and built on our own passion for travel, includes all aspects from the development of touring itineraries, to actual tour escorting. We know what makes the perfect touring experience and provide a service that ensures we deliver this beyond your expectations.
We are uniquely positioned to offer you the widest selection of private jet tours and to advise on those that best suit in terms of destination, style of touring and budget.
Private Jet Tour’s Managing Director, Jane Bartelings has a passion for travel that goes back to the start of her career, some 30 years ago, as a travel agent with a major high street chain. She specialised in cruising at a time when cruising was only just beginning to develop as a holiday experience.
Jane first got involved with private jet touring when she acted as a tour escort on Captain's Choice's Remote Africa tour. It was this experience that made Jane realise that, just like cruising, private jet tours offered the opportunity to visit and combine destinations sometimes just not possible through traditional scheduled flights or tour arrangements. This was still a new concept, travelling in the luxury of your own plane with everything looked after by your escort team from the moment you join your tour to the moment you return home.
Jane says, “"After I worked on my first private jet tour (around Africa), I was sold on the concept, and I'm now excited to be able to share my travel and touring knowledge with others. There is simply no other way to travel.”
Over a decade of experience, specifically on tours by private jet, is brought to the team by Gary. Intimately involved with all aspects of touring by private jet whilst at Captain’s Choice, the Australian Luxury Tour Company which pioneered this style of travel in the Southern Hemisphere, Gary worked on various tours operated on Boeing 747, Boeing 757 and Airbus A319 aircraft. Regardless of the size of the aircraft, and therefore group size, the concept remains essentially the same. In Gary’s own words:
“The key to any tour by private jet is to provide a seamless service to our guests. Sourcing the right aircraft to allow our guests to travel in comfort and style is one thing, eliminating the challenges around travel through busy and crowded airports is something else. The reduction in Customs & Immigration formalities is one of the things our guests comment on the most – this ease of travel puts the fun back into flying to new, exotic and remote destinations. I personally can‘t think of a better way of seeing the world, but I guess I am biased!”
Another member of the team, Julie, has been involved in all aspects of travel throughout her career, starting as a travel agent and following on with senior management roles at one of the UK’s leading online travel agents. Building relationships with hotels, airlines and other providers is a key skill Julie brings to the business.
The team is supported by dedicated and passionate people whose sole mission is to make sure that your tour by private jet is one of the best experiences you will ever have.
With a combined experience of over 50 years in the travel industry we are now putting our expertise, passion for travel, supplier relationships and customer service excellence into what we believe to be the most exciting development in travel since the development of cruising; providing discerning travellers with the choice of the World’s leading range of tours by private jet.
It's our passion, not only for travel but to exceed your expectations, that drives our ambition for Private Jet Tours. We hope that we can inspire you to try one of the amazing journeys on offer. We expect that once you have travelled once, you won't settle for anything else.