Rich Use Their Choppers More On Holiday

By: Roger Munns

There's no hiding the fact that people in the French Riviera have money. They enjoy the finer things in life and can actually afford to have them. For years this meant owning property or taking a holiday in Monaco or owning a yacht. It seems that isn't enough anymore, though. Yacht owners not only need hot destinations, they also need transportation. Many yacht owners now have luxury cars and helicopters on board for easy transportation options.

The French Riviera to Monaco
Helicopter rentals and charters have been popular for travel between the French Riviera and Monaco for some time. Heli Air Monaco makes flying from Nice to Monaco a breeze, with complete air time of only seven minutes.

Helicopter rides are also available for visitors to tour the Principality of Monaco, the areas surrounding Monaco, St. Paul, Nice and the French Riviera. Tours range from 10 to 40 minutes and provide a priceless view of the beautiful scenery.

Helicopters Used for the Monaco Grand Prix
Heli Air Monaco is the official transportation of the F.O.C.A. The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix run around the streets of Monte Carlo is a major sporting event that draws visitors from numerous locations around the world. Having helicopter transportation available during this event allows travelers and media personnel to get from Nice International Airport to Monaco in minutes versus hours.

Luxury Living in the French Riviera and Monaco
The wealthy people of Monaco and the French Riviera want bigger and better things to make life easier. When owning a yacht became commonplace, a super yacht seemed to be the next step in major purchases. To fully explore the world at one's leisure, however, it is almost a necessity to own a private helicopter as well.

Some of the richest people in the world enjoy the luxuries of life in Monaco because of the tax regime. Monaco has been known for generally low income tax rates, making it a great place for the rich to invest their money without paying a large sum of money in taxes.

Aside from the benefits of the tax regime, Monaco and the French Riviera offer the lifestyle of the rich, with places to dock their yachts, tourist attractions, casinos, cultural events, annual yacht shows, and celebrity sightings.

Why Private Jets Have Become a Necessity
Traveling between Monaco and the French Riviera is common for people who own property in one location or the other - and sometimes both. While travelling by yacht has been the norm for the rich in recent years, travellers seem to be in more of a hurry all the time. The addition of a helicopter and helicopter pad to a yacht makes it easier and faster to get from one place or another. It also means adding a pilot and mechanic to the crew.

With the British and Germans spending their holidays in Monaco and the French Riviera, travelling to and from Monaco can be a bit of a hassle. Holiday sales to Monaco are on the rise this year, making waterways and airways busier than ever. Having a private helicopter allows people to travel at a moment's notice in a fraction of the time it would take to travel by charter.

Traveling by personal helicopter is also less time consuming because it allows the rich to travel from the French Riviera to Monaco without dealing with tourists.

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