“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Boats and more boats
In the market for a boat? The 25th annual Palm Beach [Fla.] International Boat Show, to be held March 25 to 28, will showcase more than $350 million worth of watercraft-everything from powerboats, bowriders and personal vessels to yachts longer than 100 feet.
Buyers are in a good position this year as plenty of bargains are available. Financing representatives will be on hand for those who want to close a deal.
The closest airport for those flying in is Palm Beach International, three miles west of the city. Visitors who want to avoid airline traffic should consider North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, which is 12 miles away. The latter airport has noise-abatement monitoring and some aircraft weight restrictions.
For more information, visit www.showmanagement.com. For a calendar of other notable events, see '