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Super-rich like SA's luxury trains

Apr 17 2016 18:00
Carin Smith

Cape Town - Luxury South African trains have two of the top five spots among those trains preferred by the super-rich.

This is according to a new report by New World Wealth.

The Blue Train is in second place, followed by Pride of Africa (Rovos Rail) in third spot. The Eastern & Orient Express, which winds through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, is the number one train for the super-rich, with the Maharajas Express in India in 4th place and the Orient Express in Europe and Turkey in 5th place.

As for airlines, the survey found the super-rich prefer Singapore Airlines, followed by Qantas, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France.

It, furthermore, turns out that the bulk of the top rated hotels among the super-rich are relatively small. Only the Bellagio in Las Vegas - in the number one spot - has more than 300 rooms.

The Plaza in New York landed the second place, followed by the Mandarin Oriental in London, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes and Raffles in Singapore.

Another interesting trend from the survey is that fly-fishing is an increasingly popular pastime for millionaires globally.

The top two fly-fishing rivers are in the US (Snake River in Wyoming and Brooks River in Alaska), followed by the Bow River in the Banff National Park in Canada, the River Spey in Scotland and Beiar River in Norway.

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