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The Most Important Airport Amenities

Posted by Steve Johnston on Fri, Mar 22, 2013

Airport Amenities You Might Not Know About

Airports across the world play host to thousands of weary travelers every day. You know the feeling: being cramped in the tiny cabin of an at-capacity airplane for hours, only to reach your destination airport and then face a three-hour layover, during which you can do nothing but more waiting, and more sitting. The life of the constant traveler can be full of excitement and adventure, but it also has moments of mind-numbing downtime. During these moments, a traveler would probably consider trading one of his or her limbs for the simple comforts of home.

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Tags: Corporate Travel, Airport Amenities

Impressive Los Angeles Conference Centers

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

Make the Right Impression during Your Business Meetings

Sometimes the conference room in your office just won’t support the size and scope of the business meetings or corporate events you have planned. If you’re putting together a speaking engagement, a company party, or a client dinner, you need to know the best places in Los Angeles for gatherings. We’ve put together a pretty comprehensive list of available spaces, as well as some reasons they’re the best. This is just a starting place, though. There are still hundreds more places throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Santa Barbara County that might better fit your needs.

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Tags: Los Angeles Events, Executive Travel, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

Minding Hotel Rules When Planning Corporate Travel and Events

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Mar 20, 2013

Know the Policies When Making Travel and Event Plans 

Planning for any kind of event is difficult, whether you’re traveling for business or putting together a big corporate party. For either scenario, you’ll likely work with a hotel for the use of a room or event space. We’re going to take a look at both instances to help you understand why hotel policy compliance is so important for your company.

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Tags: Ground Transportation, Executive Travel, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

Executive Corporate Travel Tips: Maximize Your Airline Miles

Posted by Steve Johnston on Tue, Mar 19, 2013

Make the Most of Your Rewards Programs

Executive corporate travel can be exhausting and stressful, no matter how often you need to go or where you end up. Some airports make traveling easy, while others are like a foreign country right here in the United States. Your hotel choices could be the difference between a heavenly trip or a travel experience that is decidedly the opposite. For all the problems and irritation you run into during your business trips, there are a few things that make your experience better. First of all, you get to see new and different cities sometimes. If you make time to sightsee a little while you’re away for business, you could ease a lot of the stress your business causes. Secondly, you’ve got airline miles. If you’re not making use of those miles or your other rewards programs, you’re really missing out on the biggest business travel perk of all.

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Tags: Ground Transportation, Executive Travel, Corporate Travel

Sure Signs of the Worst Chauffeured Transportation Providers

Posted by Steve Johnston on Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Chauffeured or Taken for a Ride?

We’ve all had a terrible experience with a vendor at one point or another. Whether you were caught up by a dishonest contractor or chauffeured transportation provider, it’s important to be able to spot the red flags that can come up during the screening process. We’re all aware of some of the biggest factors that can indicate that a business isn’t at the forefront of their industry. There are a few more factors that should diminish a potential customers confidence, that are less apparent to professionals outside the industry. We’ve outlined a few of the primary ones below:

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Tags: Ground Transportation, Chauffeured Car Service, executive chauffeur, Travel Management, Corporate Travel

5 Reasons Why You Need Chauffeured Transportation Services Abroad

Posted by Steve Johnston on Fri, Mar 08, 2013

Safe International Travel

Are you getting ready for your next big trip overseas and considering whether or not to hire a chauffeured transportation service or rent a car? Let us make that decision very easy for you. Hire a chauffeured transportation service. Whether you’re going for business or pleasure, there are many great benefits to hiring a service rather than renting, and they all come down to ensuring your safety.

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Tags: Chauffeured Car Service, Executive Travel, executive chauffeur, Travel Management, private transportation, Corporate Travel

What's the Difference Between Chauffeured and Black Car Service ?

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

Which Is Right For Your Needs? 

You have an image to maintain. An image that you’ve worked hard to build and are working even harder to maintain. So you know there are a few areas that you simply cannot afford to compromise on. Ground transportation should be one of them.

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Tags: Chauffeured Car Service, Executive Travel, executive chauffeur, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

5 Tips on How Far in Advance to Book Chauffeured Transportation

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Mar 06, 2013

Don’t Be Caught Taking a Cab

There’s no golden rule on when to book your chauffeured transportation. If there were, planning our own business needs weeks and months in advance would be significantly easier. There are a number of factors that affect whether or not you can call a provider and receive car service at the airport or office, or for your evening out. We’ve highlighted some of the factors that have the biggest impact on your bottom line, so you can plan your upcoming executive travel needs with the least disruption possible:

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Tags: Chauffeured Car Service, Executive Travel, Corporate Travel, FAQ

7 Reasons You Should Ignore Rental Car Ads

Posted by Steve Johnston on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Don't Pay Any Attention To Ads!

We’ve all seen the rental car ads for low prices, low fees, and great cars, but why does it always seem like the prices don’t ever translate into actual savings when renting the car? For some reason, rental car companies get away with highway robbery when it comes to their price.  Maybe because most people don’t know that they actually have options other than stepping up to that rental car counter at the airport, waiting thirty minutes for the car to be brought to you, then battling the traffic and unfamiliar roads.

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Tags: Chauffeured Car Service, Airport Transfer, Executive Travel, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Private Car Service, Professional Development

5 Work Events that Warrant Chauffeured Transportation Service

Posted by Steve Johnston on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

Improve Your Professional Image

You don’t always need chauffeured transportation service. However, it’s no secret that if you’re looking to make a big impression, it’s the way to go. Corporate sedan service hands your professionals the keys to stand out in a positive way. For meetings with clients or stakeholders, they’ll never be noticed for being a few moments late. Instead, their professional image and punctuality will leave a lasting impression. We’ve counted down five situations where going chauffeured can make all the difference in the world:

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Tags: Limousine Service, Chauffeured Car Service, Group Transportation, Executive Travel, executive chauffeur, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Private Car Service, Professional Development