CoolRide Blog

2 Techniques Every Travel Manager Should Master

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

How to Ensure the Success of Your Company’s Business Travels

The role of a travel manager is managing a company’s strategic approach to travel, negotiating with vendors, day-to-day operations of the corporate travel program, maintaining traveler safety and security, and expense data management. While this may sound similar to the role of a travel agent, it is not the case.

Read More

Tags: Travel Management

7 Public Speaking Tips for Corporate Travel Managers

Posted by Steve Johnston on Tue, Mar 11, 2014

How to Fight Nerves and Deliver a Great Presentation

Managing corporate travel requires a lot of spoken communication. On any given day, you may be on the phone with vendors, meeting the finance department to discuss a budget report or holding an information sessions with employees. So good public speaking skills are a must. But if the thought of giving a presentation makes you feel a little bit ill, we’ve compiled some helpful tips (courtesy of Toastmasters International, the Daily Muse, the New York Times and FinancesOnline) on delivering a great presentation.

Read More

Tags: Travel Management

3 Best New Gadgets (And Apps) for Tech-Savvy Travelers

Posted by Steve Johnston on Tue, Oct 08, 2013

The Best New Technology for the Busy Corporate Traveler

If you travel for business on a regular basis, you know how important it is for you to be prepared for anything with the best new gadgets and technology. Not only can your technology help you keep productivity up during delayed flights or during your commute, but it can also help you stay connected to family, friends and co-workers while you’re gone. Balancing the demands of your job and your family can seem like an impossible feat while you’re moving from city to city and hotel to hotel, attending meetings and presentations and business dinners every night. But technology has made it easier for you to get the most of your corporate travel experience; all you have to do is find the technology you’re missing. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best new gadgets for the corporate traveler.

Read More

Tags: Executive Travel, Travel Management

How to Plan Better Than a Corporate Travel Manager

Posted by Steve Johnston on Mon, Sep 02, 2013

Planning Like a Pro

Read More

Tags: car service, Travel Management, Airport Arrivals

Group Dining in L.A. for Your Corporate Event

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Eating Well in Los Angeles with a Group

Corporate events are a time for companies to come together, intermingle and network, make connections and build friendships, whether it’s inside their own company or among others. Anyone who works in the day-to-day hustle of the business world knows how important it is to be constantly learning and evolving with the times, and that’s why corporate events are quickly becoming one of the easiest ways to get your team motivated and ready to tackle the oncoming challenges in their jobs.

Read More

Tags: Travel Management

Announcing 10 Critical Techniques Expert Travel Managers Master

Posted by Nate Strong on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

Download the Free EBook of Skills Every Travel Manager Needs

The job of a corporate travel manager never gets easier, even as more tools are introduced to make travel planning easier. As third-party travel sites become more plentiful, so do instances of Internet hacking. While passport screening is easier at airports with GlobalEntry and other programs, travel to foreign countries is fraught with evermore peril. There is no quick fix—no magic spell to solve the problems a travel manager faces each day. The only true solution is to master these ten techniques…and be ready to change your modus operandi at a moment’s notice.

Read More

Tags: Travel Management

Security and Discretion Measures VIP Travelers Should Expect

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Jul 24, 2013

Expect Nothing Less from VIP Limousine Service

Many VIP travelers make the mistake of reserving livery service or even taxi service for short trips and suffer the consequences of lax security and discretion policies. While reserving a limousine or luxury sedan service for a small journey might seem unnecessary, the truth is that you should always have your boss’s safety and security in mind. One trip in the wrong car could change everything, and that’s why you should always reserve VIP limousine service from professional companies who hold privacy, security, and safety to the highest standards.

Read More

Tags: safety and security, secure travel, executive car service tips, Chauffeured Car Service, Airport Transfer, tips for executives, Travel Management, limo service, VIP limousine service

Which L.A. Airport Should I Use?

Posted by Steve Johnston on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Why L.A. Ontario Airport Transportation May Be for You 

When you’re in a city as large as Los Angeles, you’re going to have a lot of options, between places to go, things to do, and attractions to see. That variety also extends to the airports; besides boasting the massive hub that is LAX, there are four additional airports that offer flights to cities across the nation. While LAX is a good option for its large number of destinations, these smaller airports can also get you where you need to go, without the stress of crowds and long security lines. Read our guide to Los Angeles airports, and you may soon finding yourself booking L.A. Ontario airport transportation. 

Read More

Tags: LA car service, Business Travel, airport transfer los angeles, LA Ontario airport transportation, LA Ontario, LA sedan service, Car Service Los Angeles Airport, Travel Management

Master Your Inbox During Corporate Travel

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Organizing Emails During LAX Transportation

Keeping up with your email inbox during travel is never easy. In fact, it’s possible to lose complete control of your email strategy when you’re on the road. If you’re struggling to keep up with correspondence and empty your inbox every day, here are some handy tips to help you during your LAX transportation. After all, why shouldn’t you use your luxury car service trips to stay productive?

Read More

Tags: LAX transportation, Airport Transfer to LAX, Productivity Tips, LAX car service, boosting productivity, business travel advice, Travel Management, LAX airport transfers

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:

Read More

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