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5 Tips For Surviving Holiday Travel

Surviving Holiday TravelSome things are universal and the stress of holiday travel is one of them. Whether you are driving to New York City on business or heading to Florida for a family vacation, long lines, large crowds, traffic and lots of chaos characterize the holiday travel season. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five tips for surviving holiday travel stress free.

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Holiday Travel With Kids – 6 Ways To Survive

Surviving Holiday Travel with KidsTraveling during the busiest time of the year is a challenge to begin with, but holiday travel with kids can be exceptionally trying. The biggest thing to remember when planning your trip is to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Taking strollers through airport security and waiting on little ones to keep up can have a big effect on how long it takes you to get to your gate. Here are some tips to simplify holiday travel with kids this year: Read More

Macy’s Day: Doing The Parade In Style

A quintessential New York event

Getting to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeThere are few things more “New York” than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Held nearly every year since 1924, it’s one of the biggest events the City has to offer, and one of the most extravagant celebrations in the country. The balloons, floats, celebrities, marching bands and the excitement of the crowds are a memorable way to start Thanksgiving Day and kick of the Christmas season.

In recent years, the parade has been seen by more than 50 million people around the country and more than 3.5 million people along a two-mile stretch of the parade route. Seeing the parade in person is one of those things everyone consider doing at least once. Read More

Is Your Travel And Expense Policy Well-Defined?

Paying for TravelOutlining a well-defined travel and expense policy can be difficult, especially if you are dealing primarily with executive travelers. Executives typically enjoy autonomy in their work environment and make many decisions on their own without seeking approval first. Thus, implementing a travel and expense policy that requires extra checks and balances is challenging, but it can be done with the full support of your executive board for best results.

Build Your Team

In order to create a well-defined policy, you will likely need input from the people who are traveling most. By including them in the policy drafting process, you can ask direct questions about their travel experience and get a good idea of what issues need to be addressed. You will also gain buy-in for the new policy by being inclusive in the early stages. Read More

Best Practices for Structuring a Managed Travel Program

Structuring a Managed Travel ProgramThe concept of a managed travel program is not entirely new to the business world, but its application for small and mid-sized businesses is relatively new. There are a number of reasons a company could choose to create a managed travel program, but most often they are looking for increased control over travel expenses and better insight into how their travel money is being spent. Managed travel programs streamline the travel process by providing employees with simple choices and automated tracking.

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When Private Car Curbside Pickup Is a Good Idea

When Private Car Curbside Pickup Is a Good IdeaOne of the most convenient aspects of chauffeured car service after a flight is that the driver can meet you in the airport, such as in the baggage claim area or elsewhere in the terminal. With this service, called “baggage greet,” your chauffeur service begins before you even set foot in your private car or limousine. But there are times when curbside pickup is a good idea, such as when airport construction limits parking or otherwise complicates the departure process. Read More

Tips For Planning Your Company’s Next Corporate Event

Business eventAs a Connecticut and New York-area transportation services company, we’ve seen a lot of corporate events over the years. Some went perfectly while others could have been improved. Whether your upcoming corporate event is small or large, there are a few tips that can make the difference between a good event and an exceptional one. Here are a few pieces of wisdom we’ve picked up over the years.

Decide on the Goal of Your Event

Once you’ve identified a theme or goal for your event, you’ll find that a lot of the other details fall into place. Think about what you’re trying to accomplish: Is it a product launch? A teambuilding event? An industry networking event? Lead generation? If you can picture the intended atmosphere and mood, you’re well on your way to setting the tone for the entire event. Read More

What Makes a Great Private Car Driver?

Great Private Car DriverIf you use private car services regularly, you may have experienced a wide variety of drivers. With the recent popularity of Uber and similar services, it’s safe to say that there is a wide range of driver service quality available. However, a quality private car service will do its utmost to differentiate itself: We know that we offer a premium service and that there’s a lot of competition out there.

When choosing a private car service, factors such as fleet quality, frequent traveler reward programs and ease of making reservations are all things to consider, but one of the most important factors is the person behind the wheel. It’s one of those things that our passengers sometimes take for granted but it’s something we’ve put a lot of thought into ever since the company started back in the 1970s. Read More

Consider Being a Career Professional Private Car Driver

Chauffeur Driving a CarIn an upcoming blog post, we’ll describe some of the characteristics that make a great private car driver: things like excellent people skills, preparation, attention to detail and being resourceful. Another thing to consider is that being a private car driver, or a chauffeur as we prefer to call them, can be a rewarding career, if you’re cut out for it.

Our drivers thrive on looking their best, driving a beautiful car, making great tips, staying busy, and working without a boss looking over their shoulder. And we just happen to be hiring chauffeurs. Read More