Luxury Coach & Transportation

October 2018

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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18 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION OCTOBER 2018 WWW.LCTMAG.COM LuxuryTransportationScene LONGTIME ALL-WOMEN FAMILY OPERATION BUYS MCI COACHES EMERSON, Ga. — Leisure Time Char- ters & Tours of Emerson in August bought three new 2018 MCI J4500 coaches featuring the all-new interior with best-in-class, 56-seat legroom. Leisure Time's latest purchase rep- resents the company's ˆrst new coach order from MCI. Its newest coaches also include optional Amaya seats, a hostess microphone, power outlets at each pas- senger seat, and Detroit Diesel engines. During the past 25 years, Leisure Time's all-female family team has built the business from a single pre-owned coach to a ‹eet of 20 coaches serving schools, universities, athletic programs, and a host of other educational and group tour clients. Since 1992, Brenda D. Tidwell, a family member and tour planner, built the company into a fam- ily powerhouse with her mother, Joye Darwin, and sister, Patricia Burton. Information: www.mcicoach.com MARKETPLACE: VENDORS & PRODUCTS LUXURY TRANSPORTATION SCENE IS COMPILED monthly by LCT editors Martin Romjue Martin@lctmag.com; and Lexi Tucker Lexi@lctmag.com. Email us your press releases and photos for online and/or print. Leisure Time's family members with one of three new MCI J4500s. From left: Brenda Tidwell, Ingrid (Brenda's granddaughter), Joye Darwin, Patricia Burton, and Elizabeth Tidwell (Brenda's daughter). LCT @ GBTA – CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO GALLERY SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The best way to tell the story of a gigantic tradeshow, es- pecially the recent Global Business Travel Association gathering at the San Diego Convention Center, is through photos of exhibitors and attendees. Operators only have one chance to wow visitors, so a stellar, colorful setup is the way to go. Go to lctmag.com and search the term "GBTA" to ˆnd a gallery of the 40+ lim- ousine and luxury ground transportation companies that represented the industry this year. SEE STORY P. 29

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