Luxury Coach & Transportation

October 2018

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30 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION OCTOBER 2018 WWW.LCTMAG.COM BUSINESS TRAVEL know people who have actually asked while job hunting, 'What is your duty of care to me when I'm traveling, and what does that include?' ey are starting to use it as a deciding factor when looking for a new job." Rick Versace Jr., A1A Airport & Lim- ousine Service, Boca Raton, Fla. Versace says his company is doing a lot more meetings and events than ever before for corporate travel managers. "I think they've tried to use TNCs for their events, and it doesn't work out too well. ey realize it very quickly. We haven't really seen a drop in our business traveler clients due to TNCs by any means." David Henken, Elite Limousine, Long Island, N.Y. To maintain revenue and clients, Elite has refocused its eƒorts to market to the corporate traveler as well as to partner with large travel agencies such as GlobalStar and Travel Port, Henken said. ese two companies are the new big players at the GBTA Show, he added. GlobalStar is a worldwide travel management company with more than 3,500 locations in over 85 countries. To put GlobalStar into perspective, the company handles more than $14 billion annually in the $1.4 trillion dollar travel industry, according to its whatsoever, but we are seeing a drop on the lower end of corporate travel- ers who may face some blowback from their supervisors for using chauƒeured car service. at's the cream oƒ the top we are starting to miss." e corporate traveler, corporate traveling departments, and strategic sourcing and procurement depart- ments of companies are totally focused on how to get the most e•ciencies the fastest — all with a phenomenal standard of duty of care. ey want push button solutions that centralize the way they work with a chauƒeured car service. "ey want end-to-end tech solu- tions where everything is loaded onto a platform they can access themselves. ey want to know the cars are tracked by GPS, and want to be able to follow their passengers while they are in the vehicles. It's starting to squeeze out other operators who don't have this kind of technology." Solombrino said Massachusetts has legislation that's trying to require ˜ngerprinting for TNCs because iden- tity theft has created a huge problem. "You could be Joe and give your phone to Sam. Uber and Lyft don't interview people live, so no one really knows who Joe is," he explains. He also says as states continue to legalize mari- juana, company policies still forbid it; that's why the NLA is making a move to push for mandatory drug testing as well. "e TNCs will ˜ght against drug testing until their businesses go under. ey know if they are required to do it, it'll eliminate a massive amount of people who work for them. We've had to do it for decades, so why aren't they required to do the same?" Dolly Jordan, Royal American Trans- portation and Security Services, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Miami, Fla. In terms of business travel trends, Jordan is seeing much more concern for duty of care. "It's critical for many companies. We've got young people who are asking their corporate o•ces, 'How will you protect me out there?' I Scott Solombrino (center) and his team. (L to R) Dolly Jordan and Mauricio Suppi of Royal American Transportation and Security Services. (L to R) Guy Ben-Zion and David Henken of Elite Limousine. (L to R) Keith Soraci, Rick Versace Jr., and James Parkes of A1A Airport and Limousine Service. LUXURY TRANSPORTATION RELATED COMPANIES AT THE SHOW • 305 Transportation • A1A Airport and Limousine Service • ABC Worldwide Transportation • Addison Lee & Tristar Worldwide • Asterride, LLC • Bespoke Transportation • Blacklane • BLS Worldwide Ground Transportation • Carey International Inc. • Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Transportation • Dav El | BostonCoach • Deem • Elite Limousine • EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services • GroundLink • Groundspan • iCARS powered by LIMOS.COM • ICS, 1-800-BOOK-A-LIMO • KLS Chauffeured Services • La Costa Limousine • Leros Point to Point • Limo Corp Worldwide • LimoLink • London Towncars, Inc. • Luggage Teleport Inc. • MB Prestige - Russia & CIS • MOVEOLUX • MTC Limousine & Corporate Coach, Inc. • Music Express • Overland Chauffeured Services • QUp World Inc. • RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation • Royal American Limousines • Sunny's Limousine • SuperShuttle International • U.S. Sedan Worldwide

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