Luxury Coach & Transportation

October 2018

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34 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION OCTOBER 2018 WWW.LCTMAG.COM Leasing is Bright TITUS LEASING COMPANY - THE BRIGHT CHOICE Partner with Titus Leasing Company and experience the brightest ideas when it comes to leasing. Call us today to find out how we can help you improve your bottom line. 800-227-3965 I website. Becoming a partner ensures a piece of the corporate travel pie will be received by ground transportation providers such as Elite. Elite is not concerned with compet- ing against TNCs, Henken said. "Users of TNCs tend to be the lower end of retail users, especially the Millennial generation which is more concerned with gadgets than safety and service." He doesn't believe corporate travel- ers care a lot about safety and service either, but the people who book the actual rides do. Don Mahnke, ABC Worldwide Trans- portation, San Mateo, Calif. Mahnke has decades of experience serving corporate travelers in his local Northern California market as well as worldwide travelers. Like most opera- tors, he's struggled to €ll the driver seats of his 70-vehicle „eet. "Quality of service is what they are looking for and they are willing to pay for that quality." Because of that belief, GBTA By The Numbers • Attendees came from 50+ countries, and a total of 7,000 attendees were expected to be roaming the show floor filled with nearly 400 exhibitors. • According to the GBTA, 95% of travel buyer attendees say the GBTA Expo influences which suppliers they select for their travel programs. • On average, buyers anticipate their organization will select three new suppliers based on their interactions at the GBTA Expo. • Eight out of 10 exhibitors met their onsite exhibitor goals at the GBTA Convention. • Seven out of 10 buyers are looking for new suppliers from the GBTA Expo floor. Don Mahnke of ABC Worldwide Transportation. BUSINESS TRAVEL

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