Luxury Coach & Transportation

March 2015

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16 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR MARCH 2015 WWW.LCTMAG.COM Limo Scene OPERATORS OUT & ABOUT DENVER OPERATOR HAILED FOR HELPING BRING GROUP BUSINESS DENVER, Col. -- Destination Colorado, an association that caters to meeting planners and incentive buyers by bringing group business to Colorado, gave a Peak Performer of the Year Award in December 2014 to Hermes Chauffeured Services of Denver (www.hermesworldwide.com). Hermes, owned by op- erator Jorge Sanchez, was recognized as Company of the Year. The awards were handed out Dec. 3 at the Front Range Trade Show at the University of Denver's Ritchie Center. The Peak Performer awards are given to members to recog- nize their leadership and commitment to promoting the meeting and group industry in Colorado. Hermes, which joined Destina- tion Colorado in 2013, has supported the organization through its social media channels by sharing Destination Colorado posts with their clients, attending membership meetings, and exhibit- ing at the Chicago Road Show, the Customer Appreciation Event in Breckenridge, and the Front Range Trade Show. n Hermes owner Jorge Sanchez (center) accepts an award Dec. 3, 2014 from Destination Colorado for his work promoting the state to group business visitors. PEOPLE, POSITIONS & PROMOTIONS ARIZONA LIMO COMPANY MOVES INTO CHARTER BUS SERVICE PHOENIX — Karin DiCarlo recently joined JET Limousines and Transportation of Phoenix (www.jetlimoaz.com) as sales direc- tor. DiCarlo has more than 10 years of experience working with large motorcoach companies such as All Aboard America and Ryan's Express. JET bought its frst motorcoach in January and was seeking a second one shortly after. These purchases mark JET's frst move into the charter bus segment. n PREVOST LAUNCHES SMARTPHONE PHOTO APP STE-CLAIRE, Quebec – Prevost (www.prevostcar. com) has developed a new easy-to-use app for smart- phones called DeliveryTrack, a convenient tool for motor- coach professionals to take photos which show the time, date and place of the photo. The photos can be used to support a claim, a delivery, or provide photographic help to a service team member. After the photo is taken, it can be sent to a manager or service team as a reference, simplify- ing the communication process. In the motorcoach industry, there are uncontrollable factors that may cause delivery delays, such as traffc congestion and severe weather. By using the DeliveryTrack app to take a pho- to and 'geo-tag' it, the driver's explanation can be effciently confrmed. A driver who has a question about a part can, with the DeliveryTrack app, snap a picture and send it to a service team member who can help them through the process. Users will be able to access this tool when necessary for a wide variety of situations. To download the app from the Apple App Store, search on the App Store for "DeliveryTrack." The App is available in English, French and Spanish. To download the app from the Google Play Store, search on Google Play for "DeliveryTrack." CARDINAL BUSES ADDS TEMSA TS 45 TO FLEET MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Cardinal Buses (www.cardinalbuses.com) bought a Temsa TS-45 motorcoach in November 2014, adding to its four TS-35 mid-size coaches. Cardinal took delivery of its frst Temsa TS-35 in 2009, offering smaller groups the same features of a full-size coach. "We've had a great experience with our Temsa coaches and with the service from CH Bus Sales," said Dan Shoup, VP of Cardinal Buses. "Our customers love the 35s. We thought the 45 would be a perfect addition." Shoup also was a part of Temsa's product committee for CHARTER, TOUR & MOTORCOACHES

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