Luxury Coach & Transportation

April 2015

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2 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR APRIL 2015 WWW.LCTMAG.COM LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR (ISSN 1097-4814) (USPS 734-790) is published monthly by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, California 90503-9998 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR, P.O. Box 1068 Skokie, IL 60076-8068. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscription Prices - United States $28 per year; Canada $38 per year; Foreign $50 per year. Single copy - $5; Back Issues - $10; Fact Book - $40. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your first issue. Bobit Business Media reserves the right to refuse non-qualified subscriptions. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to the Executive Offices at 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, California 90503-1640. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without consent of Bobit Business Media. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot be guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for error or omission. For your Information: We sometimes make our subscriber information (i.e. fax, e-mail or mailing address) available to carefully screened organizations whose products and services may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to have your information made available, please write LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR, P.O. Box 1068 Skokie, IL 60076-8068. Member of: Printed in USA A Bobit Business Media Publication 4 LCT Connected 10 Publisher's Page 12 LimoScene 42 Small Fleet Business 43 Smooth Operations 44 Industry Associations 45 Association Calendar 46 Vendor Marketplace 47 NLA News & Views 50 Farm In/Farm Out 59 International Fleet Directory 63 Dealer Showroom 71 Ad Index 72 Editor's Edge Cover Story Limo operators are seeing more demand from wedding parties needing service in exotic locales. COVER PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM/ NETFALLS - REMY MUSSER 26. The party bus market helps redefne high-end retail limousine service. 34. Only a small percentage of limousine companies ever make it into this ball park. F E A T U R E S S P E C I A L E V E N T S : D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S 16 So Far Away Weddings don't stay in one place anymore, with brides opting for far-fung locales. That means much more ground transportation than a stretch. S P E C I A L E V E N T S : W E D D I N G T R AV E L 23 Limo Makes The Big Day LCT contributing editor Jim Luff has been invited to a relative's destination wedding. So we'll see if the chauffeured service meets his approval. S P E C I A L E V E N T S : C U LT U R A L M A R K E T S 24 Latino Client Base Grows From weddings to Quinceaneras, America's growing Latino population looks to stretch limousines and buses for traditional family celebrations. S P E C I A L E V E N T S : PA R T I E S & N I G H T S O U T 26 Party Everywhere Limo buses have overtaken the stretch limousine as the preferred place to be while on the go for group nights out. V E H I C L E R E V I E W: C H R Y S L E R 3 0 0 30 Chrysler Finds Its Groove Find out why the 300 luxury sedan can turn some luxury heads on the road. V E H I C L E R E V I E W: H Y U N D A I E Q U U S 32 All Things Being Equus The Hyundai luxury sedan holds its own in the premium luxury sedan category as operators see value in its lower price tag. M A N A G E M E N T & L E A D E R S H I P 34 All Grown Up An ongoing LCT series lays out strategies for taking feets up the long incline to the largest category. LCT Contents 04.15 D E P A R T M E N T S Look for These Industry Faces Inside This Issue

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