Luxury Coach & Transportation

March 2016

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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26 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR MARCH 2016 WWW.LCTMAG.COM AFFILIATES/ NETWORKING Becomes Go-To Place For Real-Time Affliation Gone are the days of classifed ad boxes to promote your service, or long forms faxed amongst new affliates. Now you can search, fnd, vet and connect 24/7 with affliates worldwide. By Jim Luf and Martin Romjue, LCT editors W e've all seen the pleas among operators on Facebook for an af- fliate in a far-fung location who can take a farm-out client. While that can work, you are at the mercy of whoever's online and what they choose to tell you before taking your business and handling your precious cargo. Into this breach steps, an online venue with established criteria and information that operators world- wide can use to fnd each other. Think meets Tinder, except with a lot more substance. is the industry's frst ever widely available forum that brings together legal, vetted, high quality chauffeured transportation companies for instant affliation. Beyond the required profle, subscrib- ers choose how much additional infor- mation to provide. The more you can dis- close and the more details you post, the more likely another company will want to do business with yours. Users can search based on attributes and criteria. focuses on factors op- erators value most, and achieves a depth beyond the superfcial contracting of transportation network companies (TNCs). Most importantly, you are in control and you have the freedom of choice among companies you prefer to work with, in- stead of having to call a major affliate net- work at the last minute and handle busi- ness via a credit card and a high mark-up. Here is a step-by-step guide to signing ILLUSTRATION: ©ISTOCK.COM/ MIKEY_MAN

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