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3 Keys To Handling Transportation For Celebrities and VIP Personnel

Posted by Gulbahar Bhullar on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 07:30 AM


When it comes to arranging ground transportation for top-level VIPs, especially those with highly-recognizable faces, it’s vital to select an operator that holds these three attributes as core tenants to their business:1) discretion, 2) professionalism, 3) and quick-thinking reactions.

Big-time clients can mean big-time responsibilities for the assistants that arrange their travel. If a CEO needs to get to a last-minute flight on a private jet, or if a celebrity needs a coordinated pickup from the rear entrance of a famous hot spot, the job must be handled with precision and care.

You don’t want to trust the careful handling of these VIP clients to just any transportation provider. A TNC such as Uber or Lyft would not be an appropriate choice for these travelers because there are no regulations over how these drivers behave themselves.

Drivers for limo companies, otherwise known as professional chauffeurs, on the other hand, are thoroughly background-checked, regularly drug-screened, and trained with specific instructions on how to handle high-profile passengers.

Professional chauffeurs use consideration and discretion during pickup, drop-off, and during transit.

If a client is famous and there’s a swarm of paparazzi hovering near the entry of a well-known location, chauffeurs know to find a quiet place nearby for drop-offs, or can help with doors to assist the client in and out of the vehicle. Also, at airports, chauffeurs quickly attend to baggage so clients do not wait long in crowded baggage claims.

Chauffeurs maintain professionalism throughout the duration of the job, and converse only as much as the client dictates.

One advantage to a professional chauffeur service is that clients will be in control of the conversation. Chauffeurs are knowledgeable about nearby locations like restaurants and business centers, and can provide helpful information during travel if requested.

Being able to make quick changes in schedule and improvise on the fly works better with a single transportation provider than with TNCs.

A prominent drawback to the new ride-share craze is that clients can be subject to dramatic increases in pricing at a moment’s notice. For example, if a surge price charge is in effect and a client needs an immediate pickup to get across town, it will now be more expensive for them than it would have if they simply had a car on standby from an established limo company for an “as-directed” (AD) trip.

When you’re moving top-level clients who need to go quickly from point A to point B, no matter how far it is, you need to have the best-of-the-best handling their transportation.

Angel Limo is a premiere luxury ground transportation provider in the northern California, San Francisco and San Jose region, that specializes in business travel for executives and group travel for events and conferences. Angel Limo employs highly-trained chauffeurs that operate a large fleet of pristine vehicles that can be arranged for simple transfers or more detailed As-Directed jobs, and Road Shows as well. 

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