As a busy corporate travel manager, time and adherence to schedule are one of the biggest concerns of your daily travel itineraries. It is quite easy for one small misstep to create a domino effect that impacts your entire day, leaving you scrambling to keep everything together.
Each traveler in your entourage will have different preferences, schedules and personal needs. It can be a very stressful burden to bear catering to every single person and get them to their destination on time. Being the best corporate travel and charter service in the US, Excelsior Transportation Services is quite familiar with handling multiple itineraries at once.
The Best Choice For Corporate Travel
Working with Excelsior allows you to offload the burden of coordinating each traveler’s needs, schedules, buses and routes—all with little or no effort on your behalf.
In cities like Houston, NYC, and Chicago, taxis and Uber are frequently used by casual commuters to avoid the parking space hunt. While these options are acceptable for those casual commuters, they are not optimal for executives and other corporate professionals on deadlines and stringent itineraries.
Professionals like this depend on their commute not just for mere transportation but for space and time to work on the go as well. When they book a corporate travel service such as Excelsior, they are guaranteed comfortable vehicles with space to work and professional, knowledgeable drivers that are punctual and prudent about keeping on schedule. Uber and taxis on the other hand can be a wildcard as drivers can cancel on you, may not have a roomy vehicle or amenities that foster working on the road.
When you apply those same parameters to group transport ation Houston companies need, the ride-share and taxi business models are a nightmarish mismatch for your group. When you need a group to get from point A to point B at the same time, those services just by logistics cannot deliver. Corporate charter buses and travel solutions are the way to go and for good reasons:
Booking Is A Breeze
Everyone is familiar with this scenario: Your group needs to be at the industry mixer after work at 6pm. You pull up your ride-share or taxi app and request pickups. It tells you it will take 10 minutes for your drivers to arrive but because it’s peak hours you pay 3.2x the normal rate. They all show up at different times, or sometimes not at all, forcing you to re-request.
So let’s break this down, you are paying 3.2x the normal rate to wait 10 minutes on a driver who could arrive in a questionable condition vehicle? Now, when you book a fleet of cars or a bus through Excelsior, you can do it ahead of time and you don’t get a time range to be picked up, you get an exact pickup time. In addition, you can choose from specific vehicles and amenities available at the time of your pickup.
The booking process is the same across all lines of transportation: passenger vehicles, charter buses, shuttles, and group transportation to the airports. No matter the needs of your travelers, Excelsior makes the booking easy, efficient, and seamless for travel managers. There are no unknowns when booking through a corporate travel service as our business model depends on exact itineraries and punctuality. We sell reliability, comfort, and professionalism and we deliver on those cornerstones.
You Can Relax
As a travel manager there are dozens of variables that could throw a wrench in your travel plans and cause chaos amongst your group. Inclement weather, traffic jams, and unexpected breakdowns are just some of the mayhem that can sideline your day.
Unfortunately, even though it’s not your fault, your group will not care why they are running late, they just want to know what you are going to do to remedy the situation and when they will arrive. When you contract Excelsior, however, we take the chaos out of mitigating time delays and obstructions ahead of time and schedule accordingly. We constantly keep up to date with current traffic conditions, scheduled road closures, hourly forecasts, and maintain proven alternate route lists.
You can rest assured knowing Excelsior tackles the chaos head on for you and has the skills, technology and experience to push through those road blocks so that you can focus on other pressing tasks in your day.
Safety Is The Key
How many times have you taken a ride in a Taxi or Uber and felt unsafe with the driver’s style or skills. As a travel manager, you must realize you are not just being entrusted with getting your travelers around on time, but also their safety and wellbeing. Becoming a driver with a taxi service or ride-share is alarmingly easy with not so much as a driving course or safety training required. Let that sink in, you are trusting an unproven driver that could’ve just received their driver’s license weeks ago and is now carting around your executive team?
A driver can be the most honest and dependable person but still have horrible driving skills or lack the proper evasive action training to avoid other reckless drivers. When you go with a corporate travel service such as Excelsior, you are dealing with drivers that have made a career out of this profession. They aren’t part timers moonlighting as professional drivers; they have gone through extensive training, certification courses, and extensive background checks.
That alone makes a huge difference in the travel experience your professionals will have. Putting unnecessary stress and inconveniences on your corporate travelers does not bode well for the success of the company; hiring safe proven drivers is the solution for safe travels.
Corporate Class Vehicles
Public transport and ride-share vehicles are typically designed with little attention to comfort and style; they are designed to get as many people around town as possible with as little investment as possible.
When you work with a corporate travel and charter service like Excelsior, you know exactly what kind of vehicles will be picking up your team. Whether it’s a fleet of luxury limos or multiple luxury coach buses, you are guaranteed a luxury ride, comfortable accoutrements, and state of the art technology.
Image is everything; arriving to an event on a public bus, fleet of mismatched cabs, ride-shares, or hotel shuttles can make a bad impression on your corporate name. Excelsior can help your company make a grand entrance with luxurious fleets of all sizes and your company will stand out as a result.
Saving Time Saves Money
In the corporate world, the old adage “time is money” is true down to the last penny. As a travel manager you have multiple travel requests on your plate at any given moment. When you use Excelsior, we give you the ability to save a whole day’s worth of work by booking trips with our professional travel coordinators and experienced fleet.
This affects company productivity on your part but also on your travelers. They are picked up in clean, safe vehicles where they can work and mitigate downtime where no work is getting done. Not only will they get more work done, but because our drivers are expertly trained and experienced, your travelers arrive with less stress, meaning they can perform at a higher level.
When all is said and done, the money you save on boosted productivity, less down time, and travelers with reduced stress far outweighs any poorly perceived savings from ride-shares and taxis.
Make The Switch To Excelsior for Corporate Travel Services
Corporate travel and charter service is the best solution for your company to save time and increase productivity on quality ground transportation. Excelsior is the best in group transportation Houston has to offer and there’s not a destination we can’t get you to safely and smoothly.
With our luxury fleet of late model vehicles in impeccable condition, you can rest assured our vehicles will echo the professionalism your company exudes.
Contact one of our travel coordinators today to upgrade your travel experience and benefit from the Excelsior advantage!