Rogue apps are a serious threat to our industry, but they have also exposed luxury transportation to consumers who otherwise may have never considered it. The apps have done this at high prices, proving that customers are willing to pay a premium for convenience. If done intelligently, we can convert this threat into a series of advantages.
By harnessing advanced technology, and by using innovative social media marketing, rogue apps have become a threat that our industry cannot stop talking about. Users can book trips on their smartphones anywhere, anytime—and automated dispatching allows low cost operation. Rogue apps have used social media to portray our industry as the bad guy, while painting themselves as heroically battling an overly bureaucratic industry that hides behind politicians. But despite their apparent threat, rogue apps may actually save the livery industry—we can turn their success in social media, pricing strategy and technological innovation against them.
With all the modern technology that has flooded the market—to assist us in getting the client from point A to point B as quickly as possible, perhaps nothing has impacted us more than the advent of GPS. Unfortunately, no matter how sophisticated they make it, or how many technological upgrades we download into it, there is no GPS capable of showing us the correct path to building a successful ground transportation company. For that, we have to go “old school” and use a business road map, one that points out six important stops along the way as we rock on down that highway en route to creating a successful company. Buckle up.
For better or worse, production of the cornerstone of our industry, the venerable Lincoln Town Car, ended two years ago. And that means the luxury transportation industry is in a revolutionary phase of change, because our workhorse is slowly disappearing. As we move forward with new vehicle implementation, the industry is faced with the uncertainty of what to do next.
In order to meet the ever increasing demand for free, fast and reliable Wi-Fi service, the Houston Airport System will soon be introducing a new Wi-Fi system for customers at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
The free Wi-Fi service will dramatically improve the overall customer experience by bringing faster and richer bandwidth to e-connected travelers.
Flying into a Houston airport for your cruise? Or maybe you simply don’t feel like dealing with the hassles of driving and parking. No matter the reason, there are plenty of options for reaching Galveston without having to take your car.
Thousands of people every year fly into Houston-area airports (Houston Hobby or Bush Intercontinental) to cruise out of Galveston. So what’s the best way to get to the terminal? Luckily, there are plenty of options…
Cruise Line Transfers – Most cruise lines will offer some sort of transfer service from both Houston airports to the port. For example, Carnival offers round-trip service for $70 per person from Hobby Airport and $90 per person from Bush Intercontinental Airport.