Business trips can be very stressful for many reasons. Often, the stakes are high and you are likely to be travelling on a strict schedule, which means that you will have very little time to relax. Navigating your way through a large and unfamiliar city is fraught with risks; overpriced taxis, uncomfortable public transport and unreliable traffic conditions all contribute to the stress and difficulty of a standard business trip. There is a solution to this stress and it comes in the form of dedicated corporate transportation services. Many businesses are beginning to commission these services on behalf of their travelling employees and the positive implications are many and varied. Employees who travel frequently on business are capable of being more productive when they have dependable transport options that alleviate stress and discomfort, which is why companies across Australia – and internationally – are turning to corporate transportation services in increasing numbers.
Good corporate transportation offers a number of advantages, which range in nature from productivity, to employee wellbeing and everything in between. Essentially, corporate transportation services are targeted at the needs of corporate travellers specifically. Individuals travelling on business have a distinct set of needs and these are seldom met in their entirety by conventional means of transport. Taxis are notoriously unreliable and will often charge a price that is disproportionately high when considering the service they offer. Likewise, public transport networks do not necessarily cover every part of a city and can be difficult to navigate; the walking that is required when travelling by public transport adds to the discomfort of travellers and subjects them to the likelihood of getting lost. Getting lost is not uncommon when travelling in a new city and whilst a tourist might view it as an opportunity to see more of the city, business travellers are more likely to see it as a stressful situation that can have implications on their professional life. Good corporate transportation is designed to eliminate such stress by driving corporate travellers directly to and from their appointments or meetings in comfort, thereby ensuring that there is no chance of getting lost.
As with any professional service, some corporate transportation services are markedly better than others. Price and affordability both play a significant role in the quality of a corporate transportation company, although they are not the only features of which you ought to be aware. The entire basis of corporate transportation services is their capacity to provide clients with reliable, stylish and comfortable transport and the extent to which each of these features is provided constitutes the overall quality of a service provider.
Reliability is arguably the most important aspect of good corporate transportation. Business travellers are almost invariably travelling on the strictest of schedules; flights, business meetings and corporate events are all governed strictly by time and employers almost always hold their employees accountable for their punctuality whilst travelling on business. For this reason, your corporate transportation service must offer uncompromising reliability. It is important that you find a corporate transportation company capable of picking up you or your employees precisely on time, without fail. Do some research before committing to a company and pay particularly attention to their punctuality, as well as any customer reviews that may give you an insight into the reliability of their services.
An added advantage of corporate transportation services is their stylish presentation. Arriving at a corporate function or business meeting with your personal chauffeured car will give any prospective clients or business partners a very good impression. To ensure that you are making the most of the benefits associated with corporate transportation services, find a company that offers a range of premium or luxury cars. A good variety of vehicles will ensure that you get a vehicle well suited to the occasion and thereby allow you to make a great impression upon your arrival. Also look into the maintenance schedule of a transport service provider before committing; it is important that their vehicles are well maintained, as it ensures both immaculate presentation and uncompromised reliability. It is not only the cars that can make a good impression however. The drivers of a corporate transportation service should also be conscious of their presentation and finding a company with well-presented drivers is important. Ideally, drivers would be in traditional chauffeur uniform so as to make the best impression on both you, and your colleagues or clients.
Another important feature of good quality corporate transportation services is comfort. Travelling for business is already a stressful experience and uncomfortable transport will only make this worse. Travel fatigue is common amongst corporate travellers and it can affect not only your comfort, but also your performance. It is never ideal to attend a meeting or important corporate event in a fatigued state, which is why you ought to find a corporate transportation service that can guarantee you the upmost in comfort. This is where a wide variety of premium and luxury cars can be of further assistance. It is important that you choose a car based not only on its presentation, but also on its comfort and its suitability to your needs. If you are travelling in a group of four or five, you might benefit from a slightly larger vehicle, so that you are not cramped and uncomfortable during your travels. The same applies to your luggage requirements, as most corporate transportation services have some restrictions on the luggage you can bring, due to the size of their vehicles. The very best of corporate transportation services will offer a variety of luxury and premium cars – all of which offer different seating capacities and luggage space. Before committing to a company, take some time to consider your own needs, so that you can find a company with a car that guarantees you uncompromising comfort, as well as luxurious and stylish travel.
For all your corporate transportation needs, get in touch with Hughes Limousines today and travel in style with our range of luxury cars.