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How Companies Can Reduce the Negative Health Effects of Frequent Employee Business Travel

From airline upgrades to fine dining on the company credit card, the world of business travel appears to be a life that ambitious corporate employees would strive for. However, things aren’t all as they seem when it comes down to the appalling health that people who regularly travel for business experience.

 

A December 2017 study by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York shows just how bad business travel can be for your health. It found that poorer behavioral and mental health outcomes increased as the number of nights away from home for business travel grew and that people who traveled 14 nights or more per month for business were most at risk for these symptoms. Higher blood pressure, lower high-density lipoprotein, anxiety, depression, stress, lack of lack of sleep and alcohol dependence are also the results of frequent business travel.

 

These effects also transfer to the companies themselves, as behavioral and mental health issues can cause reduced employee productivity and absenteeism, as well as possibly strained relationships with partners and suppliers.

 

Fortunately, there are some methods and techniques that companies can implement to reduce the negative health effects of their employees’ frequent business travels.

 

Create a Culture Focused on Health

Although decisions made around diet, sleep and other activities essentially fall on individual employees, companies can still provide support through education and training that emphasize healthy business travel habits.

 

In the office, companies can inspire better sleep quality habits by making a few small improvements within the workplace. In addition to helping regulate the body’s sleep cycles, natural sunlight can boost energy throughout the day and improve an individual’s ability to fall asleep. To try to expose employees to more sunlight, employers can occasionally open window blinds to help let light in the office or encourage employees to get up and walk outside for a few minutes every hour or few hours throughout the day. If employees are overworking late into the night, it may be difficult for them to turn their minds off and sleep, which is pertinent to a good night’s rest. Restrict work to office hours and set rules to prevent work from overflowing into employees’ home life.

 

In terms of diet, employers can encourage healthy eating by simply adding nutritional food choices in the workplace. Healthy food options can be offered at company meetings and events or provided in office cafeterias or kitchens. By offering healthy food options in the workplace, companies give employees the ability to discover new, nutritional and delicious meals and snacks that they may also want to have on their travels.

 

Offer Programs to Help Manage Stress

There are a variety of programs that companies can implement to help employees better manage the stresses of work and business travel.

 

Stress management training is one example. Employers can implement stress management training, which consists of a wide range of methods and tools suited to manage and control stress levels to enhance the daily performance and mood of individuals. By enrolling in stress management training programs, employees can learn to cope with their stress in a healthy manner and get on track to a more calm and manageable life. Stress management training courses provide the techniques and tools to recognize major sources of stress so that employees can be better able to cut that unwanted stress from their business travels before they get overwhelmed.

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy is also an effective and relatively quick way to treat stress in the workplace. Developed by psychiatrist and psychotherapist Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s, cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients change negative thought processes and behaviors to relieve the symptoms of mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. With approximately eight-to-20 sessions typically taking place over about six months, it’s a short-term therapy where exercises and goals are set to challenge participants and their existing way of thinking. Additionally, because cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective over a fairly short period of time, it’s useful for both employees and organizations as it may reduce absence levels or facilitate an earlier return to work for those who have been out of the office due to stress.

 

Book Smart

Making travel arrangements with the well-being of employees’ in-mind is also a great tactic for encouraging healthy business travel.

 

For starters, employers can choose business accommodations with access to healthy food options, like having nearby restaurants that serve organic foods or a grocery store that sells locally-sourced produce. Employees should also have access to decent exercise and fitness facilities. If it’s difficult to find accommodations with well-equipped fitness facilities in the area, companies could provide employees with memberships to national gym chains.

 

Companies can also reduce the stress that employees experience during their travels by booking services that can make the travel process a lot easier. Instead of having employees drive themselves to the airport and pay for garage parking or use unreliable taxi and ride-sharing services, consider booking them an executive chauffeured car service. This allows them to start their travels off in complete comfort, as they can fully rely on the professionalism, safety standards and service quality of a chauffeured transportation service provider.

 

At EmpireCLS, we do provide airport transportation, but our services are so much more robust than your typical chauffeured transportation company.

 

Focused on easing the travel process and making it as stress-free and hassle-free as possible, our dedicated VIP Airport Greeters service enables employees to speed through the airport with no delays, no stress and no inconvenience. Our expert greeters are highly trained to offer a professional, white-glove service that allows employees to truly enjoy the process of air travel when they go away on business.

 

The EmpireCLS VIP Airport Greeters service includes:

 

Business travel is necessary for many employees. Although frequent trips can be damaging to one’s health, there are initiatives and programs, like our VIP Airport Greeters service, that companies can put into place to lessen the effects that regular business travel has on employees.

 

Curious to learn more about how EmpireCLS’ VIP Airport Greeters can create stress-free business travel for your employees? Get in touch!

4th of July: How to Travel Safely During America’s Deadliest Day for Drivers

Celebrating our freedom with family, friends, great food and spectacular fireworks makes Independence Day one of the highlights of summer. However, with more people on the road and longer than average traveling distances, Independence Day has its risks when it comes to driving to and from your celebrations. Add the large amounts of alcohol consumed to the mix, and we see a much darker side to this beloved holiday.

 

During the Fourth of July holiday in 2015, 146 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, and nearly two-thirds were in crashes where at least one driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or higher, which is almost twice the legal limit. Based on an analysis of fatal crash data between 2010 to 2014, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that more people, on average, die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year. In a study conducted by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was found that July 4th was the deadliest day on the road between the period of 1978 to 2002, with 4,320 deaths in total. In addition to this, July 3rd came in second place on the list, with a total of 3,898 deaths.

 

Before you head out this Fourth of July holiday, keep yourself, your loved ones and America’s roads safe by following these tips to minimize your risk of getting into a vehicle crash.

 

 

Take Preventative Measures

 

Even if you are the type of driver who keeps on top of having your vehicle regularly maintenanced, you should still schedule a preventive maintenance checkup with a qualified mechanic before you head out on a long road trip. This will help ensure that your oil level, tire pressure, wiper blade, lights and coolant level are in good working order. And if you’ll be driving in a hot climate or towing a boat or trailer, you may need a motor oil with a high viscosity.

 

Get a good night’s sleep before doing any long-haul driving, and only drive when you are well rested. Plan out a driving schedule with another adult, giving each of you a few hours of driving, and then a few hours of rest. Be sure to also keep a good supply of water and high protein snacks to keep yourself hydrated, nourished and alert. Getting lots of rest and keeping energized will keep you from getting drowsy behind the wheel.

 

When traveling with children, take every precaution to keep them safe. This includes having children under the age of 13 ride in the back seat, as well as making sure that car seats and booster seats are properly installed and that any children riding in the vehicle are in the correct car seat, booster seat or seat belt that is appropriate for their size.

 

Lastly, make sure you have any necessary items you may need while driving in organized in one spot and in a place that is easy for you to reach. This means having your GPS loaded with your destination and your music already set up. Additionally, if you are traveling with children, bring along some items that will keep them entertained, so they don’t distract you while you’re driving. This includes things books and tablets loaded with games or movies.

 

 

Avoid Dangerous Driving Behaviors

 

Being distracted or impaired when driving is extremely dangerous and can even be fatal.

 

During long road trips, it’s tempting to find something to distract you when driving starts to feel tedious, but one moment of attention loss can cause a crash. When you’re the driver, you have the responsibility of maintaining your safety, as well as that of the passengers in your vehicle, which means it’s imperative for you to keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Phone calls, text messages, emails and social media can wait.

 

When it comes to driving impairment, a major cause of it during the Fourth of July holiday is alcohol. Fourth of July celebrations typically entail heavy alcohol consumption. In fact, more beer is sold on Independence Day than any other holiday, including St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve. During the 2016 Fourth of July holiday, about 68 million cases of beer were cracked open.

 

We’re free to celebrate however we please, but driving after having a few drinks should never be done. Even if you’re just buzzed or tipsy, alcohol impairs the perception, judgment and memory that a person needs in order to drive safely. Be responsible, and don’t get behind the wheel. Additionally, illegal and prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can be as deadly as alcohol. Too many lives are lost in preventable traffic crashes involving drunk and drugged driving. Don’t put yourself in harm’s way by driving while you are impaired.

 

 

Make Arrangements for Transportation

 

If you plan on drinking over the Fourth of July holiday, consider making arrangements for transportation. Figure out who your designated driver will be if you’re traveling with a group. If you’re traveling solo, you may want to take a cab to your destination and also add the contact information of various taxi companies around your destination’s area to your cell phone, so that you can hire a cab to get back home.

 

Another safe option would be to hire a car or chauffeur service. Many offer a variety of vehicles, so you’ll be able to find something that suits your needs, whether you’re traveling solo, with a few friends or part of a large group. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind being driven by a professionally-licensed chauffeur trained to keep you safe.

 

At EmpireCLS, our vehicles range from sedans and SUVs to luxury Sprinters and mini coaches. Our vehicles are garaged in a climate-controlled environment and consistently serviced and inspected by our in-house, Automotive Service Excellence-certified maintenance centers. To ensure the safety of our passengers, EmpireCLS chauffeurs undergo ongoing evaluation. At EmpireCLS, we:

 

When you get behind the wheel, you are responsible for the safety of yourself, those who ride you and those who you share the road with. Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday safely by taking some time to prepare before you travel and by following safe driving behaviors.

 

And if you’re looking for an extra layer of safety, with the added bonus of being able to relax in a luxury vehicle on your way to your Fourth of July celebrations, get in touch with us to find out how we can help you set up safe, comfortable travels.

5 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

Some journeys can only be traveled alone.” – Ken Poirot

 

Although today’s world is full of unrest and uncertainty, the interest of people traveling solo is stronger now than ever before. In fact, a May 2018 study by Booking.com of 20,500 global travelers showed that 40% of global Baby Boomers took a solo trip in the last year and a further 21% plan to take one in the future. According to MMGY Global, roughly one in four people say they will travel solo in the next year (2018). Meanwhile, Lonely Planet found that 51% of travelers plan to take their next trip solo.

It’s amazing to see the empowerment that people feel to journey by themselves. After all, solo travel gives people the freedom to follow their own schedule and do their own things, meet new friends and discover something new about themselves. On the other hand, it’s not always as safe as traveling with a group. All travel comes with certain risks associated with being in an unknown locale, but when you are on your own in an area that you’re not familiar with, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure a safe and smooth trip.

 

Planning Your Safety

Before you step out the door to go on your solo travel adventure, do some research on your destination. Check to see if there are any travel advisories that you need to be aware of. Your government likely has information on any warnings for your destination. Additionally, take some time to understand local customs and etiquette, particularly when it comes to appropriate attire.

Find out whether or not your mobile phone has roaming capabilities at your destination. If it doesn’t, or if the roaming charges are costly, buy an international SIM card if you have an unlocked GSM phone or rent a phone once you arrive. Also, know what the local number is for emergencies and be sure to have that saved on your phone.

Study a map before you leave to gain an understanding of the surrounding area and get familiar with safe and unsafe locations. Reading reviews about the destination from other travelers is a good way to learn from others’ experiences. TripAdvisor is an excellent trusted resource for travel reviews.

Plan your outings in advance and always review your travel route before leaving your hotel. Better yet, why not try a paid excursion? You’ll get the benefit of a professional guide, while also having the opportunity to hang out with a few companions.

Research your transportation options in the area. Figure out how you’re going to get from the airport to your hotel and give yourself plenty of time. If your flight arrives late in the day, or if you’re ever traveling around at night, you may want to avoid using public transit and go with a reliable chauffeured transportation service to be on the safe side.

There is much to learn before you go, so be sure to do some digging before you head out.

 

Share Your Itinerary

Once you have your travel schedule planned out, make sure to give a copy of your itinerary to a family member or friend before you leave to keep others apprised of where you’re going.

If you ever veer off the path of your planned schedule, make sure to inform loved ones about your location, your route and when you expect to return. If you’re using a chauffeured transportation company on your travels, you can inform them of any outings that you’re taking and schedule a time to get picked up, so that you can return to your hotel safely.

Take some time to also check in with your loved ones every once in a while via Skype, email or text, so they know that you are safe.

 

Manage Your Money

If you have a debit or credit card that doesn’t charge you for taking out funds from international ATMs, then it would be best to withdraw small amounts often, rather than carrying large amounts of cash with you. However, there are exceptions if ATMs are hard to find at your destination or if you happen to need more money for a certain purpose.

Keep some money and credit cards in your wallet, and stash additional money and cards in your hotel room in the safe or tucked away in your suitcase. In case you lose any money on you, having some set aside back at your hotel will come in extremely handy.

 

Tech for Safety

Whether it’s at the airport, in your hotel or at a cafe, you’ll likely be using WiFi during your travels. To keep your information secure, consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN protects your identity with end-to-end encryption of your personal data, which on public WiFi, could be grabbed by the wrong people. A VPN also allows you to access websites that are blocked in certain countries.

Additionally, these types of apps are great to have on your phone to help keep you safe:

 

Carry Your Hotel’s Business Card

Getting back to your hotel is important, but it can be a challenge if you’re traveling pretty far from its surrounding area and in a country where you don’t speak the local language. When you check in, get a business card from the hotel and carry it with you when you head out.

You can also make your journey back to your hotel even safer by working with a chauffeured transportation company, who will keep your hotel information on file. So, you can rest assured that you’ll always have a safe ride back whenever you need one and regardless of where you wander to. You could even request for your chauffeur to escort you back to your hotel room if you are, at all, uneasy or nervous.

If you’re still seeking an extra layer of protection on your solo travels, EmpireCLS can be your security partner when experiences command a heightened need for protection.

In addition to safe, reliable first-class chauffeured transportation, we provide an Airport Greeting service where a professional greeter assists you throughout your entire arrival process, from the plane to your chauffeur.

If you’re traveling to an exotic, unfamiliar locale or a political hotspot and require a greater level of protection, our SecureCar division offers a suite of high-level security options.

Before your trip, the EmpireCLS team confirms your itinerary and relevant contact information, as well as the backgrounds of your transportation team. The program leverages:

Traveling alone doesn’t mean you have to stay in a hotel room to keep safe. Venturing into unknown territories is one of the thrills of travel, but don’t allow yourself to let your guard down and always be vigilant of what’s going on in your surroundings.

And if you need any extra help, the team at EmpireCLS can help give you greater peace of mind, so that you can simply enjoy your adventures.

Curious to learn more about our travel safety and security services? Drop us a line via our contact form or call us directly at (800) 451-5466.

Safe travels!

Reinventing the Traditional Limo Company: The Transition to Chauffeured Transportation

Today, the traditional ‘limo company’ is changing. To remain competitive in a landscape of ride-sharing services, the industry is shifting towards a more chauffeured transportation business model.

This has led companies to offer a variety of vehicles to accommodate large groups and provide new services to meet the transportation needs of consumers, executives, businesses, travel agencies, and more. Paired with a number of technological innovations, the experiences, and services provided by limo companies are now more diversified than ever. Yes, you can still hire a limo for proms, weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions, but there are now many more options to experience what chauffeured transportation is truly like in this day and age.

 

Meeting and Events

With business travel and an increasing number of conferences and seminars year after year, there’s a growing demand for ground transportation services and programs in the meetings and events space. More and more chauffeured transportation providers are adding minibusses and motor coaches to their fleets to meet this need. In fact, here at EmpireCLS, the most recent addition to our own fleet is a set of 56-passenger motor coaches, with features for kicking back and staying connected.

However, what sets the chauffeured transportation industry apart from other group transportation providers is the level of service we provide. In addition to managing logistics, we provide unique services aimed at making the entire transportation programs for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions completely seamless.

At EmpireCLS, we go the extra the mile to expertly craft transportation solutions for groups, meetings, company gatherings, movie premieres, award shows and sporting events that minimize costs and maximize peace of mind. From detailed logistics to passenger manifests and updates, event walkthroughs and on-site management, our seasoned meetings team takes the stress off our clients’ shoulders, giving them time to focus on more important things.

We’re so much more than a vendor. We serve as true partners to ensure the success of any meeting or event and will be by your side until after the last car pulls away.

 

Travel Support

The travel industry, as we once knew it, has dramatically changed in the last few years. Professionals in this space have shifted from simply booking services to creating full-scale, unique and memorable experiences for both leisure and business travelers alike. Chauffeured transportation service providers with diversified fleets have the ability to support travel managers by allowing them to work with a single provider for all of their clients’ global transportation needs.

In addition to an expansive fleet and high-quality service, travel managers can also book added security options and services. Whether journeying close to home or across the world, personal safety is top of mind in today’s global climate. Travel managers, particularly those who work with figures in the public eye, are seeking an extra layer of protection for their clients.

Through SecureCar, EmpireCLS’ industry-leading global high-level security transportation division, we help travel managers provide their clients with personal bodyguards, chauffeurs trained in defensive driving, armored vehicles, and more. Whether it’s a family visiting an unfamiliar destination or an executive going to a meeting in a political hotspot, our services allow travelers to focus on the more important aspects of their journeys, without stressing over personal security.

 

Seamless Service Through Technology

The growth of technology in the chauffeured transportation industry in recent years has been incredible. As a result, here at EmpireCLS, we’re now able to offer seamless, more efficient services for our customers. Our customers benefit from GPS integration, real-time smartphone push updates, on-board DriveCam and Silent Passenger and secure Wi-Fi hotspots in ever vehicle through our corporate-owned locations. Need to make changes to your itinerary? We can react immediately and make updates to your trip with real-time notifications sent directly to our chauffeurs through smartphones.

The industry as a whole, however, is lacking one singular platform. There is development on the integration of various technologies out there that chauffeured transportation companies are gravitating towards, so we can all get on the same system. This will allow us to provide the on-demand experience that our customers are truly seeking.

The chauffeured transportation space has made impressive strides over the past few years. With the resources to accommodate a variety of transportation needs, from events to high-level security solutions for global travel and improvements to service through advanced technology, the industry is reinventing its image from being legacy limo companies to being innovative transportation service providers. And as a company who has been perfecting the art of chauffeuring for over 37 years by providing the same hospitality service as five-star hotels, EmpireCLS is at the forefront of this major transformation.

It’s Our Serve: EmpireCLS to Provide Luxury Transportation to the US Open

Every year, tennis fans eagerly await the fourth and final tennis major of the Grand Slam: the US Open. After a thrilling competition at Wimbledon with some surprising upsets, enthusiasts are gearing up for an electrifying final round in the United States. This year’s event will begin on Monday, August 28th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Queens, New York City.

 

The US Open, originally called the U.S. National Championship, has been contested since 1881. While the main attraction is typically the men’s and women’s singles, there are also men’s and women’s doubles matches and mixed doubles. Additional tournaments exist for senior and junior players, as well as wheelchair players. The US Open has several unique aspects that make it different from other Grand Slam tournaments. For example, it is the only Grand Slam event that makes use of a tiebreaker for each individual set in the match. Like the Australian Open, the courts are a hard court surface; however, the material produces less friction and has a lower bounce than other courts.

 

This year, there’s even more at stake for players — the prize pot will exceed $50 million. This record-breaking sum represents a nine percent increase from the previous year, and fulfills a promise that the USTA made to players five years ago. No other tennis tournament in history has boasted such an impressive payout.

 

Score the Game Point with EmpireCLS

 

EmpireCLS is pleased to provide car service to the NYC area for fans who are looking for the ultimate US Open experience. When you choose us for your transportation to the event, not only will you arrive in style, but you can avoid the headache of hectic New York traffic and parking. If you’re in love with this high intensity sport, then booking your transportation with EmpireCLS will add another layer to your experience.

 

Whether you’re attending the event alone, with your family, or with an extended group of friends, we have the vehicle you need to get to the US Open safely and comfortably.

 

To learn more about our carservice and other luxury transportation services to exclusive events like the US Open, contact us today.

Boldly Going Where No Luxury Transportation Provider Has Gone Before

Once relegated to the sidelines, the world of comics, science fiction, and fantasy has now become a mainstream force in popular media, with movies based on superhero comics frequently becoming international blockbusters. Now in its 47th year, Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest event dedicated to the celebration of the art of comics and related media, with over 130,000 passionate fans expected to be in attendance. This year’s event will take place from July 20-23, with a special preview taking place on July 19. EmpireCLS is excited to be taking part in this highly anticipated event by providing transportation for VIPs and other guests who are looking for luxury chauffeur services to arrive in style.

Dozens of contemporary artists and authors of comics, graphic novels, and books for audiences both young and old will be present for informational panels and autograph sessions, including legendary Marvel Comics writer, editor, and publisher, Stan Lee. In addition to the other festivities, guests are invited to attend the presentation of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the highest honor awarded to talented creators of comics and graphic novels.

 

EmpireCLS Comes to Your Rescue for Transportation

When you choose EmpireCLS for your travel accommodations to Comic-Con, you’ll feel like a real-life Bruce Wayne. While perhaps not quite the Batmobile, our late-model luxury vehicles are meticulously maintained and boast impressive features such as secure onboard WiFi and cell phone chargers. Our chauffeurs are trained to uphold the highest standards in both hospitality and driving, and they use the latest technology to plan ahead for their trips. They receive real-time itinerary updates and react immediately to any changes, ensuring that you arrive at your destination on time. We also notify you through text and email of your driver’s arrival, as well as their essential contact information. Additionally, we have Onboard DriveCam and Silent Passenger in our vehicles for your safety and peace of mind.

 

The Heroes of Meetings and Events

We are proud to provide transportation for all of your meetings and events across the globe. From everything to business meetings, awards shows, and events like Comic-Con, we’ll be there to help you get to your destination safely while you enjoy a smooth and sumptuous ride.

 

To schedule transportation for your next event, or for executive carservice for your next meeting, call 888-760-2517.

EmpireCLS Taking Part in GBTA Convention

The Global Business and Travel Association (GBTA) Convention will take place this July, and EmpireCLS is proud to take part in this international event, now in its 49th year. Not only will our team be staying at the forefront of the latest information related to the travel industry and meeting with people from all across the globe, but they will also be a featured exhibitor at the convention. Click here to view our infographic for more information.

GBTA is a busy, exciting time, and one which demands a lot of your time. There are new offerings, new technology and new, fun giveaways that we must bring home. Who doesn’t want to travel home with a bag full of fidget spinners and branded lip balms following 3 days of walking a trade show floor?

Well, maybe not everyone. But, what about traveling home with a fresh new Louis Vuitton? Seriously. We’re giving one away, along with an array of other luxury prizes. Here’s what you need to do – first, send an email to our sales team (sales@empirecls.com) to schedule a visit with EmpireCLS at booth 703. This will give you one (1) entry. Upon meeting at our booth during your designated time, you will receive an additional entry to win. The grand prize winner will be announced on July 19th on the trade show floor. Exciting stuff!

We are also able to offer a special GBTA rate for your ground transportation.  Beantown is one of our major markets, and we can assure you we can handle any needs you may have, regardless of size and/or scope. Should you need airport transfers in your home area as well as during the show, please contact us to receive your special offer.

Remember – send a message to our sales team (sales@empirecls.com) for your chance to win the Louis Vuitton bag or one of our other amazing prizes! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at GBTA in July!

EmpireCLS Will Attend 49th Annual GBTA Convention this July

Keeping up the momentum in an event-filled summer, EmpireCLS will be attending the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention from July 15-19, 2017, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This convention, now celebrating its 49th year, is the largest business travel event in the world. Each year, thousands of attendees from over 50 different countries gather together to discuss topics that are at the forefront of the travel industry.

The GBTA selects a theme for their convention every year. This year’s theme is “Convergence,” which was chosen to represent the evolution of the business travel industry and how it has been affected by the latest trends, issues and guidelines.

 

Educational Sessions

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in over 70 different educational sessions on pertinent topics such as how to keep clients safe during international travel, how to improve customer service and what the latest technology trends are. One of the center stage panels will even discuss recent geopolitical disruptions and how they impact not only the travel industry, but also global policies and the economy. The panels will be led by top executives and other industry experts.

 

Featured Exhibitors

The GBTA Convention also presents an opportunity for companies such as EmpireCLS to display the services that they have to offer to thousands of travel decision makers. We will be one of the 400 featured exhibitors on the convention floor this summer. Anyone attending the convention is invited to stop by booth 703 to meet with us and discuss how we can provide reliable, luxury ground transportation to your next meeting or event almost anywhere in the world. This is a chance for both local and international guests to ask any questions that they may have.

At EmpireCLS, we aim to distinguish ourselves by offering our clients more than just a limo ride. Not only are our vehicles late-model and meticulously maintained, but they also boast the latest technology, such as WiFi availability for all guests. Our drivers also receive instant itinerary updates via their smartphones, allowing them to react immediately to any changes.

 

To learn more about our participation in this or other events, contacting our sales team by email at Sales@empirecls.com, or by phone at 201-588-2897.

 

Infographic – EmpireCLS Attends MPI WEC17

Our meetings and events team is always looking for opportunities to advance their knowledge and stay at the forefront of new technologies and trends. We are attending MPI’s WEC17 as part of our mission to provide the highest level of service for our clients. To learn more, you may view our infographic.

EmpireCLS is Taking Part in the MPI World Education Congress 2017

Our meetings and events team endeavors to stay on the cutting edge of the MICE industry to provide the highest level of service for our clients. As part of our commitment to that mission, our team often attends events at the national and international level to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations.

One such upcoming event is the MPI World Education Congress 2017 (MPI WEC17), which will be hosted at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. From June 19-22, service providers, suppliers, event planners and others will fill the convention center. Their common goal? To revitalize the MICE industry and promote the importance of face-to-face meetings in our increasingly digital society.

 

Education and Featured Speakers

MPI’s WEC17 will consist of over 70 different educational sessions covering a broad range of topics, including:

Plus, additional topics will be offered, focusing on how event planners can go beyond planning an event to designing an experience.  

A number of notable speakers will be hosting these sessions, such as former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The diverse experiences of the numerous speakers will help attendees understand ways in which they can bring more fulfilling experiences for their clients.

 

Hosted Buyer Program

Companies attending MPI’s WEC17 have the opportunity to participate in the Hosted Buyer Program. This portion of the event allows event planners to meet with suppliers from a variety of industries that can help take their events to the next level.

EmpireCLS will be exhibiting in the Hosted Buyer Program, granting attendees the chance to meet our own Executive Vice President of Meeting & Event Sales, Seth Marcus. He will be available to discuss how our company’s innovative and ground-breaking technology can revolutionize the experience of your clients. We do far more than just provide Las Vegas limo services — with the needs of our clients always in mind, we provide the ultimate luxury transportation experience.

Our attendance at events like MPI’s WEC17 shows our dedication to staying not only relevant, but ahead of the curve in transportation. If you’ll be attending the event and wish to arrive comfortably, on-time, and in style, consider booking a luxury limo for your Las Vegas trip.

 

To learn more about us or our participation in this event, contact Seth Marcus at Seth.Marcus@empirecls.com  or by phone at 201-588-2256.