A new linkup between Orbitz for Business and Limos.com sees more than 2,000 private car and limousine suppliers added to the Orbitz portfolio, in a move that will streamline the process of hiring a car for business travelers in more than 370 destinations across 62 countries worldwide.
Orbitz for Business, the corporate arm of the Orbitz Worldwide online travel agency, will benefit from the addition of more than 2,000 local car and limousine hire firms to its existing car rental portfolio, meaning that its business travelers will now be able to search for car rentals, compare prices and make bookings directly through its interface. Aside from the wealth of new options, business travelers will also be able to benefit from access to huge discounts only available to Orbitz for Business customers, together with new integrated reporting services.
Since its launch back in 2008, Limos.com has grown to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of reliable, affordable private car transportation for business and leisure travelers across a total of 62 countries. The most recent statistics from IBIS Research show that the chauffeured ground transport industry alone was worth more than $36 billion in 2010, a significant percentage of which caters for business travelers.
The new team-up promises to revolutionize the market for private car hire services, which has up until now been somewhat inefficient compared to other travel services such as hotel and flight bookings. Currently, less than 5% of private car hire bookings are made online, with most travelers resorting to more traditional methods of securing ground transport.
Limos.com have made substantial efforts in recent years to build a competitive online marketplace for the private car hire industry, striving to improve user experience and drive down costs for its clients.
T.J. Clark, CEO and President of Limos.com, explained that the new partnership with Orbitz for Business would ensure both a better experience and reduced costs for business travelers when it comes to booking ground transportation:
“Integrating Limos.com with the Orbitz for Business booking environment is not only a perfect fit, it’s a partnership that will help customers realize significant savings on ground transportation. Business travelers often need a heightened level of convenience, service and flexibility when it comes to private car transportation, but they also need to stay within a defined travel budget. Limos.com offers those travelers seamless access to private cars at specially-negotiated rates and provides policy controls, all of which make private car transportation a much more convenient and cost-effective proposition.”
Frank Petto, President of Orbitz for Business, said that business travelers would be able to gain access to a segment of business travel that has previously often been overlooked, despite its importance:
“Our consolidated car hire program delivers a better and more reliable experience along with cost savings and fully integrated reporting. We think this is a great opportunity for private car transportation to supplement the existing portfolio of any corporate travel program.”
The new integration of Limos.com with Orbizt for Business is effective immediately, and offers the following benefits for business travelers:
- Access to more than 2,000 car and limousine suppliers throughout 370 destinations in 62 countries
- Exclusive discounts for Orbitz for Business customers of up to 40%
- Internet and mobile web bookings
- Full integration with Orbitz for Business interface for added convenience
- Customer service and support available 24/7
- Guaranteed cost controls – prices shown at time of booking are all-inclusive with no additional expenses
Business travelers using the Orbitz for Business car hire tool will also benefit from airport pickup and drop-off, while they can choose from a number of car models and styles, including regular sedans, convertibles, 4WD’s, vans and SUV’s.