September is Back to Business Travel Month – Save 15% Off All Airport Rides

It’s never easy exchanging flip-flops for loafers, but with summer ending, it’s time to get back on the road for business. To help ease your transition, between now and Friday, October 12th, we’re giving you 15% off all rides to-and-from the airport.

Back to Business Travel – 15% Off Airport Rides

Additionally, we’ll be awarding one lucky road warrior with a year’s worth of FREE airport car and limo services
(see official rules for prize details).

To be automatically entered in the drawing, visit our “Back to Business Travel” promotional page and simply book a ride. You’ll receive a 15% rebate on your credit card once the ride is completed.

To enter without purchasing, see the official rules here.

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Remembering Tom Mazza

Tom Mazza

Tom Mazza, an inspirational leader associated with the U.S. limousine industry, passed away this month from complications from ALS. He was 53.

Tom was deeply connected to Limos.com, and will be greatly missed. Our team took a few moments to share some thoughts and memories of Tom.

By Doug Anderson,
Above all, Tom’s heart and care for the industry and for the people in the industry always shined through. He touched so many of us in so many different ways that his positive contributions become almost immeasurable. Limos.com would not be who it is today without his help.

Tom consulted and educated our founding team (including myself, T.J. Clark, Todd Belfer and Jay Poplowski) and was instrumental in helping make our first key hires (Carlos Matos and Eric Schnieder). Last but not least, Tom introduced us to many of our best affiliates, even when he was starting a competing service (Limocart).

Tom’s legacy will live on forever in the limo world. To paraphrase the late Steve Jobs, Tom Mazza made a dent in our universe.

By Carlos Matos,
I can’t remember Tom Mazza without remembering all the contributions he made to countless members of the ground transportation industry, including myself.

Tom was a true friend, great leader and an individual fully dedicated to the growth of our industry. Tom was so energetic and passionate about the industry, he could walk into a room full of chauffeurs and keep them all on the edge of their seats for over an hour. He was so well liked that he was immediately followed by dozens of people whenever he entered the room.

Tom, you left us too early, but rest assured your legacy will live among us forever.

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Hey, You! Get Out & Do Some Wine Tasting

Guest Blog Post
Justin Falco, Certified Sommelier

Justin Falco, Certified Sommelier

Greetings cork-poppers!

August is a fantastic time to head into wine country no matter what region you’re closest to!  The rapidly growing grapes are on their way to peak ripeness, filling with sugar, acid, minerals and water that will soon be harvested and turned into glorious wine.  The vineyards are most lush during this time of year. So don’t miss out on booking a summer wine country tour today.

This month we’re excited to highlight four distinct wine growing regions and their AVA’s (American Viticulture Areas), which you’ll love to tour in August:

Napa Valley ~ Calistoga, St. Helena, Oakville/Rutherford, Yountville, Napa

In Napa Valley you will find many grape varietals being grown and used in wine making. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to be highly popular varietals here, but don’t limit your palate in this extraordinary wine region. The number of beautiful wineries and breathtaking views will seem endless!

Rocky Mountains ~ Colorado

Two AVA’s exist here, Grand Valley in Mesa County (near the city of Grand Junction) and West Elks in Delta County (near the quaint town of Paonia). The most popular varietals in this scenic region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling, Viogner and Chardonnay. Here you will find 100+ welcoming wineries to choose from.

Great Lakes ~ 8 US States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and the province of Ontario in Canada

There is an amazing amount of winemaking history in this region, and today it’s gaining more and more attention. This area is the home of America’s oldest wine industry dating back to the 1600s. Very interesting native grapes can be found including Catawba, Delaware, Norton and Muscadine. More popular varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Syrah. Ontario has a history of German immigrants bringing the art of making ice wine to Canada. The ideal growing conditions here offer visitors delicious ice wines to taste. Ice wine is made from grapes left on the vines to freeze in the winter.

Upstate New York Finger Lakes Wine Trails

In this region you will find 4 Wine Trails boasting many wineries in each. Canandaigua Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and Keuka Wine Trail. In the Canandaigua Wine Trail, you’ll find the New York Wine and Culinary Center that has gained much popularity, offering visitors the chance to taste wines from many Finger Lakes wineries in one place.

The best wine tasting tips I’ve offered friends and family for years are pretty basic.

  • Don’t overdo it. Only plan to visit 3-5 wineries per day. Take your time, enjoy the wine.
  • If your group has a small range of wines they like, familiarize yourself with which wines are made at the wineries you choose. With that said, the adventure of trying new varietals is a lot of fun.
  • Wine regions have a combination of small production, family run wineries along with the larger producers. Some are by “appointment only” and some require reservations for groups. It’s best to plan ahead.
  • “Tula, eat something!” Don’t spend your day wine tasting with no food and water. There are top-notch restaurants to explore in wine country and many wineries offer food themselves.
  • Don’t be afraid to spit. It may seem uncivilized but this is a very acceptable practice when tasting. You get to enjoy the wine without the side effects of alcohol. Just ask for a spit bucket.
  • Consider hiring chauffeured transportation like a town car or sedan service, a stretch limo, or a party bus for larger groups – so you and your friends can have a great time without worrying about directions and a designated driver. Limo and private car service prices can be surprisingly affordable. Ground transportation companies often offer special wine tour deals, so finding an affordable ride to a winery is easy.

I wish you wonderful winery adventures and discoveries this August. Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and plan the most comfortable, luxurious and safe way I know how to explore wine country, with us at www.Limos.com.

Cheers!

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RPatz & Tricked-Out Limos = Awesomeness in COSMOPOLIS

We’re proud to announce a national promotional partnership with COSMOPOLIS, a new David Cronenberg film starring Robert Pattinson. The film follows 28-year-old billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan in a tricked-out white stretch limo.

Opening today in New York City and Los Angeles, COSMOPOLIS has teamed-up with Limos.com to give you a chance to experience a day in the life of Eric Packer, including a ride to see COSMOPOLIS in the back of a white stretch limo.

Simply follow @Limos on Twitter, and using #CosmopolisUS, tell us where you’d go in Eric’s limo for the day.

We’ll also be posting behind-the-scenes footage and new clips from the film on Eric Packer’s Vlog below. Check back each day to get your COSMOPOLIS fix!

Monday, August 20, 2012
RPatz on How the Limo Setting Influenced his Performance

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
New Clip from COSMOPOLIS Featuring Juliette Binoche

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Paul Giamatti Discusses Working with RPatz

Friday, August 24, 2012
New Clip from COSMOPOLIS; “We Die on Weekends”

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Limos.com Offers Hot Wine Tour Deal for the Summer – Save $50 & Win a Wine Tasting Getaway

It’s summer and that means it’s the perfect time for a wine country getaway. So grab some friends, your favorite wine glass, a corkscrew and a party bus, and head over to your local wine region for an afternoon of fun and fine wines.

Limos.com Wine Tour Transportation Discount

$50 Off Wine Tour Limo & Car Services from Limos.com

Booking safe and dependable wine tour transportation has never been easier and more affordable. Between now and the end of August, Limos.com is giving passengers the opportunity to save $50 off any winery tour reservation of $400 or more.

And all cork-poppers who book a wine tour ride through our “Vine Revolution” promotional page” will be automatically entered for a chance to win a cross-country wine tasting getaway to four of the top wine regions around the country, including Napa Valley, the Rocky Mountain wine region, the Great Lakes Wine Region and upstate New York wine country.

So find your wine adventure today – click here for more details.

#VineRevolution

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Limos.com Wins Sabre Red Appy Award

We’re proud to announce that Limos.com was awarded the first-ever Sabre Red Appy award before a combined audience from Sabre’s Technology and Marketing University and Developers Conference currently being held June 5-7 in Las Vegas.

Limos.com Wins the First-Ever Sabre Red Appy Award

Our integration with the Sabre Red App is a powerful search, compare and booking application for private car services. Bookings integrate into customers’ itineraries, streamlining the reservation process and increasing agent productivity. Today’s award acknowledges how we’ve successfully tackled the fragmented car services industry and built strong partnerships with leading car service providers worldwide, bringing great deals to customers that cannot be found anywhere else.

From our director of corporate sales, Dan Shifrin, “This is a great honor for Limos.com and for everyone who has participated in the development of this product.”

Read more about Limos.com winning the Sabre Red Appy award here.

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Join “The Bride Revolution” Today and Save $30

It’s wedding season and that means love is in the air. To celebrate, Limos.com is inciting a “Bride Revolution” to help brides-to-be find the perfect wedding limo for their big day.

A little wedding gift from Limos.com

Starting today through the end of August, brides-to-be can save $30 off any reservations over $200 or more. Simply visit our Bride Revolution homepage, search for a ride, compare prices, vehicles and customer reviews for wedding limousines, town cars, SUVs, stretch Hummers and more – and save!

Wedding planning is difficult enough without having to worry about if you’re overpaying for your wedding day limo. So keep calm and plan on!

#BrideRevolution

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