Limos.com Appoints New CEO, Welcomes New Board Member

We congratulate former chief revenue officer Ann Hoey on her appointment as president and CEO of Limos.com, the world’s largest online marketplace for private car service. We’re also pleased to welcome e-commerce innovator Dawn Lepore to the Limos.com team as a new member of our board of directors. Together, Ann and Dawn will drive Limos.com through a new phase of growth, transitioning company from startup to a worldwide leader in ground transportation.

Limos.com appoints Ann Hoey as president and CEO

From our new president and CEO, Ann Hoey, “In a little more than three years, Limos.com has become the world’s largest and most trusted online marketplace for private car service. 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the private car and it’s our goal to continue to modernizing this last major travel category. Together with our valuable and direct relationships with operators in more than 62 countries worldwide, together we’ll be rolling out some exciting innovations for both business and leisure passengers over the next few months.”

Dawn Lepore Joins Limos.com Board of Directors

Read more in our press release.

Have a question for our new CEO? Post your question below and Ann will respond to you directly.

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Preparing for Prom, From “His” Perspective

By Junior Magallon, Senior, Del Sol High School, Las Vegas & Guest Blog Contributor

Prom night is one of the most anticipated nights for high school students each year. The chance to share the evening with my beautiful date and friends is something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. That’s why planning for prom wisely is so important, including:

  1. Get a perfect prom date (duh)
  2. Dress nicely (a.k.a. “tuxedo T-shirt”)
  3. Eat well (perfect before-the-prom dinner)
  4. Party with the friends (while keeping the parents unworried)

Step 1 – Perfect Date: My prom experience started by deciding who to ask to the big dance. I was nervous about asking my date, so I did some research on the best way to ask a girl to prom … because let’s face it, girls expect the proposal to be creative, genuine and somewhat cute.

Here are some ideas I found for asking a girl to a dance:

  • Plan a scavenger hunt
  • Have a small group for friends spell out prom in her front yard
  • Fill her car with sticky notes asking her to prom
  • Create a huge poster asking her to prom and include flowers

However, to me all those ideas were overrated. So I decided to ask my date by embarrassing her instead. I thought it was a foolproof plan…but I guess I was wrong.

I know the girl I wanted to ask to prom hated monkeys. I know this because one day while at the zoo, we were taking pictures when a monkey pulled her hair and scared her. She was really embarrassed but all of our friends got a good laugh. She made me delete the photos and promise never speak of the situation again. Maybe that should have been my first clue that this was a bad idea, but I digress.

The moment arrived and I surprised her at school with a bunch of monkey gear, including a bracelet, stuffed animal and sign that read, “Be My Primate Prom Date”. To my surprise, she rejected my proposal but eventually came around and said yes.

Step 2 – Perfect Tuxedo: Phase one was complete! Now my nervousness has now turned to renting a tuxedo. It’s important to wear the same the color as your date. And the corsage has to be perfect as well. I know she loves roses so I’m planning on buying her a white rose corsage to match her dress.

Step 3 – Perfect Dinner: Next is planning a nice dinner for before prom. I’m undecided on where to take her since we’re going with a group but I’m leaning toward a restaurant where I can surprise her with a banana split … sorry, I digressed again.

Step 4 – Perfect Party Ride: No prom night would be complete without booking a party bus for all of our friends. I was Googling for a prom limo and found the perfect ride on Limos.com, where I could compare prices and review (and make my parents happy with my hard research work!). So now, not only will we be able to get to-and-from the restaurant in style, we’ll be able to cruise the strip for a couple hours after the dance – where I hope there will be a little monkeying around … with good friends on our limo bus … get your mind out of the gutter!

And – Step 5 – Perfect Prom! Students anticipate prom for four years. Nothing throughout high school can top that night. It’s not the cute way you ask your date to prom, but the little things you do to prepare yourself for the night. To some it’s just another day, but to me it’s the day I’ve been looking forward to since my freshman year. I can’t wait for prom.

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Limos.com Prom Video Competition – Vote for Your Fave!

UPDATE: The voting for this video competition ends at 12:00 p.m. PST on Friday, April 27th.

It’s that time a year again when high school students from all over the country flock to Limos.com to check prom limo rental prices. But nothing beats a free limo, and that’s exactly what we’re giving a few lucky students this week.

Earlier this year, a group of film class students from River City High School in Sacramento, CA came to us with an idea to create a series of promotional videos for Limos.com. We loved the idea and agreed to reward the winning team a free stretch for their efforts.

We had a great time working with these students and thank them for having some fun with us. Below are the two finalists – and we’d like your help choosing a winner:

“Hey Girl, You Wanna go to Prom?”
“The Limos.com Guy”
Help us pick a winner by voting for your favorite video below. Or share your fave on Facebook and Twitter.
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Win Five Free Years of Valentine’s Dates

As Cupid readies his bow for Valentine’s Day, Limos.com is giving you the chance to win limousine service, dinner for two and flowers for the next five years.

All you have to do is visit our Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes page and search for a ride to be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which starts today, will award one lucky winner five years of perfect Valentine’s Day dates on Friday, February 10th.

So enjoy Valentine’s Day for the next half-decade no matter who you spend it with…now that’s some potent potion of love.

For official rules and regulations, click here.

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Limos.com Partners with Orbitz for Business

Earlier this morning, we announced a new partnership with Orbitz for Business, the corporate brand of Orbitz Worldwide. The partnership will add over 2,000 local town car and limousine suppliers to Orbitz for Business’s existing portfolio of business travel providers. Customers can now search, compare and book private car services directly through the familiar Orbitz for Business interface, with integrated reporting and access to specially negotiated discounts of up to 40 percent off standard rates.

“By partnering with Limos.com, Orbitz for Business customers gain comprehensive access to an important and sometimes overlooked segment of business travel,” said Frank Petito, president of Orbitz for Business.

This partnership kicks off what’s shaping up to be an exciting year for Limos.com. With plans to announce additional partnerships in 2012 – including deals with five of the 10 largest airlines, two of the four largest hotel chains and three of the top six online travel agencies – our goal is to continue modernizing the private car industry by driving down costs and continuously improving the user experience.

For more information about our partnership with Orbitz for Business, please read our press release.

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Forbes Honors Limos.com as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies”

This morning, Limos.com was honored by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies.” As the world’s largest online marketplace for private car service, Limos.com placed #33 out of 100 privately held up-and-coming companies, and #1 among the featured travel brands.

The recognition by Forbes culminates a year of strong momentum for Limos.com. As 2012 approaches, Limos.com will continue to revolutionize the ground transportation industry by empowering people to search, compare and book private cars online and on the go, as well as offer easy access to thousands of affordable and dependable private cars at discounts of up to 40% off standard rates.

To view the complete list, please visit: www.forbes.com/ampc.

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Top execs added to our management team

We’re excited to announce that we’ve deepened our management bench with the addition of four online veterans to our executive team.  Welcome, Ann Hoey from Mediaplex, Darren Kahan from Hotwire.com, Sharon Saffel from LesConcierges, and Rod Montgomery from OpenTable.com!!

From our CEO, T.J. Clark, “We are pleased to welcome such a world-class group to the Limos.com team. Ann, Rod, Sharon and Darren are proven e-commerce all-stars, having spent their careers building today’s top Internet brands.  Limos.com has had an extraordinary year of success, and we’ve assembled one of the most talented teams I’ve had the pleasure to know. Our ability to attract executives of this caliber further endorses the strength of the Limos.com strategy and market opportunity.”

Read all about it in our press release.

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