CHANGSHA, China — Although ETS International routinely offers “romance” limo packages as part of its extensive menu of services, an 813 km trek across scenic China in early May brought together a high-profile couple unlike any other the company had served in the past. In fact, it was a rendezvous that had the whole world watching – and required not only a special climate-controlled vehicle for the passenger himself, but also a separate van for a team of doctors and a mini-coach for a traveling press corp.
ETS was entrusted by a group of scientists and conservationists with the special task of delivering the world’s last giant male Yangtze soft-shell turtle from his home at a Suzhau, China zoo to the last known female of the species – who waited patiently in her special tank, behind bullet-proof glass, in a zoo in Changsha.
According to experts, this is the last hope of saving a species believed to be the largest freshwater turtles in the world – she at about 80 years old and weighing almost 90 pounds; he at 100 years old and weighing about 200 pounds.
“It was a great honor to be chosen for such a historic event,” admits John Greene, President/CEO of ETS International in Quincy, Mass. “The safety and comfort of our passengers is always our top priority, but there was a whole other level of responsibility when it came to this job.”
For Greene, the fact that ETS was chosen to transport such valuable cargo was a testament to the level of service his business consistently provides, and was further proof that ETS is truly a global company. Although ETS is little more than a year old, Greene has nearly two decades of experience as an award-winning business owner and consultant to some of the most successful businesses in the industry.
ETS was started with one car and a phone number in January of 2007 – and now operates 20 cars in Boston and a vast network of global affiliates, with sales revenue projected to exceed $2 million in 2008.
“While other businesses are feeling the pain of the economic slowdown, we have actually grown month over month since we started,” says Greene. “We primarily serve a corporate client base – and these days, corporations are looking for the kind of real value that we provide.”
For more information, call (888) 366-3388 or visit www.etsintl.net.
Don't let your guests down. Here are some things to think about before the event starts.
ISSUE PREVIEW: What does he think? What did she really say? Are you channeling your customers? In the October 2012 issue of LCT Magazine, you’ll get a complete primer on how to read and please your
With no need for people to operate vehicles, how can limo companies adapt to the new world of transportation?
It has never before been easier for businesses to share information, insight and intimacy with consumers; it has also never been easier to offend them. Read more to learn how to avoid a social media faux pas.
On my trip to Chicago last week for the 2012 BusCon Expo, I had the pleasure of experiencing a new ride — the 2013 MKT Town Car.