Operations

Beijing Limo Leads Limo Service Growth in China

Martin Romjue
Posted on January 22, 2013

BEIJING — As China gains stature as having one the fastest growing economies in the world, its global business connections only stand to multiply. That means more business travel and increased demand for executive-level chauffeured transportation.

Beijing Limo has emerged as one of the leading chauffeured services on mainland China, marking a decade in the limousine industry and considered one of the first major luxury transportation services there. CEO Henry Yao is a steady presence at International LCT Shows, keeping operators informed of growth patterns and potential in the Asian business travel market.


• • • • •
What is unique about  chauffeured services in your nation compared to the U.S.?
It’s a relatively new business. Chauffeured services didn’t start until about 10 years ago.

• • • • •
What are key challenges of your service area/region?
Finding the reliable drivers who can speak English.

• • • • •
What qualities do you look for in a U.S. affiliate?
Affiliates who follow up on their jobs and pay us on time.

• • • • •
What specific rules or procedures do U.S. operators need to be aware of when affiliating with operators in
your nation?
Local law doesn’t allow us to add U.S. operators on our insurance. So make sure your insurance covers your passengers’ overseas trips. The driver is not able to wait at baggage claim unless a paid meet and greet service is arranged in advance (meet & greet service is not available in all cities).

Beijing Limo CEO Henry Yao runs a 38-vehicle operation with affiliates serving the major Chinese business growth centers of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the island nation of Taiwan.
Beijing Limo CEO Henry Yao runs a 38-vehicle operation with affiliates serving the major Chinese business growth centers of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the island nation of Taiwan.

What are your primary business challenges?
Dealing with bureaucrats in an authoritarian society where policy/regulations may change overnight without prior notice or public hearing.
 
• • • • •
What are your top-rented chauffeured vehicles?
The Audi A6L, the longer version of Audi A6, a model manufactured in China.

• • • • •
What types of clients do you typically serve?
Corporate clients, mostly investment bankers.

• • • • •
How much has your company grown in revenue and fleet size since 2006?
About 50%.

• • • • •
What does your driver/chauffeur training program involve?
Traffic law, defensive driving, communication skills and English.

• • • • •
What are the future plans for your company?
After the rapid growth during the past decade, it’s time to pause for a little while and focus on further improving the service quality before we take the next big step.

FASTFACTS: Beijing Limo

  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Year founded: 2002
  • Owners: Two
  • Main service regions: Greater China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
  • Types of vehicles: Sedans and vans, incl. Buick GL8, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S320, Mercedes-Benz MB100, Audi A6, Hyundai Sonata, Buick Regal
  • Overall fleet size: 38 vehicles
  • Total employees: 45
  • Annual revenues: $2 million
  • Website: www.beijinglimo.com
  • Phone number: (+8610) 6546 1688

Related Topics: China operators, Global Operator, Global operators, international

Martin Romjue Editor
Comments ( 2 )
  • See all comments
  • Airport car service in wellesley

     | about 5 years ago

    IT IS REALLY VERY HELPFUL FOR ME.I LIKE YOUR POST BECAUSE IT IS VERY USEFUL FOR ME AS WELL. HOPING THE SAME FINEST OPERATE IN THE UP COMING DAYS ALSO. THANK YOU!

More Stories
Article

How To Get Clients To See Value In Your Rates

NOV. LCT: We fear our own prices when comparing ourselves to TNCs, but we don’t compete with them any more than Marriott does with a Motel 6. Learn how to justify your rates without guilt.

News

2018's Luxury Travel Trends

Among the highlights for next year is a focus on far-flung destinations along with international trips of two weeks or more.