Carey Unveils New Brand of Value-Priced Chauffeured Services

Posted on August 16, 2010

The global chauffeured transportation network launches Embarque, a subsidiary that offers a carbon-balanced green vehicle alternative.

HOUSTON -- Carey International, Inc. recently announced the international launch of its new subsidiary company called EMBARQUE an affordable option for safe, reliable and green chauffeured transportation.   

Carey announced the service during the 42nd annual National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention and Exposition in Houston last week.

Embarque features a 100% Carbon Balanced fleet of U.S. EPA SmartWay certified vehicles, a dedicated team of certified professional drivers, and  transparent pricing. The fleet includes Toyota Camry Hybrids and Ford Fusion Hybrids.

"The international launch of Embarque marks a substantial shift in Carey International's portfolio of services, but not the way Carey does business," said Gary L. Kessler, President and CEO of Carey International, Inc., in a statement. "Embarque is the end result of Carey, once again, listening to the needs and challenges of the travel marketplace and reacting with a tangible solution that meaningfully addresses the concerns of our customers."

Embarque was developed and refined during the past year through a series of trial launches in  multiple cities across the U.S. and the U.K., beginning with Chicago in 2009. "We (Carey International, Inc.) began testing the Embarque product in Chicago last year, and based upon overwhelmingly positive customer feedback, we began to slowly introduce the product in other cities," said Sally Snead, senior vice president of operations for Carey. "As the product rolled out slowly throughout the testing phase, we were able to make certain adjustments and improvements before we launched in subsequent markets."

EMBARQUE service is available in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Orange County, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington D.C., with more cities to be added throughout 2011. "With Embarque service up and running in 12 major markets, we are now able to provide travel buyers with a low-cost and environmentally responsible service option to complement our premium Carey services," said Matthew C. Tolan, senior vice president of global sales. "Embarque's presence in most prime domestic travel corridors will result in greater value for our existing customers while at the same time creating a greater incentive for new customers to come aboard."

About Carey International, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Carey International, Inc. is comprised of two distinct brands that offer unique customer experiences, but share the same set of core competencies and centralized operational platforms.

About Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services

Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services operates a global franchise network with locations in more than 550 cities and 60 countries. Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services offers premium chauffeured services that include airport transfers, point-to-point service, hourly charters, special occasions, and more. Carey also offers a complete portfolio of specialized services in Meetings & Events, Corporate Road Shows, Private Aviation/FBO Services, and special international tours and travel packages. Information: Carey web site.

About Embarque

Launched in 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Carey International, Inc., Embarque delivers value-priced chauffeured transportation solutions using a 100% Carbon Balanced fleet of US EPA SmartWay certified vehicles, a  team of professional drivers, and the operational platforms of Carey International, Inc.  Available in select cities across the United States and the United Kingdom, Embarque services include airport transfers, point-to-point, and hourly, as directed. For more information, please visit the Embarque web site.

Source: Carey International

Related Topics: emissions reduction, EPA clean fuel program, green initiatives, hybrid vehicles

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