4 things for tour managers and agents to consider when organising chauffeur transport for VIPs

The event is organised, accommodation is lined up, the private jet is booked; there’s so many things to consider as a celebrity agent, tour manager, or high profile events organiser but have you thought about how to get your VIPs to and from the venue safely and in comfort/style?

At Elite Voyager, we’ve got years of experience of chauffeuring important people from politicians and famous sports stars to high profile musicians and Saturday night television performers, all with the same level of professionalism and discretion. As a team of experienced drivers, we’re used to getting a celebrity from A to B, driving in convoy with other drivers and following strict procedures in leaving venues quickly to minimise traffic delays.

So here are our top tips on making things run smoothly:

  1. Don’t scrimp on quality: The specification of the vehicle is important to ensure that the whole journey is seamless and your client arrives well-rested and stress free to the big event. With all the luxuries a private jet has to offer, you need vehicles with all the comfort and top of the range features your VIP is used to.
  2. Don’t forget about luggage and equipment: When booking flights, luggage allowance is a top priority, but this is often forgotten when it comes to transfers. Our luxury vehicles offer ample luggage storage for kit or instruments which are secured within the vehicle, perfect for band members travelling together to a venue.
  3. Time it right: When transporting VIPs, we always make sure that the driver is there well in advance so that we are on ‘standby’ as soon as the private jet lands or concert finishes. Giving drivers safe access to restricted areas such as private jet terminals and backstage areas will make sure your VIP can relax and focus on their performance.
  4. Check the credentials: You wouldn’t hire a security team for your VIP without checking they had the right accreditations and insurance so don’t book a chauffeur company without doing the same. The driver must have all the proper certifications and documentation to keep your client and their belongings safe.

 

Get in touch with Steve to discuss VIP travel arrangements and to obtain a quote for this service.

07973 287873 

info@elitevoyager.co.uk

4 things to think about when booking a wedding car

The Elite Voyager fleet of privately driven vehicles are booked for all occasions; from airport transfers to corporate travel, prom cars to parties and group trips to a day at the races! Our professional drivers like to make every journey special for our customers, but there’s one we like to make particularly memorable; your wedding day.

We have a whole fleet of vehicles for the bride or groom to choose from depending on their needs. Whether it’s an 8 seater MPV to carry the bridal party, a 6 seater Mercedes for close family members or something smaller and luxurious like our Bentley for the bride on her special day, our luxury fleet can cater to every need!

There are so many things to think about before the big day so we’ve taken the liberty of outlining a few ideas that could make all the difference when booking your wedding car:

  1. Seeing is believing: our vehicles are available for brides and grooms to view before their big day so they know exactly what to expect. You could even sit in them to get a feel for how the journey might be, and how much room there is for the dress!
  2. Decorating your day: it can be quite overwhelming organising a wedding so we take the responsibility off your hands by decorating the car for you. We’ll even match the ribbon to your colour scheme and arrange flowers for the car if requested!
  3. The finer details: do you want to set the scene with music or would you prefer time to reflect during the journey? We’ve chauffeured hundreds of wedding parties over the years and everyone is different, so if you have a special request for music or would like your own playlist on during your journey, just let us know!
  4. Fashionably late: it’s not usually our motto but we run on your schedule for the day, just let your driver know what time you’d like to arrive at the venue and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll plan the route before your big day and let you know when we have arrived to collect you and your guests, helping to put bags in the car and hold umbrellas is one of our fortes!

We’ve recently added a new Bentley to our fleet which makes the perfect wedding car for those who want a luxury experience and to arrive in style. Contact Steve on info@elitevoyager.co.uk for more information and to request a quote.

Join our team of professional Yorkshire-based drivers!

Do you have a passion for driving and a private hire license? We’re looking for friendly and professional Yorkshire-based drivers to join our team of experts! No two days are the same with our services ranging from airport transfers and corporate travel, to weddings and special group-travel occasions.

Requirements:

  • Private hire license
  • Yorkshire-based
  • Reliable, punctual, professional, friendly

Want to become an Elite Voyager Driver and get the opportunity to drive our luxury fleet across the UK? Contact Steve on info@elitevoyager.co.uk to apply.

We’re hiring professional Yorkshire-based drivers, can you take the wheel?

Do you know someone with excellent driving skills and a private hire license? We’re looking for friendly and professional Yorkshire-based drivers to join our team! Our services range from airport transfers and corporate travel, to weddings and special group-travel occasions so

Requirements:

  • Private hire license
  • Yorkshire-based
  • Reliable, punctual, professional, friendly

Want to become an Elite Voyager Driver and get the opportunity to drive our luxury fleet across the UK? Contact Steve on info@elitevoyager.co.uk to apply.

Your Christmas carriage awaits

Organising the office ‘Christmas do’ is a tough job for office managers and assistants; finding a venue to suit along with a fun activity all takes planning in order to run smoothly. But why put so much effort into the event and then ask employees to make their own way there?

Luxury transport can be as much a part of the night as the Christmas party itself, our fleet of six and seven seater vehicles can collect employees and chauffeur them to the surprise location and even deliver them home safely at the end! Employees will travel in style with Wi-Fi, leather ‘captain style’ seating and music entertainment in our vehicles, and if requested we can even offer a few onboard refreshments to help spread the festive cheer whilst on route to the party.

Starting the night with a stylish touch will show your loyal team members how much you value them and make sure the all-important Christmas party goes off with a bang right from the start.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any travel needs. You can also get an instant online quote and make a booking on our website.

 

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Staying connected while travelling for business

Booking chauffeured transport is often seen as a luxury or infrequent experience, but there’s no reason why it can’t be the go-to option for busy executives when time is of the essence. Elite Voyager works closely with organisations across the country to deliver their business travel needs from airport transfers for international trips, to meetings across the UK.

Here are a few frequently asked questions from our business passengers:

How can I stay connected whilst on the road?

  • All of our vehicles have 12 volt charging points for mobiles, tablets and laptops so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery half way through your journey. There is also the option to have WiFi so there’s no need to rely solely upon mobile signal.

I don’t like to be interrupted during the journey, can you ensure privacy?

  • Our Mercedes V Class and Chrysler Grand Voyager are soundproofed and have privacy glass so you can travel in comfort knowing your journey will be uninterrupted. It goes without saying that our drivers offer a personal and professional service, providing all passengers with the upmost discretion so interruptions from both inside and outside the vehicle are minimised.

Before booking a journey, I need to see full licenses, documentation for insurance policies and DBS checks. Are these available for me to check?

  • We encourage our passengers to view our licences and carry them with us wherever we go, all you need to do is ask and we’ll be happy to show you. It’s important to know that if you’re travelling with someone who does not have the appropriate documentation, your safety is at risk and you aren’t insured for the journey.

Travelling with your pet; the Elite Voyager guide to a smooth journey

Whether you’re visiting family, having a staycation in the UK, or flying with your pet, Elite Voyager is here to make your journey as easy as possible. We understand that using public transport with your pet can be stressful, from finding space for them to sit safely to negotiating crowds in stations or terminals, which is why we welcome pets in most of our vehicles as long as you let us know in advance and bring the right equipment with you to secure them in.

You can rest easy knowing that they have the space to travel comfortably without being trodden on or disrupting other passengers. Our drivers understand that travelling with a pet comes with extra considerations, such as stopping a few times along the way for a stretch of the legs or toilet breaks, which we’re happy to do to ensure the journey is a smooth one. And with climate control or air conditioning in each of our vehicles, you won’t have to worry about them overheating and panting throughout the journey.

So, what do you need when travelling with your pet?

  • A means to secure them in the car – having animals loose in the vehicle is a recipe for disaster and something we are not willing to risk, so we ask all customers to bring either a harness or crate for the journey.
  • Water – travelling can be stressful (for both humans and pets!) so make sure you have plenty of water on hand for the pitstops.
  • A collar with a name tag – microchipping is compulsory for dogs but it’s also a good idea to make sure they are travelling with a collar in case they panic and make an attempt for freedom.
  • Time for breaks – it’s likely that the journey will take a bit longer due to pitstops, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get to your destination without feeling rushed. If you need dropping at the airport for a flight with your pet, make sure you have time once you get to there to give them a walk and some fresh air before checking in and boarding.

If you would like to book a journey with your pet, please get in touch to confirm with our drivers. Not all of our cars are suitable for carriage of pets, but we will do our best to accommodate (please note, it may incur additional fees). For our full terms and conditions, click here.

Why you should consider booking private transport to an upcoming sports match

There are certain comfortable benefits to watching a sports match from your own sofa at home, but nothing beats having a ticket to be in amongst the action live at the match. However, just getting to the venue can be exhausting, not to mention finding parking or negotiating public transport giving you enough time to purchase those all important refreshments for the game. So why not book private transport to take you and your friends to the stadium without drawing straws for the designated driver?

Travel in comfort leaving the traffic and diversions in the trusty hands of our professional drivers who will drop you as close to the stadium / ground as possible and be waiting for you at the end. Our larger Mercedes and Chrysler vehicles can seat up to seven passengers (perfect for group travel!) and they also have charging points so you can head to the game with a full battery ready to catch the goals on film.

We’ve chauffeured groups to many sporting events including the Six Nations Rugby, the FIFA World Cup and the Cricket World Cup – from home games in England, Scotland or Wales to providing airport transfers for those lucky enough to get tickets abroad! Get in touch for a quote and don’t leave it too late to book for the big fixtures.

Elite Voyager acquires West Yorkshire based Excell Executive Chauffeurs

We are pleased to announce that we have further strengthened our customer base and fleet of executive cars with the acquisition of Queensbury-based Excelle Executive Chauffeurs. The well established company has offered the same high level of luxury, professional, good value service to Yorkshire-based clients as we do at Elite Voyager for many years. We look forward to meeting the business and leisure travel needs of Excell’s loyal customers, including transportation to and from major UK airports, sporting events, corporate events, cruise ports, and weddings.

The acquisition follows the retirement of Excell’s owner. Elite Voyager owner Steve Beales says: “We’re pleased to be able to take over the reigns from Stewart who offered a high quality service to his clients across West Yorkshire. I would personally like to welcome all of Excell’s existing customers to Elite Voyager.”

Stop wasting journey time when travelling for business with our mobile office solution!

Travelling for business can’t always be avoided, but all that time out of the office doesn’t have to mean time wasted on your busy schedule. Our luxury vehicles offer you the perfect mobile office environment, complete with wifi, soundproofing, privacy glass and adjustable seating in the back of our Chrysler and Mercedes with “swivel ‘n go” chairs so face to face meetings can take place on route.
All our vehicles have 12 volt charging points for mobiles, tablets and laptops so you’ll never have to worry about arriving at your destination with a low battery notification again! (Read about other features our luxury vehicles have here)
 
It goes without saying that our professional drivers work with the utmost discretion and any conversations taking place within the vehicle remain private. If you need to book corporate transport for either yourself, a colleague or boss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.