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How to add travel value by arranging private airport transfers for your clients

Last updated October 3, 2023

smiling blonde woman as seen through the back window of a private transport vehicle at the airport

In this economy, who doesn’t want bang for their buck? Travel never goes out of style because getting to experience different cultures, sampling incredible cuisine and seeing the wonders of the world simply cannot be beaten. But as clients and travel industry professionals come to terms with changing currency rates and global events, we all want to be able to experience small moments of luxury while avoiding travel stress. One of the best ways to do this for your clients is by arranging airport transfers to and from their accommodation.

This isn’t always easy. Travelling abroad can have moments that feel intense: from navigating an airport you’ve never been to before, to rushing like crazy just to make sure you don’t miss your flight, to trying to communicate in a language you’ve only been studying on Duolingo for one week.

In all of the madness, all your clients really care about is making it from A to B safely, and experiencing a seamless transit from the airport to the hotel and back again. It’s up to you to make that happen.

Reasons why arranging private airport transfers trumps taxis, e-cabs, and public transport

So how do clients get from the airport to their accommodation while abroad or on holiday?

A popular (read stressful) option for them is to ensure that once they’ve landed, they have the correct e-hailing app, like Uber, to book a car to take them to their destination. But even with adequate planning, they are bound to encounter unfavourable pricing rates that fluctuate as often as Apple announces a new product. After all, the airport is a high-traffic area where there is a disproportionate demand for transport, which is why we’d recommend that travel agents arrange airport transfers for clients. Ultimately, drivers are there to make money and clients often end up paying the price (both monetarily and psychologically).

Traditional metered taxis are also available, but they can be notorious for inconsistent or open-ended pricing. Visitors are often duped by scammer drivers who either take advantage of the tourist’s lack of knowledge about the local currency or who drive a couple of kilometres extra, just to ramp up the travel costs. If you’re not a local, it’s hard to pinpoint when someone is scamming you with a tourist rate and there is no way of knowing that the person behind the wheel can be trusted.

Lastly, there’s public transport. Now, taking the bus or train is a great (eco-conscious) option. But when the designated stops are in another language and Google Maps isn’t working, it not only adds unnecessary stress but also robs your client of a positive experience at their destination city.

Private, safe transit between the airport and the hotel

To avoid all those additional steps and possible stress for your client – why not book a private airport transfer? Global Accommodation has long-standing relationships with premium suppliers around the world, including those who focus on transport, which means that we make it easy for you to add and arrange airport transfers for clients. You can ensure that your client has access to reliable, trusted transport providers no matter where they go on holiday while you leave the work of arranging the right provider for us.

It’s a solution that makes sense. Why? Well, having all the airport transfers sorted reduces any additional unwanted anxiety for your client. Between the culture shocks, foreign languages, strange currencies and alien symbols, reliable transport is one less thing to worry about.

If your client is on a business trip or taking a well-deserved time for rest and relaxation, it’s such a nice touch to have no qualms about transport. It’s definitely a value-add that feels luxurious and sophisticated at the same time. Giving them a streamlined experience is one way to ensure that you have a returning client (potentially one who refers others because of the great service).

A private airport transfer, most importantly, is one of the safest options around. When your client is using public transport and isn’t familiar with the transit system, they’re at risk of encountering some dicey people. You can’t control who gets on the bus or train, and tourists are known to stick out – especially if they are travelling with their luggage on open display. There’s nothing that’ll put a damper on a trip quite like dealing with stolen luggage or missing items. Arranged airport transfers eliminate these risks and ensure your client stays safe in the company of a trusted professional who is looking out for their best interests.

Get airport transport included in the accommodation package

With access to suppliers in over 190 countries around the world, Global Accommodation has an extensive database that ensures your client gets premium service no matter where they are. For ultimate peace of mind, we arrange seamless airport transfer experiences for your clients on your behalf. All this can be added to a consolidated quote that eliminates additional admin for you or your customer.

For more on how Global Accommodation can assist, check out what customised packages are on offer for you and your client.

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