Tourism Industry News

The GO Group Expands to St. Louis

21/08/2009 10:50

Chicago (PRNewswire / WorldTourismNews) - The GO Group, a consortium of ground transportation companies that provides shuttles to and from more than 100 airports around the world, has announced the addition of Lambert International Airport in St. Louis to its network.

Best Transportation, a local charter and private car company that in July expanded its services to include airport shuttles, is the newest member of The GO Group.


Owned by sisters Kim Garner and Debbie Rudawsky, Best Transportation has a fleet of 51 vehicles including sedans, classic cars, limousines, vans, limo party buses, minibuses, motor coaches and luxury hybrids. "We believe the GO branding and national presence will help us expand our airport business and provide cross-selling opportunities with other members of The Go Group," says Garner, president of Best Transportation.

The GO Group was formed in 2007, when 40 independent transportation companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe organized under the GO franchise as the world's largest door-to-door airport shuttle company. While the regional companies remain independently owned and managed, they market under the GO umbrella. Passengers can make reservations to and from airports in both their departure and destination cities by visiting a joint website

"The GO concept responds to a growing demand in the market for a single-source ground transportation company," says John McCarthy, president of GO Airport Shuttle. "Corporate travel managers, convention managers and travel companies tell us they want to do business with one supplier, one phone number and one billing system," he explains. "Individual travelers also appear to appreciate the opportunity to have a single, reliable source for airport transportation. In 2009, traffic on the GO website has increased 71 percent to 12,000 visitors per month."

For more information contact:

Judi Schindler

Hodge Schindler Integrated Communications,
Tel.: +1-312-666-6662


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