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The 10 Best Tools Every Travel Agent Should Be Using

June 15, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

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Elite travel agents have many important tasks to juggle. Critical deadlines come and go with a frequency no one outside of other travel agents can understand. It takes a certain kind of mentality and focus to be a great travel agent.

As a kid I remember watching an old Disney show about a Texan cowboy who moves to Australia to open a stagecoach company with an AGoogle Hangoutsussie partner. In one particular scene, Con and Jack go to the bank to discuss a loan to buy a new stagecoach. Charlie Withers, the banker leans back and, even though he doesn’t want to loan them the money admits, “a worker is only as good as his tools.”

That small statement is very powerful. It applies to everything from the ditch-digger to the soldier in the trenches. As a general rule, give a superior talent inferior tools and he will be less effective than inferior talent using superior tools. That’s why travel agents need the best tools to ensure they are most effective at what they do. Efficiency, productivity and reliability are the three words every travel agent should strive to embrace.

It all starts with their tools.

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Topics: Luxury Travel, Travel Agents

Brilliant's Mercedes Sprinters Have Been Spotted All Over Recently

June 07, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

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When you're a transportation company that ensures clients privacy and discretion, you don't get to flaunt your high-end clients or name drop them on social media like other companies do. Most of the time, the influential people we serve travel with us without so much of a mention outside our office.

However, when you provide 5-Star service, and revolutionize mere transportation to be an amazing experience, some people are so thrilled they promote our company for us. When they do, we're overjoyed to join them in the celebration. 

So here's some photos and stories of Brilliant's custom Sprinter Limo Vans being spotted in the wild:

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Topics: Brilliant Transportation, Brilliant People

The 5 Best Wedding Planners in New York City

April 30, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

best wedding planners in NYC

New York City is one of the largest cities in the world. Known mostly for it’s commerce and international trade, Gotham is also a host for some of the most romantic locations in the world. It has become an iconic setting for weddings of the affluent. New York City provides the classic backdrop for many classic romantic movies, adding to the allure of the city as a desired location for brides-to-be.

At Brilliant, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the leading wedding and event planners in the New York City area on some distinguished, high-profile weddings. In doing so, we’ve been able to watch the genius and artistry of the finest wedding planners in the industry.

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Topics: Wedding Transportation, New York

Luxury Van Service vs. Limo Van Service: Which is Best?

April 18, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

van service versus luxury which is best

We have clients come to us all the time, wondering what the difference is between luxury vans and limo vans. Some people think of van service as a normal 15 passenger van with a driver, taking them from point a to point b. Then, there are others who want a nice van and think leather seats, and tinted windows are what makes it a luxury option.

At Brilliant, we believe there should be a third option!

However, in order to explain what that third option is, we have to first look at the differences in van service, and luxury van service. A lot of our clients come to us with this question because every limo company in New York and Los Angeles advertise their van service as, “luxury.”

The truth is, luxury is subjective, much like the term awesome. Something is awesome only to those who are awed by it, and something is luxury, only to those who think it is.

Usually, limo companies think all their vehicles are luxury. However, to the executive that’s used to the finer things in life, wrapping something in leather doesn’t make it luxury to him. He expects more, and that’s where the differences lie.

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Topics: Luxury Transportation, Van Service

Why the Mercedes Sprinter Van is Best for a Book Tour

April 18, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott


At Brilliant, we field a lot of questions from folks who are looking for transportation for a specific purpose other than simple point-to-point transfers. The questions often start with, “this is a weird request, but van you do this?”

Let me put your mind at ease, there are no weird requests in the transportation business, especially at Brilliant. We handle a lot of multi-day trips for people taking college tours or roadshows, and book tours are one of the types of trips we love to provide our author clients.

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Topics: Luxury Travel, New York, Los Angeles, Book Tour

5 Problems With Executive Transportation in NYC

April 16, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

problems with executive transportation

At Brilliant, we provide transportation for many high end executives in the New York area. Whether for personal, leisure travel or business trips, we’re privileged to have many influential executives on our client roster. We do our best to set ourselves apart as a 5-Star quality provider of executive transportation, who can deliver on even the most difficult itineraries.

Our clients come to us when they want performance and service, not mere transportation. As a matter of fact, we’re not embarrassed to admit if you’re looking for simple A-to-B transportation at an affordable price, we’re probably not a good fit for you.

We’re priced at a premium on purpose. One of the reasons we have the clients we do is because they’ve experienced the problems associated with mere executive transportation.

Our clients don’t want to be left in the snow at JFK while their car is supposedly “circling.” Our clients wouldn’t use us more than once if we picked them up in a vehicle that wasn’t spotlessly clean, or needed mechanical work done.

Put simply, our clients come to us because we’re the Waldorf Astoria of transportation. We’re not anywhere near the cheapest, but we deliver on quality and value for those that want to experience the best.

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Topics: New York, Executive Transportation

The Best Meet and Greet Services at LAX Airport (reviews/ratings)

April 11, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

Meet and Greet Services LAX

For executives and busy professionals, having a great meet and greet service when they land at an airport is essential to their travel plans. When landing at LAX in Los Angeles, the vast airport terminals, crazy baggage claim, and large crowds can make getting your luggage and finding transportation a major problem.

Since we’re an upscale executive transportation company based in Los Angeles, we’re often called upon by our clients to offer meet and greet service at LAX. While we like to think our well-trained staff as the best, we realize we’re not the best fit for doing business with every traveler. This article will offer honest reviews of the best meet and greet providers in the Los Angeles area, specifically for LAX airport.

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Topics: Luxury Transportation, Los Angeles, Meet and Greet Service

The Cost of Limo Rental from Los Angeles to Disneyland

March 10, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

Disneyland Los Angeles Limo Service

Disneyland is that magical place where Mickey comes to life, and you can actually hear the sound of Tinkerbell and her fellow pixies zooming overhead. The legendary theme park built by Walt Disney himself. Each and every year, thousands venture into Los Angeles to visit Disneyland and spend their vacation in a Magic Kingdom where dreams come true.

Getting to Disneyland from Downtown Los Angeles or LAX Airport can be a tough time, especially in the crazy LA traffic. For our clients, grabbing a taxi or black car service isn’t the best solution, especially when they’re traveling with a group of family members. It just doesn’t make sense to take multiple luxury sedans.

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Topics: Los Angeles, Limo Service

Hourly Limo Rates in New York and New Jersey

February 22, 2014

- Posted by Ryan Scott

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If you’re searching for a limo to rent in New York City or New Jersey, most companies charge by the hour. Renting a limo isn’t a difficult thing to do, and prices range from cheap to expensive. Depending on the quality of service you desire, the hourly rates for a limo rental will be impacted.

At Brilliant, we provide the highest quality limo service for the most influential clients in the New York area. We aren’t a good fit for more than half of the customers that contact us. Our pricing is premium as our quality of service and vehicles is beyond compare in the world. For that reason, most people simply can’t afford our level of service.

At the same time, we appreciate all customers looking for a luxurious limo service, regardless of budget. So we’re writing this article to explain the hourly limo rates in the New York area, and make some suggestions of companies that can match most budgets.

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Topics: New York, Limo Service, New Jersey




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