When planning a holiday trip, there are many things to organize and even more to be excited about.
From the hotel to the cultural activities to the food, this is a time filled with enthusiasm and anticipation. But there is also one critical aspect of every holiday that can make or break your trip that should not be overlooked: transport!
How you get from point A to point B can be the difference between an enjoyable and stress-free experience, or a mad rush through traffic, while navigating unfamiliar roads.
So where do you start looking for the best private transport provider? And what should travelers be mindful of when evaluating their options?
Here are some of the most important factors to consider before booking with a transportation provider.
What is the background and reputation of the company?
The best way to find out if a company is reputable is to do your research. Look at the information on their website and see what you can find about the company’s background and experience. Social media accounts can offer a glimpse into company culture and communication if available. While not all reviews are trustworthy, it also pays to check their public ratings. You may also ask friends and locals that you know online or in real life about their recommendations.
How old is their fleet, and what are their vehicle categories?
The age of a company’s fleet is an important factor to consider when it comes to your comfort and safety.
You also want a company that can match your needs. Business travelers have different needs from families or those traveling in a group, such as extra space for baggage and belongings. The right private transport service provider will have a range of options on offer so you can pick the car and service you like.
We Know Transfers provides customized transport solutions in Athens and other Greek destinations for business and leisure travels. Our Mercedes-Benz fleet of quality and stylish vehicles includes options for 4 to 21 guests to suit all your needs and occasions. For families traveling with children, we offer baby seats and booster seats for comfort and safety.
Do the drivers speak English?
It’s easier to get around the world speaking your native tongue. Especially if you are embarking on a more extensive trip or a sightseeing tour, being able to chat with your driver will make your trip more enjoyable and memorable and offer greater insight into the culture and places you are visiting.
Even if you don’t wish to converse with your driver, a language barrier can prove a serious concern when it comes to safety.
How knowledgeable are they of the area?
While this isn’t as much of a concern when booking an airport transfer, it is an important consideration when booking a transport service for sightseeing tours and other chauffeur services. Local knowledge will help prevent lengthy delays, detours, or being stuck in traffic and provide a more pleasant overall experience.
We Know Transfers drivers are professionally trained and have local experience in the areas they serve, whether in Athens, Crete or Santorini. All our drivers are fluent English speakers, non-smokers, and follow a specific dress code to provide our clients with the most pleasant, comfortable, and safe driving experience.
How do they approach the climate crisis?
Does the company address the climate crisis and discuss how sustainable their practices are? There is a lot of work being done in the field of green transportation, but not by everyone. You want to make sure that you are getting the company that takes this issue seriously, as it’s one of the biggest problems facing society today.
At We Know Transfers, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment when it comes to our business model and practices. We were the first Greek transport company to be climate neutral certified, and we are gradually replacing our petrol and diesel vehicles with electric and hybrid options.