Renowned for being one of the most cosmopolitan and liveable cities in the world, the beautiful harbour city of Sydney, Australia, welcomes nearly 11 million visitors each year. The city centre is home to iconic sights such as the architecturally unique Opera House, the historic Rocks District and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, yet no trip to this sunny coastal metropolis would be complete without time aside to explore the many gorgeous beaches, picturesque suburbs and pristine national parks just a stone’s throw away.
Of course, finding a reliable transportation service in Sydney is essential for discovering the many local gems, and one Sydney taxi company has the experience, the expertise and now, especially important, the green underpinnings to help all visitors make the most of their stay.
A local leader
For more than decade, the ground-transportation company Corporate Cars Australia has brought a high level of service to the local tourism industry, meeting the needs of both corporate clients and leisure travellers. The company prides itself in offering personalised customer service for a wide range of transportation arrangements that include airport pickups, sightseeing excursions and even travel between cities.
Now, Corporate Cars Australia, already also a leader in responsible transportation, has joined the ranks of scores of other local partners of Green Path Transfers, a global, eco-friendly airport transfer and ground transportation network. The Sydney local partner looks forward to expanding its operations to deliver responsible transport solutions to travellers from all over the globe.
“We’re very pleased to have partnered with Corporate Cars Australia for Sydney, and we look forward to a successful working relationship with them,” said Adrian Cordiner, CEO of Green Path Transfers.
“I believe the association between Corporate Cars Australia and Green Path Transfers to be one of mutual benefit,” commented Craig Wagstaff, Managing Director of the Sydney-based transport company. “Our expertise in ‘Meet & Greet’ allows us to ensure customers enjoy trouble free ground transport. Our distinctive uniform – the red coat – means that you will never miss us.”
Launched in 2001, Corporate Cars Australia began as the result of a merger between two operators who combined their strengths to create a more efficient and larger ground-transportation network. With over 30 years of experience in the transfer business, the company’s directors have a firm grasp of the industry and their business has met with a large degree of success.
Today, Corporate Cars Australia performs approximately 25,000 transfers per year and has a staff that includes 19 drivers fully accredited by the Australian Ministry of Transport. All chauffeurs have passed stringent police and driving-record tests and each one has a minimum of seven years’ driving experience.
With an eye towards protecting the global environment, Corporate Cars Australia has continuously sought out alternative and responsible transport options. Given the Green Path Transfers emphasis on going green without sacrificing quality, this commitment to sustainable car-transfer solutions made it an ideal local partner.
The company’s 15-vehicle fleet includes six Fairlane LTD Ghia sedans and five Holden Statesman Caprice sedans, all of which run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
The use of LPG cars leads to better fuel consumption and improved mileage, while studies have also shown that LPG engines may produce up to 75 percent less carbon monoxide than petrol and have 87 percent less ozone-forming potential. The LPG tanks themselves are also safer than petrol tanks and have passed numerous fire and safety tests.
For larger groups, Corporate Cars Australia also has one seven-passenger Toyota Tarago, two seven-passenger Mercedes-Benz Viano minivans and one 13-passenger Toyota Commuter. The entire fleet is air-conditioned and all drivers have extensive local knowledge of all the areas they service.
Corporate Cars Australia caters to travellers visiting Sydney and far beyond, with associated operations now in existence in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as in New Zealand.
For first-time visitors in Sydney, Wagstaff’s list of must-see sights includes the inner-city leisure district called Darling Harbour and the world-famous surf destination of Bondi Beach, as well as other northern beaches, including Manly.
Travellers with more time might also opt to hire a driver for the 2.5-hour trip to the wineries of the Hunter Valley or the 1.5-hour drive to the Three Sisters, just one of many impressive rock formations in the highlands of the beautiful and nearby Blue Mountains.
To learn more about Green Path Transfers and how to be part of carbon-neutral travel arrangements that emphasise green technology in a growing number of destinations around the globe, visit www.GreenPathTransfers.com.
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