The Orange County Register is sponsoring “The Best of Orange County” to determine OC’s favorite businesses and more. Orange County will be invited to vote from May 1st-June 3rd to determine the Best of Orange County winners!
So we need your help! Vote for us every day through June 3rd. The more you vote, the more chances you have to win!
VOTE HERE: www.ocregister.com/go/voteocbest
Google is trying to make planning vacations less of a hassle. To do that, it’s launching a new feature today called Destinations on Google that’s meant to help you figure out where to go, when to go, and what to do there; it’ll also help you get the best deals on flights and hotels.
Destinations on Google isn’t a new website. Instead, you’ll stumble upon it during mobile searches for travel deals and advice. If you search “European vacations,” you’ll be presented with a grid of major cities, what it’ll cost to get to them, and the best weeks to go. Search for travel to a specific country or city, and you’ll see an option to open up Google’s new “travel guide.” Regardless of which way you get to it, these searches will lead you into Google’s new Destinations feature, which is where you’ll find more info on the location and details on the cost of getting and staying there.
Most Destination pages have two tabs. The first is meant to help you explore that location with a description, photos, and videos from around the web. Much more usefully, it also includes itineraries. One of the toughest parts of travel is nailing down exactly how long to spend in each place and where to bounce between, so Google is trying to answer that with a mixture of editorially created and algorithmically generated guides.
If you haven’t actually made up your mind on which cities to stop in, a country’s Destination page will offer several algorithmically generated itineraries based on where Google Maps has detected people traveling and how long it sees them staying there for. The overall goal, says Radhika Malpani, Google Travel’s engineering director, is to “let people explore when they don’t know when and where they want to go.”
Destination pages’ other tab is where Google will help you book your travel and stay. It’s handy, but it isn’t much more than what Google Flights and hotel search can do now. It essentially combines the two services to present you with a single price for your trip. Like Google Flights, it’ll show you the cheapest dates to travel, so that you can better plan when you want depart.
Original article posted by Jacob Kastrenakes on March 9, 2016. Edited for length.
Once you’ve decided on a destination, consider BEST-VIP for transportation to and from airports, hotels and and all the sites. We offer worldwide service in 500 cities and 50 countries—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a BEST-VIP Chauffeured client or guest, you’ll gain the freedom to make the most of your time. Leave it to BEST-VIP.
Take a tour of OC Wineries while chaperoned by BEST-VIP!
OC Wine Tours Premium Tour is an elegant combination of a private estate winery and an urban winery. This tour will offer you the best of both worlds in that you will get both the beauty of a private estate winery and also see the winemaking process.
Upon arrival at your first stop, your car will pull up just at the edge of the vineyards at Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery. You will then walk through the vineyards and into a large barrel-lined wine cave. Inside the wine cave you will enjoy your first 5 tastings. While enjoying your last tasting you will then take a guided tour of the property. Highlights of the tour include vineyard walks, koi ponds, and an immensely landscaped estate.
The second winery on this tour is an urban winery in Laguna Canyon. Immediately upon walking in you smell oak barrels and wine. This urban winery creates their own handcrafted wines on site, year round. The owners source the finest grapes from well-known regions of California and from well-known high-quality vineyards. The winery then ferments, blends and barrel-ages on-site. Take a tour and see how handcrafted, award-winning wines are made.
The Tour Includes:
-Luxury round trip transportation from any location in Orange County
-2 winery visits totaling 4 hours
-Champagne and water during transportation
-Tasting fees at both wineries
-Lunch selected from multiple options
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Orange County’s top two services unite as BEST-VIP Chauffeured Worldwide, providing the ultimate in luxury transportation.
[Orange County, CA.] – Best Chauffeured Worldwide, an acclaimed luxury transportation service, is pleased to announce the acquisition of their highly respected competitors, VIP Limousines & Coaches. Both award-winning companies have earned multiple industry accolades, and independently earned reputations for being customer-driven and employee oriented. Their similar business philosophies made the acquisition a natural step, with official integration beginning in early 2016. With over 50 years of combined expertise, BEST-VIP Chauffeured Worldwide offers decades of experience while moving into the future of luxury transportation.
“This is extremely exciting,” Robert Vaughan, Best Chauffeured Worldwide founder and CEO, said. “VIP has a great team coming over with the company and the owner, Roger Webb, is staying on for two years to ensure a seamless transition before he retires. We’re taking the best of both companies and implementing fresh processes and procedures, and we’re looking forward to combining into one location next year. We’re very energized about it.”
Once integrated, BEST-VIP Chauffeured Worldwide will offer a united staff and an extraordinary fleet of over 140 vehicles. Top-of-the-line limousines, sedans, vans, SUV’s, minicoaches and motorcoaches will be available, functioning with cutting edge technology to ensure luxurious travel with hassle-free reservations. Both companies hold a rapport with the leading DMC’s and Meeting Planners in Southern California, and the new BEST-VIP brand will maintain the highest level of service and deliver innovative options for travelers booking transportation locally and globally.
Best Chauffeured Worldwide started as a one-vehicle, weekend limousine service, and grew into a company that offers a stunning of fleet of vehicles and services across the globe. They take pride in every facet of their business, from their back office and mechanical crew to their charismatic drivers. After 20 years, Best Chauffeured accumulated a client roster that includes Fortune 500 companies and VIP celebrities.
VIP Limousines & Coaches is a leading force in ground transportation, offering a top quality fleet designed to give clients the finest services and support available. During their 30 years of business, they’ve worked with high profile clients including Broadcom, the Anaheim Ducks, and Montage Resort. Now a part of the Best Chauffeured Worldwide family, VIP will offer the same level of service to their loyal clients on a global level.
“What’s made us both very successful is our commitment to service. We provide high-end vehicles with professional chauffeurs, and strong backbone support within our office structure. Best and VIP have been able to compete in the market with one another, and now that we’re moving forward as one we’ll continue to provide elevated service and premium transportation on a larger scale.”
Both companies are pillars in Orange County transportation, and the new BEST-VIP Chauffeured Worldwide brand is a unified point of strength and reliability in the industry.
Beginning in 1995, Best Chauffeured Worldwide has grown from a one-person, one-limousine business, to an award-winning first class transportation provider with a fleet of more than 70 limousines and over 140 employees. Starting with the purchase of one limousine, Best Chauffeured founder Robert Vaughn has led the company through an impressive expansion. Their commitment to providing guests and clients with the freedom to make the most of their time – and their life – whether for business or leisure travel, has earned Best Chauffeured Worldwide an enviable reputation within the premium transportation services industry. In addition to serving an array of Fortune 500 executives, VIPs, celebrities, and leisure travelers, the company continues to distinguish itself by its involvement within the community. Organizations such as Make A Wish Foundation, Choc Children’s Hospital and Living the Dream Foundation are just of few non-profit organizations that have benefited from Best Chauffeured and their volunteer efforts.
It did not take long for the “Best” business model to begin garnering several top industry awards. These include Limousine, Charter, and Tour (LCT) Operator of the Year, Best Limousine Service in OC (multiple recipient), Meeting Planners International (MPI) Supplier of the Year, OC Concierge Association Supplier of the Year, and numerous others. Although the company endured severe economic hardship due to a crippling recession and the fall-out of 9/11, Robert Vaughn and his father, a key investor in the business, persevered and never wavered in their quest to become successful. They even succeeded in establishing the chauffeur occupation as one that is now looked at as a legitimate profession by offering employee benefits that include 401k programs and health insurance, along with higher wages. From a technology standpoint, Best Chauffeured Worldwide and strategic partner Livery Coach Solutions helped pioneer a range of tech enhancements. These include automated e-mail reservation confirmations, integrated reservation and dispatch modules, GPS Tracking in all company vehicles, and several other notable innovative advancements. The result is a more seamless and user-friendly service for clients, enabling them to have greater flexibility in their business and leisure travel.
Who is headed to OC Weekly’s newest event, Bottoms Up, at Newport Dunes this Saturday, February 7th at 1 pm? It’s not too late to schedule your transportation!
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This year, we partnered with our friends at SeaLegs Wine Bar in Huntington Beach to bring some holiday cheer to kids in need. Instead of the usual “stuff a bus” we stuffed a Best Chauffeured motorcoach full of toys!
We are still making headlines for our collaboration on the December Toys for Tots Drive. First, an article in the HB Independent and this week we were featured in the Orange County Business Journal Philanthropy section!