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Time for a Road Trip

Time for a Road Trip

Grab a few friends and/or family and head to Branson, MO for a fun weekend get-away! 

Branson is an Ozark town in southwest Missouri, approximately a 4 hour drive from St. Louis, MO. From St. Louis head west on Hwy. 44.  Take in the beautiful scenic views as you head through Ozark Country.

Be sure to stop at Redmond's Candy Factory just off Highway 44 in Phillipsburg, MO, to stock up on that old-fashioned salt water taffy and handmade chocolates.  Once you settle into Branson, head down to the Branson Landing for a fun, night on the town. Located in between the Lake Taneycomo waterfront and Historic Downtown Branson, Branson Landing is a one-stop shop for great dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions.

Begin the evening with a great meal from one of the many restaurants at the Branson Landing, many of which have patio seating overlooking beautiful Lake Taneycomo. After dinner, stroll along the lakeside boardwalk, and be sure to stop and take time to enjoy the magnificent Branson Landing Fountains. Choreographed water, fire and music shows run on the hour beginning at noon.

Finish out the evening with your choice of entertainment. From bowling to ziplines, or simply sit back and enjoy live music, Branson Landing has an activity everyone will enjoy! 

Sleep in then experience an amazing brunch at Big Cedar Lodge, where the delicious aroma of french toast will start the tummy rumbling. Walk off that brunch and take in the many museums and attractions, there is to see.

Spend the day on the water at Table Rock Lake, or play a round of golf at one of Branson’s award-winning courses. Finish the evening at Chateau on the Lake with a delicious dinner then treat yourself to freshly baked pastries, hand-dipped ice cream, cookies, candies and classic soda fountain drinks at the Chateau's Sweet Shoppe, while watching the sun set over Table Rock Lake.

Now that you are all ready to start your weekend get-away, it’s time to reserve your transportation!

Let our reservation specialists at GEM Transportation, help book that perfect bus, or luxury vehicle for your trip to Branson, MO.  No matter how many people you’re traveling with - we have just the right vehicle for you.

Call us at (314) 731-1707 or visit us at www.gemtransportation.com

For more ideas please visit https://www.explorebranson.com/.

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Great Events Happening this Weekend in St. Louis, MO

Great Events Happening this Weekend in St. Louis, MO

Great Events Happening This Weekend In St. Louis, MO and Alton, IL!! (July 12-14)

While enjoying safe and worry-free Chauffeured Transportation Service with

GEM Transportation.

 

Travel Back in Time

Pompeii: The Exhibition at the St. Louis Science Center - https://www.slsc.org/exhibits-attractions/pompeii-the-exhibition/

Listen to Amazing Musical Talent

Santana’s Supernatural Now Tour - July 12, 7:00 pm |  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - https://www.livenation.com/artists/41450/santana

Take in the Sights and Sounds of the Garden in the Evening

Garden Party Lights - July 13, 6:00 pm | Missouri Botanical Garden - http://events.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardenpartylights

Enjoy a Magical Evening at The Muny

The 101st Season of The Muny: Cinderella - July 13, 8:15 pm | The Muny - https://muny.org/

Or Experience the Great Outdoors

Big Muddy Adventures – “All Around Alton” Adventure - July 14, 10:00 am | Grafton, IL -  https://www.2muddy.com/trips

 

Leave the driving (and parking) to us...

Reserve your own privately chauffeured vehicle to get you to and from the fun!!

Great Rates!

Call

GEM Transportation at (314) 731-1707

 

For more events, please visit:

https://explorestlouis.com/events/

https://www.visitalton.com/events

 

 

 

 

 

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What to Look for When Selecting a Transportation Service

What to Look for When Selecting a Transportation Service

What to Look For When Selecting a Transportation Service

Is the company properly licensed by the Department of Transportation? Ask for the DOT Number.

Go to https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx  Type in company DOT Number and/or Name to pull up Safety Stats on Company.

Are they commercially insured? Is there at least $5,000,000 in personal injury coverage? If not, you or your company could be co-sued for excesses.

Are chauffeurs/drivers professionally trained, properly uniformed and DOT certified?

Are routine background checks and drug testing performed on all chauffeurs?

Does your time start at the time of pick-up or from when the vehicle leaves the garage?

Always ask if the vehicle is a current or older model.

Always ask if the chauffeur’s tip is included, omitted or included in the quoted hourly rate.

Ask about any additional fees or surcharges not included in the quoted hourly rate.

Inquire about cancellation policy.

Are there mileage charges?

What is the minimum time for which you are obligated?

Will they allow you to see the vehicles you want and can they guarantee the availability?

Ask how the vehicle will be stocked (ice, glasses, etc.)

Do they allow beverages, coolers or food in the vehicle?

Does the vehicle have the equipment you may need for your event? (PA system, audio or video system). Is it working properly and is the chauffeur knowledgeable on its operation?

For All Your Transportation Needs

Contact GEM Transportation at (314) 731-1707

 

 

 

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Shuttle Service Program For Your Valued Employees

Shuttle Service Program For Your Valued Employees

Lynn’s Thought for the Week

Shuttle Service for Your Valued Employees

Five Reasons it is Good for Business

  1. Employees may feel more relaxed.
    Employees can get a jump start to their day, check their email, or just sitting back and enjoy that first cup of coffee.
  2. Great perks and options for employees.
    Provide transportation cost savings for employees.
  3. Could impove recruitment and retention efforts.
    Support a reasonable work-life balance by providing great options for your employees.  A shuttle program may help attract more new hires and reduce turnover. May improve work environment as well as overall morale.
  4. May provide cost savings for company.
    May be more cost effective to provide a shuttle, than buying more land for parking lots and/or parking garages.Take advantage of tax credits that may be offered for commuter programs.
  5. Going green helps everybody!
    Encouraging your employees to ride share and join the company shuttle greatly reduces your company’s carbon footprint. Fewer vehicles on the road is a good move for your company, your employees, and your community.

GEM Transportation can help with ALL Your Transportation Needs! From corporate shuttle events to transporting clients in a luxury sedan!

With our diverse fleet, we are always at your Service!

Want to learn more about providing commuter shuttle service for your employees?

Please contact Lynn at (314) 731-1707.

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