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MONDAY, 18 JULY 2016

Luxury Ground Transportation Provider EmpireCLS Joins Exclusive Virtuoso Travel Network


SECAUCUS, NJ -- EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, the global leader in luxury ground transportation and executive car services, announced today that the company has been invited to join the prestigious supplier portfolio at Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel.

"Virtuoso's acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred supplier is a true honor," said EmpireCLS Chairman and CEO David Seelinger. "Given the reputation Virtuoso member advisors and travel suppliers have for outstanding dedication to their clients, this is a recognition of our own bespoke approach to chauffeured service."

In this new partnership, EmpireCLS will create new sales and marketing opportunities in Virtuoso's network of more than 11,400 luxury travel advisors and their discerning clientele. As one of only two global ground transportation providers in the network, member agencies will benefit from EmpireCLS's distinct services—chauffeured vehicles, VIP airport greeters, and secured transportation—available worldwide. Virtuoso agencies sell more than (US) $15.5 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.

Acceptance into Virtuoso is part of EmpireCLS's strategy to expand its presence in the luxury travel arena, spearheaded by Executive Director of Sales and Marketing Gary Stevens, a 30-year travel industry veteran. "Further building upon and servicing the travel agency community is close to my heart, as I have worn the advisor hat and fully understand their needs," said Stevens.

Virtuoso's supplier portfolio is comprised of more than 1,700 of the world's finest luxury hotels, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers in 100 countries. The company's unparalleled reputation is built upon selective relationships with travel providers that must meet its exacting standards for creating bespoke travel experiences and maintaining white-glove standards of customer service.

EmpireCLS, an award-winning luxury limo and car service backed by over three decades of experience, is honored that Virtuoso has recognized its unwavering commitment to superior travel experiences for each guest. EmpireCLS has cultivated alliances with leading hotels and airlines that share the company's mission to provide artful customer service and five-star luxury to each and every guest.

For more information on EmpireCLS's chauffeured services and other transportation solutions, visit http://www.empirecls.com.

About EmpireCLS:
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services is the travel industry's recognized leader in luxury ground transportation. Our journey began in 1981 as a small limousine company in New Jersey, with a handful of vehicles and a vision to create memorable experiences for clients through exceptional customer service, and upholding safety and discretion. Today, EmpireCLS maintains the largest privately held fleet on both coasts and provides chauffeured transportation across six continents. Clients include the world's top CEOs, dignitaries, executives and Hollywood elite who rely on us for their corporate and leisure ground transportation needs. Recognized by the New York City concierge community for outstanding chauffeured service, EmpireCLS was awarded the 2015 Concierge Choice Award for "Best Limousine Service," and was featured on CBS' Emmy-winning series "Undercover Boss." Offering a diverse suite of chauffeured solutions, a late-model fleet, and professional chauffeurs trained in delivering the "wow," EmpireCLS believes your arrival is more than just a destination: It's our signature. Visit empirecls.com and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more information or call 800-451-5466.

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