Carey International Honors Founder J.P. Carey at Hall of Fame Induction
Frederick, MD., December 5, 2017 -- Carey International, Inc., the leading provider of innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management, announced the induction of its founder, J.P. Carey, into the Business Travel Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the 7th Annual Business Travel Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, last evening, at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
“We are honored by the selection of J.P Carey by the BTN Group for induction into the Business Travel Hall of Fame,” said Gary Kessler, President & CEO of Carey International, “He was a true entrepreneur whose bold vision, patience, and perseverance reflect all of the virtues of an American success story and canonize his legacy as an undeniable business travel icon.”
Mr. Kessler delivered his induction speech to an audience of invitation-only guests at the black-tie reception and dinner ceremony hosted by the BTN Group. More than 250 invitees of leading travel industry executives gathered to pay tribute to a handpicked group of entrepreneurial pioneers who contributed to shaping the worldwide business travel experience through storied legacies of accomplishment. Previous inductees include Gordon Bethune, Bill Marriot and John D. Hertz.
J.P. Carey founded the world’s first limousine company in the heart of Grand Central Station in New York City in 1921. Mr. Carey, according to Mr. Kessler, believed that chauffeured transportation was a safe and reliable alternative to traditional taxi service and that “he endeavored to champion this preferred solution in an innovative and lifelong pursuit to solve the challenges of business travelers.”
Today, Carey International, the company that holds his namesake, is the global leader in chauffeured ground transportation, spanning more than 1,000 cities worldwide. Carey International’s award-winning global franchise network features a world-class fleet of late model executive and luxury vehicles coupled with processional fully-vetted chauffeurs and state-of-the-art booking and transportation technology, delivering premium ground transportation solutions to more than 1.5 million discerning business and leisure travelers each year.
About The BTN Group
The BTN Group is the leading source of business travel and meeting information and intelligence. The BTN Group has an unrivaled reach of more than 65,000 business travel/meeting professionals with its leading global brands; Business Travel News, Travel Procurement and The Beat. Our expert staff delivers the highest-quality business-to-business news, information, data and research for corporate executives who are responsible for setting travel policy and managing and buying business travel and meetings on behalf of their companies. The BTN Group produces over 20 annual conferences and events that create the ideal environment for business travel/meeting buyers and suppliers to connect through education and networking.
About Carey International, Inc.
Carey International is the trusted leader in innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management; providing world-class service, unparalleled safety, and general peace of mind to the world’s most discerning travelers, since 1921. Spanning more than 1,000 cities worldwide, Carey’s award-winning global franchise network offers consistent standards of service and unmatched business control for both travelers and arrangers across two distinct brands.
Carey® features a world-class fleet of late-model executive and luxury vehicles, a corps of professional chauffeurs, and a full portfolio of specialized transportation logistics management services. www.carey.com
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