• Take Meetings on the Road with Bearing

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

Trekking from Newark to Boston is typically lost time, but not when you’re traveling with Bearing. Complete with boardrooms, meeting space, a front cabin, Wi-Fi and seating for up to 14, Bearing vehicles offer a way to make the most of travel hours. “Bearing is doing to in-region travel what the private jet did to continental travel,” says John McDermott, managing partner and CEO. Each vehicle comes fully prepped for each unique client and there is only one customer per vehicle, per day. Two drivers, both retired law enforcement members, operate as a unit to ensure safe operation of equipment and the comfort of passengers.

McDermott brought Bearing to market in April of 2015 after noticing an unaddressed need to make travel time efficient and productive. A completely new concept in business travel, Bearing provides an effective custom work space anywhere the client needs one, including travelling between locations. “[Bearing is] where you want it and when you want it and even in motion,” says McDermott.

The Global Business Travel Association and Uber for Business teamed up to conduct ground transportation research and and shared the results in a report titled The Corporate Travel Comeback: The Evolution of Ground Transportation and Other Trending Business Travel Topics. GBTA members and industry stakeholders in the U.S.

 

The latest Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Business Travel Recovery Poll revealed that business travel is surging forward and international travel is returning alongside the challenges of rising fuel prices, inflation, supply chain disruption, and the war in Ukraine. In addition, corporate travel policies are undergoing a revamp, and a large majority of employees indicate they are willing to travel for business. 

 

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century.