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LAKE HAVASU City, Ariz.
— If you’re a race fan, what might make an unusual Christmas gift that you could enjoy throughout the 2009 season? What about a personal assistant that can take care of food, lodging, reservations, track information and a host of other services to ensure a hassle-free racing experience?
Not upper crust enough to have someone waiting on you hand and foot? But what if, for $110 a year, such service was always at hand, just a phone call away?
Most people are familiar with roadside assistance services. Help with a flat tire, a dead battery or other road problem is available over the phone. But now Coach-Net, a major supplier of such assistance for RV travelers, has taken that kind of help to a new level of personal concierge service that was previously thought of only in connection with the upscale traveler. And it’s geared specifically to motorsports enthusiasts, whether they be NASCAR fans, motorcycle fans, motocross high jumpers, buggy racers, ATV fans or dragsters.
Motorsports enthusiasts, even those who like to get down and dirty at the off-road trails and tracks, can now get the equivalent of a personal assistant for $109.50 a year plus $10 application fee. Called Motorsports Advantage, this new service provides timely over-the-phone help with the myriad of details that come with participating in a motorsports event. And while it was developed by Coach-Net, it is not limited to RVers.
Need a camping spot at the track? Just call. Curious about the point standings or looking for a pit pass? Just call. Need to find a nearby hotel in a certain price range for some visiting friends? Just call. Or maybe you suddenly need to find an auto parts store, or a nearby drug store? Just call. Heck, even if you run into legal trouble or (God forbid) need a bail bondsman. Just call! (See comprehensive list at the end of this article)
“Our service uses an extensive proprietary database geared toward freeing motorsports enthusiasts of any concern except enjoying the races,” said Tabitha Lederer, Coach-Net director of affinity sales. “We’re their local guide to the amenities available as well the necessities that crop up. Even if they have access to Internet on the road, which many people don’t, the specialized databases we use often enable us to more quickly provide the needed information, while zeroing in on the best rates and deals available. We continually monitor how expeditiously our people answer your call and your query, and we strive for the highest standards in that regard.”
The new service was just launched earlier this year and the initial feedback so far “has been very positive,” said Lederer. “But right now, we’re they only service of this kind available. People are still getting used to the idea that they could have something like this for only $110 a year. After all, how many of us think in terms of having a personal assistant? For the average motorsports fan, that’s not a familiar travel perk.”
“But it’s also true, especially for the traveler, that there are a myriad of details to attend to. Most people are going to the races to have fun, plain and simple. It’s those kind of details they want to leave behind for a while, not remain enmeshed in.”
That is precisely the reason that the growth of concierge services has been identified as one of the top ten trends in the travel industry for 2007-2008, according to the Randall Travel Marketing report. Says the report: “Time poverty underpins this trend. Regardless of the type of traveler (business, leisure, meeting, etc.), today’s traveler is impatient with the process of ‘finding the good stuff.’ From preferred restaurants, to lodging, to things to see and do, travelers report frustrations with having to dig through tons of brochures, websites, etc., to find travel choices. They want someone or something that … gives them instant and easy information.”
“People just need to think about all the things they wish they could have done, or just forgot to do, at the last race because they didn’t have time,” said Lederer. “Motorsports Advantage provides a fairly inexpensive solution to that, especially if you attend multiple events each year.”
To learn more about Motorsports Advantage, visit motorsportsadvantage.com
or call 866-590-5944.
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