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The GO Group Expands to Las Vegas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago (September 3, 2009) — The GO Group, a consortium of ground transportation companies that provide shuttles to and from more than 75 airports around the world, has added Showtime Las Vegas, a tour and shuttle service, to its network.

Showtime provides shared-ride shuttle service from Las Vegas McCarran to both strip and downtown hotels as well as returns.

The company was formed as a sightseeing company in 1998, adding airport shuttles the following year. In 2007, Showtime expanded again to include charters.

Part of the Mark Travel Corporation family of companies, the Las Vegas transportation company operates a fleet of 40 20-passenger, bio-diesel mini buses and 21 57-passenger coaches. It employs 91 drivers.

“We are excited to join The GO Group. We believe the GO branding and national presence will help us expand our airport business and provide cross-selling opportunities with other convention-city members,” says Lisa de Marigny, Vice President – General Manager.

The GO Group was formed in 2007, when 35 independent transportation companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe organized under the GO franchise as the world’s largest door-to-door airport shuttle company.

While the regional companies remain independently owned and managed, they market under the GO umbrella. Passengers can make reservations to and from airports in both their departure and destination cities by visiting a joint website www.goairportshuttle.com.

“The GO concept responds to a growing demand in the market for a single-source ground transportation company,” says John McCarthy, president of GO Airport Shuttle.

“Corporate travel managers, convention managers and travel companies tell us they want to do business with one supplier, one phone number and one billing system,” he explains. “Individual travelers also appear to appreciate the opportunity to have a single, reliable source for airport transportation. In 2009, traffic on the GO website has increased 71 percent to 12,000 visitors per month.”

For additional information on The GO Group, visit www.goairportshuttle.com.

Contact: Judi Schindler
judi@schindlercommunications.com