Lagniappe Chauffeured Services (LCS) Announces Expansion Plans
New Orleans, LA - In a city known as a popular tourist destination, New Orleans attracts over 19 million visits annually. A significant majority of those tourists seek chauffeur services, and the higher-profile clientele want something more than a traditional vehicle with which to tour the Big Easy. Lagniappe Chauffeured Services (LCS) is the city’s premium luxury ground transportation company and has recently announced plans for expansion based on past success and current customer demand.
The company has grown along with the global market value of the taxi and limousine service industry, which grew from $95.5 billion in 2021 to $104.57 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%. The tourism industry has bounced back since the pandemic; in 2022, the travel and tourism market was estimated at a value of $175.40 billion USD, with a CAGR of 4.74% from 2022-2026, resulting in a projected market value of $211.10 billion USD by 2026.
Founded in 2010 by CEO Robert Daspit, LCS now generates millions of dollars yearly. During the nationwide rental car shortage of 2021, LCS's luxury chauffeur service agency was one of the only transportation companies that didn’t sell off a large portion of its fleet. Typical car rental companies across the country cut their available vehicles by a third of more, leaving LCS among the minority - but allowing the company to continue providing top-tier service.
This helped propel the company’s success to its current expansion, which includes adding multiple additional luxury cars to its already extensive lineup. This year LCS adds the latest Cadillac Escalade, the limited-edition Mercedes-Maybach, and the Flying Spur by Bentley. Some of the luxury features of these vehicles include heated and ventilated leather seats with massage technology, superlative audio systems, augmented reality-enabled navigation, and - on the Escalade - the industry’s very first curved OLED display, which boasts twice the pixel density of a 4K TV.
The team at LCS is particularly pleased about the addition of the coveted Mercedes-Maybach, a rare German luxury sedan. These vehicles join an already elite lineup that includes the elegant Mercedes-Benz S550, known as the pinnacle of modern automotive luxury; and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, a spacious luxury van that holds up to 10 people.
Daspit says that his company is merely meeting the demand of its clients, which include top entertainers and athletes, politicians, business owners, musicians, and more. LCS also caters to those looking for private city tours, those seeking limo services for weddings and special occasions, luxury vehicles for brewery tours, transport for corporate travel, and much more.
Each of the company’s top-of-the-line, impeccably clean luxury vehicles is available for a wide variety of services. All are equipped with premium amenities like WiFi, media players, and phone chargers. The company’s signature Lagniappe Chauffeured Service has the top requirements in the industry: background checks, drug tests, and consistent performance reviews to ensure the most professional service. Each chauffeur is required to have a thorough knowledge of the city streets and how to reach every destination.
LCS is known for providing 24/7 customer service, and its premium chauffeur services go beyond what car rental agencies offer. For example, for its airport transportation services, a representative from LCS tracks each flight to be aware of delays or changes, to ensure a timely pick up every single time. In addition, the company provides private or group city tours, including French Quarter Tours, Culinary Tours, wildlife tours, and more. LCS is the best way to see the city of New Orleans and is prepared to offer customized travel plans for the discerning client.
Lagniappe Chauffeured Services (LCS) is a luxury ground transportation company based in New Orleans. The company offers airport transportation, FBO travel services, corporate transportation, hourly car services, meeting/event transportation, private city tours, shuttle services, wedding limo services, and more