Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or simply wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around the country.
While more tourists are turning to self-drive holidays, a few are using the growing number of companies offering chauffeur services.
Some customers are older, well-heeled professionals who want to enjoy the view without being herded onto group bus tours. Chauffeurs are also picking up business from tourists too frightened to continue driving after close calls. Others need transport after having their rental vehicle contracts cancelled for dangerous driving.
The bulk of long distance chauffeur work is for clients like Kathy Lerner and Janice Ruggieri, an American couple in their sixties who did a 15-day tour with The Road Trip company just over a year ago.
The experienced travelers rated it as one of their top five holidays and they enjoyed having chauffeur Alex Cameron as their personal guide.
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