From Segue tours of downtown areas across the U.S. to carriage rides and even rickshaws for getting around tourist destinations, novelty and specialty transportation companies are a strong niche market. Wise Business Plans has announced a commitment to helping unique companies like these thrive and grow in 2014.
"You can't visit a major metropolitan area without seeing tourists or tour groups using some kind of novelty transportation to get around and see the sites," said Joseph Ferriolo, director of Wise Business Plans, which provides custom business plans for new and expanding companies. "It's become a part of our national heritage in many ways, and something we expect to find available when we go on vacation."
Ferriolo said tourists aren't the only ones taking advantage of the services these small companies and providers offer.
"Leaving a special evening or a wedding reception by horse-drawn carriage is still very much a sought-after experience," he said."There's a sense of tradition that offers that nothing else can match."
Even trolleys and trams are going strong, Ferriolo said, and newer, interesting ways of getting around, like car-share and bike-borrowing programs, are increasing in popularity, making this a growing industry worth looking into.
"The focus on green living adds another dimension to this marketplace, with new ideas for in-city transportation that create less pollution and congestion much sought after," he said. "These are exactly the kinds of businesses we get the most satisfaction out of supporting with quality, professional planning."
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