Taxi drivers can also provide other very useful information such as, where to eat dinner or the best clubs to check out for the weekend. Taxi drivers often know more about what is going on in a town or city and where the best places are to visit and which area and places to avoid so don’t pass them up as a very useful source of information.
Taxi services are found in most towns and cities. If the town is not large you may find you have to call the taxi service directly or ask your hotel to arrange this service for you to get picked up and taken to your destination. You may want to call well in advance though because they may be limited in the number of taxis they have available or on busy nights such a Christmas and public holidays they may not be able to provide a booking at the last minute. If you wait until right before you need to be picked up you could find yourself getting to your destination late. Which could be a problem if you are travelling to a train station or airport for onward travel.
Any airport taxi service should provide you with quality service and competitive rates. Drivers should be licensed as a taxi driver. The taxi service should also have their rate meter placed in a location where the passengers can read it or you can try and negotiate a price before your journey, this is a very good idea if you are going to the airport by airport taxi so there are no shocks when you arrive at your destination, this is a very good idea if you are in a foreign country or a town in which you are not familiar.
If you don’t have insurance cover in the event of an accident through your own travel insurance you will want to inquire with the taxi service in advance about the insurance coverage they have available. You never know when an accident will happen and you don’t want to use a taxi service that doesn’t offer adequate coverage.
If you are at a major airport you will find plenty of taxi service options available for you. If you aren’t sure if there is a taxi service offered in the area you can ask the people at the airport or your hotel. You can also look online or in the phone book. Looking for a service on the internet can be very useful as some sites will give the opportunity for customers to leave feedback on the service.