Founded in 1952 as a Massachusetts nonprofit for tire dealers and auto-service shops, the New England Tire and Service Association has maintained a level of excellence among all of its members for more than a half-century. Like a chamber of commerce, a professional association, NETSA ensures the quality of craftsmanship of its members and promotes its industry with annual trade shows. With a wealth of active members ranging from local tire merchants to service centers, NETSA boosts both masterful automotive-repair work and small businesses throughout the region. NETSA also supported the recently passed Right to Repair law, which requires manufacturers to provide repair information to vehicle owners and independent repairers. This allows customers to better choose who services their car.
There are tours that take you to historical destinations, and then there are tours that take place on them. Consider tours aboard the Joseph S. Kennedy UB85 a little of both. This 50-foot Navy utility boat was built in 1985 and was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Roosevelt. Today, it charters passengers to historical sites such as the Charlestown Navy Yard, site of the U.S.S. Constitution and the World War II destroyer U.S.S. Cassin Young. The boat also ferries guests to one of the National Park Harbor Islands, where history and modern day converge in the form of festivals and events. On George Island, for example, passengers will find beer tastings and weekly recreations of Civil War-era baseball games, complete with original uniforms, original rules, and instant replays performed by actors.
Signature service: Boston Airport valet parking
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Thrifty Valet Parking
Pro Tip: Arrive at Thrifty Valet Parking 20 minutes before you plan on being at the airport.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
Our Valet Airport Parking Service is enjoyed by thousands of travelers each month. In the winter, you get off our 24-hour, seven-day-a-week shuttle to and from Boston Logan terminals (a five minute ride) to your car up front, warmed up, and snow removed. In the summer, enjoy coming back to your car up front and air conditioner on. Upon arrival to our facility, your receipt is on your dash, so no waiting; you just hop in your car and go.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Upon arrival to the Valet Airport Parking lot, leave your keys in the car, and have your license plate ready for the counter to process your claim ticket for easy return. Business and leisure frequent travelers return over and over again.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
People are often surprised and delighted at the optional services we can offer while they are away. We have a full detail service on site and a car wash. We offer an exterior car wash, interior detail, exterior detail, or a complete detail package and have your car looking good upon your arrival. Our bus drivers even assist with luggage.
Ann Marie is a hair artist and a veteran of the beauty industry. The owner of Salon 862 for more than 17 years, she has surrounded herself with other stylists, nail artists, and skin care specialists, who combine to have more than 25 years of experience in their own respective fields. A stylist will share this expertise with a free hair consultation, where they'll work with the client to determine a haircut and style, color or foil, or keratin treatment that best helps them meet their image goals. The salon's aesthetician likewise offers free skin consultations, and follows up with appropriate treatments using medical-grade skincare products from the Image line. These treatments include facials that address acne and signs of aging such as wrinkles and dinosaur scratches. More advanced treatments, like photofacials and laser hair removal, are also available and administered by certified technicians.
Park Shuttle & Fly has been a reliable and convenient parking alternative at Logan Airport for more than 35 years. Located near the terminals with free shuttles orbiting the airport, Park Shuttle & Fly promises a quick way for visitors to leave their cars and catch a flight. Customers pull up to the window and tell the operator when they can return, drop off their car, and then catch a shuttle ride to their terminal. When they land back in Boston, they call Park Shuttle & Fly, who sends a shuttle to pick them up and reunite them with their vehicle. Meanwhile, cars are secured and safe while travelers are away, meaning they aren't in danger of being tampered with or getting into illegal craps games with their window dice.
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport in Boston (East Boston), you'll be close to Suffolk Downs and USS Constitution Museum. This hotel is close to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 356 air-conditioned guestrooms. wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and pay movies are also offered to provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Boston? This hotel has facilities measuring 1900 square feet (177 square meters), including a meeting/conference room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).