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Blacklane’s recent acquisition of US-based Solve, which offers VIP concierge services, will strengthen its foothold in the market, where it already has the potential to displace one of the major income streams of inbound tour operators – airport transfers.
With the boom of mobile-friendly ride-hailing services, there’s no shortage of transport options for business travelers when they touch down in a new country.
But professional driver service Blacklane – with two thirds of its clients using it for business – is setting itself apart by introducing to travelers a more “integrated” approach to getting around.
Co-founder and CEO Jens Wohltorf also told tnooz that Solve’s aggregation approach to the airport concierge services industry mirrored Blacklane’s entry into professional driver segment.
“Solve identified a fragmented market and developed a platform to bring together suppliers, similar to what we are doing. We can give airport concierge services an established brand and global scalability.”