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16. November 2015

Blacklane and SIMPLENIGHT® allow millions of travelers to reserve professional drivers through hotel, airline and travel agency websites and applications.

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – PhoCusWright Conference – 16 November 2015 – Millions of travelers can now schedule affordable and reliable professional drivers when they book hotels, airfare and activities on their favorite travel and accommodation websites and applications. Global professional driver service Blacklane is integrated as a premier supplier at SIMPLENIGHT®, a New York-based global distribution system for ancillary travel products and services.

Travelers will now be able to search for and book Blacklane’s Business Class sedans, First Class sedans and Business Vans/SUVs in SIMPLENIGHT®’s distribution network. Distribution channel partners consist of airlines, hotels, online travel agencies, travel management companies, leisure travel agencies, and traditional global distribution systems.

“Travelers want to book a door-to-door trip in one place, and now millions of them can. SIMPLENIGHT® makes it easy for any travel provider to offer their customers professional drivers to and from airports, hotels, meetings and attractions,” said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Blacklane.

Blacklane provides professional drivers in 50 countries and more than 400 airports around the world. All drivers are licensed and insured according to local laws. Customers received guaranteed, all-inclusive pricing when they book, and 24/7 phone and online customer service.

The SIMPLENIGHT® platform will display Blacklane rides in multiple languages and allow customers to pay for rides on any device.

“SIMPLENIGHT® is excited about its latest integration with Blacklane. We look forward to introducing their global network of transportation providers onto the SIMPLENIGHT® Global Experience Platform™, and distributing a wider selection of content to our rapidly growing customer base.” Mark Halberstein, CEO of SIMPLENIGHT®.

About SIMPLENIGHT® SIMPLENIGHT® Global Experience Platform™ is a global distribution system for ancillary travel products and services. The platform serves as a marketplace and booking and payment system between global distribution channels and global inventory suppliers of products and services.

About Blacklane (blacklane.com) Blacklane conveniently connects passengers with the spare capacities of licensed, regulated and insured professional drivers. Corporate and individual customers can book and schedule rides in over 50 countries around the world. Blacklane guarantees low and all-inclusive fixed rates at the time of the booking with a unique pricing and dispatching algorithm. The company provides a consistently high global standard by combining multi-lingual 24/7 customer care with real-time service control for tens of thousands of quality cars.