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May 15, 2018

Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur Selects Blacklane as Global Premium Ride Partner

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Baidu-backed Chinese Ride Service Offers Blacklane in Hundreds of Cities Worldwide

ITB CHINA booth 900 – SHANGHAI – 16 May 2018 – Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur has chosen Blacklane to be its global partner for premium rides. Shouqi customers can now book Blacklane transfers in more than 230 cities outside of mainland China.

Shouqi is one of China’s leading ride services and rental car companies. It operates in more than 50 Chinese cities and its travelers book more than half a million rides per day. The company is part of the state-owned Beijing Shouqi Group and investors include internet giant Baidu.

This year, Chinese nationals will take 154 million international trips. That surpasses the 2017 number of 145 million by 6.3 percent, according to the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. Beyond the Greater China destinations of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, growth will accelerate 10 percent to 86 million trips.

“When people travel, they value premium vehicles, top service and consistent quality,” said Wei Dong, CEO at Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur. “Blacklane is the perfect partner to elevate our customers’ travel experience in China and around the world.”

Shouqi travelers receive Blacklane’s full duty of care and travel in premium vehicles from makers including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Cadillac. All Blacklane rides include:

• All-inclusive rates guaranteed at the time of booking. Blacklane never adds taxes, tolls, fees, tips or surges to its fixed fares.

• Instant booking confirmations.

• Commercially licensed and insured drivers dressed professionally.

• Driver meet-and-greet, including luggage assistance.

• Free driver waiting time, including 60 minutes at airports for all Shouqi travelers.

• Free cancellations for transfers up to one hour before pickup.

• Real-time flight tracking and adjustment of pickup times according to actual arrival times.

• Driver contact information sent over SMS and email one hour before pick-up.

Shouqi travelers see Blacklane rides when they select the International Car Hire tab. Blacklane rides are branded in the app to give travelers assurance of Blacklane standards and quality worldwide. Travelers see an example vehicle, the number of passengers and luggage allowed, and the all-inclusive, guaranteed fare in Chinese yuan. Blacklane instantly confirms selected rides and sends travelers confirmation emails. Once the rides are completed, travelers will pay through the standard Shouqi interface using Alipay or Wechat Pay.

“Chinese nationals are increasing the demand for all types of travel products, and premium ground transportation is no exception. Shouqi’s customers can now enjoy a consistent, top-quality experience worldwide, with Shouqi’s familiar booking and payment experiences,” said Jens Wohltorf, Blacklane's CEO and co-founder.

__About Blacklane ( __ Blacklane is the global professional driver service, covering the first and last miles of your journey. We provide peace of mind for passengers and drivers in more than 50 countries, 250 cities and 500 airports around the world. We guarantee high-quality rides at fair, fixed and all-inclusive rates. All drivers are commercially licensed and insured. Our state-of-the-art systems and a multi-lingual 24/7 Customer Service team coordinate tens of thousands of quality cars in real time. You can schedule rides on our website or mobile apps or via distribution and channel partners.

__Blacklane Press Contact __ Adam Parken, Director of Communications & Public Relations Office: +49 30 2016 3016 Mobile: +49 159 0414 6420 and +1 919 277 8551

About Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur ( Shouqi Limousine and chauffeur is the NO.1 legal professional mobile transportation platform in China, offering App-based high quality travel service at national-guest level. We provide more than 32 million registered customers with well-organized vehicle network and reliable drivers in 59 cities throughout the country. Together with local partners, we give customers one-stop international transportation solutions in 6 continents, 130 countries and a total of 1500 cities around the world. With the joining of strategic partners such as Baidu and NIO, the technology of intelligent vehicle networking and autonomous vehicle would also be included in our service, meeting the customer demands in different scenarios and creating an ecosphere of smart mobility.

Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur Press Contact Xu Ya, Manager of Public Relations Mobile: +86 186 0028 2873 Email:

Radmila Palova
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