DUBAI – ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET STAND CR1955 – 28 APRIL 2019 – Blacklane has launched its chauffeur services in Amman, Jordan and Beirut, Lebanon. Blacklane now offers chauffeured rides in 20 cities and 10 Middle East countries.
To support its continued growth in the Middle East and Africa, Blacklane will hire sales and operations staff in its Dubai office this year.
“The Middle East is a unique market full of new opportunities. Travelers to and from the region expect high-quality service and premium brands,” said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Blacklane. “We will add more cities across the region to be travelers’ premium chauffeur service, as we already are in more than 300 cities.”
Among the unique aspects of Blacklane’s guests residing in the Middle East:
• They are 50 percent more likely than other guests to sign up on Blacklane’s mobile apps. This is in line with research by Global Media Insight showing that 61 percent of UAE internet traffic is on smartphones.
• They are twice as likely to book the Business Van/SUV class as guests from other parts of the world.
• Nearly one in five rides taken in the last 12 months occurred in the U.K. The USA was a close second, followed by the UAE, France and Germany.
Globally, Blacklane serves more than 300 cities and 60 countries with chauffeured rides. Blacklane PASS, its airport concierge service, reaches more than 500 airports worldwide. All Blacklane services give guests:
• Top quality worldwide at rates well below legacy providers’ prices.
• Technology that makes premium travel services available and affordable for a broader market of travelers.
• All-inclusive rates – comprising all base fares, taxes, tolls and fees – guaranteed at the time of booking.
• Full duty of care.
• Commercially licensed English-speaking chauffeurs and concierges.
• Meet-and-greet, including luggage assistance.
• Real-time flight tracking and adjustment of pickup times according to actual arrival times.
• Chauffeur and concierge contact information.
• 24/7 multi-lingual customer service.
About Blacklane (blacklane.com) Blacklane is the global premium mobility service. We take stress out of travel across more than 500 airports, 300 cities and 60 countries. We guarantee high-quality chauffeur and airport concierge services at fair, fixed and all-inclusive rates. Book Blacklane on our website or mobile apps or via distribution and channel partners.