Spending is estimated to advance another 7.1% in 2018 and will expand to $1.7 trillion total by 2022.
“Local regulations make it next to impossible to know how much taxis will cost. Travelers and corporate travel managers cannot budget for the full prices in advance,” said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Blacklane. “Price certainty reduces the stress of travel. That’s why we have shown all-inclusive fares since day one.”
Taxi rides from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Manhattan add more than 50% to the base fare. While fares range from $50 to $70, extras cost over $30. These include a $5 surcharge during peak hours, a $5.50 surcharge to use a credit card, a $12.50 bridge or tunnel toll, and tip.
Travelers book rides an hour to months in advance in premium business-, first- and economy-class vehicles. Passengers receive their drivers’ contact information over text and email an hour before pick-up.
About Blacklane (blacklane.com): Blacklane connects passengers with the spare capacities of licensed, regulated, and insured professional drivers and chauffeurs. Corporate and individual customers can book and schedule rides in more than 50 countries worldwide. Blacklane guarantees low and all-inclusive fixed rates at the time of the booking with a unique pricing and dispatching algorithm. The company combines multilingual 24/7 customer care with real-time service control for tens of thousands of vehicles.
Source: Blacklane news release
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