Instances such as reckless driving, taking detours for personal work, and ferrying unknown passengers for quick money do occur.
Now global corporate clients, TMCs, and corporate online booking tools will have access to book Addison Lee group company services globally through the Groundspan booking platform and partnerships.
Addison Lee is Europe's largest executive car service with operations in the UK, across Europe, US, and Asia. The Group, which includes Tristar and Flyte Tyme, can now offer existing and future global clients Groundspan's content rich platform, and can be booked through GDS systems, TMCs, and corporate online booking tools such as Concur Travel. These additional channels will help customers ensure they are applying their ground transport spend more efficiently while complying with their own booking policies.
Groundspan is exclusively focused on the development of applications for the automation of ground transportation bookings and expense reporting. The platform brings together agencies, corporate travelers, and ground transportation companies to create a marketplace accessible from anywhere and at any time.
"We're delighted to be part of Groundspan's global platform. It's another route for our current and future clients to access a credible, secure, centralized booking option that meets their needs for efficiency, reliability, and consistency" said Andy Boland, CEO of Addison Lee.
“We are excited to now enable our clients in the U.K., Europe, Asia, and North America to use the Groundspan booking and management platform to have access to our global transportation services,” said Tim Rose, CEO of Addison Lee North America.
Tony Bonanno, President of Groundspan, said, "Many corporate travelers are booking with transportation network companies (TNCs) and non-vetted vendors because of the lack of alternative technologies that maximize the use of their corporate preferred vendors globally. The Groundspan tools can give travelers access to their preferred corporate vendors globally, making consistency of service, pricing, and ease of billing a reality. Having Addison Lee on our platform will give a large group of global bookers a vendor they have been asking for."
About Addison Lee: Founded in Battersea, U.K., in 1975, Addison Lee is Europe's largest private hire company. Addison Lee offers a full range of Premier, VIP, chauffeur services, international delivery services, couriers, and executive coaches.
With a fleet of 5,000 vehicles, Addison Lee uses bespoke auto allocator software, offering an average pick up time of four minutes in Central London with a fulfilment rate of over 99%. The new and improved Addison Lee app has been designed to make getting around easier -- the revolutionary 'snooze' function means if your meeting runs over, you won't miss your ride home.
Addison Lee has won 12 business awards and numerous environmental awards including the 2015 Green Fleet Award for Private Hire/Taxi Company of the Year and a 2016 International Safety Council Award.
About GroundspanSM: Groundspan is an innovative ground transportation technology company focused on developing an ecosystem for booking and managing global ground transportation services which are an integral part of the corporate travel itinerary. Groundspan focuses on developing applications to easily book reservations for executive sedan, limousines, van, taxi, and airport parking. Groundspan's unique and proprietary ecosystem enables a corporate employee an efficient way to view, compare, and book ground related services. Groundspan offers its ground travel management solutions through its relationships with major online travel booking portals, corporate travel departments, and major travel agencies across all major GDS's. Groundspan is a neutral global ground distribution system which provides corporations access to their contracted and non-contracted fulfillment providers. More information on Groundspancan be found at http://www.Groundspan.com
Source: Groundspan/Addison Lee press release
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