Operations

Blacklane Links With Groundspan For Better Booking Options

Posted on February 23, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Blacklane)
(Photo courtesy of Blacklane)
LONDON -- Blacklane announced Feb. 22 it has integrated its chauffeured service app platform with Groundspan, enabling business travelers to access Blacklane across more than 50 countries, 250 cities, and 500 airports worldwide.

Berlin-based Blacklane follows a strict duty-of-care philosophy and only works with commercially licensed and insured affiliates.

Groundspan is a ground transportation automation and management platform for thousands of companies to use its global reservation system to manage employee transportation and reduce costs.

A key benefit is its integration with many of the largest corporate travel booking engines, such as:

  • Concur Travel
  • Sabre GetThere
  • Sabre Red
  • Travelport Smartpoint for Apollo and Galileo
  • Travelport Smartpoint for Worldspan

“Business travelers desire more trusted providers in ground transportation,” said Tony Bonanno, president of Groundspan, in a statement. “Groundspan bridges that gap for these travelers and the vendors they seek.”

Travelers and travel managers who use Groundspan tools can now access Blacklane for their worldwide trips. Blacklane offers:

  • Guaranteed, all-inclusive fixed rates. All taxes, tolls, fees, tips, or surges are included in the rates and known in advance. Blacklane’s fares are a fraction of the cost of legacy limousine services.
  • A fully integrated travel experience by adding airport transfers to flight and hotel reservations.
  • Instant booking confirmations.
  • Free driver waiting time: One hour at airport and train station pick-ups and 15 minutes at all other pickup locations.
  • Customer-friendly policies, such as free cancellations until one hour before pick-up for transfers.
  • Real-time flight tracking and automatic adjustment of pickup times according to the actual arrival times.
  • Driver contact information sent over text and email one hour before pick-up. 
  • 24/7 multi-lingual customer service and real-time service control.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for business travelers to book reliable transfers worldwide," said Sascha Meskendahl, chief revenue officer of Blacklane. "Groundspan is the link between corporate travel tools and Blacklane’s quality service, fair rates, and straightforward policies.”

About Blacklane: Blacklane is a global professional driver service that offers fixed and all-inclusive rates. Its state-of-the-art systems and a multi-lingual 24/7 customer service team coordinate tens of thousands of quality cars in real time. Clients can schedule rides on its website, mobile apps, or via distribution and channel partners.

About Groundspan: Groundspan is an innovative ground transportation technology company focused on developing an ecosystem for booking and managing global ground transportation services part of the corporate travel itinerary. Groundspan focuses on developing applications to easily book reservations for executive sedan, limousines, van, taxi and SUVs. Groundspan’s 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 GDSs. Information: www.Groundspan.com; [email protected]

Source: Groundspan press release

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Fritz Seide

     | about 2 years ago

    tolls, fees, tips are not included that is misinformation. The driver pays the toll, there is no tip and driver pays for parking in meet and greet.

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