LONDON, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gett, the global leader in corporate on-demand transportation, and Carey International, the worldwide leader in chauffeured services and transportation logistics management, announced today a strategic partnership to provide complete ground transportation solutions for business travelers across the globe.
The partnership will see Gett and Carey International cooperatively develop integrated solutions for business travelers across many different intersecting avenues of each other's operating models—including service offerings, sales, reporting and technology. The goal is to create a single, consolidated platform that fulfills the entire spectrum of ground transportation needs for managed travel programs.
This partnership between Carey International, a leading traditional ground transportation provider and Gett, a leading technology enabled ride-hailing company marks the first of its kind within the greater travel industry.
"Gett and Carey International are perfect examples of how transportation can be disrupted through innovation and quality of service," said Dave Waiser, Gett's founder and CEO. "Together, we will offer the very best transportation service globally, making Gett and Carey the only choice for quality-conscious businesses."
"Working together with Gett represents a major step in fortifying Carey International's strategy to provide more ways for business travelers to use our services, and will, hopefully, inspire other ground transportation providers to work together for the benefit of managed travel programs," said Gary L. Kessler, President and CEO of Carey International. "This partnership will allow Carey International and Gett to offer solutions for more traveler use occasions in more places than ever before, and, ultimately, will provide managed travel programs with a single platform from which to manage the majority of their ground transportation needs."
The initial effort will be to expand Gett's global footprint by offering Gett's existing travelers access to professional, standards-based transportation in more than 1000 cities worldwide, through Carey International's exclusive Global Franchise Network, and to introduce Gett's cutting-edge on-demand transportation solutions to Carey International's clients in more than 100 cities in the United States and European Union.
Gett is a global ride sharing app built on a simple idea - if you treat drivers better, they will treat riders better. Gett already has the best drivers in more than 100 cities across the EU and US. Gett is the global leader in ground travel, trusted by over 7,000 leading corporations worldwide. Gett has raised $640 million in venture funding to date and was selected by Forbes as one of the "top 15 explosively growing companies".
About Carey International, Inc.
Carey International is the trusted leader in innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management; providing world-class service, unparalleled safety, and general peace of mind to the world's most discerning travelers since 1921. Spanning more than 1000 cities worldwide, Carey's award-winning global franchise network offers consistent standards of service and unmatched business control for both travelers and arrangers across two distinct brands.
Carey® features a world-class fleet of late-model executive and luxury vehicles, a corps of professional chauffeurs, and a full portfolio of specialized transportation logistics management services. www.carey.com
Embarque® offers smart, modern transportation utilizing a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles and a team of professional drivers dedicated to offering a unique car service experience that raises the bar on efficiency and productivity for any class of traveler. www.embarque.com
SOURCE Carey International, Inc.