Dublin, Ireland, 2nd March, 2016: CarTrawler, the world’s biggest online transport platform, has today announced its appointment as exclusive ground transportation provider to Dubai-based airline Emirates. This partnership will provide Emirates customers with the widest choice, best value and prices for car rental and other transport options, including taxi, shuttle, rail and private transfer.
Speaking in Dublin today, Michael Cunningham, Chief Commercial Officer of CarTrawler, said:
“Like CarTrawler, Emirates is an exciting global business that is growing rapidly. CarTrawler’s scale, its technology and, above all else, its status as the world’s best-converting transport platform will help Emirates to sustain its impressive level of growth well into the future. This new partnership will benefit Emirates customers with an enhanced transportation experience in every respect, while delivering the best possible return for Emirates and its investors through our scientific approach to ground transportation and car rental retailing.”
Paul Starrs, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Emirates, said:
“We are pleased to partner with CarTrawler to give our customers access to a vast network of ground transport services, complementing the 150 destinations we fly to. At Emirates, we are always looking to enhance the customer journey onboard and beyond. Besides car rentals, the tie-up will also offer options for airport transfers, creating a seamless travel experience on Emirates.com. We are confident that our partnership with CarTrawler will add value to our customers.”
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CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else. Over 80 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide their customers with real-time access to over 1,500 leading and independent car rental agents, coach transfers, rail networks and chauffeur drive services at 30,000 locations in 174 countries. Its in-house booking engine gives it the opportunity to easily and quickly scale to accommodate customer demand. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Cabforce, Holiday Autos and Argus Car Hire brands. The company headquarters and Customer Centre of Excellence are located in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in Boston, London and Helsinki. CarTrawler is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners. For further information, please visit www.cartrawler.com.