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Baidu-backed Chinese ride service offers Blacklane worldwide

05/17/2018| 10:23:06 AM| ChinaTravelNews

Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur has chosen Blacklane to be its global partner for premium rides. Shouqi customers can now book Blacklane transfers in more than 230 cities outside of mainland China.

Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur has chosen Blacklane to be its global partner for premium rides. Shouqi customers can now book Blacklane transfers in more than 230 cities outside of mainland China.

Shouqi is one of China’s leading ride services and rental car companies. It operates in more than 50 Chinese cities and its travelers book more than half a million rides per day. The company is part of the state-owned Beijing Shouqi Group and investors include internet giant Baidu.

This year, Chinese nationals will take 154 million international trips. That surpasses the 2017 number of 145 million by 6.3%, according to the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. Beyond the Greater China destinations of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, growth will accelerate 10% to 86 million trips.

Shouqi travelers receive Blacklane’s full duty of care and travel in premium vehicles from makers including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Cadillac. All Blacklane rides include:

* All-inclusive rates guaranteed at the time of booking. Blacklane never adds taxes, tolls, fees, tips or surges to its fixed fares. 

* Instant booking confirmations.

* Commercially licensed and insured drivers dressed professionally.

* Driver meet-and-greet, including luggage assistance.

* Free driver waiting time, including 60 minutes at airports for all Shouqi travelers.

* Free cancellations for transfers up to one hour before pickup.

* Real-time flight tracking and adjustment of pickup times according to actual arrival times.

* Driver contact information sent over SMS and email one hour before pick-up. 

Shouqi travelers see Blacklane rides when they select the International Car Hire tab. Blacklane rides are branded in the app to give travelers assurance of Blacklane standards and quality worldwide. Travelers see an example vehicle, the number of passengers and luggage allowed, and the all-inclusive, guaranteed fare in Chinese yuan. Blacklane instantly confirms selected rides and sends travelers confirmation emails. Once the rides are completed, travelers will pay through the standard Shouqi interface using Alipay or Wechat Pay.

TAGS: Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur | Baidu | Blacklane
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