Karhoo launches in the UAE

Karhoo, the world’s largest marketplace and tech platform for taxis and private-hire services, has launched in the UAE with its exclusive representation partner dnata Representation Services.

Part of the Renault Group, Karhoo brings licensed fleets around the world together with travel and hospitality businesses to offer smart mobility solutions to travellers. The company’s Mobility Exchange platform provides simple products and integration options allowing partners to natively offer mobility on their websites and mobile apps through a marketplace connecting millions of travellers and drivers worldwide.

The partnership will see dnata Representation Services offer travel agents access to Karhoo’s innovative services, enabling them to seamlessly book reliable airport transfers and offer travellers a truly door-to-door experience. dnata Representation Services will also support partners in integrating Karhoo’s Mobility Exchange platform into their website and mobile app to help them further improve customer experience and generate additional ancillary revenues.

Welcoming VIP Travel Trade at the launch, Sebastien Doussin – Vice President Ground Services, dnata, said: “A few months ago when Karhoo approached us to launch the product in the region, it was an opportunity we couldn’t turn down. The product is really second to none – something we have not seen yet. We all know that travel goes beyond just the flight and hotel, and this is what Karhoo has realised and completely understood, offering mobility and flexibility to customers and to trade whether it is by geographical cover, whether it’s by diversified content and also all the different demands of travel as it comes together."

“It’s not only about the transfer anymore, it’s all about ensuring the experience. It’s about giving choice to not just the customer but also to the travel trade.”