Despite working in a challenging travel market during the coronavirus pandemic, taxi and private hire booking firm Karhoo has recorded strong growth in 2020.
According to Karhoo, a global marketplace for cab companies, private driver companies and vehicles for hire, the firm continues to grow in the second half of 2020.
The company announced a number of new partnerships, with companies including train booking giant Trainline which boasts 150 million bookings each year and aims to operate 15,000 rides per day worldwide by the end of 2021.
Globally, the number of rides made via the Karhoo market place recorded growth of around 50% in 2020 (year-to-date, compared to 2019) despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The acceleration in the number of rides over the months of July and August 2020 (respectively 30 and 49% compared to July 2019 and August 2019) was highlighted by the firm who are aiming to become the leading B2B player in connected mobility.
Karhoo aggregates the offer of thousands of fleets around the world, all duly regulated to optimise business and personal travel through major brands such as SNCF, Thalys, Booking.com or Trip.com / Ctrip.
Karhoo also allows MaaS applications (Mobility as a Service) to quickly integrate a local and national offer of cabs and vehicles for hire.
Vanessa Heydorff, CCO and Senior Vice President at Karhoo, said: "Despite the sanitary context and the significant decrease in travel worldwide, we were able to demonstrate the value of the solution proposed by Karhoo. With the confidence of our partners, in 2021 we will continue to develop our activities in Europe and beyond".