Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Lyft partner to deliver on-demand ground transportation to U.S. business travelers
Minneapolis, 27 November 2017: Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced a new preferred partnership with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the United States. This agreement delivers on-demand ground transportation travel to CWT’s business travelers within the United States.
“Giving our clients the best end-to-end traveler experience is our unwavering commitment,” said Jim Hartnett, vice president of global supplier management for Carlson Wagonlit Travel. “We are excited about our new Lyft partnership and are focused on delivering best-in-class services for our travelers to reach their destinations in a safe and convenient way.”
CWT is the first major travel management company (TMC) to partner with Lyft. The rideshare company is available to 95 percent of the U.S. population and is in most airport locations. “We’re thrilled to partner with Carlson Wagonlit Travel, making it easier and faster for their clients to launch and manage seamless travel solutions with Lyft,” said Amit Patel, director of business development for Lyft Business. “At Lyft, we’re committed to improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and working with Carlson Wagonlit Travel to move business travelers in a safe, easy, and affordable way is a natural next step for our work in this space.”
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day, we look after enough travelers to fill almost 200 Boeing 747s and around 100,000 hotel rooms, and handle 95 events. We have more than 18,000 people in nearly 150 countries, and in 2016 posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
About Lyft Business
Lyft Business offers travel, commute, event, and courtesy ride programs that provide customers with the tools they need to reduce cost, save time, and streamline their transportation programs. We partner with thousands of organizations to create unique solutions to move their people, from employees and customers to patients and students.
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