The busy travel and conference season is underway. We enjoyed meeting our travel partners, driver partners and passengers at events such as ITB Berlin, SXSW and the International LCT Show. Read below for March news you may have missed.
- We made our debut at SXSW, the Austin tech, film and music extravaganza. We joined other companies in the Daimler family — moovel, car2go and mytaxi — to discuss the future of service in an autonomous world. Over the week, we gave peaceful rides around town and to/from the airport to many attendees, including Guy Kawasaki. Check out our recap video:
- We also spent a day transporting the legendary Wyclef Jean!
- An annual highlight is meeting driver partners from around the world at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. LCT Publisher and Show Chair Sara Eastwood-Richardson said the event set a record number for first-time attendees, showing the optimism and innovation across the industry.
- ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, drew more than 170,000 visitors. We were happy to provide the show’s meeting rooms on wheels and to transport travel buyers around the massive fairgrounds. At the show, CEO and Co-founder Jens Wohltorf sat down with Tnooz Contributing Editor Martin Cowen:
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members can now earn two miles for every U.S. dollar, pound or euro spent on Blacklane rides.
- We are honored to receive three German Stevie Awards! We won the Gold for Company of the Year (Transportation), the Gold for Technology of the Year for our customer care call center software, and the Bronze for our global Carbon Offset program.
- Our top press coverage of the month includes a profile in the prestigious Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a Q&A with Jens in TTG Asia on constructive disruption, and Buying Business Travel writing about our role setting industry standards.
- Brush up on your history with this brief overview of the chauffeur industry from horse-and-carriage days to now.
- Forget hoverboards. Did you know that Renault has a hovercar concept vehicle? Check out our recap of the wildest concept cars.