Chinese mobility startup Heycars has been integrated into Amadeus Transfers, allowing Amadeus travel agents to search and book chauffeured vehicles.
Heycars is available in 83 countries, 214 cities and 240 airports worldwide.
The collaboration gives the startup exposure to Amadeus’ global travel agency network. End users can also make bookings in advance through Check My Trip, enabling them to skip queues at airports and hotels.
Peter Altmann, head of mobility and insurance, Amadeus, commented: “We have been working with Heycars since 2018… Their content has been integrated onto the Amadeus Transfers Platform which brings together airline, hotel, alternative lodging, rail, ground transport and in-destination content all in one place. Since February this year, Amadeus travel agencies can search and book professional car services at competitive rates through Heycars. We are set on expanding the Amadeus Transfers Platform to encompass all content, meaning more choice and personalisation for travellers.”
Founded in 2015 with headquarters in Guangzhou, Heycars delivers a variety in chauffeured vehicles, ranging from an economy five-seater to a luxury sedan, and even a 53-seater coach for larger groups. Heycars has a round-the-clock customer service line currently available in Chinese, English, French and Japanese.
Kai Zou, CEO and co-founder of Heycars, said: “Heycars facilitates the booking of chauffeur driven cars by the hour, ideal for foreigners who are unable to rent and drive in a country such as China.”
Heycars emerged from the Amadeus Next start-up programme. Amadeus Next has been up and running since 2015 and expanded into China in 2018.