The ride sharing platform Lyft has signed a partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) that allows CWT to offer Lyft ground transportation services to its US based clients.
“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.”
Lyft Business Profiles first launched in April 2016 which allowed users (riders) to create a business profile and mark individual rides for business to make their expense report process easier. During last year’s focus on business travel Lyft also created scheduled rides, integrations with Concur and a Concierge service for travel arrangers.
According to spend data from Certify, Lyft has gone to 11% of the business travel market share and Uber dominating with 54%. Lyft can service 95% of the US population and entering more formally into the corporate travel industry with partnerships like CWT could accelerate their overall growth.