Travel technology platform Meili has announced a strategic partnership with Travelstart, the leading Online Travel Agency in Africa. This collaboration aims to redefine car rental distribution for online travel agencies, highlighting Travelstart’s shift towards a superior customer experience through direct interactions with car rental brands.
Meili’s car rental distribution model empowers service providers, effectively eliminating intermediaries and ensuring seamless travel for customers.
As part of this partnership, Meili will work closely with Travelstart and its car rental partners, and through Meili’s cutting-edge technology platform, they will offer customers:
- Access to a complete range of car rental products and services, including premium loyalty benefits, direct insurance coverage, and real-time vehicle availability.
- An enhanced customer experience driven by state-of-the-art merchandising technology.
- Direct, top-tier customer servicing, leading to optimal brand exposure.
“Our collaboration with Travelstart underscores our commitment to innovation in travel,” said Mike McGearty, CEO & Co-founder, Meili. “Together, we’re reshaping car rental experiences for all travel verticals. It’s exciting to see that Travelstart recognises the immense benefits their customers will receive by transitioning to this superior model and away from legacy broker technology. Something we at Meili have been championing for the last year.”
Stephan Ekbergh, CEO, Travelstart, commented: “Meili’s technology platform complements our offerings and enables us to provide an enhanced car rental booking experience. We’re excited to provide our customers with a direct line to an even better travel experience with better rates which has resulted in a significant uplift in bookings and customer satisfaction.”