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Airport transfer website hails success in Bali

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Transport operators in Bali are riding high with Jayride.
Bali has become the fastest-growing market for Jayride, the global airport transfer website, since launching in the holiday hotspot six months ago.

Geoff Pidcock, data and analytics lead at Sydney-based Jayride, says Bali has rocketed into the company’s top airports in record time.

“Denpasar has grown faster than any other airport we’ve launched – beating the previous record set by FCO (Rome) in Italy and the growth we saw at launch at key airports in the United States,” says Pidcock. “It’s already in our top 10 airports.”

Currently more than 1000 passenger trips to and from hundreds of airports around the world are booked through every day and volume is growing strongly each quarter.

The platform enables consumers to compare and book transfers at 1000-plus airports in 60 countries through partnerships with 3500 transport companies.  It is available at 17 airports in Indonesia, nine in Thailand, five in Vietnam, plus Hong Kong and Singapore.

Local transport operators have been a major beneficiary of Jayride’s arrival in Bali.

Pidcock says Jayride has paid more than US$14,000 in commissions to its Balinese partners since launching Denpasar Airport transfers on last November.

Many are small businesses for whom listing on Jayride has allowed them to market their services online for the first time.

Indra Dwi Putra, owner of Bali Fast Track, says Jayride is now generating 50% of his daily airport bookings.

“Jayride has been very, very good for our business,” says Putra, who employs 28 drivers.

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