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Service of search of fellow travelers of Blablacar became paid for users in Russia — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com Service for search of Blablacar passing cars has introduced a payment for access to the booking system, the press service of the company has reported. "Since October 10 Blablacar does access to bookings of places at drivers fellow travelers paid. The passenger will need to choose one of two types of access: for day (149 rubles) or for a month (199 rubles). Trips less than 120 km long will remain free for booking. Passengers will be able to compensate to the driver expenses on gasoline, as before, by cash" — the press service of the company has reported. At the same time for drivers service will remain free, emphasize in the company. "As before, they will be able to publish the offers on trips with the indication of cost of the place (the price is controlled by service), quantity of empty seats (no more than 5 for karpulingovy (joint - RNS) trips and additional parameters (departure time, the baggage size smoking salon...) " — have reported in Blablacar. Despite introduction of paid access to booking, the total cost of a trip for the passenger will be lower or comparable to the prices for the ticket for the bus or the train, emphasize in the company. "Service will continue to control the amount of compensation which the driver can ask from fellow travelers, allowing him to cover only partially the transport expenses, but not to get profit" — it is noted in the message. Service for search of fellow travelers for long-distance trips of Blablacar has been founded in 2004 in France, and has begun to work in Russia in 2014. By 2017 35 million people in 22 countries used service. In July, 2014 the company declared attraction of investments of $100 million, in September, 2015 — of $200 million. In 2016 the company has attracted investments of €21,359 million. The group of Baring Vostok funds which is also the shareholder of "Yandex" and service of online announcements "Авито.ру" has acted as the investor. At the moment the number of fellow travelers of BlaBlaCar exceeds 65 million people in 22 countries (including 15 million in the Russian Federation). More than 20 million people make trips by means of service quarterly. In August Mail.Ru Group announced partnership with service within which Blablacar, in particular, will acquire service of search of fellow travelers of BeepCar from Mail.Ru Group. "BlaBlaCar will advance BeepCar on the Mail.Ru Group platforms. Since the fall traffic of BeepCar will be redirected on BlaBlaCar and will provide Mail.Ru Group an advertizing revenue" — the Internet company reported. The exact structure of possession of the company doesn't reveal. Service belongs to a group of persons: investors, founders, staff of the company. Among investors — Baring Vostok, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures and Accel Partners investment funds.

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