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Irish Car Rental Tech Firm Meili Signs 4-Year Partnership with SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Irish car rental-focused travel technology company Meili has signed a 4-year partnership with SAS Scandinavian Airlines.

The deal will allow SAS’ existing car rental partners optimise their direct partnership by offering an enhanced car rental experience through Meili’s cloud-based technology.

Mike McGearty, CEO & Co-founder of Meili, emphasised the significance of this partnership, stating: “SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline, with destinations in Europe, USA and Asia and a valued addition to our growing partnership portfolio. We are delighted to partner with them, as our model creates alignment and transparency for all stakeholders. Our collective dedication to enhancing the customer experience made this partnership an intuitive choice. We knew how important it was for SAS to maintain their direct car rental partnership relationships along with the synergies brought by their mutual loyalty programs. SAS understand the value it provides to their customers, and we are pleased they recognise the added benefit our platform brings.”

Caroline Bergström, Head of Ancillary Products, Connectivity & Retail at SAS, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Meili. This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to offer exceptional services to our customers. Together with Meili, we are enhancing travel experiences and simplifying the booking process for our customers who book their rental car via SAS. It’s important for us that our customers see the value and benefits of booking a car with SAS, but also the convenience of adding extras such as car insurance in addition to the car at the time of booking.”

Meili is the creation of former CarTrawler CEO and CTO, Mike McGearty and Bobby Healy. Meili’s new car rental distribution model is built on a single founding principle, to create seamless travel experiences, enabling travellers to enjoy all the benefits, loyalty and innovations that leading car rental operators have to offer, including:

  • Access to a full suite of car rental products and services, including direct insurance coverage, and real-time vehicle availability.
  • Premium loyalty benefits typically reserved for direct car rental customers.
  • An enhanced customer experience facilitated by best-in-class merchandising technology.
  • Direct, premium customer servicing, ensuring optimal brand exposure.
Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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