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TravelCar

TravelCar, the carsharing world leader and Le Routard, a "travel tips" reference for the French, are partnering to enable travelers be more cost efficient while organizing their travels from A to Z. The integration of TravelCar with the Routard.com site will allow travelers to book their tickets, their hotel, and also their parking free or at half price. This partnership and the development of TravelCar overseas will allow individuals to travel even further.

Save on Parking to Travel More Often

September is an ideal time to go on trips. Indeed, flight prices fall by up to 80% between August and September and departures to Europe are on average 66% cheaper during this period.

It is in this context that Routard.com integrates TravelCar to offer travelers even more savings on a significant expense items such as parking. The latter can represent up to 20% of the holiday budget. More than 87% of the French believe that the car parks of railway stations and airports are too expensive. In order to reduce these costs TravelCar and Routard.com offer travelersfree parking or options up to 50% cheaper than traditional car parks at airports, train stations and city centers. On this occasion a dedicated site was jointly launched: routard.travelcar.com

Saving in France to Travel Further

A must for preparing a trip, Routard.com offers a rich content on all the destinations of the world, a wealth of practical information, and one of the most active traveler communities. The presence of the carsharing leader on Routard.com allows travelers to save, in addition to the plane ticket and the hotel, on the parking lot.

This partnership also confirms TravelCar's continued growth following its last €15 million fundraiser in February 2017. TravelCar, the world's first service to offer passengers to share their cars at airports and railway stations, is already present in 39 countries and targets presence in 50 countries by the end of the year.

This foreign development strategy is reinforced by the partnership with Le Routard, the international tourism reference with its 145 guides worldwide, drawn at 2.5 million copies each year. The world leader in carsharing, a symbol of innovation in a collaborative economy, combines with a travel classic to optimize travel, both financially and ecologically.

For Routard.com, this exclusive partnership with TravelCar was natural, as it reflects the desire to offer its users more and more services to prepare their next trip and to enjoy the best possible deals. Free parking service at the airports makes a lot of sense for consumers who save money at the outset to better enjoy on-site at destination, and perfectly integrates into the logic of offering a full service organization of travel: guides, accommodations, transportation, insurance and parking.

It is only the beginning.

About TravelCar

TravelCar is revolutionizing carsharing with a simple concept: provide travelers free airport, seaport train stations, and city centre parking and help them earn money by renting out their car to other travelers while they are away. A combination of car parking services and carsharing, TravelCar is a one-stop shop ground transportation system aimed at helping travelers better manage their vehicles. Through our global network of parking facilities, TravelCar also offers traditional parking services for non-sharing customers. Founded in 2012 and currently operating in 39 countries in 400 locations, TravelCar has quickly become the worldwide leader in ground transportation solutions around airports and train stations with more than 500,000 users. www.travelcar.com

About Le Routard

Routard.com is the first French editorial site devoted to travel. Each month, more than 5M of UV (Unique Visitors - source GA) come to prepare a trip, to help each other and to share their good plans and feedback, in addition to the guides of the Backpacker. The site offers inspirational & practical content on all destinations in the world, comprehensive booking services, and one of the busiest travel communities with more than 850,000 active members, 4M messages in forums and more than 300,000 trips. For more information, visit the www.routard.com

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