Kakaomobility Unveils International App Integration Service for Overseas Visitors
Kakaomobility announced that it will launch a service for foreign visitors to Korea on the 5th by connecting Kakao T app and overseas super app users.
Kakaomobility will initially target Chinese tourists, who are increasingly coming to Korea, and will be able to hail Kakao T Venti (call van service) and Black (premium taxis) vehicles from WeChat, Alipay and Ctrip platforms.
In the future, we plan to gradually expand the number of overseas apps and available services that can be linked to local apps in Southeast Asia, Japan, and Europe. The company plans to help the government and local governments attract foreign tourists by eliminating the inconvenience of using taxis for foreigners and increasing the convenience of payment.
As a result, from the 5th, foreign visitors will be able to hail Kakao T Venti and Black vehicles in their own language from their home app without having to install a separate app or go through the login authentication process. Real-time automatic translation will be provided for communication between drivers and passengers, and the fare will be automatically paid using the payment method registered in the overseas app.
For the convenience of foreign tourists, Kakaomobility will deploy staff who can provide foreign language advice at the customer service centre, and in the future will also provide foreign language training to branded taxi crews to ensure smooth service handling.
Kakaomobility’s ‘Global Linkage System’ connects user demand generated through overseas apps with the Kakao T app’s supplier network, and is powered by the technology of global mobility brokerage platform ‘Splyt’.
Alex Ryu, Joint CEO of Kakaomobility, said, “Through our ride-hailing service for foreign visitors, we hope to not only improve the mobility convenience of foreign tourists, but also help expand business opportunities for the domestic taxi industry.” “As a mobility platform, we will continue to explore ways to contribute to the revitalisation of the domestic tourism industry.”