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About Hailo

Hailo is the evolution of the hail - a free smartphone app which puts people just two taps away from a licensed vehicle, and lets drivers get more passengers when they want them. A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every two seconds from Hailo’s global network of over 60,000 drivers and more than a million passengers. Launched in November 2011, Hailo is available in London, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, all across Ireland, Madrid, Barcelona, Osaka and Singapore. Hailo has carried over twenty million passengers and grown to annualized sales of well over $100M. Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo has raised $100M from the best investors anywhere, including Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico Ventures and Sir Richard Branson. Hailo is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Simply search on "Hailo".

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The Hailo Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily.

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Katie Bawler & Harriet Evans
t. 0203 1379270
m. 07799130187
e. hailo@manifest.london

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Hailo Launches People’s Cab-inet

Leading taxi app, Hailo, offers free cabs to get the nation to the polls

Leading cabbie app, Hailo, will provide free cabs to the polling station this General Election to ensure busy city workers can get to the polls on time.

The British taxi app company is urging its customers to book their journey in advance using its new in-app pre-book feature so that time-poor workers in London can get to their elected polling station before closing time to cast their ballot.

People registered to vote will be able to book a Hailo in advance between 7-8pm on the 7th May to take them to their local polling station completely free of charge*.

Hailo’s arsenal of drivers will be making themselves available for the busy polling run to ensure as many Londoners can place their vote as possible.

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Gary Bramall, CMO at Hailo, commented:

“We believe everyone’s vote counts. In the 2010 election 9% said they didn’t vote because they couldn’t get to a polling station. That 9% could have made a big difference. Time is a scarce commodity for city dwellers so this is our way of encouraging more people to vote and ensuring people get to the polls to have their say.”

“For us this is about people, not politics; participation not policies. We’re committed to giving people a voice and putting our customers at the heart of our business, as well as helping to shape future policy.”

Bramall adds:

“Our fleet of drivers are some of the most experienced, longest-serving cabbies in this country so understand the importance of ensuring people can vote and help shape the future of this country.”

*Journeys will be free up to the value of £15 and charged at the standard meter charge thereafter.

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Hailo and Bookatable Partner to Offer Ultimate Convenience to Restaurant Goers

Leading cab app, Hailo, has teamed up with Bookatable, Europe’s largest real-time restaurant marketplace with 13,000 restaurants globally, to enable restaurateurs to offer Hailo’s super convenient on demand taxi service to diners. Following an integration with Bookatable’s cloud-based table reservation service, restaurants can now book one of Hailo’s 15,000 strong fleet of London black cabs […]

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Hailo introduces celebratory cabs to welcome Princess Charlotte

Leading cabbie app, Hailo, has a brand new look to celebrate the birth of the Royal baby Kate and Wills also offered spruced-up cab to escort the family around town Free cab rides for passengers to celebrate To celebrate the arrival of the Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, London’s best-loved taxi app has […]

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Letting books take the front seat

Hailo and Penguin Random House UK get London reading with the launch of #BlackCabBooks Taxi app Hailo and publisher Penguin Random House UK are teaming up to create a mini mobile library – by placing free books in Hailo black cabs this week as well as audiobook extracts in the Hailo app for Londoners to […]

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