Guests can now book shared cars on Getaround through the WKND platform to access transportation in and around New York City and Los Angeles.
(New York, NY) – WKND®, the on-demand “retreats-as-a-service” platform for millennials and Gen Z, and Getaround®, the world’s premier digital carsharing marketplace, announced today that they are collaborating to empower modern nomads who are eligible to drive a shared car on Getaround to instantly access and drive available cars nearby. To start, eligible WKND users can now use Getaround to travel to 70+ WKND getaways and 900+ WKND destinations within a three-hour drive of both New York City and Los Angeles.
Millennials and Gen Z are the car-free, workaholic, live-for-the-weekend, and social media-driven generations. WKND makes it easy for workaholics to discover authentic local experiences outside the city so that they can recharge, reboot, and re-energize every weekend. Getaround Connect®, the proprietary digital car technology, helps Getaround create a safe and convenient carsharing experience without the need for guests to meet the car host, carry an access card, or coordinate picking up a car key. Guests can now book shared cars on Getaround through the WKND platform to access transportation in and around New York City and Los Angeles.
Brian Friedman, Founder and CEO of WKND, commented, “We’re excited to collaborate with Getaround to offer a completely digital and contactless car reservation system. Getaround has thousands of cars available in over 900 cities across the U.S. and Europe. Now, eligible WKND users can instantly book available cars for their local weekend getaway, ranging from convertibles to SUVs. At WKND, we focus on making unique destinations and activities outside major cities easily accessible, and now with the Getaround iOS and Android apps, booking a car can finally be fast and stress-free.”
WKND getaways range from staying at Foxfire Mountain House with Summiting Peaks and Rafting in the Catskills to staying at The Castle House Estate with Desert Hiking and Lake Oasis in Joshua Tree. WKND provides personalized local weekend getaways that are self-guided with maximum flexibility. Eligible WKND users can now instantly find, book, and unlock available cars near their home and take off for their WKND getaway. WKND and Getaround are reinventing the weekend by sharing one-of-a-kind local experiences that help guests create everlasting memories.
The online journey on WKND starts by completing a travel personality quiz inspired by the Myers-Briggs personality test. WKND intelligently bundles transportation with accommodations, restaurant, and activity reservations to create the perfect ready-to-live-and-share local weekend. WKND then provides users with direct access to Getaround, where eligible guests can reserve nearby cars with exclusive WKND rates. Getaround maintains insurance and 24/7 customer support for all trips to ensure a high-quality and relaxing local travel experience.
Adam Bastein, Head of Demand & Go-to-Market Strategy (North America) of Getaround, Head of Demand Strategy (North America) of Getaround, commented, ”Partnering with WKND is a natural fit. Most WKND customers live in NYC or LA where our hosts have hundreds of affordable cars. WKND has created itineraries for every type of getaway and Getaround will help you get to each activity. No need to worry about planning the perfect weekend or how you will get there, Getaround and WKND have you covered!”
WKND is an on-demand “retreats-as-a-service” platform that intelligently personalizes local weekend adventure packages. WKND helps millennials and Gen Z who desire a break from the city to fill in their weekends with one-of-a-kind life experiences. The intelligent platform features only untouristed spots in a simple and short interactive guide that makes traveling easy. With WKND, millennials and Gen Z can learn how to appreciate their own environment outside the city and be creative with what they have nearby. To learn more, visit yourwknd.com
Getaround connects safe, convenient, and affordable cars with people who need them to live and work. We are the world’s first 100% digital carsharing marketplace with proprietary technology and data that make sharing vehicles superior to owning them. Our community includes guests who rely on our cars for on-demand mobility and hosts who share cars on our platform, including those who operate their own carsharing businesses. Founded in 2009, today Getaround is active in over 850 cities across the U.S. and Europe. For more information, please visit Getaround.com, or download our iPhone or Android app.
For more information, contact:
Founder and CEO of WKND
Head of Demand & Go-to-Market Strategy (North America) of Getaround