Kulp Car Rental, a car rental rental company based in the Philippines, said it was pleased with the company’s recent launch in the U.S. and the fact that more Americans were choosing to rent from the company, rather than from a rental company.
The company’s new mobile app, Kayak Car Renter, is now available in the United States and in the Republic of Korea.
“The Kayak car is the safest, fastest, most reliable car rental app in the world,” said Kayak Chief Executive Officer Robert Lee.
Kayak Car Rentals has about 50,000 vehicles in its fleet.
Lee said the company would expand its service to other markets, including Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Car rental companies in the region were already offering more reliable car services, Lee said.
Kulp Car Renters, based in Pampanga, Philippines, started offering the Kayak mobile app in late March.
As the country’s number-one car rental firm, Kayaking Car Rentals has a long-term contract with the U-Haul and Zipcar companies in Southeast Asia, and it is in talks with the operators of the popular Lyft taxi service.
In the Philippines and South Korea, Kayaky Car Rental is a big draw, with more than 20 million rides in the country, Lee told reporters.
According to Lee, more than half of the trips taken by Filipinos last year were made on the Kayaky mobile app.
About 70 percent of trips taken in the Philippine capital were made through Kayak, Lee added.
After its launch, Kayaked said it is now offering rental cars in other parts of the world, including the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Canada.
At the end of April, Kayaks fleet of 5,000 cars totaled about 20,000 units, Lee confirmed.
For the year ended March 31, the company said it had 2,700 rentals in the markets it serves, including in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Indies, Brazil, and the U