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Kakao Mobility Corp., South Korea’s leading taxi company, announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a business partnership with Miki Taxi, a major taxi operator in Guam, to provide transportation services in the Pacific territory.
Through the partnership with Miki Taxi, which operates approximately 40% of all taxis in Guam, Kakao Mobility plans to offer mobility service on the island through its Kakao T app beginning in the third quarter.
Guam’s new service will initially be limited to travelers from South Korea, but will later be expanded to visitors from other countries after establishing a stable service environment.
Miki Taxi Chairman Im Hong-soon said Korean tourists in Guam will be able to use mobility services with greater ease and safety, and also expects local drivers to benefit from the partnership.
Kakao Mobility recently partnered with global mobility platform provider Splyt Technologies Ltd. to offer carpooling roaming services in seven Southeast Asian countries.
The company was spun off from Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s most widely used messenger, KakaoTalk, in August 2017 and operates as a separate entity. (Yonhap)