Aggregator platform Jayride (ASX: JAY), a price comparator website for airport transfer providers, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA).

As part of the deal, Jayride will offer discount rates for fixed-price airport transfers to the NRMA’s 2.6 million members, effective from July 1.

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  • Shares in Jayride were unchanged at 28 cents, down from an annual high of more than 50 cents just before Christmas:

    Expanding the network

    Founded in 2012, Jayride’s aggregation platform allows travellers to compare transfer costs across a database of more than 1,500 airports and 3,000 transport companies globally.

    It initially raised capital via the VentureCrowd equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform and listed on the ASX in January 2018, thus becoming the first Australian company to give ECF investors an exit on their investment.

    NRMA Blue general manager Michael Betteridge said the deal will help the organisation improve its service, based on data which shows NRMA members like to travel.

    “The deal will save NRMA members time and money, ensuring they are met on arrival at more than 1,500 airports in 69 countries and pay a set fee for their transport with no hidden costs,” Jayride said.

    The initial agreement will run for six months, and which point to the sides will explore “further collaboration”.

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