Free Hailo taxi credits to support safer Holiday Season
MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Molson Coors Canada and Hailo,
the Montreal taxi app, have today announced a deal that will offer one
million dollars in free taxi credits to Montrealers this Holiday
Throughout December, licensed establishments in Montreal will be
offering $10 taxi credits to their customers in order to help promote
responsible celebrations. The credits can be redeemed using the free
Hailo taxi app. The partnerships with local bars was secured with the
support of Molson Coors Canada.
"We are proud to be part of this initiative for safe holiday travel,"
says Sébastien Charbonneau, Director, Corporate Affairs, Molson Coors
Canada. "It's in line with our commitment to helping consumers make
responsible choices when they're celebrating. We encourage Montrealers
to take advantage of this option for a safe ride home during the
Launched earlier this month, Hailo is the world's largest taxi app and
enables passengers to hail and pay for licensed Montreal taxis with
just two taps on their smartphone.
Jeff Desruisseaux, General Manager, Hailo Montreal, added; "We're proud
to be partnering with Molson Coors and so many of Montreal's bar and
restaurant owners. We genuinely hope the taxi offer will be shared as
widely as possible in order to help make this Montreal's safest Holiday
The $10 taxi credit offer, which is also available to Hailo passengers
in Toronto, will be distributed in the form of unique promo codes
available at over 85 licensed establishments in Montreal until
midnight, December 31st.
Hailo is available as a free download from the App Store and Google
Play. Simply search for "Hailo".
For the complete list of participating bars and restaurants, please
About Molson Coors Canada Brewing Company
Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering
extraordinary brands that delight the world's beer drinkers. It brews,
markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors
Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Blue Moon, and Keystone Light across
The Americas, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson
Coors Canada; in the US through MillerCoors; and in the U.K., Ireland
and in many Eastern Europe countries through Molson Coors Europe.
Molson Coors is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North
America. For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company visit the
company's Web site,www.molsoncoors.com.
Hailo is the evolution of the hail - a free smartphone app which puts
people just two taps away from a licensed taxi, and lets cabbies get
more passengers when they want them.
A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every four seconds from
Hailo's global network of tens of thousands of drivers and hundreds of
thousands of passengers. Launched in November 2011, Hailo is available
in London, New York, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Toronto, Chicago,
Boston, Madrid, Barcelona, Washington DC, Osaka and Montreal. Hailo has
carried seven and a half million passengers and grown to annualized
sales of well over $100M.
Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo
has raised over $50M 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 for "Hailo".
Image with caption: "Jeff Desruisseaux, General Manager, HAILO Montréal, Alexandre Bamatemdera, HAILO taxi driver, and Sébastien Charbonneau, Director, Corporate Affairs, Molson Coors during the announcement of the Molson Coors Canada 1 million dollar donation in taxi credits to Montrealers this Holiday Season (CNW Group/Molson Coors Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131127_C5623_PHOTO_EN_33971.jpg
SOURCE: Molson Coors Canada
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