Hong Kong-based taxi-booking app Taxiwise has been acquired by Ikky, a Hong Kong company that specializes in bookings, for undisclosed amount. All intellectual property, infrastructure and content were acquired and the Taxiwise founders are joining the team of Ikky this month.

Putting focus on cab reservation rather than the more popular on-demand taxi-hailing service, Taxiwise allows users to book a taxi in advance for hours, days or simply to get picked up as they scheduled and at multiple locations. To make the tour more comfortable and trustworthy, profiles of the taxi drivers are also provided.

Taxiwise targets at expats and non-Cantonese speaking taxi riders who visit Hong Kong, a hot tourism destination which welcomes tens of millions of travelers per year. The app facilitates non-Cantonese speakers to book a sightseeing tour in Hong Kong, helping them to avoid the nuisance of reading the street names or complicated transportation routes.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.