San Francisco, port city, is located in the western Pacific coast of California, is one of the first stop on the West Coast transportation hub and Chinese visitors traveling to the United States, the largest financial center in the western United States and important high-tech R & D and manufacturing base; located in eastern New York attributable to the State of New York, is the first U.S. city, is the hub of the world’s political, cultural, and transportation and other areas of great economic and financial clout almost no city in the world can match. San Francisco shares same reputation the world’s four major cities, with Tokyo, Japan, London and Paris. Phoenix, located in south-central, is Arizona’s state capital and largest city in the state, the population is larger than any other states capitals and even Washington, DC. The economy is followed by agriculture, mining, logging and tourism. As first stops of Yidao in the USA, San Francisco, New York and Phoenix have significant demographic, cultural, industrial, economic and transportation advantages, from the point and the surface covering North America, as Chinese tourists and Chinese in the United States to provide one-stop Chinese car service.
According to 2013 analysis report of Chinese tourists to the United States, published by U.S. Commerce Department, there are more than 1.8 million Chinese tourists travel to the United States in 2013, a total cost of $ 9.8 billion. In 2013, the amount of Chinese tourists in USA increased 300% comparing from 2009. At present, China is America’s fifth-largest overseas tourist market. U.S. Department of Commerce National Travel and Tourism Council predicts that the number of Chinese visitors to the United States will be doubled in 2017, China is becoming one of America’s largest overseas market with its huge market space for enormous growth opportunities. However, unfamiliar language and culture as well as a variety of reasons, is a major factor in the impact of the Chinese people to travel to the United States. Yidao, taking Chinese pre-APP and convenient full service culture, introduce success level of the world’s leading technology and service concepts in the U.S. market and provide Chinese significant solution of ground transportation in the U.S.
Although the United States is the birthplace of the Internet and mobile Internet, China has better service class applications and more open. Yidao presents Chinese advantage into the U.S. market. On the one hand, the demand of the Chinese market diversification is easy to experience the car as the representative of the service type applications, on the other hand the car scene is easy to service and intelligent scheduling system can meet the needs of users under various forms. The most important is that, as a Chinese application, Yidao can present really fast and efficient solution to Chinese who are demanding of car services in the United States.
In the U.S market, Yidao provide service of pick-up service at the early stage, with Chinese and other Chinese accompany service providing visitors localized native travel guide. The latter will continue to add new features to meet the complex needs of the Chinese travelers. By this time, Yidao will provide higher-end car models, including the Infiniti FX35, BMW 745Li, Honda odyssey, NISSAN BLUEBIRD, TOYOTA CAMRY, etc. In terms of price, Yidao will provide slightly lower price than Uber in the United States. Yidao announces they are making road map of expanding to other cities in the United States for 2014, and this plan is going to be added in agenda of the third quarter. By the end of 2014, Yidao will cover 20 cities from the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Yidao, founded in 2010, is China’s first platform providing professional commercial vehicles service. Users can always schedule shuttle bus service on APP or website. Currently, Yidao has covered 57 major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Hong Kong, and nearly 20 more Chinese cities will be added with San Francisco, New York, Phoenix, three U.S. cities. 100 cities globally will be covered of Yidao services by the end of 2015.