Uber has launched the Uber Travel feature pack in Egypt. Specifically, “Smart Itineraries” have been launched locally, allowing users to sync their travel plans with the Uber app and book a ride in advance based on hotel and flight bookings.
“Uber Travel forms an integral part of Uber’s vision to make local and international mobility and travel more seamless,” said Norhen Ali, Uber’s head of communications for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), in a statement to press on Tuesday (January). 3).
Ali added that “we are excited to introduce Smart Itineraries to the MENA region as an enhanced offering to help ease the stress of travel and we will continue to expand our services to accommodate the growing needs of journey through the power of our technology.”
Uber said it planned to roll out Uber Travel across the region soon.
Uber Travel, which is now available in all major cities in the United States and Canada, allows users to link travel plans from their Google, Outlook or Hotmail email accounts, enabling a more integrated experience.
The ride-hailing firm has promoted the product as an easy way for customers to plan their travel arrangements, allowing them to book Ubers for an entire trip in one go, rather than hailing them individually as needed. . In November, the company announced that Uber Travel has expanded to 10,000 more cities worldwide.
Tuesday’s announcement said that every time riders book a ride with Uber Travel, they will receive 10% of the value in Uber Cash — Uber’s in-app currency that can be used across all of its services.
In its parallel efforts to make business travel more convenient, last year Uber also announced that Uber for Business will accept Airplus International’s AirPlus company account as a means of payment.
The AirPlus Company Account is a corporate expense solution that allows employees to book and pay for their travel and accommodation through a single, unified account. An app then combines business travel expenses into a combined electronic statement for easy reconciliation.
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