TripCase and Uber ink deal

TripCase and Uber ink deal

TripCase from Sabre announced its integration with the new Uber API in its mobile travel management application.

Beginning today, TripCase users can seamlessly request an Uber ride and receive a special discount pricing through the TripCase app. Based on advanced geo-location features, the TripCase app will offer travelers an Uber ride at the point in their trip when car services are needed most. This integration will save time and hassle by pre-populating the pick-up and drop-off locations whenever possible.

TripCase is one of the fastest growing mobile travel apps, helping travelers plan more than two million trips per month. According to recent TripCase research, nearly half of TripCase business travelers are likely to use Uber during their next trip.

“TripCase and Uber are perfect partners, both dedicated to providing travelers with extraordinary experiences,” said John Samuel, senior vice president of Sabre Traveler Solutions. “Technology has changed travelers’ expectations, and Uber has revolutionized the way people get a ride. This integration means TripCase users will not have to worry about finding a ride, having cash or scrambling for an address.”

The TripCase research found that convenience is the #1 consideration for 76 percent of travelers when choosing a mode of ground transportation. Across traveler types, convenience remains the most important factor with 78 percent of business travelers and 73 percent of leisure travelers choosing transportation based on convenience. Followed by convenience, business travelers want the ability to pay with credit card (53 percent), while leisure travelers consider cost (57 percent) in choosing a mode of transportation.

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“TripCase’s integration with Uber’s new public API puts requesting an Uber in context, right inside the TripCase app,” said Jeff Holden, chief product officer for Uber.  “TripCase customers can now use Uber to seamlessly get from one step of their journey to the next, all without having to manually switch apps or enter a destination address.”