Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- – With the holiday season in full swing and travel enthusiasts on the go, Uber has announced its latest innovative travel feature, Smart Itineraries, giving visitors the opportunity to plan their trips to their convenience. The feature allows consumers to connect their Gmail itineraries to the Uber app, where they’ll be able to coordinate rides to flights, and hotel and restaurant reservations.
Once riders link their Uber profiles with their Google account by clicking on ‘Travel’ in the app, it displays upcoming travel plans and allows people to reserve an Uber, making the travel experience even more seamless. Smart Itineraries is part of the Uber Travel Suite of Offerings globally, with a range of features expected to launch in the region soon.
Norhen Ali, Uber’s Head of Communications for MENA, said: “Uber Travel forms an integral part of Uber’s vision to make movement and local and international travel more seamless. We’re 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 increasing travel needs through the power of our technology.”
As an added bonus, riders will earn 10% back in Uber Cash every time they book a Reserve ride with Uber Travel*. Riders also have the option to rebook their rides at no additional cost.
How to use Uber Travel
- Open the Uber app and tap “Travel” followed by “Get Started” then “Sign in” with your Google account
- Opt-in to give Uber-AwardWallet permission access your bookings
- Google users, check the permissions box and Microsoft users app “Allow” to continue.
- You will soon see all your upcoming trips appear right in the Uber app
With a vision to provide a variety of products available for every traveller’s need, the feature is the latest innovation in Uber’s product portfolio, following the expansion of Uber Reserve earlier this year in the Kingdom.