In a dynamic world where the way we work has drastically changed, the travel booking process has not always reflected that evolution. We know that a streamlined and proactive business travel experience is something that travelers and companies alike are asking for.
That’s why we’re proud to announce Uber for Business’s integration with corporate travel software Etta, powered by Deem. The new integration will enable business travelers to request on-demand and reserved rides with Uber for Business directly within the Etta desktop and mobile corporate travel booking platform. That means no matter where they are, business travelers can book flights, hotels, and rides with Uber seamlessly in one place.
The integration comes on the heels of greater expectations within the global business travel space. Business travel spending is expected to jump 38% in 2022, with spending returning to almost $1.5 trillion in 2024, according to the latest business travel index from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
Organizations are also recognizing the importance of corporate travel and face-to-face interactions. A GBTA poll found that 86% of those surveyed need travel to accomplish their business goals, and 81% believe their domestic business travel will be the same or greater in 2022 than pre-pandemic volumes.
“As travelers start getting back on the road, they’re going to expect their technology to be more efficient and user-friendly so they can stay focused on their business,” says David Grace, President, Deem. “Uber for Business with Etta streamlines the booking process in a single app, so travelers can book and manage both their travel and mobility directly from Etta.”
Deem customers can begin requesting rides with Uber for Business on the Etta platform starting this summer. When business travelers open the Etta app or sign in to the corporate travel booking platform on desktop, Etta will:
- Look at their flight details, preferences, and company policy in order to recommend an Uber ride option
- Recommend airport pickup and dropoff options based on their home location and other customizable features
- Offer automatic suggestions for vehicle classes on the Uber platform
- Provide reminder notifications, so busy travelers are alerted in advance about planning for airport transportation
To learn more about how your company can use the Uber for Business and Deem integration, click here.