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3 ways Uber for Business helps make business travel easier

April 13, 2022 / US

The pandemic has shown us that putting business travelers first is more important than ever. In January 2022, 2 in 3 travel managers (64%) felt that their employees were willing or very willing to travel for business. This, however, was a decrease from 78% in GBTA’s October survey. Whenever employees are ready to get back on the road, companies have an opportunity to offer them a more streamlined, flexible business traveler experience. 

As we enter a new normal, Uber for Business can help. With Uber for Business, you can provide flexible ride and meal options for travelers, reduce time spent on administrative work, and delight teams with one easy-to-use platform. Below are a few ways Uber for Business improves the business traveler’s journey.

Offer ride options for every traveler

Travel needs vary by personal choice or company need. With Uber for Business, you can give your employees access to flexible ride options, like Uber Comfort for extra legroom or Uber Green for an earth-friendly alternative to help you meet your sustainability goals. Go big and keep traveling teams together with UberXL, or enable employees to plan ahead with Uber Reserve.

Uber Reserve adds a layer of control to your employees’ business trips by helping to reduce the stress of securing a ride to the airport or to an important meeting. Travelers can reserve an Uber experience up to 30 days in advance. In addition, Uber Reserve offers:

  • Reliability: Our new technology helps ensure that riders are picked up on time, every time—or they’ll receive up to $50 in Uber Cash*
  • Flexibility: Up to 15 minutes of wait time included
  • Transparency: An upfront price estimate so you’ll know what cost to expect

For Premium ride options for business leaders or VIPs, choose Uber Black or Uber Black SUV for luxury rides with professional drivers. 

With rides available in over 10,000 cities, including most major airports, Uber can help accommodate your travel needs globally. Employees can easily switch from their personal profile to their business profile in the app to activate their business travel profile. Plus, they don’t need to save and upload receipts thanks to Uber for Business’s seamless integration with many travel and expense management services.

As a travel administrator, you configure an employee travel program in one dashboard. Set policy restrictions on location, time, or cost, or require employees to enter expense codes for each trip for simpler tracking at scale. With Uber for Business’s global availability, policies can apply to domestic or international travel. 

Order business meals on demand with Uber Eats

A business travel meal program and Uber Eats’ 825,000+ global merchant partners allow employees to easily place a meal order. This flexibility can help them: 

  • Feel at home in a new or unfamiliar city 
  • Skip expensive room service fees and restaurant lines
  • Accommodate personal preferences or dietary restrictions
  • Unwind on their way to their hotel after a long day 

Additionally, business travelers can place a group order to treat prospective customers or clients without interrupting the meeting to pick up the meal.

Delicious food is a sure way to make everyone’s day. Uber for Business makes it easy for you to keep travelers satisfied while you set permissions for time, location, budget, and spending caps.

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Maintain policies while delighting employees with rewards

Your employees can feel peace of mind when using Uber on business travel thanks to our Door-to-Door Safety Standard. It’s designed to help protect the health and safety of everyone who uses the Uber platform with features like GPS tracking, face cover verification, and contactless delivery. Our platform also helps manage risk through integrations with Concur Locate and International SOS that let you quickly check in with your employees.

Plus, with Uber’s worldwide network of 4.4 million active drivers and couriers, your employees can use one app for business rides, meal orders, and essentials and earn personal rewards while doing so: 

  • When employees link their Marriott and Uber accounts and take a ride or order a meal with Uber for Business, they can earn Marriott Bonvoy points to use for their personal travel
  • Enrolled American Express Corporate Card Members can earn Uber Cash when they use their cards to book rides or order meals through a business profile 

If your organization offers employees an Uber One membership, US-based employees can access even more perks during business travel, like 5% savings on eligible rides and deliveries, $0 Delivery Fee on eligible orders, top-rated drivers on rides, premium benefits, and more.

Elevate business travel with Uber for Business

Uber for Business brings the magic of Uber to organizations of all sizes around the world. With one easy-to-use platform, companies can provide business travelers: 

  • Stress-free, comfortable rides
  • Delivery of their favorite meals
  • A consistent and rewarding business travel experience worldwide, and more

Connect with us to learn how Uber for Business can uplevel business travel for your organization. 

*All reservations made at least 2 hours in advance are backed by an on-time pickup guarantee. If our technology causes your ride to be late or the driver to not show up, Uber may grant you an appeasement of up to $50 in Uber Cash.