WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP and Uber for Business /zigman2/quotes/211348248/composite UBER +5.83% announced today a strategic partnership in which UATP will be integrated into Uber Wallet, enabling travelers to use UATP accounts for rides with Uber as well as orders through Uber Eats. These features will be available in the coming weeks.
"For businesses around the world, the way work gets done looks different these days. Yet, the fundamental goals have remained the same – continue building great products, while uncovering new ways to not just fulfill customer demand, but delight customers and keep them happy," said Susan Anderson, Global Head of Uber for Business. "That's why we're proud to partner with UATP, allowing UATP corporate account holders to expense rides and meals with Uber easily and efficiently. We look forward to working with UATP to help provide a frictionless customer journey from the booking process all the way through to payment and reconciliation, while creating an intuitive way for companies to improve their operations."
The Uber app is available in 71 countries and over 10,000 cities, with over 16 million trips completed worldwide. UATP account holders will now have access to Uber's on-demand network and have ride and meal information supplied on statements. Uber is the first rideshare platform company to connect with the UATP network.
"It's fantastic that this partnership lets UATP corporate travelers pay for rides and meals for Uber with UATP," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. "With the added pressures in today's business travel, it is imperative to place as much ease on the traveler as possible. UATP acceptance for Uber for Business does that and fulfills a strategic vision for both companies."
The collaboration between the two companies enables Uber for Business to have a new source of global traveler for Uber usage and UATP to have expanded Network volume. The corporate traveler gets an additional portion of the trip centralized within one payment stream. It's a true win-win-win solution.
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UATP is a global payment network owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream® and DataMine®, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and corporate travel buyers for accurate travel management.
Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada /zigman2/quotes/208264916/delayed CA:AC +4.47% ; Air China; Air New Zealand (anzff:PK); Air Niugini; Air Serbia; American Airlines /zigman2/quotes/209207041/composite AAL +7.00% ; APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; BCD Travel; China Eastern Airlines /zigman2/quotes/205483076/composite CEA -1.03% ; Delta Air Lines /zigman2/quotes/200327741/composite DAL +9.28% ; EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Fareportal; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. ; Hahn Air; High Point; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); JetBlue Airways; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Sichuan Airlines; Southwest Airlines /zigman2/quotes/201071949/composite LUV +6.56% ; Sun Country Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ise:THYAO); United Airlines /zigman2/quotes/205037281/composite UAL +6.61% and WestJet.
AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for Lufthansa German Airlines.
About Uber for Business
Uber for Business is a platform that brings the best of Uber's innovations and solutions to the world's organizations at scale. By providing businesses of any size with access to rides, meals, and delivery, Uber for Business enables companies to improve operations and put people first. Since launching in 2014, Uber for Business has helped unlock employee productivity and elevated customer experiences for more than 150,000 organizations around the world. For more, visit our website .
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