Have you ever used the TripAdvisor app to make a spontaneous decision about where to eat or stay and needed a ride? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that we’re now offering a new feature for the TripAdvisor smartphone app and mobile website that allows you to conveniently reserve a ride with Uber to restaurants, attractions and hotels in more than 40 cities worldwide, including New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.
We’re excited to be one of the first sites to integrate Uber functionality into our mobile experience to make transportation easier for our community of travelers. Millions of travelers like you rely on the TripAdvisor app to help them plan and have the perfect trip during all parts of their journey, and our partnership with Uber makes our app an even more helpful travel-planning resource.
Now, as you visit the listings of restaurants, attractions and hotels on the TripAdvisor app and mobile website, you will be able to see an estimate of Uber car fares and the wait times for pickup. By tapping a “Ride there with Uber” button, TripAdvisor will seamlessly take you to the Uber app or mobile website to complete the reservation and send a car to you location. You will only be charged if you agree to Uber’s terms and get a ride. Fares vary by location, vehicle type and travel times.
First-time Uber users may create an account by going to the Uber mobile site. In order to create an account you will need to provide your name, email address, phone number and a valid credit card.
At launch, the new Uber feature for the TripAdvisor app and mobile website will be available in English and Italian, with more languages and cities to be added in the future. The feature is available for both iOS and Android versions of the TripAdvisor app.
Try the new feature out today and let us know what you think.