USERS of Hotels.com can now hitch an Uber ride directly via the OTA’s mobile app.
Customers who book a room through Hotels.com will see an Uber button appear in the app on the day their hotel stay begins, both on the homepage and in the reservation section. Tapping on the button then automatically populates the user’s current location and hotel address into Uber’s application for an expedited booking process.
The service is currently only available on Android platforms and in 30 languages.
Dan Craig, senior director mobile for Hotels.com, said: “At Hotels.com we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of mobile technology developments in the travel industry, so being one of the first OTAs to offer this Uber service is fantastic news.”
He added that more features are being planned for their mobile app, which currently has more than 50 million downloads.
Integration of the apps is being powered by Button, a mobile commerce solutions provider based in New York.