News & Articles - Uber

  • Ridesharing pilot begins at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport

    Press Release The Greater Toronto Airports Authority announced today a pilot project for ridesharing companies to pick up and drop off passengers at Toronto Pearson. Starting today, passengers with Uber and Lyft rideshare apps on their smartphones can request UberX and Lyft rides from Canada’s largest airport. This ride sharing pilot provides another regulated, municipally approved transportation option for 47 million annual airport passengers and more than 49,000 workers at Toronto Pearson. Over 200 North American airports, including Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary offer their…

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  • Uber available at Edmonton International Airport

    Uber and Edmonton International Airport are excited to announce that Uber will now be serving customers at Edmonton International Airport. Each airport has unique operational requirements, so the two companies have taken the time to ensure that the service meets the needs of travellers and works within Uber’s requirements for drivers. Riders will now be able to collect their luggage and use the Uber app to request a ride. Uber driver-partners will pick up riders on the outer curb outside Door 10 on…

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  • Will market disruption make room blocks the next casualty?

    By Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM At a recent PCMA East Canada workshop in Ottawa, meeting professionals and business event suppliers came together to discuss room blocks. Consensus among the hotel sales representatives was that it is business as usual – if clients want the use of meeting space, they will be held to specific room blocks. These blocks will continue to be contracted with attrition clauses that mandate room and food & beverage revenue. Group business is the hotel’s base…

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  • Ride-sharing services now allowed by half of corporate travel policies across the globe

    GBTA Foundation and American Express release latest GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index Global Report – January 2017 Ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50 per cent) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44 per cent in June 2016, according to the GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index™ Global Report – January 2017, in partnership with American Express. The Index examines business travellers’ feelings about their trip experience and how those feelings affect their behaviours on the road. As policies…

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  • Aeroports de Montreal and Uber reach a business agreement

    Uber drivers will be able to pick up passengers at Montréal-Trudeau airport as of December 12, following the conclusion of a business agreement between Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) and the online transportation company. ADM had earlier demanded that Uber not activate its application at the Montréal-Trudeau terminal as long as the service had not been regulated by the Government of Québec. Under the agreement between the Québec Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification and Uber Canada Inc., the…

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