Following availability in France, ANZ and the UK, Uber Rent service is now available in the US.
Partnership with CarTrawler will help make renting a car easy and accessible – users will be able to browse and select rentals using the Uber app.
Dublin, Ireland, 28th of April 2021: CarTrawler, the leading B2B provider of car rental technology solutions to the global travel industry, has today announced a strategic partnership with Uber to help bring Uber Rent to more customers around the world. Following availability in Australia, New Zealand, UK and France, this expansion will provide all U.S. Uber app users access to quality car rentals at competitive rates set by rental brands.
CarTrawler’s technology facilitates renting a car through an easy and accessible offering directly in the Uber app and access to special promotions like the Uber Cash back offer, throughout the year.
The partnership will play a helpful role in reshaping urban mobility in positive ways. Connecting riders to car rentals represents a key tactic in challenging the need for private car ownership.
Speaking from CarTrawler today, Aileen McCormack, Chief Commercial Officer said:
“We are excited to announce the US launch of this partnership with Uber. CarTrawler’s commitment to its customers is one that closely aligns with Uber. Crucially, this is a critical moment for the car rental market, as two of the most innovative travel-technology organisations come together to create a unique car rental proposition. The partnership will bring best-in-market car rental services to its widest audience yet, enabling more people than ever to travel in a way that is cheaper, easier, and more sustainable. And as we see more positive signs of recovery globally and cities opening up, CarTrawler & Uber will set the world in motion by getting people moving again.”
“We’re excited to be teaming up with CarTrawler to help facilitate even broader access to rental vehicles when customers use Uber Rent to head out for that next getaway, errand, or adventure. As we partner on this and future endeavours together, we’re committed to creating a stellar rental vehicle experience defined by more options and less stress.” – Caleb Varner, Global Head of Uber Rent.
The partnership with Uber is just the latest in a long line of partnerships as CarTrawler continues to establish itself as the leading B2B facilitator of car rental solutions within the global travel industry. CarTrawler now works with some of the biggest and most innovative travel brands – including most recently Hopper, a booking app that uses data-driven tools to save customers time, money and anxiety when making travel plans.
Other partners include American Express, easyJet, Emirates, SWISS, KLM, TUI Group, and eDreams ODIGEO.
CarTrawler brings opportunities to life through a global online marketplace connecting partners, customers, and suppliers. Its market leading B2B car rental and mobility platform expands airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, while deepening those relationships and creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. CarTrawler provides unrivalled breadth and depth of transport suppliers across the globe, including car rental, private airport transfer and ride-hailing services.
CarTrawler works in partnership with many of the world’s biggest travel brands, providing mobility services for over a quarter of the top brands globally, including Alaska Airlines, easyJet, eDreams ODIGEO, Emirates, Hostelworld, Jetstar, KLM, and TUI Group. As a B2B company we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own. CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest airlines and travel partners in the world, operating from our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. CarTrawler is private equity backed by TowerBrook Capital Partners.