While Uber may have changed the way consumers use transportation, this latest behaviour will not lend the company any favours when it comes to business travellers who need a reliable service to get them from A to B in a timely and cost effective fashion. As TFL has hinted that two more tube strikes could be underway in August, it’s probably safe to say that many will be steering away from Uber when that time comes.With the rise of Uber in the past year, industry commentators have asked the question of whether Uber would revolutionise the corporate travel market in addition to the consumer market. If a business traveller loves using Uber in his or her personal life, why wouldn’t they instinctively reach for the app while on a business trip in London? They will save their company some money, and avoid the hassle of finding a cab locally. There are also a series of other areas in which Uber falls short of what corporate travellers expect from a ground transport provider. There is no advanced booking service, which will put off the majority of corporate travellers who need to be sure that their taxi will be ready at 6.30 am with their engine running to get them to a flight or an important meeting on time. Worse, a recent stat revealed that 20 per cent of Uber drivers are “no-shows”. Read more on commuting:
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