Uber and Kiwi.com join forces
10 August 2021 – After months spent at home, Poles went on vacation in crowds, taking advantage of the vaccine passports and open borders. When looking for a holiday, the first steps and clicks are directed towards search engines for cheap flights. From now on, the customers of one of them – Kiwi.com, the innovative travel-tech company, will be able not only to find good connections, but also use Uber for half the price.
Poles went on vacation in crowds. This is confirmed not only by the lack of available places in the most popular domestic destinations, but also by the results of a survey conducted by the European Travel Commission. According to the survey, almost 80% of Poles declared the desire to travel abroad or domestically, while 35% said that after the past year they need rest more than usual*. That is why travelers returned to searching for cheap tickets and travel opportunities so eagerly and quickly. Kiwi.com performed more than 77 million search queries for Polish travelers looking for flights since 1st May and the top destinations booked by Poles on Kiwi.com for the summer months are Kyiv, Paris, Milan, London, Rome, and Barcelona.
In the new reality, trips should not only be affordable, but above all safe. That’s why the new collaboration between Uber and Kiwi.com will appeal to those who appreciate simple, economical, and safe solutions.
From 18 August, when booking a journey via Kiwi.com, first-time users will receive a dedicated 50% discount** on Uber. The unique code will be handed over with the boarding pass up to six hours before the scheduled departure. With this code, users can be assured that they will arrive at the airport on time, and won’t overpay for the airport transfer. The offer will be active for the next 2 months.
“While we were all very much looking forward to the opening of borders after the difficult time of the pandemic, we have changed the way we move. We need not only tailored, but above all, safe solutions. We hope that through our new cooperation, we will make it easier for thousands of passengers to get to the airport or their hotel safely and on time.” – says Michał Konowrocki, Managing Director of Uber Poland.
Who is Kiwi.com?
The concept of Kiwi.com is similar to Uber’s mission – to streamline travel. The innovative travel-tech company’s unique and powerful algorithm finds flight options not available elsewhere, searching the entire airline industry to find the best routes and the cheapest prices for customers. From now on, when booking a trip with Kiwi.com, along with the boarding pass, customers will also receive a dedicated code for an Uber ride to use in cities where the app operates.
“We are excited to begin our partnership with the Uber platform. Just as Uber brought a revolution to ride-hailing, at Kiwi.com our innovative technology is disrupting the traditional ways of searching and booking flights by bringing greater customer choice and access to unique travel itineraries you just won’t find anywhere else. This is a perfect partnership!” – says Golan Shaked, Chief Commercial Officer at Kiwi.com.
* Survey conducted by Polish Tourism Organisation https://www.pot.gov.pl/pl/nowosci/wiadomosci-z-pot/plany-wyjazdowe-polakow-badanie-pot
** Maximum promotion value is 10 PLN.
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Kiwi.com is a leading travel tech company founded in 2012. Its proprietary algorithm – Virtual Interlining – allows users to build unique itineraries to combine flights and ground transportation from more than 800 carriers. Kiwi.com powers more than 100 million searches every day and employs over 1,000 people worldwide.
Uber is a technology app that connects passengers and drivers. As of 2020, Uber is licensed as a passenger transportation intermediary and only works with partners who have a taxi licence. Additionally, Uber is a multimodal platform that also offers the option to order meals in delivery or transport small packages. Uber operates in over 10,000 cities in more than 70 countries around the world, improving the way people get around in modern metropolises. In Poland, Uber is available in 9 cities: Warsaw, Krakow, Tricity, Wrocław, Poznań, Łódź, Lublin, Szczecin and Silesia. More information about Uber and its services can be found at https://www.uber.com/.
Carol Barnes, Head of Global Communications, Kiwi.com
Iwona Kruk, Communications Lead CEE