Uber has today announced a partnership with Sydney trip planning startup SkedGo to complement its ridesharing trips with public transport routes. The partnership will see Uber creating a more seamless journey for customers planning and booking door-to-door multimodal trips.
Transport apps are some of the highest downloaded apps globally, helping not only tourists get around cities but daily commuters too. While the functionality of apps like Citymapper, TripGo, and Moovit are far richer than the stock standard government apps or even Google Maps, Australian startup Contact Light believes they can go beyond just listing train timetables and helping commuters plan journeys.
Group holiday tours can be exhausting: weeks spent in a bus with the same people, hurtling from destination to destination, stopping only to take a handful of pictures in front of famous landmarks and buy a few expensive souvenirs. Travellers these days are getting bored of having the same old experiences in tourist traps as everyone else, providing entrepreneurs with the perfect opportunity to jump in with new services to help facilitate unique experiences.