5 Reasons Why You Should Take an Uber on Vacation
Old habits are hard to break, but if you’re used to relying on taxis when you’re away from home, there are good reasons to try something new. A long wait for a taxi combined with fatigue after a busy day isn’t a good combination for a stress-free vacation. Here are just a few of the reasons you should take an Uber while on vacation.
Quick and Reliable Service
Ordering a ride with Uber is as easy as a few clicks on your smartphone or tablet. If you know that you’ll be done with dinner in 15 minutes, you can order a ride to arrive just in time. When you’re done, your Uber will be waiting for you. There’s no need to interrupt the festivities to call a dispatcher only to be given a vague and inaccurate arrival estimate. All Uber vehicles have GPS tracking, so you can see exactly where your ride is. You only have so much vacation time. Don’t waste it waiting for taxis.
Taxis use a combined pricing system, charging you for both mileage and every minute that you’re in the cab. Uber uses a more cost-effective formula, charging you for miles when you’re traveling over 11 miles per hour, but by the minute when you’re in traffic. Being charged for either mileage or time results in much lower fares.
It can be dangerous to carry a lot of cash on vacation. With Uber, you don’t need any. There’s no need to dig through your wallet or purse, possibly dislodging your passport in the back of the car. You order online, get in the car, and payment is automatic and all-inclusive, with a receipt emailed to you. There’s no need to even leave a tip. Your Uber experience is designed to be relaxing and cash-free.
The Different Uber Options
There are several different types of Uber to choose from. The least expensive option is uberX, which uses everyday four-door sedans. UberSUV allows up to six passengers. With uberSELECT, you can expect a luxury car with leather interior, while UberBLACK, involves commercially licensed driving partners and livery vehicles, typically black SUVs or luxury sedans.
Safety is often a concern when you’re away from home and in an unfamiliar environment. Fortunately, Uber has put safeguards in place to protect passenger security. Every car is equipped with GPS, and the passenger can track the car’s location on the app. You can also rate your Uber driver partner. If a driver partner receives multiple negative reviews, he or she can be placed on probation or even banned. Passengers really do have the power when it comes to safety with Uber.
The next time you are on vacation, consider taking an Uber rather than a taxi or public transportation. The ease of ordering, quick service, lower fares, lack of a need for cash, choice of service and vehicle, and increased safety will all come together to help you have the most relaxing vacation you’ve ever had.