WHY IT RATES: Not only will Emirates Skywards members be able to earn Skywards Miles with every CarTrawler ride they book, but they’ll eventually be able to pay for rides with Skywards Miles. — Alex Temblador, TravelPulse Associate Writer
Global travel technology company CarTrawler, has today announced the launch of a ‘world-first’ aggregated ride-hailing capability for Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai.
Emirates Skywards members now have access to on-demand taxis in over 100 cities around the world, giving them the option of instantly accessing the best available transport solutions for their needs, in their relevant location.
Best of all, Emirates Skywards members can earn Skywards Miles with every ride they hail. Phase two of the capability will provide members with access to pre-booked taxis and will allow them to pay for their rides with Skywards Miles. The capability will continue to be rolled out across even more cities, thanks to a growing network of suppliers.
Emirates Skywards is the first airline loyalty programme in the world to offer this ride-hailing capability to its members and this is just the latest CarTrawler innovation for the airline in a long-running partnership that brings flexibility and convenience to Emirates customers.
CarTrawler already provides access to a vast network of car hire and ground transport services, which complement the 150 destinations the airline serves.
Announcing the partnership, Michael Cunningham, SVP Distribution Strategy commented: “This new functionality being launched with Emirates Skywards is at the front line of travel technology innovation. CarTrawler’s software development kit (SDK) is easily integrated and facilitates the booking of a full range of mobility services within the airline’s app. It also allows for a much tighter integration with existing stored payments and loyalty credentials of their customers.”
SOURCE: CarTrawler press release
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