Donkeys, Elephants & Uber
The 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting few weeks in July! Uber is pleased to announce that we will be an official transportation partner at the Democratic National Convention and our service will be widely available in Cleveland in cooperation with the Republican staff.
As anyone that has attended a national political convention in the past can attest, transportation can be challenging when thousands of convention goers, media, and political leaders descend on host cities. So for the past few months we’ve been working with convention planners to ensure that we are continuing to offer reliable and affordable rides in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. We are working hard to prepare so that riders and drivers utilizing the Uber platform have a great convention experience.
Whether you’re packing your favorite Ronald Reagan t-shirt or sporting a vintage LBJ button, you will be able to get a ride with just the push of a button. But at this year’s conventions, that’s not all we’re doing:
- Celebrating Cities. In the week prior to each convention, Uber will celebrate these great cities with promotions that highlight why we love serving Cleveland and Philadelphia. Keep a close eye out for these special promotions that will highlight neighborhoods, celebrate drivers, and showcase some of the best food in town.
- Rider Lounges. Delegates and convention attendees will have the opportunity to stop by our lounges while they wait for their Uber. Along with bottled water, snacks, and information about what Uber is doing around the world, we will provide charging stations to make sure convention-goers have unfettered access to their Uber app.
Most importantly, we are using our technology to make the convention experience as hassle-free as possible and keep Cleveland and Philadelphia moving with safe and reliable rides. We’ll see you at the conventions!
Before the balloons drop, make sure your celebrations aren’t interrupted by downloading the app today! Convention-goer AND new user? If you’re headed to Cleveland plug-in the promo-code “RNC2016” and if you’re on your way to Philly use “DNCC2016” to get up to $15 off your first ride.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–