CTM teams up with Uber in Australian first

15 February, 2018

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has become the first travel management company in Australia to partner with Uber for Business. The agreement will allow CTM customers to incorporate Uber for Business into new and existing travel programs.

CTM customers who sign up to Uber for Business can streamline their travel and reporting processes, saving time and money.

Travellers and managers can book business trips directly through the Uber app, while companies can track and consolidate employees' Uber spend in one portal. It also allows travel managers more effective cost and policy control, as they can set distance, location and financial parameters for users.

According to Uber, businesses can reduce spend on ground transportation by 30% if they shift to the ride-hailing service. They can also make additional savings on expense reporting costs that can now be billed directly to Uber.

Uber for Business can be integrated into the CTM Mobile app and, with the improved traveller data obtained, companies can further enhance their ground transportation programs.

CTM Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand Laura Ruffles, said: "We are delighted to enter the first partnership of its kind with Uber. At CTM, we pride ourselves on responding to feedback and our customers have clearly indicated a growing preference for ride-hailing services.

"This partnership will allow us to provide customers with a flexible and convenient range of ground transportation options tailored to their business needs. We look forward to collaborating with Uber for Business and developing new, smarter ways to meet the needs ofcustomers."

"Our teams can expertly analyse user trends and behaviour and work with customers to identify more cost-effective practices," Ms Ruffles said. "Through working with CTM, companies can ensure greater efficiency and visibility of their travel programs, allowing them to get on with the important job of running their businesses."

Have a look at our interview below with Uber for Business A/NZ Enterprise Partnerships Executive Andy Brehm at the 2017 ACTE-CAPA Global Conference Sydney, and read our previous report, Uber says the future of business travel is seamless and expenseless.