Oct 29, 2014 It’s GetTaxi Shriek Week & you’re all invited Posted in BLOG, Competition, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

A horrible hello to all of you grizzly ghouls today… can you sense a theme coming on?

GetTaxi welcomes you with boney open arms to Shriek Week.

We’ve got a lot of fun stuff lined up for you as Halloween edges ever closer but we don’t want to spoil the surprises just yet (muhaha). Prepare for the worst and head over to our anti-social pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ to stay on top of all of our spine-tingling updates.

Here’s a little taster of what’s in-store for you…

* Wheel of Doom – Try your luck in the Wheel of Doom… will you get trick or treat?
* Killer competition – Got a photo in your spooktacular Halloween gear? Share it with us on Twitter or Instagram and the best outfit wins the prize.
* The Apocalypse – It hits London on Friday and we’re all doomed… stay tuned for updates on the day.

We hope we haven’t tortured you too much with these teasers – the best is yet to come.

Just a gentle reminder also to stay safe on the streets this Halloween. Not only will there be monsters, goblins and zombies out on the prowl in London this weekend, but parts of the district, circle and bakerloo lines are also dead. Don’t get caught out waiting for a ghost train or hanging around on the streets this Halloween, pre-book GetTaxi now to save yourself time, hassle or even, your life.

And make sure you check out your driver on Friday, we’re just dying to see your reaction.

Happy Halloween.


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Oct 21, 2014 GetTaxi for Business - Fee free in October Posted in BLOG, News, Social, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

Well, hello there. Do you want in on a great deal? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Then keep reading…

You may (or may not) be familiar with GetTaxi for Business, the corporate travel solution used by half the Fortune 500 companies and many other blue chips. We’re currently expanding in the UK and wanted to let you know why now is the best time to join us and sign up.

GetTaxi for Business means business. That’s why throughout the rest of October, we’re offering our service completely fee free until 2015. You betcha.

That means no admin fees, no booking fees plus you’ll also get our state of the art technology, set-up and 24/7 support services all for nada. Zilch. Open an account this month and all you’ll pay for is your taxis – nothing more.

Want more specifics? Find out why half of the big Fortune 500 companies already work with us and what you could be missing out on…

* Pricing: Competitive rates, total transparency and fixed prices from your frequent locations
* Service: 24/7 customer care, average pick-up time 5 minutes and future bookings up to 4 weeks in advance
* Technology: Centralised journey information with full data transparency, integrated mobile app for company phones and an online business portal
* E-reporting: View your entire ride history online via your GetTaxi account whenever you wish and get comprehensive monthly MI reports
* Payments: Flexible payment options, 30 day invoicing, corporate credit card and email receipts as standard
* Vehicles: Over 4000 iconic black cabs, executive Mercedes Vito fleet, all fully licensed, trained and regulated by TFL with use of the bus lanes and London ‘knowledge’

With London constantly on the move and businesses needing to get around faster than ever before, the only reliable way is with GetTaxi. Our drivers know the roads better than anyone else in the capital, no need for sat navs.

So sign up to GetTaxi for Business before the month’s out and pay nothing but your taxi rides.

For a friendly chat with one of our team or if you have any questions about GetTaxi for Business, please call 0207 428 2215 or visit us here. We’re waiting for your call.

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Oct 17, 2014 Power to the PA - GetTaxi at Office* 2014 Posted in BLOG, News, Social, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

Happy Friday people. We thought we’d kick off with a little question for you today to get your brains up and into gear…

Who would you say keeps the wheels turning in a business? Is it the sales team out chasing new leads? Maybe you’d say it’s customer services, continuously keeping customers happy and turning those frowns (if any) upside down.

Did you consider the PA? Responsible for multiple accounts and budgets, corporate travel plus having to make vital decisions on both, PA’s have a very demanding role and need to know the business inside out. For that reason, they should never be overlooked.

Last week, GetTaxi attended Office* 2014, the UK’s largest event for executive support professionals, where we showcased GetTaxi for Business and met loads of lovely PA’s. Running for its fifth year, the event was started as there was a gap in the marketplace and until now, there wasn’t an event specifically dedicated to PA’s and office managers who can often feel undervalued in their roles.

But not any more.

Office* 2014 turned out to be the best year yet with over 4000 visitors over the two days. The GetTaxi stand was jam-packed from start to finish with PA’s queuing at some points, waiting to speak to one of our awesome team about how we can revamp their corporate travel. Now, now people – get in line.

The GetTaxi team were “very energetic and enthusiastic on the stand” pointed out Office* 2014’s Event Manager, David Maguire. “It was brilliant working with GetTaxi as they really embraced the show and understood the importance of the PA as an influential decision maker, when it comes to travel. GetTaxi brought something different to the show this year and really achieved that high level of engagement with the PA’s”.

It doesn’t stop there either. Not only did GetTaxi exhibit at the show, Office* also had faith in us to transport some of their keynote speakers to and from the event so they could trial the first-class service for themselves. The feedback we’ve received has been very positive and as always, we delivered above and beyond the call of duty. Yes sir.

In a nutshell, Office* 2014 was a total success. The PA’s we chatted to absolutely loved GetTaxi for Business and its key features and on the flip side, we want to be best friends with even more of them. So if you missed the event, get in touch with us and say hiiiii.

To find out more about GetTaxi for Business and see why so many companies already work with us, call us on 0207 428 2215 and speak to a human being about how we can get you up and running.

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Oct 15, 2014 TechBikers 2014 - out of GetTaxi’s & onto our bikes Posted in Behind The Scenes, BLOG, News, Social, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

What a busy September we had. With everyone finally back from their summer holidays, GetTaxi was super busy whisking you all around the capital, getting you from A to B and back again but just across the pond, it was a totally different story.

This year, GetTaxi was over the moon to be one of the main sponsors of TechBikers 2014 which saw entrepreneurs from the tech industry take on a three day bike ride from Paris to London. That’s bicycles, not motorbikes in case you were wondering!

The three day test of endurance in skintight lycra helped raise money for Room to Read, a not for profit charity which works to improve literacy skills in developing countries.

Want to see us in action? Well here’s a short video… we knew you just couldn’t resist the lycra.

Mark Jennings, TechBikers Co-Founder, is truly passionate about the event, the community and the fundraising that surrounds it. He said “It is important to us at TechBikers that 100% of the donations we receive reach the charity Room to Read: not a penny is spent on operations. The support of companies like GetTaxi is what ensures we raise a lot of money, and that 100% goes to the places that need it the most. GetTaxi were literally with us all the way.”

Alongside our sponsorship and donation to TechBikers, GetTaxi also helped transport the sleepy entrepreneurs to St Pancras station to catch their Eurostar, in the early hours of the morning on the first day.

The outcome? Over £65,000 was raised in total for Room to Read this year – a phenomenal figure and we came away with just a few sore bums. Not bad.

To donate, find out more or to participate in next year’s event, check out TechBikers and help support a fantastic cause. Leg shaving on the day = optional.


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Sep 30, 2014 GetTaxi & Zomato’s view from the top Posted in BLOG, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Well hello there…

As we truly witness the transition from Summer to Autumn in London this week, we thought it perfect timing to share with you the best bars in the capital with jaw-dropping views, so you can really take in the sunset before it gets too cold and you’re outside freezing your little tootsies off! Brrrrrr.

With help from our best buds, Zomato and its Cityscapes Collection, GetTaxi has handpicked the best of the best places to visit with panoramic views, scrumptious grub and killer cocktails for you to sink your teeth into.

Don’t forget, you can check out Zomato whenever you’re looking for a place to eat or drink nearby, and even if you’re abroad. Now that is worldly!

Dim T
With epic views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames that don’t break the bank, head to Dim T, London Bridge for an oriental feast fit for a king. You’ll be spoilt for choice with Chinese, Japanese and Thai on the menu and pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices within an upscale setting. We’d recommend booking ahead if you want to secure the best seats in the house, next to the floor to ceiling windows.

Duck & Waffle
No, we don’t mean bend down and start babbling away – we’re talking about the restaurant that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sitting right at the top, on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, even the glass lift that shoots you up is an experience in itself. The views, outstanding. The cocktails, interesting. Bookings are strongly advised and you’ll spend slightly more than your average brunch but boy oh boy is it worth it. GetTaxi’s recommendation – try the duck and waffle, of course.

The Summerhouse
If city views aren’t your thing and you’re looking for more rural surroundings, then The Summerhouse is the restaurant for you. Nestled in the heart of Little Italy, this petite lil’ eatery is bustling on a weekend so it’s best to book in advance, as the place fills up fast. With menus that are updated seasonally, there’s a wide range of rustic dishes to choose from and you can look forward to unpretentious food at modest prices. The scenic views over the canal are what make this hot spot insanely popular plus, you can walk off your meal along the water before you hop in a GetTaxi. Wahey!

We know you’re busy fantasising about the restaurants above, but we have an exclusive offer for all of our GetTaxi-Zomato fan-heads. Get £10 off your first GetTaxi and save the extra cash for your meal. Just download GetTaxi, register your card details in the app and enter coupon code ‘CITYSCAPE’ to make the most of this tasty offer.

Now all you need to do is decide where you’re dining and who you’re taking along. Our Black Cabs hold up to five people, or six if you need a bigger car – so there’s plenty of room for everyone. Bon Apetit!

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