Mar 26, 2015 Let GetTaxi drive you out of bed Posted in BLOG, Competition, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Uh-oh, British Summer Time is coming to steal one whole precious hour of sleep from you this weekend. But why not turn this crisis into an opportunity to get out there and enjoy the marginally improving weather? If you sleep in, no problem. GetTaxi can help you with that.

In case you need a refresher, we wanted to remind you how wonderful British summer time can be, especially after a long winter spent in hibernation warmed only by your tech gadgets.

Across the UK, there’s music and food festivals, pub terraces, picnics in the park and long days that turn into even more spectacular nights to look forward to. And in London, there’s outdoor markets running all year round. Borough, Broadway, King’s Cross and Maltby for spectacular food, plus Deptford and Camden markets if you’re up for an eclectic mix of characters and clutter.

You’ve also got festivals like Glastonbury, Lovebox, the aptly named British Summer Time in Hyde Park and secret garden parties at your disposal if you’re ready for full-on Summer immersion. And now you can use the GetTaxi app nationwide, travel is painless in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow and Birmingham meaning you can start planning your summer of love.

Head over to our Facebook page where we’ve got a competition running with our friends Zomato and you could win a meal worth £45 to kick-start your weekend.

And of course, let the GetTaxi app get you to the airport smoothly if you’re jetting off for some sun. Hopefully your summer will include a bit of everything, just remember to set your watch an hour forward on Sunday – you’ll be an hour closer.

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Mar 12, 2015 £5 GetTaxi rides in Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham & Glasgow Posted in BLOG, Events, GetTaxi Service Update, News, by GetTaxi team

There’s not much you can get for £5 these days. Maybe a sandwich and a coffee or two glasses of wine (if you’re lucky). But there’s still hope, friends. Because GetTaxi is now offering £5 rides in central Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow. Just to reiterate, that’s licensed Black Cab rides for only £5.

All rides within the centre of these cities will cost just £5 regardless of traffic or time. Plus you’ll get a popup in the app before booking if the £5 fare applies – just enter the destination, choose card payment and make sure the journey is direct. We only work with licensed Black Taxis ensuring you get the safest GetTaxi vehicles and drivers on the road.

How much fun can you have for a fiver? Tell us on Twitter @GetTaxiUK where your ride takes you, using the hashtag #funfor5

  • - Download the GetTaxi app on your iPhone or Android
  • - Register your credit/debit card in the app
  • - Enter your destination when booking
  • - You’ll get a popup confirming the £5 ride
  • - Relax & wait for your taxi
  • Stay super organised and pre-book your ride up to two weeks in advance in the app, register your card and go cashless and invite your friends so you can cruise around for free. Remember, when each friend rides using your code, they get £10 off their first ride and you get £10 credit. True story.

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    Mar 11, 2015 GetTaxi + Zomato Mother’s Day Competition Posted in BLOG, Competition, Social, by GetTaxi team

    Mother’s Day is on the horizon so we hope you’ve got your gifts and lunch reservations sorted. Don’t put your mum through her paces on public transport on Sunday. Give her the GetTaxi VIP treatment. We’re giving you £10 free towards your first ride with code ‘GTMUMS’. So you can treat your one and only to a Black Cab and save a tenner too. Mum’s the word.

    But wait, there’s more. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Zomato and awesome eatery Evoluzione, to offer one lucky mother and entrant a slap-up lunch or dinner worth £100 on Mother’s Day, Sunday 15th March. That’s four courses of delicious Italian cuisine plus a bottle of house wine or Prosecco – winner, winner chicken dinner – if that’s your bag. Oh, and we’re throwing in £25 GetTaxi credit to sweeten the deal. Consider it a fifth course.

    All you need to do to enter is head to Twitter and tweet us @GetTaxiUK and @ZomatoUK with why you and your mum deserve to win, ensuring you include #GTMum in your tweet.

    We’ll pick the lucky winner at 2:30pm on Friday 13th March so all entries must be in before then. And there’s brownie points if you include a picture of you and your mum too. Awww.

    Good luck.

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    Mar 6, 2015 International Women’s Day Posted in BLOG, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

    Hey ladies. It’s International Women’s Day this Sunday 8th March, a day dedicated to empowering women and celebrating their achievements all across the globe.

    That’s why we wanted to remind you of all the little things GetTaxi does to help empower women and look after the ladies in our lives.

    GetTaxi’s global Closed Door Policy strives to protect women and also makes travelling at night much safer and easier. In addition to all licensed GetTaxi drivers being CRB checked, the Closed Door policy means if a driver picks up a female passenger travelling alone late at night, they won’t drive off until they’ve seen the female go inside and shut the door behind them. Safety and security is paramount to us and the policy is highly regarded amongst women all over the world.

    And this isn’t all. When you order GetTaxi, the assigned driver pops up in the app showing you their name, vehicle registration and driver rating so you know who’s driving you home. All rides are tracked in the app and we only work with licensed Black Taxi drivers.

    We’re proud to offer these services to give women peace of mind when they’re travelling on their own.

    If you’re new to GetTaxi, celebrate International Women’s Day and use the code ‘girlpower’ to get £10 off of your first ride. Just download the app, register your card, enter your coupon code, book your taxi and you’re away.

    And finally, a big shout out to all of our women drivers, users and staff wherever you are in the world.

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    Mar 3, 2015 GetTaxi Promotes Solution for Global Taxi Roaming Posted in BLOG, News, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

    GetTaxi today announced its intention to work with the TripThru global hub, a neutral integration hub for on-demand ground transportation apps, set to go live later this year.

    Now operating in 32 cities including London, New York, Moscow and Tel Aviv, GetTaxi, known as Gett in the US, is the largest on-demand taxi app by revenue after Uber, growing at 300% year-on-year. GetTaxi offers equally successful B2C and B2B solutions making it the global leader in the on-demand taxi space, and is also used by half of the Fortune 500 companies.

    The TripThru hub will give GetTaxi seamless access to on-demand ground transportation providers worldwide. Networks in the hub will have the ability to refer ride requests between themselves, on an on-demand basis, in order to give their apps broader global coverage.

    Edward Hamilton, TripThru’s founder, explained “GetTaxi’s clientele puts a premium on service and simplicity. We can support that globally. Our mission is to add another layer of connectivity for GetTaxi. GetTaxi users will have global access (beyond territories they operate in), but will never need to leave the GetTaxi app, or sacrifice the services that go with it.”

    GetTaxi only works with licensed Black Taxi drivers in the UK, offers predictable pricing (no surge) and the ability to pre-book a ride in advance. GetTaxi is currently available in the UK, US, Israel and Russia.

    GetTaxi founder, Shahar Waiser added, “We like the idea of a flexible hub that can facilitate synergies between networks, but remain a completely neutral back office infrastructure between on demand taxi providers globally. On-demand resource sharing has the potential to release a lot of supply in a market that is very supply-driven.”

    The TripThru hub is a market neutral cloud platform for on-demand ground transportation apps that facilitates cooperation between networks in a way that is flexible, efficient and customisable. GetTaxi looks forward to expanding its global reach by working closely with TripThru on this initiative.

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