Travel and expense management app Expensify is targeting airport-to-hotel transfers by sharing users’ hotel addresses with taxi-alternative network Uber.
The Expensify app detects when a user lands and arranges for an Uber driver to wait outside baggage claim and drive them straight to the hotel without the user needing to give the address or directions.
The SmartRides service is the first result of the partnership; also in the pipeline are home-to-airport and return transfers. Expensify will also automatically sync receipts with Uber for Business, an app which lets companies pay for employees’ Uber trips.
“It’s the VIP travel experience for everyone,” wrote Expensify founder David Barrett on the company blog.