Since the mobile app for shared transportation Uber It began operations in Puerto Rico nearly seven years ago, and 1.7 million tourists have used the platform as a means of transportation on the island.
This was revealed on Friday by Carolina Couto, Uber’s director of communications for Central America and the Caribbean, which determined that, taken as a whole, visitors traveled 44.5 million miles.
“At Uber, we want to promote tourism in Puerto Rico, by changing the way the country moves, and by being a tool that meets the everyday needs of users and businesses. This is why we are constantly evolving to offer people accessible options for going where they want and ordering what they like”Koto established in a press release.
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Uber data revealed that tourists from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Colombia and the Dominican Republic use the app the most when visiting Puerto Rico.
The most popular destinations for visitors are Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, Wal-Mart, Plaza Las Americas, Condado Beach, and the Caribe Hilton Hotel.. And in 97% of cases, drivers rated tourists five stars, which reflects the good behavior of travelers.
In addition to flights to get from one point to another, the company mentioned that on 240,000 tourists completed about 2.7 million orders through the Uber Eats mobile app.
Metropole is one of the stores preferred by tourists to place orders from the Uber Eats app, reportedly.
“At Uber, we want to change the way tourists and locals explore and enjoy Puerto Rico. We want to complement and enhance the tourism ecosystem and provide access to a world of amenities at the touch of a button,” Cotto said.
Uber has been available in Puerto Rico since July 2016 and has a presence in the metropolitan area, Mayagüez and Ponce.