It is the perfect storm. A newly vaccinated population, emboldened to leave their homes again, meets a driver shortage, causing surge pricing to reach an all time high. Current demand for ridesharing is exceeding the number of drivers on the road in many cities around the United States and travelers are sharing their horror stories.
A little over a year ago, many drivers quit utilizing ridesharing platforms as a means of income due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. With various forms of financial aid such as pandemic unemployment assistance and multiple rounds of PPP loans, drivers have been able to make …read more
On Sunday, Italy officially re-opened their borders to vaccinated travelers from several destinations, including The United States. This decision comes just weeks after the country first announced its intentions to begin welcoming travelers from outside the European Union again.
Italy has slowly been easing their lockdown restrictions that have been set in place due to Covid-19. Over the past month restaurants and popular tourist destinations like the Colosseum have begun to open back up across the country, though there is still a 10 p.m. curfew in place.
Travelers wishing to visit Italy must travel on a “COVID-free” flight, a flight …read more
Vaccines are rolling out, borders are opening up, and rental cars are nowhere in sight. Families hoping to take their first vacation since lock down are finding themselves in a dilemma when it comes to transportation options. Due to Covid-19, there is a currently a major rental car shortage and while some people are turning to rideshares to bridge the gap, on-demand transportation isn’t always the answer. Uber is hoping to help fill this need with Uber Rent.
Uber Rent is an Uber feature that allows you to reserve a rental vehicle directly through the Uber …read more
The Covid vaccine roll-out is in full swing in many states, however, getting access to the vaccine is still a struggle for many. While most people now fit the vaccine eligibility requirements not everyone can easily get a ride to a vaccination location. To help, Lyft is mobilizing partners and riders to help provide access to 60M rides to and from vaccine appointments.
The new program works like this: A contributor can choose to fund a ride for someone in need. These rides will be facilitated through local and national non-profit partners such as United Way Worldwide, National Asian Pacific …read more
With a full year of COVID-19 quarantining behind us, more and more people are wondering when it will be safe to travel again. As the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out continues to ramp up around the country, the number of emails we are receiving asking for advice on new travel guidelines is steadily increasing.
Unfortunately, the general advice from the CDC remains relatively unchanged. Travel is still not recommended. While the vaccine is a step in the right direction, there are still some key questions that need answering before we can all resume “normalcy”. Those questions include: Is the vaccine effective against …read more