Rideshare

Travelling by taxi has been a simple and convenient means of getting about since the arrival of cars. Not only does it mean you can avoid the hassle and the crowds of the metro, you can request to be dropped off at the precise location you need to be at, which becomes particularly useful when you’ve got heavy bags or if the weather has taken a turn for the worse. However, hailing a taxi in a foreign country is not always an easy task, especially if it’s late at night or you lack knowledge of the local language. Not only that, but taxi drivers can often take advantage of tourists’ lack of knowledge when it comes to the local currency or the general price of goods and services, leading to them charging higher prices or taking longer routes for the journeys.

 

With all that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten ride-sharing smartphone applications available worldwide. Ride-sharing apps are a relatively new concept that allow users to hail taxis at the click of a button and pay directly via the platform with your card. You can easily find cabs near you, track location, find estimated prices and see reviews, regardless of the local language, all for free (minus the cost of the journey). Rides are often far cheaper than traditional taxi companies and you can usually select from a range of different vehicles, be it a hatchback or a minivan. In creating the list, we reviewed each different platform, picking out each one’s highlights, what makes it unique and its potential drawbacks. With so many similar platforms now available, it can be difficult to know which one is best to use, hence we took into account a range of factors to ensure that only the best were selected. The pros and cons are also listed in an easy-to-read set of bullet points below each review.

 

One of the first factors that was assessed when reviewing the ride-sharing apps was the range of vehicles available in the platform. When hailing taxis the traditional way in cities – for example yellow cabs in New York – the range of options is limited to mostly four-seater cars. With ride-sharing apps, however, there is in most cases the choice between a wide array of premium cars on top of the more traditional vehicles. Lyft offers up to five different types of car, including XL, Lux Black and Lux Black XL, while Olacabs allows users to book E-ricks or bikes. This variety not only makes travelling from A to B more interesting than normal, it also allows people to get about in a way that suits them, rather than simply opting for the first convenient taxi that comes along. This can become especially useful when travelling around in a big group and a minivan would be better than hiring two or more separate cars, as well as being significantly cheaper. For that reason, we first examined how many options of vehicle the app offered.

 

Another important aspect that was taken into account was the safety and efficiency of each service. One of the issues with allowing anyone to register as a driver is that they do not necessarily have to undergo the same rigorous tests and background checks as those who drive traditional taxis. Although the review system – in which verified customers can leave a rating and, in some cases, a comment on their experience with the driver – ensures that bad drivers will be prohibitied from offering their service, there have still be reports of problems between drivers and riders. Lyft, for example, pride themselves on their passenger safety, which involves each driver undergoing a series of screening processes that includes a criminal background check that goes back as far as seven years, as well as a strict zero-tolerance towards alcohol and drugs. Olacabs, meanwhile, includes in its app a number of safety features, such as an emergency alert button should you feel uncomfortable while travelling and live ride tracking so that others can check that you are en route to your destination. Although these does not guarantee total safety, they help passengers feel more assured that who they are travelling with will get them to their destination without any issue. That being the case, when reviewing each service, we made sure that each one had appropriate safety measures in place in order to recommend platforms that were safe to users, while those that were less rigorous were placed lower in the list.

 

Surge pricing was also factored into the reviews as this can make the difference between a cheap ride and an expensive one in comparison to traditional taxi companies. Surge pricing

is a aspect of many ride-sharing apps and means that at times of high the demand, the cost of a trip with increase accordingly. For example, a journey that would normally cost $5 USD may surge to $8 USD if there was an increase in demand for taxis due to an event or adverse weather conditions. Companies such as Uber and Cabify implement this, with Cabify’s ‘Primetime Pricing’ causing journeys to suddenly and unexpectedly increase should lots of people order a taxi at once. This can make the service initially appear cheaper, however will end up being more expensive than an established taxi company that will usually have fixed prices for journeys. Wingz, on the other hand, allows customers to book weeks in advance and will never apply surge pricing, meaning the price you see is the price you will pay. This makes the service far more transparent than one that will increase the price at a moment’s notice, and was therefore an important factor that was considered when reviewing the various platforms.

 

Finally, we looked into the perks and benefits offered by each service, particularly the initial promotions that the platforms often have in place to attract more customers. This included schemes that offer rewards to loyal customers for repeatedly using the same platform, as well as money off for recommending the service to a friend. ‘Via’ has in place a very successful ‘Refer A Friend’ scheme, in which users can send a unique code to their friends and family that can be used to get money off their first ride and, in turn, will give credit to the referrer for future journeys. Juno, meanwhile, offer customers in New York a launch discount that gives them 30% off journeys around the city. This makes travelling with Juno far cheaper than going with a yellow cab and gives people an alternative to riding the subway. Singapore-based company ‘Grab’ even offer customers perks such as cinema tickets and discounts on air travel should they make a sufficient number of trips using the app. This differs significantly from traditional taxi companies, who treat each rider as if it is their first trip using the service. Hence, these factors were taken into account when writing the reviews of each ride-sharing platform.

 

Overall, this list provides the best selection of ride-sharing mobile apps from among thousands, combining all of the above features to single out only the top ten. Traditional taxi companies have been largely fallen into the antiquity in the last few years due to the arrival of these apps, and for good reason. They are not only cheaper, they also offer a more safe and secure service that can be accessed without having to find out the number of the local taxi company when stranded in a foreign country late at night. Whether you’re after a short trip from the airport to your hotel or a long trip across the city, you are sure to find the right app to suit all your preferences, with the ability to select from a wide range of different vehicles in all shapes and sizes.

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What is TravelSites.com, and what makes it the best travel site in the world? 🏆💯🥇🌟

Welcome to TravelSites.com: your gateway to the world. Whether you are deciding on where you want to go, to begin with, or you need to find the place places to stay once you get there, TravelSites is your ultimate resource for making travel plans. With hundreds of the best travel websites listed all in one convenient location, never again will you have to wonder if you are finding the best deals on flights, rental cars, or hotels … You will find nothing but the best travel sites here.

Think about the last time you planned a trip. How many hours did you spend searching on Google or Yahoo, cross-referencing countless search results, trying to figure out whether to rely on Expedia or Priceline for booking the cheapest flights? How many different websites did you visit when searching for the best hotel deals? What about when it came time to find a rental car? I have some good news for you: planning a vacation doesn’t need to be stressful.

I have had a severe case of wanderlust for as long as I can remember. I could never stay in one place for too long. There is just so much world out there that I need to explore, experiences that must be had! Therefore, I have always made it my priority to travel as much as I am physically (and fiscally) able.

Eventually, though, it occurred to me that juggling all of these travel sites — constantly clicking back and forth between Expedia, Priceline, and countless other sites that promised the best deals on flights, car rentals, hotels, vacation packages, and more — was sapping the fun out of the planning process.

Maybe I’m alone in thinking this, but I believe that the planning of a vacation should be part of the fun, not just a stressful necessity. It should be exciting … each piece of the puzzle snapping into place and bringing you one step closer to your next big trip!

So, I created TravelSites.com. At first, it started as an index of the best travel resources, just for my own purposes. As my list grew, though, I began to realize that there are probably thousands of other travelers just like me who would love a convenient and user-friendly site to help them find the best travel packages, hotels, flights, car rentals, and everything else needed when it comes time to book a trip.

Then I got the idea to make my list public. However, it didn’t feel like enough to index and list all the world’s best travel websites. If people were going to visit my site, I wanted to do more for them … which is when I got the idea to rank, rate, and review each site as well. Now, you can figure out, once and for all, whether Expedia or Priceline is going to be better for your upcoming trip by looking at the specific strengths and weaknesses of each site.

If you like what you see, go ahead and add TravelSites to your bookmarks … I guarantee this will become your new go-to travel site, that it can unlock all the wonders of the world.

What exactly can you use TravelSites for? 💖🔥🚀

TravelSites is your new travel companion. If it is at all related to travel, you will be able to find it here. TravelSites is here to be your digital 21st-century travel agent (minus the fees and the stuffy office). This is the only site you’ll ever need when it comes time to start making travel plans.

Let’s say you are looking to find the cheapest direct flights to New York City for New Year’s Eve. Sure, you could Google “direct flights New York City” and then browse the first page of top search results, scrolling through all of the usual suspects. Chances are, you aren’t going to find much outside of the top dogs in the travel industry — you know, Priceline, Expedia, etc. — due to how Google’s algorithm tends to privilege certain sites over others.

How are you supposed to know, then, that you are actually finding the best flight deals on Priceline or Expedia when you browse Google search results? Sure, Expedia is popular and snazzy but does it actually yield the best prices on flights, hotels, and travel packages? Well, not necessarily.

Not to disparage Expedia too much or anything, but finding the best sites for booking a flight, hotel, or rental car often depends on the destinations. For instance, some sites are much more effective at hooking you up with international flights than domestic flights. Some of these sites are better for finding last-minute hotel deals, whereas others specialize in helping you find the cheapest car rentals on the market.

At the end of the day, choosing the right site is all about figuring out where each site’s strengths and weaknesses lie and then choosing the right site for the right task. By reading my reviews, you will be given a rare glimpse into the honest and objective pros and cons of all the best travel websites in the world.

Every step in the trip-booking process can be taken here. Maybe you are looking for an interesting international destination, some ideas of where to go. If so, you can always browse my reviews of the best travel photography sites, subreddits, forums, and Instagram travel blogs.

Perhaps you already have a destination in mind, and you want to learn more about all that there is to see and do once you’re there. If so, feel free to browse my lists of the best YouTube travel channels, travel guides, and travel books.

TravelSites also makes it easier than ever before for you to take care of business, too, when booking your trip. Find the best deals on direct flights, hotels, rental cars, last-minute travel deals, vacation packages, cruises, homestays, hostels, camping sites, RV rentals, travel insurance, and so much more.

No matter what kind of travel you prefer, TravelSites has you covered. Whether you’re a backpacker looking for trail guides and campsites or you are in search of a luxury vacation package for your honeymoon, you will be able to find what you need here at the best possible price.

What can you find on my lists, and how did I rank them? 🕵️‍♂️🧠🔗

The only travel websites that you will find on my lists are the best of the best. I do not bother reviewing or rating subpar sites. It would be a waste of time for both you and me. Instead, my lists include ratings and in-depth reviews for every one of the best sites for travel on the web.

My reviews are broken into more than 40 individual categories, making it as easy as it should be to track and plan every aspect of your trip. There are sites here to use whilst planning your trip while you are on vacation and when you return (should you want to upload photos or discuss your experience on a travel forum).

I ranked these sites myself based on consistent criteria. I have tried to devise a system that would make for the most objective evaluation of these sites as possible. Therefore, I look at every site in terms of its user-friendliness, content and features, mobile-friendliness, and pricing.

Whether I am reviewing a site that offers travel plans, travel deals, direct flights, hotels, car rentals, or cruise vacation packages, you can rest assured that I have not judged them arbitrarily — I have used every one of these services personally. I have ranked them according to their performance in each of these areas.

Who can use TravelSites? 👨‍👨‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🧛‍♂️👨‍✈️👰🎅🤴👸

I tried my best to make TravelSites as accessible as possible for travelers from all walks of life. Whether your grandparents need to find the cheapest flights home from Florida or your parents are searching for the swankiest luxury vacation packages the web has to offer, send them the link to TravelSites.com and let them explore their options with ease.

One of my utmost priorities when making this site — in addition to, of course, helping people save money on vacation options and deals — was to make it as user friendly as possible. This is why I have employed the most intuitive site design. I wanted this site to simplify booking flights and hotels, of taking advantage of the best deals and options available.

I didn’t just make TravelSites with our parents and grandparents in mind, though. I want this site to be useful to the most adventurous backpacker and the casual daytripper alike. Whether you want to hike the Annapurna Circuit or find a chill little villa in Costa Rica where you can sit poolside drinking Pina Coladas all day, TravelSites is here to help.

Everybody should be able to see the world. Regardless of your age, background, or how much money you make. My dream is to make traveling more widely accessible, a possibility for everyone. TravelSites.com is my humble means of attempting to make that dream a reality.

In short, TravelSites is made to be the perfect travel companion for anyone. As long as you have an internet connection and a desire to see the world, TravelSites is here to help you make it happen.

Why was TravelSites created? 🤔🌴

In my early days as a traveler, I was an energetic young backpacker. Adventure was my M.O. Throw me into a foreign country with a pair of hiking boots and a pack of supplies, and I would immediately get down to exploring the local treasures, stumbling upon whatever happened into my path. Ah, to be young again … Everything was a rush; everything felt like kismet.

As I got older, though, and became a more experienced traveler, I found myself turning to the internet more and more to help me get the most out of my excursions. I found that planning my trips ahead of time frequently led to money saved and time better spent (surprise, surprise!). Eventually, I found myself wasting so many unnecessary hours with dozens of tabs open, comparing and contrasting various rental car services, hotel booking sites, various flight deals, etc. It was frustrating, annoying, and exhausting. It sapped all the fun out of planning a trip to my destination of choice!

I assumed that I was not alone in my frustration. Why couldn’t it be easier to pick the perfect destination? Why couldn’t booking a rental car on the cheap just be simple? Why did booking flights and hotel accommodations equate to hours lost scouring hundreds of Google results? I knew then that there had to be a better way.

Alas, the TravelSites.com that you see today is the site that I’d always wished existed. TravelSites was created in hopes of providing my fellow travelers with an easy way to search and compare all of the greatest travel resources, information, and content to be found on the internet. TravelSites is about convenience, value, options, and deals.

I made TravelSites because I knew that the journey was every bit as important as the destination itself. I sincerely hope that my lists and reviews can help you to optimize your plans and enjoy as much of this wonderful miracle of a world as possible.

Has the Covid 19 pandemic made you anxious to travel? If so, maybe TravelSites can be of assistance. 🎃🧚‍♂️

Naturally, Covid 19 has made the idea of international flights nightmarish (if not impossible in many cases). If you are nervous about taking a trip during these trying times, I can’t say that I blame you. I, for one, have limited my own traveling to only the essential. That being said, things do happen. Booking flights in the time of Covid 19 is sometimes unavoidable.

Plus, let’s face it, flight prices are unprecedentedly low right now. If you have been waiting around for flights to get cheap before taking that big trip, now could be the time. To be clear, I am not advocating travel for pleasure to an international destination during the Covid 19 pandemic. I am not saying that it is a prudent decision … I am, however, realistically acknowledging the fact that it is happening and that it is partially due to the great value of low price flights right now.

If you must go to international destinations during this Covid 19 pandemic, I ask that you try your best to go about it responsibly. Obviously, if you or someone close to you is experiencing Covid 19 symptoms, please quarantine accordingly. It would also help to familiarize yourself with the CDC guidelines on international travel. For all information on travel health resources, please consult my list of Travel Health Info Sites.

For more up-to-date and current takes on traveling during these crazy times, you can always check back in on my blog … I update it regularly with plenty of realistic destination options, ideas for vacations, lists of great locations, and tips for travelers during this trying time. I try to add a new post to the blog every week — I truly hope that you will find it to be filled with great ideas and suggestions both during these uncertain times and beyond.

You can also use TravelSites right now to plan ahead. Sometimes the best way to get through the darkness of the moment is to keep your eye on the light ahead. You may not be taking many vacations in the next couple of months, sure … but that doesn’t mean that you can’t compare rates, entertain destinations, check out travel deals, and search flights for closer to next year! If you feel trapped or claustrophobic during quarantine, simply conducting a search for vacation options, cities to go to, comparing prices, and entertaining plans can be freeing.

How much does TravelSites cost? 🤶🎅🆓🔝

Traveling is seldom cheap. Even after you use my site to compare all of your options and get the best rates on hotels, airfare, rental cars, and everything else, every additional dollar spent counts. That is why TravelSites is 100% free for everyone to use. I would never have it any other way.

You don’t even need so much as an email address to take advantage of the awesome offers and savings to be found here. Once again, anyone with an internet connection and a desire to see the world can search and discover the great value of TravelSites right now. This site is about nothing more than encouraging adventure and cultural curiosity.

Not only is TravelSites a free resource for travelers, but it is also free of advertisements. When your goal is to provide the most objective and comprehensive list of sites related to wanderlust, incorporating ads, I think, would result in a conflict of interest. I don’t want visitors to feel swayed to one destination (country or city) over another.

Nor would I want to sully the objectivity of my reviews by allowing a specific site to advertise its services, creating the false impression that it is somehow better than the rest. I want this website to be something of a free and open terrain for you to explore on your own accord.

My goal is to provide you with the greatest resource of vacation options, offers, plans, destinations, prices, ideas, and apps, and I do not believe that this should cost you a cent. Save that money for your next excursion. I don’t want your money. I suppose if our paths ever cross on our travels, I’d let you buy me a beer, though!

Okay, but are the sites that are featured in your lists free to use? 🧾📝

Well, that depends on the site. Once again, I only link to the best of the best resources. Some of them are absolutely free. Others offer subscription-based services. Some have associated surcharges for the services that they provide. The prices are bound to vary greatly.

It will be up to you, ultimately, to decide on which websites are worth their associated prices (if they have one). I offer a whole list, for instance, of language learning tools. Some of these services, naturally, offer premium subscriptions. I mean, hey, learning a language is never free (unless, of course, you simply immerse yourself in a foreign city and converse until you catch on).

At the end of the day, though, once you become accustomed to TravelSites, I am completely confident that, even with certain services having various prices attached to them, you will end up being able to save money here. That is part of why I do this, to begin with! Because I want to make it as easy as possible for you to search for the best rates available. I want to make traveling as simple and affordable as it can be.

How do I contact you if I have a question? 💡📞📧

Us travelers need to stick together! I absolutely love hearing from anyone and everyone who also suffers from wanderlust. Whether you have a question about TravelSites, you have a great resource to share that is glaringly missing from any of my lists, or you just want to share a story or two of your travels, please do not hesitate to reach out!

I can be reached via email📩, Skype, Facebook Messenger 📝, Twitter, or Linkedin.

I look forward to hearing from you, and happy travels!