Rideshare app Uber is expanding in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, with plans to launch Uber Select as well, Caribbean Journal has learned.
Uber has reached an agreement with Punta Cana’s taxi operators to register on the Uber platform and operate under the company’s Uber Select option.
“With this agreement, we set a beautiful example and make it clear that agreement, dialogue and strategic alliance are the key to unity to guarantee the safest and most efficient taxi transportation service to our tourists in the Eastern region. and throughout the country,” said Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado, who helped facilitate the agreement.
Uber has been operating in the country since 2017, when it first launched operations in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo.
Uber’s other Caribbean markets include Puerto Rico and parts of Trinidad.