December Feature Spotlight: An Assortment of New & Improved Features from A to T!

As we transition into cooler weather, we’re turning up the heat on some brand new features that can really make a difference on your next business trip. So let’s dive right in, starting from the top!

App Upgrades

We’ve given our iOS and Android apps a makeover for Fall -- so they’re better looking than ever and even easier to use.

For iOS, we’ve also added a home screen to help you manage and organize your trips. Plus, your booking options now completely reflect the Upside website with the ability to book flights only, hotel only, rental car, and Uber -- or package them together for bigger savings. We’re bringing these same features to Android shortly, so keep an eye out!

Speaking of Android, chat is up and running. You can now reach out to the Navigators directly from the app for help before, during, or after your trip.

And this month, whether you use our iOS or Android app, you can expect a $5 Starbucks Card with EVERY business trip you book. We’ll add the card to your app dashboard 24 hours before you travel. Just present it any Starbucks during your trip for a coffee, tea, or any pick-me-up ($5 value) that will make your business trip better.

Going One Way?

Now, you can with Upside! We’ve added One Way Flights as a travel option for those times when your business trip has an open end date. Of course, you can still add on a hotel, rental car, or Uber at anytime and upgrade to some hefty package savings. This was a big ask from our consultant customers, so we’re pumped to make One Way part of the Upside way!

Hotel Loyalty Points

Speaking of “big asks,” we’re thrilled to announce that we now accept hotel loyalty points for our partner hotels. This includes La Quinta, Wyndham, Omni, and NH Hotels.

When you book one of these hotels, you can also input your loyalty number -- so you’ll never lose out on valuable hotel points as a business traveler with Upside!

Traveler Times Two

Business travel isn’t always a solo affair, so feel free to add a 2nd traveler to your flight or hotel booking. Perfect when you’re traveling with a colleague or when your significant other wants to tag along for some bleisure fun. To make it even easier, each traveler gets a copy of their itinerary and can manage their travel with their own Upside log-in. Choose from 2 travelers/0 rooms; 2 travelers/1 room; or 2 travelers/2 rooms for the biggest savings!

We’re adding new and expanded features every month, so please check back often. You deserve a better business trip -- and we’re determined to make that happen! Do you have any features you’d like to see on Upside? Share your feedback in the comments below and we’ll share your recommendations with our team!