CharterUP®, the first fully integrated charter bus marketplace for corporations, consumers and operators, today announced its continued expansion throughout Texas with the official launch of its services in Austin and San Antonio.
CharterUP’s tech-enabled charter bus booking and management platform is the biggest innovation the charter bus industry has seen in nearly 20 years. The company’s proprietary marketplace puts booking technology directly in the hands of clients who need fast and reliable group travel solutions, including one-time or recurring bus services for events, group travel and employee commutes. Clients can browse real-time availability, vehicle types and pricing options before scheduling customized charter services.
“Austin and San Antonio are big cities that thrive on big ideas. As Texas’ Innovation Corridor continues to grow into one of the country’s most exciting tech hubs, Austin and San Antonio are a perfect fit for our services,” said Armir Harris, founder and CEO of CharterUP. “The influx of tech companies and businesses establishing corporate headquarters in the area will continue to transform the area into a center for commerce and convening, making Central Texas a place primed for CharterUP to support organizations in need of easy, accessible group transport.”
Businesses currently using CharterUP to manage their group transportation needs include H-E-B, The University of Texas at Austin, USAA, Ashley Furniture, Apple, Amazon, Delta, Google, Hilton and Microsoft.
Disrupting a stagnant industry, CharterUP’s tech platform promotes transparency and accountability throughout the group travel experience. Unlike other charter bus services, CharterUP clients have access to real-time data on all charter services, including driver reviews, live trip tracking and embedded payment capabilities. Partnering charter operators get access to qualified leads, a booking management platform, flexible scheduling and automatic trip pricing based on preferred rates.
This expansion is the latest in a series of major moves for the charter bus industry leader. Last week, CharterUP launched its services in Dallas–Fort Worth. In October, the company announced a $60 million Series A funding round led by Tritium Partners, an Austin, Texas-based investment firm that specializes in online marketplaces, logistics and software companies with exceptional growth potential.
CharterUP is the first fully integrated marketplace for bus charters in the U.S. Built for corporations, individual users and operators, its platform removes the friction from reserving private group transportation by instantly connecting bookers to a virtual fleet of local bus operators. Its platform features a suite of capabilities that includes instant booking, real-time availability & tracking, and dynamic pricing, via self-serve technology. Combined with its growing virtual fleet of over 3,000 fully integrated charters, CharterUP delivers unmatched accessibility, accountability and transparency never seen before in the charter bus space. Founded by long-time charter bus entrepreneur Armir Harris in 2018, CharterUP is headquartered in Atlanta and works with operators in dozens of local markets throughout the country. For more information on CharterUP, visit charterup.com