Travel agencies in Washington have been in a constant battle with Uber for the last few years, with both sides vying for customers who need fast and affordable transportation.
But as of this week, the companies have found a new way to get customers to their destination.
Atlas Travel Agency in the heart of downtown Washington is offering a discounted price to those who need to use the app to travel from the airport to their hotel.
They can get a $10 ride credit with an Uber ride from the hotel to their car.
They then use their credit to pay for a trip in their Uber account, according to a press release.
The company says the discount is only available to people with Uber accounts in their home city, and not in the metro area.
Uber has been in an arms race with atlas Travel agency for months, and this latest move could help it win customers back, said Chris Neeley, Atlas Travel Agency’s head of travel and customer service.
At Atlas Travel, Neely says the $10 credit is only for people who have Uber accounts and don’t have their own drivers.
It doesn’t affect how much they charge for a ride, he said.
The deal comes on the heels of the launch of an Uber-powered taxi service that is launching in Washington on Wednesday.
The new ride-hailing service is called Lyft and is backed by a $2.5 billion funding round led by venture capitalists Andreessen Horowitz and Benchmark Capital.
Lyft is charging a flat rate of $15 to ride, and the company is also rolling out an app that will allow users to share their own routes with other drivers.
The service will start in New York City, Washington, Philadelphia and Chicago.
The ride-sharing service, Lyft is not the first to try to lure travelers to its own ridesharing service, which has attracted a growing number of travelers from outside of the U.S. It has been expanding in other markets around the world.