pickUp Barbados

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Ins & Outs of Barbados

March 27, 2023

Barbados is a nation deeply rooted in tradition and admired for its rich cultural heritage. Besides the stunning beaches and world class rum, it’s the slow-paced living and routine way of doing things that lures many visitors back again. Yet, amid this steadfastness, entrepreneurs James and David Hamel-Smith saw an opportunity to revolutionize transportation on the island.

In October 2020, while tourism had ground to a halt because of the pandemic, the two brothers embarked on a project to modernize the Barbados taxi experience. Their idea was simple: create a mobile taxi service that worked like Uber or Lyft, allowing users to hail a ride using their smartphones and have a registered taxi arrive at their location in minutes. Thus, pickUP Barbados was born.

The pickUP Barbados App offers many benefits for users, such as paying with a credit card, getting fare estimates beforehand, and enjoying seamless pick-ups thanks to GPS map location sharing.Forget worrying about finding an ATM or trying to describe your location to a driver over the phone. Simply add a credit card to your wallet in the app and save your cash for the vendors selling delicious food at Oistins!

 A notable difference between pickUPBarbados and other ride-hailing platforms is that pickUP only uses registered taxis. As the Hamel-Smith brothers have said, "We saw a need for a modern, cashless system with standardised fares that was easy for tourists to use and would benefit the entire island. We knew that Barbados' taxi drivers were experienced and professional, and we wanted to create a platform that would showcase that." The result is an app that offers the best of both worlds - the professionalism of experienced taxi drivers with the convenience of a modern ride-hailing app.

Almost immediately upon launching the app became popular with the ‘welcome-stampers’ and since then, it has grown into the go-to option for visitors to the island who are looking for a convenient, stress-free way to get around. Thousands of locals and visitors to the island are now regularly using the pickUP App.

 So, next time you're planning a trip toBarbados, make sure to download pickUP Barbados from the App Store or GooglePlay Store and experience transportation the way it should be - easy, convenient, and hassle-free.

Visit their website: pickupbarbados.com

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Things to do

From swimming with sea turtles, partying under the stars, exploring the rugged east coast to enjoying the island’s duty free shopping, Barbados has something for everyone.

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