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Uber set to finally launch in Ibiza this week

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Uber is set to launch in Ibiza this week, with the ride share platform allowing people to order a car on the app and even with the option of booking one 30 days in advance.

Taxi drivers on the island have been offered the opportunity to register to become Uber drivers, and so far there are just 14 cars available to use on the island.

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Launching on Wednesda (November 29) the service is planned to expand in the future with more cars and according to Diario de Ibiza to move the service across to neighbouring island Formentera.

Uber’s director general in Spain and Portugal, Fernández Aramburu, states according to DJ Mag: “As we do in other cities in the rest of Spain, we open the availability of our service to the taxi sector, to any other fleet of a company with VTC [licenses] or to self-employed people who have a [VTC] license.”

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Therefore, those who will be employed by Uber to drive on the island must have the necessary licenses.

This launch will include two types of service which are Uber Comfort and Uber Van with a capacity for four and six passengers.

Uber will take a 12% commission fee for the trip but has offered drivers an incentive to join with €150 for their first 25 trips.

Drivers who use the platform and recruit another colleague will be rewarded with €300 euros for doing so.

Get a price estimate for an Uber in Ibiza here.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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