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From today, earn Qantas Points on both Taxi and Rideshare trips!

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Are you a GoCatch user with a Qantas Frequent Flyer account? Trying to accumulate more points so you can redeem your next reward sooner?

You’re in luck! GoCatch is proud to announce that from today, we’ve extended our Qantas partnership to give GoCatch users the chance to earn Qantas Points on both Taxi AND Rideshare trips! You’ll now earn 1 Qantas point for every dollar spent on GoCatch travel.

With our usual no surge pricing and fleet of better Rideshare vehicles, GoCatch has your back when it comes to safe and reliable transport. Plus, your trips to and from Sydney Airport will now be a breeze with our designated pick-up area.

Our continuing partnership with Qantas is our commitment to providing a better transport experience for all Australians, on the ground and in the sky.

So what are you waiting for? Hit the ground with GoCatch, and take off with Qantas!

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T&Cs
You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee usually applies however, GoCatch has arranged for this to be waived for new GoCatch customers who join here. Membership and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. View GoCatch Terms and Conditions about earning Qantas Points with GoCatch.

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GoCatch Announces David Holmes as CEO

GOCATCH PRESS RELEASE | PUBLISHED: 14 JUNE 2016, 9AM

Former CEO of CarAdvice.com to lead Australia’s popular taxi and ridesharing booking platform

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GoCatch, Australia’s favourite on-demand taxi and ridesharing booking app, today announced that David Holmes joins the Company as CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Holmes brings to GoCatch more than 20 years’ experience in commercialising digital and disruptive technologies, with a long and varied career across global brands including eBay, Monster, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft, Telstra, Hyundai, Nestle and HSBC. Having founded local digital marketing agencies including OneMedia, OneDigital, Isobar and iProspect in Australia, Mr. Holmes most recently served as CEO, and then, Chairman of CarAdvice.com.au, Australia’s largest independent automotive content publisher.

The GoCatch Board of Directors commenced the CEO recruitment process earlier this year, with the support of Co-Founder and former CEO Ned Moorfield. Mr. Moorfield will pursue a number of new ventures in the U.S and continue as a Director and major shareholder of the business. Mr Moorfield said: “I’m extremely proud of what our team has achieved over the past 5 years, building the company from little more than an idea and a pitch deck, to now being a leading player in the high growth, on demand transport booking market. I’m excited to now have the opportunity to pursue new opportunities overseas, including improving access for Australian founders and startups to overseas capital and markets, and I wish David all the best in his new role as CEO.”

GoCatch Chairman Bill Beerworth said: “GoCatch has proven that Australian innovation, technology and talent can transform the passenger and driver experience and attract a CEO with the calibre of David Holmes”. “The transport and logistics sector is being re-imagined right now and this is an opportunity to be right in the middle of that transformation. I am very excited by what GoCatch has done and where the platform can be taken next,” said Mr. Holmes.

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The Mark Bouris Show

THE MARK BOURIS SHOW | PUBLISHED: 25 MAY 2016 12PM

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Ned Moorfield joins Mark Bouris on his podcast to discuss what it’s like to compete with an 800 pound gorilla (Uber). Mark probes Ned for his insights on marketplace models, creating a point of difference and raising millions in funding from all tiers of investors to fund the growth of his business.

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The GoCatch Guide to Faking It as a Craft Beer Enthusiast

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

One of the best beer festivals in the world, the Great Australasian Beer Spectacular (GABS) is returning to Carriageworks this weekend.

To get you prepared, we’ve put together a brief guide to help you look like a seasoned craft beer enthusiast, even if you can’t tell the difference between beer and cider.

When you’re walking around the festival, spout these words to make yourself sound like a well-rounded beer festival hopper.

  • Malt: an ingredient that determines the colour, average alcoholic volume (ABV), and body of a beer. It only takes a few darker malt grains to make a rich coloured beer, which means these grains really pack a punch!
  • Carbonation: CO2 helps to heighten a beer’s aromatics, affecting overall mouthfeel. When there is foam, there is carbonation. The foam and bubbles in an alcoholic beverage strengthen the level of notes carried to the nose when you smell it.
  • Aromatics: the two most popular ways to smell the different “notes” of beer are the Bloodhound Technique, which involves giving three quick sniffs, and the simpler one long sniff beneath the nose.
  • Yeast: when beer is fermented, yeast consumes the simple sugars to produce alcohol, CO2, and a variety of flavour and aroma compounds, as well as byproducts called esters.
  • Hops: these dried cone like flowers from the hop plant are used to give beers their bitter flavour during the brewing process.
  • Legs: in fermented drinks, ethanol is the main alcoholic substance that reduces the surface tension of water in a beer, leaving legs on the side of a glass. The more legs, the higher the alcoholic content.

Now that you’re a craft beer genius, let us help you get to GABS! We’re giving all new passengers $10 OFF their first GoCatch ride with code GABS2016.

If you’re reading this on a phone, download the GoCatch app from your app store now.

So get to Gabs with GoCatch this weekend and taste test all the alcoholic craft beverages like a pro! 
The designated GoCatch pick up and drop-off area is located right in front of the Bay 8 at the Australian Technology Park.

 

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