Ground Transportation


MakeMyTrip revenue and bookings up more than 25%, operating losses down more
MakeMyTrip revenue and bookings up more than 25%, operating losses down more
By Mitra Sorrells | May 21, 2019
Operating losses have decreased and revenue and bookings are up for India's largest online travel agency, MakeMyTrip. Read More
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Latin America part 3 ground transportation
Latin America, part 3: The evolution of buses, bikes and scooters
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2019
For part three in our series on Latin America's travel industry we take a look at some developments in the ground transportation sector. Read More
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CEO interview Almundo Juan Pablo Lafosse
In The Big Chair - Juan Pablo Lafosse of Almundo
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2019
The Almundo CEO talks the power of offline, the company's strategy compared to Expedia and Booking and much more. Read More
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Latin America part 2 startups and VC
Latin America, part 2: Investors take notice as travel startup activity picks up
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2019
For part two in our series on Latin America, we talk to one of the region's prominent accelerator programs and two entrepreneurs for their takes on the startup ecosystem. Read More
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Google uses car rental booking to demo next phase of voice assistant tech
Google uses car rental booking to demo next phase of voice assistant tech
By Kevin May | May 9, 2019
A fairly significant step up in voice technology was unveiled by Google this week - with car rental featured in an example of how personalization will be used by the assistant. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Aaron Gowell
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, Phocuswire finds out what makes them tick. Read More
Interview | Technology
Expedia Q1 earnings 2019
Q1 growth slows for vacation rentals as Expedia Group realigns business for long-term
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2019
Expedia Group bookings were up 8% in the first quarter of 2019, but only 5% in its vacation rental businesses, now consolidated under the Vrbo brand. Read More
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new Muslim OTA Rihaala launches
New OTA targets Muslim travelers looking for halal-friendly destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2019
Rihaala is a new online travel agency focused on halal-friendly destinations and accommodations and user-generated content. Read More
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Getaround acquires fellow car-share service Drivy for $300M
Getaround acquires fellow car-share service Drivy for $300M
By Kevin May | April 25, 2019
The acquisition immediately gives Getaround access to six new country markets and will form part of a mission to expand the brand. Read More
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Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Booking.com. Read More
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startup-investment
Travel investors talk areas of focus, the right fit and U.S. funding
By Linda Fox | April 23, 2019
Thoughts from travel tech investors at an event in Ireland on what's hot and what they're looking for from startups. Read More
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Uber gets $1B investment boost for autonomous vehicle unit
Uber gets $1B investment boost for autonomous vehicle unit
By Kevin May | April 22, 2019
Three organizations are behind the move to back Uber's Advanced Technologies Group: car manufacturing giant Toyota, SoftBank Vision Fund and the Denso Corporation. Read More
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Startup Stage Miles
STARTUP STAGE: Miles is a universal transportation rewards program
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2019
Miles is a loyalty platform that automatically rewards consumers for their daily movement, such as walking, biking, riding in a car or traveling by plane. Users can redeem rewards with Miles’ more than... Read More
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Google is at a crossroads with its ambitions in travel
Google is at a crossroads with its ambitions in travel
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2019
The decisions around Google's strategy in travel will perhaps be made mainly by the company itself, despite the concerns of those that help fund its operations in the industry. Read More
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Sounding Off: There's nothing wrong with being smart about investment cash
By PhocusWire | March 29, 2019
As unprofitable Lyft secures its multi-billion valuation IPO, startups in ground transportation and elsewhere should reflect on what their own strategy does for them. Read More
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