Ground Transportation

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the ground transportation sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on car rental, ride-hailing, taxis and rail. 

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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Rajesh Magow of MakeMyTrip
By Jill Menze | September 30, 2022
Rajesh Magow is co-founder and Group CEO of India’s MakeMyTrip. He previously served as CEO of the online travel company's India business before assuming the role in 2020. Read More
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News / Online
Travel app bookings up 16% as consumers embrace digital solutions
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2022
According to a PYMNTS study, consumers reported more engagement with travel platforms such as Airbnb and Homestay along with other digital solutions in Q2 2022. Read More
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News / Online
Google Search adds train bookings, eco-filters for hotel and air
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2022
Travelers can now book train tickets directly from Google Search and can filter hotel and flight results based on the property's eco-certification or a flight's emission data. Read More
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News / Distribution
MisterFly Group rebrands as Digitrips in B2B push
September 20, 2022
MisterFly Group, now known as Digitrips, says 90% of its revenues are from B2B sales to more than 5,000 B2B clients. Read More
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News / Online
Introducing The Phocuswright Conference 2022
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2022
The Phocuswright Conference 2022, taking place in November in Phoenix, will include Center Stage sessions featuring industry leaders along with dedicated programs for innovation, diversity, Young... Read More
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News / Technology
Could gamification help corporate travel go green?
By Linda Fox | September 12, 2022
Iomob’s WheelCoin app uses gamification and tokenization to nudge corporate travelers into making sustainable choices. Read More
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News / Online
Multi-day packaged tours specialist Exoticca snags €20M for growth in North America, Latin America
By Jill Menze | September 12, 2022
The financing brings the Barcelona-based company’s total funding to €66 million. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Aloke Bajpai of Ixigo
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2022
Aloke Bajpai founded India-based Ixigo in 2007 alongside co-founder Rajnish Kumar to improve the travel booking process for consumers through technology.  Read More
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News / Online
Looking ahead into the Middle East travel market
By PhocusWire | September 6, 2022
According to Phocuswright’s Middle East Travel Market Report 2021-2025, the region is poised for a bright future. Read More
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News / Distribution
Hotelbeds claims travel-tech first with Istanbul airport partnership
By Jill Menze | August 31, 2022
The destination marketing campaign brings special rates to Hotelbeds customers as well as exposure to iGA Istanbul Airport services. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Digital distribution key to fixing travel's "weak link"
By Noam Toister - Bookaway Group | August 30, 2022
Travelers expect online capabilities, and booking a bus ticket or ferry ride in advance should be as easy as booking a flight or room. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Rome2rio’s new CEO on solving for the consumer
By PhocusWire | August 30, 2022
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio at Phocuswright Europe, Yesh Munnangi explained the importance of approaching problems from the traveler perspective. Read More
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News / Distribution
The road ahead for ground transportation
By PhocusWire | August 29, 2022
At Phocuswright Europe, executives from ground transportation companies Trainline, Blacklane and Door2Door discussed current challenges and future priorities. Read More
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News / Online
Xiangdao Travel fuels up with $146M
By Kathryn Walson | August 26, 2022
Xiangdao Travel is a mobility brand operating under Chinese state-owned SAIC Motor Group. Read More
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News / Online
Earnings roundup: Grab, Flight Centre, Swvl
By Linda Fox | August 25, 2022
Grab, Flight Centre and Swvl are reporting strong results amid travel industry recovery. Read More