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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News / Startups
Car subscription startup Invygo drives off with $10M for expansion
By Kathryn Walson | November 1, 2022
Launched in 2019, the Invygo app allows customers to choose, drive and swap cars. Read More
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News / Startups
ConnexPay raises $110M to fund global expansion
By Kathryn Walson | October 26, 2022
ConnexPay previously closed a Series B funding round of $20 million in December 2021. Read More
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News / Online
What mobility booking data reveals about traveler behavior
By Jill Menze | October 26, 2022
According to a new report from Omio, travelers are opting for more sustainable modes of travel and staying closer to home. Read More
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News / Online
Australia’s Camplify acquires European RV rental marketplace PaulCamper
By Mitra Sorrells | October 20, 2022
The acquisition adds operations in Germany as well as Austria and the Netherlands for Camplify, doubling the size of its business as measured by customers, fleet size, bookings and gross profit.   Read More
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News / Technology
Booking.com partners with Chooose to boost traveler awareness of climate impacts
By Mitra Sorrells | October 20, 2022
The partnership will initially focus on providing transparent information about the carbon impact of each element of a booking. Read More
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News / Startups
CitySwift raises €5M for public transport intelligence tools
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2022
The Series A investment brings Ireland-based CitySwift's total funding to €8.5 million. Read More
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News / Startups
QEEQ car rental gets investment from Alibaba-owned Fliggy
By Mitra Sorrells | October 18, 2022
QEEQ says the funding is part of a larger partnership it is developing with Fliggy to promote digitalization and innovation in the car rental category.   Read More
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News / Online
WTTC and Sustainable Hospitality Alliance unite for environmental push
By Linda Fox | October 17, 2022
The pair have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing both organizations to working together on reducing the environmental impact of the hospitality industry. Read More
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News / Online
Zoomcar seeks public listing via SPAC
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2022
The transaction values the combined company, which will be renamed Zooomcar Holdings, at $456 million. Read More
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News / Online
RV travel stays the course: “There’s no going back”
By Jill Menze | October 14, 2022
Interest in RV rentals - a popular choice amid the pandemic - remains high, with platforms such as Outdoorsy exceeding $2 billion in total transactions. Read More
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News / Technology
Can tech help travel brands meet growing expectations?
By Alfred Siew - Techgoondu | October 13, 2022
Travel executives from Agoda, Klook and more discuss why the industry must work harder to deliver new experiences. Read More
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News / Online
AirAsia partners with 12Go to offer end-to-end travel experience
By Kathryn Walson | October 6, 2022
With the launch of a “transport” category, AsiaAir Super App’s 10.6 million monthly users gain access to 12Go’s operators and can now book trains, buses, ferries and private transfers, in addition to... Read More
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News / Startups
Wheel the World wins Phocuswright/WiT pitch event
By PhocusWire | October 5, 2022
Wheel the World will now participate in the Summit pitch event during The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Four scenarios for the future of travel
By Wolfgang Krips - Amadeus | October 4, 2022
Amadeus presents four potential macroeconomic scenarios and what they might mean for the travel industry going forward. Read More
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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