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 / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: StatusMatch
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
StatusMatch is a service that enables major airline and hotel brands to acquire new high-value customers through a structured, co-branded platform. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Zytlyn
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Zytlyn allows companies to control the future with predictive insights, to improve decision making, while redefining commercial planning and operations across the travel industries.   Read More
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News / Online
Uber adds Viator content, expands Uber Travel to 10K cities
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2022
The Uber app now enables booking of a curated collection of Viator experiences in 14 cities around the United States, with the bookings fully managed by Viator.  Read More
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News / Startups
On-demand car rental startup Kyte raises $60M for expansion
By Jill Menze | November 10, 2022
The Series B round will help Kyte on its mission to become “the world’s largest operator of electrified fleets.” Read More
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News / Online
Busbud merges with Betterez, gets funding from Amadeus Ventures
By Mitra Sorrells | November 9, 2022
Founded in 2011, Busbud offers bus tickets from more than 3,900 companies in more than 80 countries.  Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Video: Opportunities and challenges in B2B travel distribution
By PhocusWire | November 8, 2022
TBO co-founder Gaurav Bhatnager explains how technology enables the platform to connect more than 100,000 travel buyers with millions of travel suppliers across more than 110 countries. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
Report: How travel fintech can boost revenue
By Cathy Walsh - PhocusWire | November 7, 2022
Find out how flexible travel products can provide travelers with the reassurance needed to book with confidence. Read More
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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 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