Multimodal

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the multimodal sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market. 

The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
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The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
By Mark Chesnut | October 6, 2021
In a perfectly connected world, it would be easy to create and sell airline itineraries that include connections between multiple carriers, even if they don't have interline or codeshare agreements. Read More
Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
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Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
By Kevin May | September 8, 2021
Business travel rewards service Upside was launched in 2015 by Priceline founder Jay Walker. Trip Ninja provided multi-city search tech. Read More
Whim ground transport app creator MaaS Global secures €11M round
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Whim ground transport app creator MaaS Global secures €11M round
By Kevin May | August 26, 2021
The Series B investment capital comes from a quartet of backers, bringing its total raised so far to just under $75 million. Read More
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Ixigo acquires Abhibus, boosts presence beyond India's major cities
By Linda Fox | August 5, 2021
The purchase price for the Hyderabad-based company has not been disclosed, except to say that it’s being sold for a mixture of cash and Ixigo stock. Read More
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
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How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
By David Gunnarsson - Dohop | August 2, 2021
Seamless intermodal connectivity in Europe, as well as the rest of the world, comes with many challenges, barriers and problems to overcome. Read More
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Miles travel rewards platform raises $12.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | July 21, 2021
Miles, which allows users to earn miles for all forms of travel, has raised a total of $20 million since launching in 2018. Read More
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Interview / Technology
In The Big Chair - Stan Boland of Five
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2021
Five announced Series B funding of $41 million in March 2020 to further develop its in-car software. In 2019 the company conducted tests of self-driving cars in London. Read More
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Dutch electric mobility startup raises €50M for international expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2021
GO Sharing will add new markets as well as e-bikes and electric cars. Read More
Google Maps adds augmented reality for airports and stations
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Google Maps adds augmented reality for airports and stations
By Linda Fox | March 31, 2021
Google Maps says it's making 100 AI-led improvements this year. Read More
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News / Startups
Transreport lands £2.3M in funding for marketing and expansion
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2021
Transreport has developed a passenger assistance service which helps rail operators and staff as stations respond to passengers with reduced mobility. Read More
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European Commission sets mobility strategy, aims for 90% emissions cut
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2020
Over 80 initiatives have been folded into ten key areas for action including sustainability projects, such as zero-emission airports and ports, as well as healthy and sustainable inter-urban and urban... Read More
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Destinations join forces with private companies to boost tourism
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Travel companies and tourism organizations are devising various initiatives to bring back travelers in recent months. It's not just lip service, but a collaborative effort by all parties. Read More
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Omio secures $100M in funding, eyes customer experience developments and "opportunistic acquisitions"
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2020
Existing and new investors have participated in this latest round, including Kinnevik, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, NEA and Kleiner Perkins. Read More
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News / Startups
How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from straightforward. Read More
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News / Technology
Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help SoftBank with its super app strategy. Read More