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. 

Sounding Off: In a post-coronavirus world, it's trains before planes
Interview / Distribution
Sounding Off: In a post-coronavirus world, it's trains before planes
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2020
Air travel will come back, for sure. But travelers shifting to rail might be a lasting outcome from the current climate (no pun intended). Read More
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News / Online
Google Maps adds features allowing users to explore and share more
By Linda Fox | February 12, 2020
The service, which Google claims has a billion users, now presents users on its Android and iOS app with five tabs: Commute, Contribute, Explore, Saved and Updates. Read More
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News / Distribution
Consumers plan to fly less as climate change concerns hit home
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
Research from the European Investment Bank reveals consumers plan to reduce their flying. Read More
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News / Distribution
Omio launches in North America with 20 partners, 23,000 routes
By Mitra Sorrells | January 14, 2020
Omio is adding routes in the United States and Canada to its multimodal transportation platform. Read More
BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
News / Distribution
BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2019
The France-based carpooling platform says the acquisition will expand its inventory of third-party bus operators in a region where members total more than 25 million. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
By Jill Menze | August 20, 2019
The Wapanda app connects consumers with ride-share companies as well as New York City taxis and lets them negotiate on fares. Read More
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News / Technology
Amadeus says traveler needs are ripe for innovation
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2019
Amadeus Ventures is focusing on the traveler experience in the hope that innovation can improve the journey for passengers, guests and others. Read More
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News / Distribution
Lufthansa Innovation Hub offers rewards via RYDES app
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
Lufthansa Innovation Hub unveils RYDES mobility application, rewarding consumers for public transport trips as well as intercity services. Read More
Ground innovation, part 4: Getting onboard the rail (r)evolution
News / Distribution
Ground innovation, part 4: Getting onboard the rail (r)evolution
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
In the final part of our series on ground transportation, we look at the development of rail technology and distribution. Read More
GoEuro global expansion new name Omio
News / Online
GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2019
GoEuro is preparing to expand to South America, Asia and the United States with a new name: Omio. Read More
VIDEO: Lyft on trying to build loyalty and being a collaborator
News / Online
VIDEO: Lyft on trying to build loyalty and being a collaborator
January 8, 2019
Lyft and Uber are intertwined in almost every way, whether they like it or not - product, financial ambition and service being just three elements of note. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
By Jill Menze | November 29, 2018
Pebblar offers travelers a visual workspace to map and create itineraries. Think the functions of Microsoft Word and Excel, plus Google Maps, all in one collaborative, cloud-based software. Read More
VIDEO: New kids on the block, rethinking travel and laughing at the Dark Ages
News / Technology
VIDEO: New kids on the block, rethinking travel and laughing at the Dark Ages
By Kevin May | November 22, 2018
The travel industry is forever being told about a new breed of traveler dramatically altering consumer behavior in both the leisure and business sectors. Read More
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News / Distribution
After latest funding round, GoEuro adds ferries, flight booking
By Mitra Sorrells | November 20, 2018
Less than a month after raising $150 million in new funding, GoEuro is adding new services to its multimodal travel platform.   Read More
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News / Distribution
GoEuro doubles its funding with new round of $150M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 23, 2018
Berlin-based GoEuro has raised $150 million to grow its multimodal travel booking platform, which currently works with more than 800 providers across Europe.   Read More