Articles tagged “blablacar”

Business Travel

The Push for Slower, Greener Business Trips After the Pandemic

A lot of companies say the want to switch planes for trains, but it's only when Europe's borders fully reopen will we know if that can translate into bookings.

The Push for Slower, Greener Business Trips After the Pandemic

Online Travel

Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $115 Million for Long-Distance Carpooling and Bus Travel

Despite the pandemic, BlaBlaCar served 50 million passengers in carpools or buses in 2020, which shows remarkable resilience. The French startup has aggressive plans to create a rail service, debut a travel booking app for travelers, and expand its bus network much farther outside of Europe.

Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $115 Million for Long-Distance Carpooling and Bus Travel

Rail

Carpooling Startup BlaBlaCar Looks to Take Over Long-Distance Bus Service Ouibus

Rail operator SNCF also announced that it is has led a $113 million investment in BlaBlaCar as a new investor. Perhaps carpooling could prove to be a path to building a major travel brand.

Carpooling Startup BlaBlaCar Looks to Take Over Long-Distance Bus Service Ouibus

Online Travel

BlaBlaCar Buys Less to Plug a Carpooling Tech Gap

It’s too early to know if short-distance, urban carpooling from BlaBlaCar can effectively compete with taxis and car-hailing apps like Cabify, Lyft, and Uber. But as a defensive experiment, the move makes sense.

BlaBlaCar Buys Less to Plug a Carpooling Tech Gap

Rental Cars

Car-Sharing Startups BlaBlaCar and Turo Use NonTraditional Strategies to Boost Usage

Car-sharing marketplaces are finding that partnerships with automotive leasing companies and insurers may be a more cost-effective way to get the word out about their services than using traditional digital marketing efforts.

Car-Sharing Startups BlaBlaCar and Turo Use NonTraditional Strategies to Boost Usage

Online Travel

Priceline Group CEO Talks Direct Booking, HomeAway and Unicorns

Priceline Group's attempt to build an effective home rental product is proving a challenge, but CEO Darren Huston maintains the company had no interest in acquiring HomeAway because of its business model and the high cost.

Priceline Group CEO Talks Direct Booking, HomeAway and Unicorns

Online Travel

Europe’s Favorite True Car-Sharing Service Raising Money at $1 Billion Valuation

Blablacar has carved out a great niche for itself in inter-city European travel. But it's more fair-minded approach to pricing means it will never reach a sky-high valuation.

Europe’s Favorite True Car-Sharing Service Raising Money at $1 Billion Valuation

Online Travel

French Rideshare Pioneer BlaBlaCar Raises $100 Million

BlaBlaCar has slowly created a market for transportation services where one didn't exist before.

French Rideshare Pioneer BlaBlaCar Raises $100 Million