Articles tagged “cars”

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From the wishful thinking and hype of years ago, the connected trip is beginning to draw real investment and become a thing. It will take a very extended period of time to make it a more meaningful development. In that faraway horizon, will there indeed be any differentiation among the leading providers?

11 months ago

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If search for travel looking for door-to door trip options was a massive potential market, then Expedia, Booking Holdings, Ctrip, or Google would have already snapped up these companies, which have been laboring around that premise for years. This stuff is hard to execute, as the relatively modest exit seems to show.

12 months ago

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal have stirred up debate about the path toward a sustainable travel future. She's right on time — and hopefully not too late.

2 years ago

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Uber needs to shed its Saudi Arabia investment as long as Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remains in power, and the country bombs innocents in Yemen. Uber's leaders know they have to do this, but how they dump their Saudi investment and the extent of the divorce remain to be seen.

2 years ago

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com is taking its sweet time to implement a flights-to-attractions travel offering. Some would say the pace is Google-like in its slowness. But behind the scenes, data reigns supreme, and dictates whether a product is scrapped, implemented with a twist, or then reshaped anew. Refill the popcorn. This will take a while.

2 years ago

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Grab’s partnership with Indonesia’s tourism ministry, the first of its kind between a national tourism body and a ridehailing platform, reveals one of the initial ways it is trying to become Southeast Asia’s super app for a plethora of travel services.

2 years ago

The Death of Priceline’s Name Your Own Price Is Likely Drawing Near

The Death of Priceline’s Name Your Own Price Is Likely Drawing Near

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Booking Holdings is still making considerable money from Priceline.com's bidding service for hotels. But the service has outlived its usefulness, and will likely fold within a year or two. Take a look at how Priceline.com markets other ways to book hotels on its site. Enough said.

3 years ago

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We're having a moment. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, travel companies are abandoning the National Rifle Association and its assault rifle advocacy. History would tell us that no substantial reforms will come out of this. But perhaps student and corporate pressure will make things different this time.

3 years ago

Paris Intends to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2030

Paris Intends to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2030

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press

Perhaps by 2030, a ban of gas-powered cars wouldn't be as controversial an issue as it appears today. After all, by then, all vehicles will be battery-powered and driverless, right?

3 years ago

Paris Bans Cars for a Day and People Take Over the Boulevards

Paris Bans Cars for a Day and People Take Over the Boulevards

Associated Press

It was a Paris for a day off-the-beaten track. Or, at least there were few cars on the roadways, and it was virtually only footsteps beating a track toward the city's many delights.

3 years ago

Ridesharing Gets More Seamless — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Ridesharing Gets More Seamless — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Ridesharing companies know that corporate travel represents big business. Making their products easier for business travelers to use — and expense — is a smart move.

3 years ago

Flying Cars and 3 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Flying Cars and 3 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, business travelers were relieved to see the laptop ban winding down. Then we examined the future of flying cars, which seem no more accessible than helicopters right now.

3 years ago