Articles tagged “flixbus”

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Travel Startup FlixMobility Raises $650 Million More for Intercity Bus and Rail

The holding company for FlixBus and FlixTrain is now the third-most lavishly funded travel startup in history, behind only Airbnb and Oyo. Investors see a big potential for modernized intercity bus and rail, even though many travel industry executives don't consider those sectors hip.

Travel Startup FlixMobility Raises $650 Million More for Intercity Bus and Rail

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Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

A soft brand, FlixMobility is like an Oyo for bus and rail. That's why it had a $2.4 billion valuation going into the pandemic. A CEO interview suggests the startup's asset-light model could prove resilient.

Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

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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

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Travel IPOs to Watch for in 2021

Enthusiasm for IPOs is booming in the wake of Airbnb's sensational debut as a public company. But only a handful of startups, possibly including Turo, Traveloka, Yanolja, Gett, Tujia, SiteMinder, Sonder, and Vacasa, may have enough positive growth in 2021 to woo investors.

Travel IPOs to Watch for in 2021

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FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

A few years ago, higher-quality discount buses cropped up like weeds in the U.S. At first they were a breath of fresh air — we were thrilled to not be dying in a fire on the side of the highway, and there was Wi-Fi. But the novelty wore off and now it's just another jam-packed, snack-stained bus stuck in traffic. Is FlixBus bringing anything new to the table?

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus