Articles tagged “india”

JetSetGo’s New SkyShuttle Takes Off Ahead of Uber in India’s Competitive Air Taxi Market

JetSetGo’s New SkyShuttle Takes Off Ahead of Uber in India’s Competitive Air Taxi Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

India is ideal for aerial taxi services, and while Uber decides if that’s where its first Uber Air international city will be, local startup JetSetGo simply gets going with a new SkyShuttle service that will provide it with insights for future air mobility.

3 days ago

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Gordon Wilson, the CEO of Travelport, said in an interview that he sees India as one of the drivers of its long-term growth. That's plausible, but not assured. Private equity should take the company private to shield it from quarterly earnings pressure, and allow it to invest properly to make the most of its varied opportunities.

2 weeks ago

MakeMyTrip Is Latest to Join the Tours and Attractions Bandwagon

MakeMyTrip Is Latest to Join the Tours and Attractions Bandwagon

Sean O'Neill, Skift

MakeMyTrip's management deserves credit for ending a period of decelerating growth and for reducing operating losses over several quarters. But many investors are impatient for an era of profits.

3 weeks ago

India’s Jet Airways Faces Cash Crunch

India’s Jet Airways Faces Cash Crunch

Saloni Shukla and P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

This doesn't look good for Jet Airways. Maybe the best the airline can hope for is that a buyer comes forward.

4 weeks ago

India’s First High-Speed Train May Not Arrive Until 2024

India’s First High-Speed Train May Not Arrive Until 2024

Jill Ward, Bloomberg

The planned 316-mile rail link between the western cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad is the most eye-catching symbol of the infrastructure ambitions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It may be delayed, but the more important question is if the Japanese-built trains can be self-sustaining revenue-wise.

1 month ago

Future of Electric Transportation Will Be on Two-Wheel Vehicles, Not Cars

Future of Electric Transportation Will Be on Two-Wheel Vehicles, Not Cars

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Take off your Western blinders and see how much of the world gets around on pollution-heavy two-wheel vehicles. That's where the disruptive force of clean, electric transportation may lie.

1 month ago

Oyo’s $1 Billion Fundraising Raises Strategy Questions for Hotel Chains

Oyo’s $1 Billion Fundraising Raises Strategy Questions for Hotel Chains

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotel groups may be tempted to dismiss Oyo as a company focused on budget travelers. But Oyo is growing faster than you can say "Softbank," the name of its most important funder. Procrastinating foreign brands risk playing a game of catch-up.

2 months ago

MakeMyTrip and Despegar Make Localization a Key Competitive Advantage

MakeMyTrip and Despegar Make Localization a Key Competitive Advantage

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Does Expedia or Booking have the energy to launch their booking apps in four local Indian dialects? Maybe not, but MakeMyTrip does, and that local effort matters.

2 months ago

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Emerging markets will shape the future of the travel industry but each region requires a unique strategy. MakeMyTrip and Despegar, online travel leaders in India and Latin America, provide distinct insights into how to succeed their respective home markets.

2 months ago

India’s Outbound Tourism Spending Is Expected to Grow Rapidly

India’s Outbound Tourism Spending Is Expected to Grow Rapidly

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

The India outbound market is already huge and doesn’t show any signs of slowing its growth. It’s about time the global travel industry started paying attention if companies hope to capture a share of the market.

2 months ago

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Rajesh Kumar Singh and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

A booming market doesn't necessarily mean massive profit. For a variety of reasons, Indian carriers have struggled over the years. Maybe the government needs to rethink how it regulates airlines?

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

New Skift Research Report: The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

The India outbound travel market is poised to boom in a matter of years. The global travel industry needs to make itself aware of this market and why it matters now, so they’re not scrambling to catch up later.

3 months ago