Articles tagged “rail travel”

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Rail Journeys Surge Past 100 Million Trips During China’s Spring Festival Build-Up

Chinese tourists have flocked to train stations over the past two weeks, with 109.5 million journeys made between Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 in the build-up to Lunar New Year celebrations, which took pace on Jan. 22. That figure is a 27.3 percent increase on trips made during the same 15 days in 2022, local…

Airlines

European Airlines Push Back Against Environmental Short-Haul Bans

The airlines argue for freedom of movement and a liberalized market, and the fact bans aren't significantly curbing emissions. However, this may just be Brussels warming up ahead of further restrictions that promote rail travel over longer distances.

European Airlines Push Back Against Environmental Short-Haul Bans

Rail

Amtrak to Cancel All Long-Distance Trains Over Possible Freight Rail Strike

The potential freight rail work stoppage isn't just disrupting Amtrak, with several commuter train systems already announcing the uncertainty is forcing them to cut service.

Amtrak to Cancel All Long-Distance Trains Over Possible Freight Rail Strike

Business Travel

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

Governments around the world desperately need to fill vacant travel and tourism jobs. An emerging corporate-relocation-on-steroids model may help them staff up their airports and hotels, but may prove to be a short-term solution that fails to address more deep-rooted problems.

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

Business Travel

The UK’s Unique Brand of Travel Chaos Is Upending Recovery Efforts

With offices vacant again due to a crippling week-long rail strike, and airports under pressure, travel is suffering a setback, particularly business travel. In public relations terms, the UK should be in crisis management mode.

The UK’s Unique Brand of Travel Chaos Is Upending Recovery Efforts

Rail

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

Brightline backer Fortress Investment is confident that trains will begin rolling, but maybe without passengers, to Orlando in time for the Christmas holidays.

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

Rail

Germany’s Good Intentions of a 9-Euro Discount Transit Pass May Just Backfire

Germany wants more people to ride trains and buses this summer with a nine-euro pass. But a surge in riders may hit the physical limits of the country's transport infrastructure.

Germany’s Good Intentions of a 9-Euro Discount Transit Pass May Just Backfire

Rail

Deutsche Bahn Offers Ukrainian Refugees Free Travel and a Welcome in Berlin

Let's praise the German railway operator for offering free tickets anywhere within Germany to Ukrainian refugees. And props to Berlin for preparing public buildings such as the closed Tempelhof and Tegel airports to accommodate refugees.

Deutsche Bahn Offers Ukrainian Refugees Free Travel and a Welcome in Berlin

Mergers and Acquisitions

Siemens to Buy Rail Software Company Sqills for $650 Million

Sqills has won more contracts from railway operators to upgrade their inventory, booking, and ticketing software than any other tech vendor in recent years. So this acquisition makes sense.

Siemens to Buy Rail Software Company Sqills for $650 Million

Online Travel

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Private equity flooded the travel industry during the pandemic, but many startups looked to the government’s Innovate UK arm, which continues to put millions of pounds on the table.

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government