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Uber’s $30 Billion Quarter Shows the Travel Recovery Is Well Underway

Taxi tech company Uber has just recorded its busiest quarter, with gross bookings reaching an all-time high of $29.1 billion in the three months to June 30, 2022. That number’s up 33 percent on the same period last year. However, losses prevail. Uber posted a net loss of $2.6 billion, with a $1.7 billion net…

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Hertz Struggles in Corporate Travel But Is Encouraged by ‘Short-Burst’ Trip Trend

The impact of the strict and extended inbound Covid testing policy in the U.S. shouldn't be underestimated, especially when it comes to larger business customers. The ripple effect is evident in Hertz's latest results.

Hertz Struggles in Corporate Travel But Is Encouraged by ‘Short-Burst’ Trip Trend

Business Travel

Electric Car Rentals and Shares Gain Momentum With Business Travelers

A record deal by Hertz to buy 100,000 Teslas and deeper agency technology integrations are helping meet a revived corporate demand.

Electric Car Rentals and Shares Gain Momentum With Business Travelers

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AirAsia Launches Ridesharing Through Superapp in Latest Digital Push

AirAsia isn't backing down from the intense competition of superapps and ridesharing in Southeast Asia. Can an airline really become a digital lifestyle brand powerhouse? AirAsia is going all out to prove the skeptics wrong.

AirAsia Launches Ridesharing Through Superapp in Latest Digital Push

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Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Uber has tried hard to change its image in recent years, but has it worked?

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

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Uber Buys Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

Aside from getting rid of a worthy competitor and making it family, the deal bolsters Uber’s position as a global player against rival Lyft as both head for a public listing.

Uber Buys Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

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China’s Ridehailing Giant Didi to Cut 2,000 Jobs as It Revamps Strategy

Didi Chuxing has a string of problems now, among them a poor safety image, fresh competition from players such as Meituan Dianping and China's cooling economy. A re-evaluation of its businesses is needed.

China’s Ridehailing Giant Didi to Cut 2,000 Jobs as It Revamps Strategy

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek Seeks $2 Billion More in Funding as Startup Wars Heat Up

This is a battle of titans in the ridehailing sector in Southeast Asia. And with Go-Jek and Grab angling to become the region's super-app, providing a plethora of services from insurance to payment, describing them as ridehailing players will soon no longer do.

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Seeks $2 Billion More in Funding as Startup Wars Heat Up

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Parent of Thailand’s Centara Hotel Chain Eyes a $200 Million Stake in Grab

Thailand’s Central Group, which owns hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and department stores, now wants to grab a piece of ride hailing. Why not? For one, imagine the promotions it can push, via the Grab Thailand app, to a captive audience sitting restless in snarling traffic.

Parent of Thailand’s Centara Hotel Chain Eyes a $200 Million Stake in Grab

Online Travel

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead

Tel Aviv-based Gett aims to overtake Uber and Lyft. But some investors like Volkswagen and Vostok, a Swedish fund manager, aren't adding in more money. The lack of capital is hindering the startup's pace.

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead