Articles tagged “ridesharing”

Online Travel

Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio

Uber is taking baby steps into travel. Booking.com: No need to sweat it yet.

Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio

News Blog

AirAsia Superapp Topped 10 Million Monthly Active Users in the Second Quarter

As travel recovers in Southeast Asia, the AirAsia superapp saw the ranks of its monthly active users reach more than 10.6 million in the second quarter with an assortment of services, Capital A stated Monday in releasing the airline group's preliminary operating statistics. AirAsia Super App. AirAsia On the digital front, the AirAsia superapp saw…

Transport

Uber Takes Further Steps Into Travel Through Itinerary Aggregator, and More

Uber may not become a superapp anytime soon, but wants to become a bigger part of your journey and everything you do in it, that is for sure.

Uber Takes Further Steps Into Travel Through Itinerary Aggregator, and More

Online Travel

Uber as Next Travel Powerhouse? Highly Doubtful

If you think Dara Khosrowshahi is going to toggle a switch and turn Uber into the next Expedia or Booking, then consider the years-long effort Booking Holdings is putting into building "the connected trip." Who's going to plan a vacation and start with a rideshare app?

Uber as Next Travel Powerhouse? Highly Doubtful

Airlines

AirAsia SuperApp Offers New Subscription Promotion for Flights, Food Delivery

Subscriptions are relatively hot in travel although AirAsia's limited new plan might be seen as a sign of weakness rather than strength. AirAsia Super+ is essentially a marketing plan to jumpstart the airline's flights and food delivery businesses.

AirAsia SuperApp Offers New Subscription Promotion for Flights, Food Delivery

Online Travel

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Stock markets, at their best, can be hype killers, and public investors shot down many inflated private company valuations in 2021. This may be a sobering development for IPO and SPAC wannabes in 2022.

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Online Travel

Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel

Come for the rides, stay for the food. Dara Khosrowshahi joined Uber as CEO when ridehailing was everything. Now he's navigating a multi-product approach. Yet when it comes to profits, Uber's still en route.

Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel

Mergers and Acquisitions

AirAsia Digital Buys Superapp Gojek’s Thailand Operations for $50 Million

In an intensifying superapp rivalry in Southeast Asia, Gojek handed its Thailand business to AirAsia Digital in the face of competition from Grab. While these leading superapps battle, AirAsia Digital is being taken more seriously. After all, it has airplanes and a profitable logistics business to add to the mix.

AirAsia Digital Buys Superapp Gojek’s Thailand Operations for $50 Million

Rental Cars

Hertz Bidding War Winner Is Certares and Knighthead in an Auction

Now that the investor winners and losers are clear, Hertz is tasked with the even harder job of retooling the business to adapt to a diminished business travel environement — at least in the short term.

Hertz Bidding War Winner Is Certares and Knighthead in an Auction

Online Travel

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