Articles tagged “sharing economy”

Rail

Bird Rides Sues Beverly Hills Over Electric Scooter Ban

Who controls the streets? Cars, buses, bikes, pedestrians, motorcycles, skateboards or scooters? It's a question perplexing big cities, as new business models and the sharing economy exert their influence. That's the underlying issue in Bird Rides Inc. v. City of Beverly Hills.

Bird Rides Sues Beverly Hills Over Electric Scooter Ban

Online Travel

Travel Agents Get a Dose of the Sharing Economy Through Sabre Deal With Booking

This move signals Sabre's eagerness to remain a powerhouse for travel agents in a changing landscape where alternative lodging, driven by the popularity of Airbnb, takes off. Come 2019, Sabre aims to be more of a one-stop shop for agents. Some agents applaud the move; others couldn't care less.

Travel Agents Get a Dose of the Sharing Economy Through Sabre Deal With Booking

Business Travel

7 Issues Confronting the American Society of Travel Agents

In its rebrand to the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA wanted to keep the acronym as is. But is "Society" really a gateway to the future? The success or failure of the move may hinge on the effectiveness of the organization's new marketing campaign. We can't wait to give it a look.

7 Issues Confronting the American Society of Travel Agents

Hotels

Apart-Hotels Vie For Higher Profile in Airbnb Era

The truth is that this isn't a new lodging concept in any way. The apart-hotel, or serviced apartment, sector has been around for even longer than Airbnb. Apart-hotels and Airbnb can work together. Apart-hotels need the visibility Airbnb can give them, and Airbnb needs their reliable and quality listings to move more into the mainstream.

Apart-Hotels Vie For Higher Profile in Airbnb Era

Hotels

Morocco Joins Long List of Destinations Looking to Regulate Airbnb

It's no surprise that Morocco, which has a huge tourism industry, is looking to crack down on Airbnb and Booking.com. This is the new normal around the world as the so-called sharing economy changes the way people travel — and longstanding travel companies suffer.

Morocco Joins Long List of Destinations Looking to Regulate Airbnb

Online Travel

Ridesharing Startups Raised $28 Billion in 2017 Despite Tighter Restrictions

Uber grabs the headlines. But this year expect money to pour into other mobility-themed companies, including ones focused on car-pooling, peer-to-peer car rentals, and bike-sharing.

Ridesharing Startups Raised $28 Billion in 2017 Despite Tighter Restrictions

Tourism

Sharing Economy Growth Was a Big Part of European Tourism’s Excellent 2017

Much of the European tourism industry has emerged from the doldrums of 2015 and 2016 stronger than ever, but not without fault lines to keep track of, such as hotels and alternative accommodations. The latter is proving it's a sector that's holding its weight against hotels across much of the continent.

Sharing Economy Growth Was a Big Part of European Tourism’s Excellent 2017

Rental Cars

Uber Suffers a Blow as EU Court Decides It Is Actually a Transport Company

The millions of people who use Uber every day to get from one place to another will not be shocked to discover that the company is in the transport business. Now that a European court agrees, Uber must make the necessary adjustments.

Uber Suffers a Blow as EU Court Decides It Is Actually a Transport Company

Business Travel

Travel Buyers Spend Less on Five-Star Hotels and More on Sharing Economy

As more affordable sharing economy, serviced apartment, and mid-scale hotel options have become popular with business travelers, high-end hotels have taken a hit.

Travel Buyers Spend Less on Five-Star Hotels and More on Sharing Economy

Rail

Bikesharing in China Lacks a Sustainable Business Model

Bikesharing in China could use more structure, and that could help cities like Beijing meet their air quality goals, which is key for tourism. Racing to the bottom on price can't be the main priority.

Bikesharing in China Lacks a Sustainable Business Model