Articles tagged “silverrail”

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

There used to be only two ways for railways to make money: luck and state handouts. But that's changing, as countries look at privatization and as railways look to technology to streamline operations. Sqills and SilverRail are two tech vendors that smell an opportunity.

1 year ago

Expedia Spent $148 Million to Buy SilverRail for Its Train Booking Tech

Expedia Spent $148 Million to Buy SilverRail for Its Train Booking Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia's purchase price for a majority stake in SilverRail was double the sum that SilverRail had raised from investors. The price tag was a multiple of the investment but not a stellar exit for shareholders.

2 years ago

Expedia to Buy Rail Distributor SilverRail Technologies

Expedia to Buy Rail Distributor SilverRail Technologies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia recognized some time ago that it needed to wire up rail providers, particularly in Europe and Asia, and now it is securing a technology leader in the space for its portfolio of transportation solutions.

2 years ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: SilverRail CEO on Tackling Trains in a Digital Age

Skift Backstage Podcast: SilverRail CEO on Tackling Trains in a Digital Age

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The "train guy" has a lot to say about why rail travel is still hard to book — and how that might start getting easier.

2 years ago

Video: Travel’s Next Big Challenge Is Connecting Our Global Megacities

Video: Travel’s Next Big Challenge Is Connecting Our Global Megacities

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rail and local connections usually get the short shrift in discussions of travel. Unless you're talking to SilverRail's Gowell, that is.

2 years ago

SilverRail Technologies CEO Says Travel Needs Seamless Booking Tools

SilverRail Technologies CEO Says Travel Needs Seamless Booking Tools

Grant Martin, Skift

The state of travel bookings is already complex and it's only going to get worse, says SilverRail CEO Aaron Gowell. To keep up, the industry needs a more comprehensive booking system.

3 years ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: SilverRail Founder on the Future of Smarter Transportation

Skift Global Forum Preview: SilverRail Founder on the Future of Smarter Transportation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

At the moment, travelling anywhere mostly requires the use of multiple companies on multiple apps, but what if there was another way? Every part of a potential journey is now connected up to the Web so the next logical step is to bring all these steps together in one place.

3 years ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Envisions Direct Competition With Airbnb Over Next Few Years

Interview: Expedia CEO Envisions Direct Competition With Airbnb Over Next Few Years

Dennis Schaal, Skift

HomeAway, as it becomes part of Expedia Inc., will become more urban-oriented, and Airbnb is determined to onboard vacation rentals in resort locations. All of which means that Expedia, Airbnb, and Booking.com will increasingly butt heads over the next few years.

3 years ago