Articles tagged “taxis”

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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…

Business Travel

Hertz Tests WeWork Alliance to Pick Up More Remote Workers

Expect to see plenty more travel-infused partnerships over the coming months, because everyone wants a bite of a recovery that could smash records this year.

Hertz Tests WeWork Alliance to Pick Up More Remote Workers

Tourism

Taxis, Limos in Demand for Canada Border Crossings to Skirt the Air Travel Quarantines

Here's one sector of travel the industry that is seeing a unique opportunity in this pandemic. Taxis and limousines shuttling snowbird Canadians back home across the border from the U.S. are racking up the fares.

Taxis, Limos in Demand for Canada Border Crossings to Skirt the Air Travel Quarantines

Rental Cars

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Should Uber be regulated as a transport company and be subject to the same rules as ordinary taxis? It may be some time until the world reaches a consensus. Meanwhile, Uber drivers face bodily harm by protestors in Istanbul.

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Rental Cars

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Even the iconic London taxi must give way to progress. In this case, much of the tradition is maintained, although the new cars don't pollute the air, and they're quiet.

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Rental Cars

Uber’s Rivals Think Now Is the Time to Ramp up European Expansion

Given Uber's ability to keep shooting itself in the foot, it's amazing that no serious competition has emerged in places like London and Paris. However, this could all be about to change.

Uber’s Rivals Think Now Is the Time to Ramp up European Expansion

Tourism

Rome Is Training Taxi Drivers to Serve Foreign Tourists

Training Rome's taxi drivers is a smart idea to increase the quality of ground transportation service in a city often swarmed with English-speaking tourists.

Rome Is Training Taxi Drivers to Serve Foreign Tourists

Rental Cars

Electric Taxis From a London Black Cab Company Will Debut in Amsterdam in 2018

London's black cabs, albeit an electric version of them, could be the next tourist attraction in Amsterdam. And they won't be polluting up the place.

Electric Taxis From a London Black Cab Company Will Debut in Amsterdam in 2018

Rental Cars

Cabbies Defaulting on Loans as Value of Taxi Medallions in NYC Plummets

A couple of years ago, taxi medallions in New York City were selling for $1.3 million. For many years the taxi industry thought their business -- which saw the number of licensed taxis in the city capped -- was an unending gravy train. Cabbies in many parts of the world are finding they will have to adapt to on-demand services or see their businesses die.

Cabbies Defaulting on Loans as Value of Taxi Medallions in NYC Plummets

Airlines

50 U.S. Airports Tack on $183 Million for Taxi Rides Home

Airlines get a lot of grief for all the fees they charge. This story shows that a sliver of that ire could be directed at airports.

50 U.S. Airports Tack on $183 Million for Taxi Rides Home