Articles tagged “trains”

Rail

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe

Google made it easier to find train routes and booking options in Europe. Like it did for flights, hotels, vacation rentals, and things to do, the new feature improves Google's standing in the rail sector.

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe

Rail

Amtrak to Cancel All Long-Distance Trains Over Possible Freight Rail Strike

The potential freight rail work stoppage isn't just disrupting Amtrak, with several commuter train systems already announcing the uncertainty is forcing them to cut service.

Amtrak to Cancel All Long-Distance Trains Over Possible Freight Rail Strike

News Blog

Former Kayak Exec Jan Valentin Joins Rail Tech Startup Seatfrog

Former Kayak Europe leader and now travel investor Jan Valentin has joined Seatfrog's board of directors, as the rail startup looks to move on from the pandemic by tapping into the trend for more sustainable travel. The app, which lets train travelers upgrade their ticket at a reduced rate on the original cost by bidding,…

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

Business Travel

The UK’s Unique Brand of Travel Chaos Is Upending Recovery Efforts

With offices vacant again due to a crippling week-long rail strike, and airports under pressure, travel is suffering a setback, particularly business travel. In public relations terms, the UK should be in crisis management mode.

The UK’s Unique Brand of Travel Chaos Is Upending Recovery Efforts

Rail

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

Brightline backer Fortress Investment is confident that trains will begin rolling, but maybe without passengers, to Orlando in time for the Christmas holidays.

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

Startups

Optibus Raises $100 Million for Public Transport Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Public transportation planning software company Optibus spots an opportunity to help cities "build back better" as they redesign networks for buses, trains, bikes and more after the pandemic.

Optibus Raises $100 Million for Public Transport Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airlines

Canada Will Keep Mask Mandate for Planes

Not wanting to toe the U.S. line, Canada decides to retain its mask mandate on planes, calling it a layered approach to keeping travelers safe.

Canada Will Keep Mask Mandate for Planes

Business Travel

Google Picks Prince Harry’s Travalyst for Emissions Data and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Google joins global partnership Travalyst, backed by Prince Harry, in an act towards sustainability, Europeans are set to make record summer travel numbers, and loyalty programs are being revamped across major and minor travel brands alike.

Google Picks Prince Harry’s Travalyst for Emissions Data and More Top Stories This Week

Airlines

Trains Offer New Promise in Europe’s Quest to Cut Aviation Emissions

European airlines and authorities are eager to tap rail links to replace short flights on the continent. But a recent air-rail connection in Paris showed the limits of the partnerships that take a lot more than will power to make work and, more importantly, woo travelers.

Trains Offer New Promise in Europe’s Quest to Cut Aviation Emissions