Articles tagged “uber”

Travel Technology

Full Video: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Skift Global Forum 2021

Uber in recent years has been offloading operations in geographies where it can't compete. Its CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who is an Expedia board member, knows that Expedia's Vrbo, too, can't launch a frontal assault against the larger Airbnb, but has to invest into its strength. That's worked to a degree.

Full Video: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Skift Global Forum 2021

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

Business Travel

Ireland Invests $10 Million to Draw Remote Workers Away From Its Cities

A vast, sprawling network of connected hubs are slowly but surely being built across Ireland’s rural regions. All it needs now are remote workers.

Ireland Invests $10 Million to Draw Remote Workers Away From Its Cities

Online Travel

Expedia Leadership Shakeup and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered how Expedia Group redrew its org chart, Hong Kong's tourism prospects, and how a Cape Cod, Massachusetts cafe owner is getting ready for an expected visitor surge.

Expedia Leadership Shakeup and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Uber Seeks Tech Advantage in Car Rental Search as Demand Spikes for Road Trips

Uber has added a search feature for traditional car rental to its app in a few markets. Travelers will need every tool they can find in the hunt for affordable rental cars in many markets this summer.

Uber Seeks Tech Advantage in Car Rental Search as Demand Spikes for Road Trips

Hotels

Marriott Leans Into Superapps to Build Up Loyalty

The likes of Alibaba, Grab, and Rakuten have billions of members. If hotels can tap into a just fraction of their users, and convert them to their own loyalty schemes, they'll be mighty happy.

Marriott Leans Into Superapps to Build Up Loyalty

Coronavirus

Travel’s Labor Problem Now as Surge in Demand Leaves Operators Scrambling

A travel labor shortage isn't what anyone was expecting during a pandemic, but traveler confidence heading into the summer heavily outpaces the ability of many business owners to call back furloughed workers or hire more people from overseas.

Travel’s Labor Problem Now as Surge in Demand Leaves Operators Scrambling

Online Travel

A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Running an airline isn't easy, and neither is launching ridesharing, financial services, and delivery businesses from scratch. AirAsia has its work cut out for it in terms of the required investments and trying to be everything to everyone in Southeast Asian markets with entrenched incumbents.

Business Travel

Carmakers Rejigger Urban Travel Plans With New Ridehailing Strategies

With big car companies rethinking their plans for ridehailing platforms, it looks like Uber's grasp will only get stronger.

Carmakers Rejigger Urban Travel Plans With New Ridehailing Strategies

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Specialists Jump On Subscription Bandwagon

It's as good a time as any to test new revenue models, but this may just be a financial buffer until demand comes back.

Corporate Travel Specialists Jump On Subscription Bandwagon