Articles tagged “uber”

The Travel Deals That Have Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

The Travel Deals That Have Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Don't count your deals before they've hatched. Coronavirus has killed valuations of many companies, and deals along with them. On the other hand, some companies, such as Grubhub, are in the right place at the right time.

2 months ago

Travel Managers Will Lean More on Car Services and Even Buses in Early Recovery: Can They Deliver?

Travel Managers Will Lean More on Car Services and Even Buses in Early Recovery: Can They Deliver?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Ground transportation is often the weakest link in a travel program, but if suppliers ramp up their safety protocols in a similar way to the airline and hotel sectors, they'll play a pivotal role for those travel managers eager to rev their businesses back up.

3 months ago

Uber Rideshare Revenue Ticking Upwards After Dramatic Fall

Uber Rideshare Revenue Ticking Upwards After Dramatic Fall

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you are grasping for any signs that the U.S. or global economies have a heartbeat, then consider that Uber's rideshare revenue has been ticking upwards in the past two weeks after plummeting over the past two months. No, this is not the same as China reopening or a promising coronavirus vaccine in the making, but at this point we'll latch onto almost anything.

4 months ago

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Backs Hotel Company Using 3D Printing Tech

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Backs Hotel Company Using 3D Printing Tech

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The figure $20 million might not sound like a huge amount, but in the world of flat-pack hotels, it can probably get you quite far.

6 months ago

The Future of Mobility in Corp Travel Brings a Messy Chase for Scale

The Future of Mobility in Corp Travel Brings a Messy Chase for Scale

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Ground transportation in corporate travel has evolved into a complicated and costly mess. There is some hope that new platforms will solve these issues, but that point isn't coming any time soon.

7 months ago

Uber, Lyft Will Cease Curbside Airport Pickups in Phoenix Over Higher Fees

Uber, Lyft Will Cease Curbside Airport Pickups in Phoenix Over Higher Fees

Anita Snow, Associated Press

Municipalities, like Phoenix, looking to tax increasingly popular ridehailing services to raise revenue will almost certainly face huge pushback from flyers. Will local tourism and convention businesses eventually suffer?

8 months ago

Ridehailing Competition Delivers Fatal Blow to Airport Transport Service SuperShuttle

Ridehailing Competition Delivers Fatal Blow to Airport Transport Service SuperShuttle

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is yet another casualty of the Uber and Lyft era. Other airport shuttle services will likely be next.

8 months ago

Uber’s Potentially Powerful — Yet Largely Unknown — Event Service

Uber’s Potentially Powerful — Yet Largely Unknown — Event Service

Isaac Carey, Skift

Uber has the potential to be a big tool for corporate event planners, but the company doesn't do a great job of marketing itself.

10 months ago

Uber Has an Event Service — Who Knew?

Uber Has an Event Service — Who Knew?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Uber knows that it is one of the primary modes of transportation at events — and has designed a service around that. Still, the company doesn't really advertise this service very well, and it means that lots of planners are unaware of it.

10 months ago

LAX Leads Airport Stand Against Uber and Lyft Congestion

LAX Leads Airport Stand Against Uber and Lyft Congestion

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a bad development for frequent flyers. Many Uber and Lyft riders value their time, and they don't want to have to hop on a shuttle bus to get to a rideshare pickup area. Here's a better idea: Let people arrange for rideshare pickups at the terminals — but only if they pay extra money for the privilege.

11 months ago

Hertz and Avis Double Down on Ridehailing Strategy

Hertz and Avis Double Down on Ridehailing Strategy

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's been hard for car rental companies to adapt to disruptors like Uber and Lyft, but their recent strategies show promise.

1 year ago

Lyft, Uber and Scooters Gain Popularity with Business Travelers

Lyft, Uber and Scooters Gain Popularity with Business Travelers

Shelly Hagan, Bloomberg

Ridesharing apps have been hugely popular among corporate travelers for years now, but the use of scooters is pretty new. As scooters spread to more cities around the world, business travelers may very well find that they become an invaluable form of mobility on the average work trip.

1 year ago