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Articles tagged “uber”

Transport

Uber Is Adding a Fuel Surcharge to Trips and Deliveries in the U.S.

Rides will be going up by 45 to 55 cents, but if more drivers decide to quit because of rising gas prices, trip costs could surge further.

Uber Is Adding a Fuel Surcharge to Trips and Deliveries in the U.S.

Business Travel

Electric Car Rentals and Shares Gain Momentum With Business Travelers

A record deal by Hertz to buy 100,000 Teslas and deeper agency technology integrations are helping meet a revived corporate demand.

Electric Car Rentals and Shares Gain Momentum With Business Travelers

Airlines

Flying Taxis Face Steep Regulatory Hurdles

The orders for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, are coming in, but a mix of regulatory, technical and even social challenges means it could be several more years before they really take off.

Flying Taxis Face Steep Regulatory Hurdles

Online Travel

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Stock markets, at their best, can be hype killers, and public investors shot down many inflated private company valuations in 2021. This may be a sobering development for IPO and SPAC wannabes in 2022.

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Online Travel

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

No big surprises on Google Maps, but Booking.com outpaced rival Airbnb in downloads in the online travel agency category globally by nearly 20 million in 2021. That's not a game-changer, but it's important if Booking is going to eat into Airbnb's daunting direct-booking advantage.

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

Travel Technology

Podcast: Uber CEO on Bringing Everything to You

Listen now to a conversation with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Skift Global Forum in September 2021 in New York City.

Podcast: Uber CEO on Bringing Everything to You

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