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Potential U.S. Rail Strike Prompts Call for Lawmakers to Intervene

The ongoing railroad-labor standoff poses billions of dollars in economic damages and key stakeholders called on Congress to intervene.

Potential U.S. Rail Strike Prompts Call for Lawmakers to Intervene

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Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans for Massive Airport Expansion

Saudi Arabia's enormous investment in its tourism infrastructure is a critical part of its strategy to attract 100 million tourists annually by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans for Massive Airport Expansion

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Southeast Asian Destinations Steer Tourists Towards Road Trip Holidays

In a bid to encourage tourists to explore the region by road, the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have come up with a driving tourism manual. The guidebook contains information on driving in Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam and also includes a list…

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Full Video: Waze CEO Neha Parikh at Skift Global Forum 2022

Waze, owned by Google, has huge potential to change the way cities move, as they place a renewed focus on mobility and community. Watch CEO Neha Parikh explain why the technology is much more than a navigation app.

Full Video: Waze CEO Neha Parikh at Skift Global Forum 2022

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Ex-Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza Thinks Electric Planes Face Huge Commercial Challenges

The future commercial use of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, will be "highly challenging," according to former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, who's a fan of the technology's potential, but thinks industrial and military applications would take place first. The Archer Aviation Maker aircraft on its first flight in December 2021. Baldanza,…

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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…

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U.S. Travel Industry Calls for Clean Energy Tax Incentives

More than 100 travel industry stakeholders on Tuesday signed a letter to Congress urging them to prioritize passing clean energy tax credits and deductions. The letter was spearheaded by the U.S. Travel Association. The letter urged the passage of tax incentives to expand sustainable aviation fuel production, electric vehicle charging station installations, clean energy technologies…

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JetBlue Adds Blade Helicopter Flights to Loyalty Program

Getting a quick lift on a Blade Air Mobility helicopter from New York's JFK airport to Manhattan? Soon travelers will also get perks in JetBlue Airways' loyalty program, TrueBlue, on their flight. JetBlue will offer top tier Mosaic TrueBlue members a "limited number" of free seats on Blade's flights between its heliport on East 34th…

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Germany’s Good Intentions of a 9-Euro Discount Transit Pass May Just Backfire

Germany wants more people to ride trains and buses this summer with a nine-euro pass. But a surge in riders may hit the physical limits of the country's transport infrastructure.

Germany’s Good Intentions of a 9-Euro Discount Transit Pass May Just Backfire

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Uber Takes Further Steps Into Travel Through Itinerary Aggregator, and More

Uber may not become a superapp anytime soon, but wants to become a bigger part of your journey and everything you do in it, that is for sure.

Uber Takes Further Steps Into Travel Through Itinerary Aggregator, and More