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Transport

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

Airlines

U.S. Extends Airline, Train Mask Mandate Into May

Travelers on planes, trains, and public transport in the U.S. need to wear masks a little bit longer. The CDC is extending its mask mandate by 15 days as it continues to evaluate easing the rules even as Covid-19 cases rise again.

U.S. Extends Airline, Train Mask Mandate Into May

Startups

Bookaway Buys Argentina’s Plataforma 10 in Intercity Bus Booking Rollup

Intercity bus booking may not be glamorous, but there could be a lot of opportunity in helping the multi-billion-dollar sector go online.

Bookaway Buys Argentina’s Plataforma 10 in Intercity Bus Booking Rollup

Transport

Travel Less and Carpool More, Global Energy Group Recommends

Several of the recommendations put forth by the International Energy Agency to reduce oil usage might be popular with consumers. However, one of the last things so many people thrilled by the large-scale easing of Covid measures worldwide want to do is travel less.

Travel Less and Carpool More, Global Energy Group Recommends

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.

Tourism

Hornblower’s Private Equity Backers Help It Grow Travel Experience Ambitions

Hornblower's private equity investor Crestview kept the faith in the experiences operator during the pandemic. Now the investor is supporting a global mergers and acquisitions strategy that could amp up the company's momentum.

Hornblower’s Private Equity Backers Help It Grow Travel Experience Ambitions

Coronavirus

U.S. Advises Against Travel to Southern African Countries Due to New Covid Variant

Porous borders, despite all the pomp and circumstance around travel bans, fueled prior case surges around the world. A strongly worded advisory without ramifications won't do much to curtail spread while countries like the U.S. look to buy time to better understand Omicron.

U.S. Advises Against Travel to Southern African Countries Due to New Covid Variant

Airlines

Airports, Railways Will Get Boost From Approved $1 Trillion Infrastructure Package

At long last, U.S. President Biden can sign his hard-fought $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The measure will make a historic investment in hard infrastructure, including airport and rail projects that many say will boost the travel industry.

Airports, Railways Will Get Boost From Approved $1 Trillion Infrastructure Package

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

Airlines

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

In an industry record, four budget airlines generated more revenue from ancillaries than they did from ticket sales in 2020. More importantly, ancillary revenue grew across all of the largest airlines last year despite the crisis.

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020