Following the acquisition of Fagelviksgruppen (now renamed Cabonline Group) by investment capital group H.I.G. Capital in London, Thomas Ekman (46), at present CEO Tele2 Sverige will join Cabonline Group as CEO and will assume his position on the 25th of April. He succeeds temporary CEO Ole Oftedal, who stays on as Chairman of the Board(…)
The leading taxi operator in San Diego launches a concierge service with Bttn to provide a better way of calling cabs than ride-sharing apps. San Diego Yellow, the leading taxi company in San Diego with over 300 vehicles, launches its new Concierge service with Bttn, the internet-connected push button. Restaurants, hotels and boutiques frequented by(…)
Turin-based Karsan-Italy will engage in the marketing, sales and aftersales activities for Karsan-branded vehicles in Western Europe. Karsan, a prominent Turkish automotive manufacturer specialised in the creation, production and sales of urban and suburban transport vehicles, founded Karsan Italy S.R.L headquartered in Turin, Italy on 12 December 2014. David Siviero, who has senior management experience(…)
Las Vegas-based Integrity Vehicle Solutions Company’s (IVSC) e-hailing app Ride Genie received unanimous approval from the Nevada Taxicab Authority to enable passengers in Las Vegas to use the app to hail taxicabs throughout Las Vegas. Offering the same convenience and cashless payment features as popular ride sharing apps, Ride Genie is the first e-hailing app(…)
Expedia just agreed to buy its fellow travel booking site Travelocity for $280 million in cash, nearly two years after the two forged a marketing and technology partnership. Expedia will acquire Travelocity from the company’s current parent, the Sabre Corporation. The acquisition will furnish Expedia with another well-known name in the travel industry. Expedia already(…)
No more gambling with black cars or limousines at Las Vegas McCarran airport, but a safe bet: Integrity Vehicle Solutions Company (IVSC), the developers of the Ride Genie e-hailing mobile app, reached an agreement with McCarran International Airport to allow passengers to use their app to hail rides once they reach baggage claim. Ride Genie(…)
The Alibaba Group announced that its online travel business, Taobao Travel (trip.taobao.com) will become an independent business and brand named ‘Alitrip’. Like Taobao Marketplace, Tmall.com and Juhuasuan, ‘Alitrip’ will be another marketplace platform under the Alibaba Group umbrella with a new independent web domain www.alitrip.com. Alitrip will also include booking taxis.
Uber, which had, by opening its booking site to third parties, already partnered with several partners in the US (including Starbucks, the Hyatt hotel group and United Airlines), now offers a link with KLM for KLM’s CityTrips. ‘Ubers’ kan be ordered through the KLM-website. The traveller can choose a start location and a destination (there(…)
The Swedish Svea Taxi Alliance – a network of 80 companies built around Taxi Stockholm and Taxi Göteborg, has given its booking site www.sveataxi.se a facelift. Users now directly enter the booking portal from which they can organize and pre-book their taxis throughout Sweden on the web and by app. All SVEA’s affiliated taxi company(…)
On November 2, SuperShuttle will begin limited residential service in Las Vegas. Residents in Sun City, Summerlin and Red Rock communities will be able to use SuperShuttle’s shared-ride service to and from the Las Vegas International airport.