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Self driving Uber prototype in San Francisco

Uber über alles? Ride-hailing firm damaged by leaked files

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH DISTURBING details have surfaced surrounding ride-hailing service Uber’s chaotic global expansion period. Uber was founded in the US in 2009; within three...
Addison Lee cars

All going well, and green, for London’s Addison Lee

LONDON private hire, courier, and black taxi provider Addison Lee financial results show an adjusted EBITDA of £7.9m for 2021 — two years after...
Luxury resort, pool, sea, palm tree

The birth of the travel subscription model

By DANA DUNNE THE SIGNIFICANT increase in subscription spending during the pandemic has caught the attention of businesses across the globe. In fact, according to...
Wright Spirit

The sky’s no longer the limit for zero-emission vehicles

EVs are no longer earthbound, as COP26 has just found out. BV’s Richard Thomas reports on the emergence of the electric passenger plane… US-BASED sustainable...
Orbital Assembly Corporation - Voyager Class Space Station

Out of this world: Space tourism touchpaper is lit

By HAL WILLIAMS A BV REPORT on space tourism seemed like a glimpse of a more distant future when it was published in Summer, 2018,...
Archer Aviation air taxi

Blade Runner, move over: flying taxis are on the way

A UNITED States airline is buying flying electric taxis to ferry passengers to airports — a futuristic plan that it hopes to implement within...
airbnb mobile app, bedroom, accommodation

Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...
British Airways

BA chief ejected as airline navigates Covid turbulence

AILING British Airways has announced a decision to remove Alex Cruz from his position as chief executive. His place will be taken by Aer Lingus...
Thomas Cook shop

Firm that snapped-up troubled Thomas Cook is facing job cuts

THE COMPANY that bought-up 2,000 defunct Thomas Cook shops last October has warned that almost 900 of its staff may lose their jobs. Hays Travel...
Skyscrapers with aircraft in sky

Job-swap hope for airline workers — but misery for EasyJet staff

By Hal Williams IN A WEEK where EasyJet announced plans to cut up to 30 percent of its employees to save costs, home healthcare company...