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Road & Rail

Uber to offer ‘world-first’ car rental option Down Under

by Christian Fleetwood

You’d assume the bosses over at Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and Europcar won’t be too pleased to read this news.

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Aviation

REVEALED: Uber Air’s Melbourne plans

With the service set to begin trials in 2020, details of the futuristic helicopter service have thus far have been scant – until now.

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Road & Rail

Road & Rail Wrap: Osaka’s funny rail videos, UTracks’ half-price savings + MORE!

We’re serving up this week’s Road & Rail Wrap with a spoonful of humour, thankfully sans any dad jokes.

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Road & Rail

Road & Rail Wrap: Japan’s driving guide for tourists, RAW Travel’s litter-free initiative + MORE!

by Mekal Mishra

This week’s Road & Rail Wrap has been de-railed, meaning there’s next to no news about trains. We assume most of the conductors are fast asleep.

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Road & Rail

Road & Rail: Uber’s new rewards program, Big savings on Back-Roads, New Aussie walking tours + MORE!

A Travel Weekly journalist was seen cowering in the corner after being asked to write this wrap, citing four train cancellations in a row as the reason for her distress.

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Technology

Booking.com’s new partnership makes travelling Southeast Asia easier for Aussies

Booking.com has grabbed hold of one of Asia’s largest rideshare players, marking the latest step in the OTA’s move to build all-in-one functionality.

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Road & Rail

Uber acquires ridesharing rival for $4.5 billion

As the saying goes, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them.’ And that’s exactly what appears to be the case here.

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Road & Rail

Uber stripped of its London licence over fraudulent drivers

London cab drivers are no doubt driving about with smug smiles on their faces after catching wind of this news.

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Destinations

Uber given two-month London license after failing to secure five-year term

by Christian Fleetwood

The ridesharing giant has received only a two-month-long license by London transport authorities, which are seeking further information before they extend it.

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Road & Rail

Flight Centre drives away with Uber

Look, we were going to go with the headline “Flight Centre shifts up a gear with Uber”, but thought it was too lame.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: LATAM’s new CEO, RCL gets new agency, Uber Air appoints boss + MORE!

There has been an awful lot of movement in the travel industry recently, so we’ve prepared a mammoth wrap-up of all the latest appointments to give you some to toast to down at the pub later today.

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Aviation

Melbourne chosen as Uber Air’s first international pilot city

It appears NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will have to make do with the malfunctioning Sydney Metro and an unfinished light rail project, according to this news.

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