Uber teams up with Nasa

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News, Transport

LOS ANGELES, 10 November 2017: Uber on Wednesday unveiled a partnership with NASA that will see it develop flying taxis priced competitively with standard Uber journeys.

It also announced Los Angeles will join two other previously revealed “UberAIR” pilot schemes in Dallas Fort-Worth, Texas, and Dubai.

California and Texas are the US states with the largest number of cars. Read more

Hertz names GSAs for India and Vietnam

September 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Transport, Vietnam

SINGAPORE, 26 September 2017:  Hertz Global Holdings Inc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hertz Corporation, has appointed Discover the World and InterGlobe Air Transport Limited (IGAT) as general sales agents (GSAs) for Vietnam and selected markets in India.

Both GSAs will promote Hertz’s products and services  worldwide to domestic travel trade partners, corporate customers and leisure travellers.

Both GSA partners were selected for their extensive expertise in travel and strong local networks. In India, Hertz’s outbound sales efforts in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumba continue to come under Discover the World, an international GSA partner of Hertz since 1995. Read more

Phuket limits buses on hillside road

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Transport

PHUKET, 20 September 2017: Phuket authorities are banning tour buses of 21 seats, or more, from driving over Patong Hill during peak hours.

Authorities were installing signs, Tuesday, on both sides of the hilly road that leads to Patong Bay. The road descends in a series of hairpin bends for around 3 to 4 km.

The signs ban buses from driving over the hill from 0600 to 0900 in the morning and 1600 to 2300 in the evening. Read more

Hertz trio sets up shop in Colombo

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Transport

COLOMBO, 30 May 2017: Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty are now operating in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, following the signing of a multi-brand partnership agreement with local franchise partner Andrew The Car Rental Company.

Hertz Global Holdings confirmed the move, Monday, saying it will give customers  a broader choice of self-drive vehicles according to their car rental brand preference. Read more

India’s trains go up-market

May 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Transport

MUMBAI, 26 May 2017: India’s passenger trains are notorious for being rickety and spartan, but the government is hoping to change all that with a new “luxury” service.

The popular image of rail travel in the country of 1.2 billion people is of hundreds of people crammed into carriages, perching on roofs and hanging off the sides.

But with its reclining seats and “in-rail” entertainment featuring Bollywood movies, the Tejas Express may be getting the country on a different track. Read more