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Many holiday parks and hotels are losing their luster

The future of holiday parks and hotels depends on their ability to adapt to the changing market, without losing sight of the needs of the traditional tourist.


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Young taxi entrepreneurs drive through digital innovation and meet traditions

Young taxi entrepreneurs drive through digital innovation and meet traditions

In terms of business models, young entrepreneurs show a preference for flexible, technology-based strategies. The taxi industry, a sector that has played an essential role in urban transport for decades, is at a crossroads of generations. On one side are…

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Flemish farmers in conflict with Dutch colleagues

The small Belgian village of Postel, located in the province of Antwerp, has recently become the scene of a growing dispute between Belgian and Dutch farmers. A conflict has arisen between Belgian and Dutch farmers in the border region near Postel. Cause…

Waiting a month for a new windscreen, the reality at brand dealers

Waiting a month for a new windscreen, the reality at brand dealers

This forces customers to drive for a longer period of time with a damaged window, which potentially poses safety risks. In the car world, a small star in the car window is often a topic of discussion. It seems like a minimal problem, but it can…

Vandalism costs transport companies a lot of money

Vandalism costs transport companies a lot of money

New Year's Eve leads to destruction in various cities and once again the transport sector pays the price. Transport companies are faced with persistent costs due to vandalism. The deliberate destruction of public property, such as bus shelters and rubbish bins at stops, is a recurring problem. Especially during New Year's Eve and…

The Netherlands has too few experts in last-mile logistics

The Netherlands has too few experts in last-mile logistics

We receive mobility advice that no longer fits in with society. This is stated by Karin van den Berg-Hulshoff, Business Owner of LMe Solutions. According to her, this is due to the homogeneity of the automotive industry, which for too long has focused on big brands...

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Companies are on the right track more often and opt for train travel

Business train travel is gaining more and more ground on short distances. The preference for the train among business travelers for destinations within a radius of 400 kilometers is increasing. A recent study by Natuur & Milieu and the Coalition for Different Travel, in which…

Young people are often tipsy before they get on their bike

Young people are often tipsy before they get on their bike

The government and local municipalities are urged to take measures. A worrying trend is emerging in today's nightlife culture: young people 'drinking up' at home before a night out. This practice not only poses health risks, but also…

Criticism from practice: Roelof Veenbaas about the failing target group transport

Criticism from practice: Roelof Veenbaas about the failing target group transport

The need to look beyond cuts and the importance of listening to practical experiences. Roelof Veenbaas, an authority in the field of wheelchair research and mobility advice, has some things to say about the current policy in…

Society for Better Public Transport demands automatic return of deposit after train chaos in the Randstad

Society for Better Public Transport demands automatic return of deposit after train chaos in the Randstad

The NS has so far refused to proactively refund, despite the widespread impact of disruptions on travelers. Train passengers in the Randstad recently had to swallow a bitter pill. Not only did train disruptions disrupt their plans, but some found out later...

The aviation sector deserves more nuance, although it remains between two fires

The aviation sector deserves more nuance, although it remains between two fires

Experts point to the forgotten benefits of travel and call for a more balanced debate about the future of aviation. More and more attention is being paid to the dark sides of travel and the aviation sector. But have we forgotten the undeniable benefits…

Does CBR ensure road safety or staff shortages in public transport?

Does CBR ensure road safety or staff shortages in public transport?

The CBR and similar bodies are under criticism for creating unnecessary obstacles on the way to a driver's license, while the staff shortage in public transport continues to grow. If public transport facilitates your route to work or leisure, then…

Lille, where culinary indulgence and mobility don't always go hand in hand

Lille, where culinary indulgence and mobility don't always go hand in hand

The city of Lille is a place of history and culture, where the past and the present go hand in hand. A visit to the restaurant 'Le Napoleon' almost seems like a trip back in time, but not in the way…

The world of mobility continues to surprise us, whether you like it or not

The world of mobility continues to surprise us, whether you like it or not

Unfortunately, even yesterday's growth gems are not immune to the unpredictable fate of business. It has been a week full of changes, innovations and discussions in the world of transport and mobility, from Ghent to Amsterdam and beyond. It stays…

The Verhulstjes on a cruise to Norway also has an environmental award

The Verhulstjes on a cruise to Norway also has an environmental award

A cruise undoubtedly offers an unforgettable experience, but at what cost? When the Verhulst family, famous from the reality show 'De Verhulstjes', travels around the world, we like to follow them. This time, in their new season, we as viewers are sailing on…

Babousch continues her petition for the preservation of De Lijn bus line to Lochristi Crematorium

Babousch continues her petition for the preservation of De Lijn bus line to Lochristi Crematorium

With her petition she wants to draw attention to the impact of the cancellation of the bus line on the local community and the need for alternative transport options. Jeanine Braekenier, better known as Babousch, is almost 80 years old, but her age…

VVD ministers led by Rutte left their mark on the mobility sector

VVD ministers led by Rutte left their mark on the mobility sector

During Mark Rutte's term of office as Prime Minister, various VVD ministers have left their mark on the mobility sector under his leadership. Over the past 13 years, the VVD under the leadership of Prime Minister Mark Rutte has had a significant influence on…

Val Rutte-IV endangers the reactivation of the Hamont-Weert railway line

Val Rutte-IV endangers the reactivation of the Hamont-Weert railway line

The costs of the project, estimated at 50 to 150 million euros by infrastructure manager ProRail, were previously seen as prohibitive. The recent fall of the Dutch government Rutte-IV has an unfortunate timing for the reactivation of the Hamont-Weert railway line. Right on…

A paywall should allow media about mobility to mature

A paywall should allow media about mobility to mature

Remember that a paywall does not necessarily lead to better journalism. Quality journalism has a significant price tag and requires time as well as knowledge and in-depth research, elements that tend to fade into the background during the holiday season. This may be an opportune time…

Cross-border shareholder behavior disrupts the taxi sector

Cross-border shareholder behavior disrupts the taxi sector

Screaming shareholders, high workload and rapid change of managers are signals. The taxi sector, an industry that is largely dependent on its employees, is struggling with an alarming problem that is increasingly coming to light: unwanted cross-border behavior by shareholders. This turns out…

The quick bite on the go, entrepreneurs decide for themselves how much money they ask for extra

The quick bite on the go, entrepreneurs decide for themselves how much money they ask for extra

It may seem trivial when you buy your morning coffee, but even the paper cups we take our coffee in are often lined with a plastic film to make them watertight. Whether it's that morning coffee at the station,…

More inclusive is a respectful approach to gender diversity in the taxi sector

More inclusive is a respectful approach to gender diversity in the taxi sector

It is also necessary to look at the existing systems and processes in your company. The taxi industry and passenger transport companies must also adapt to these social changes by treating all customers in an inclusive and respectful way, regardless of…

PITANE.BLUE celebrates its 5th anniversary, a milestone in mobility journalism

PITANE.BLUE celebrates its 5th anniversary, a milestone in mobility journalism

Our mission has always revolved around objectivity. However, that does not mean that we are colorless in our journalistic choices or comments. This month we celebrate an important milestone for PITANE.BLUE, the leading digital magazine for mobility and transport planning. Since its inception…

Temporary closure of Weesperstraat a new challenge for Amsterdam

Temporary closure of Weesperstraat a new challenge for Amsterdam

“I look forward to the lessons we will learn,” says Van der Horst. Director of Taxicentrale Amsterdam, Hedy Borreman, is concerned that a temporary closure of Weesperstraat could cause additional problems for taxi drivers. “The taxi is an indispensable…

A good night's sleep, something that taxi drivers often underestimate

A good night's sleep, something that taxi drivers often underestimate

Not only important for a taxi driver, but for every individual. The importance of a good night's sleep cannot be overstated, especially for taxi drivers. The profession often works long and irregular hours, and many of them find it difficult to…

Erdogan has challenges for sustainability and mobility growth in Turkey

Erdogan has challenges for sustainability and mobility growth in Turkey

However, there are also criticisms of Erdogan's approach to infrastructure development. Mobility and infrastructure are two crucial aspects for the economic and social development of any country, and Turkey is no exception. Since Recep Tayyip Erdogan (69) came to power in…

The government will not achieve its own ambitions without investing in public transport

The government will not achieve its own ambitions without investing in public transport

Public Transport Netherlands' call to the cabinet is clear. The government has great ambitions with regard to climate policy. There is also a major housing challenge. Public transport can make an essential contribution in many cases. Friday, April 21 came…

Income-related traffic fines can lead to more justice

Income-related traffic fines can lead to more justice

Research does not show that people commit offenses less often thanks to the income-related fine. Committed a traffic violation can put a big dent in your wallet. But what if the amount of the fine depended on your income? This is…

Investing in accessibility and mobility is essential for provinces

Investing in accessibility and mobility is essential for provinces

That is the message to the Provincial Council of the Mobility Alliance on the eve of the elections on 15 March. Mobility is therefore an important theme in the challenges that provinces will face in the coming years. That means…

How do you prevent skin color from being taken into account at border controls?

How do you prevent skin color from being taken into account at border controls?

The court literally calls ethnic profiling a serious form of discrimination. Some call it a 'historic statement', but it's actually too crazy for words that we have to describe the statement like that. The big question is how the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee…

Shared mobility has a difficult time in combination with public transport

Shared mobility has a difficult time in combination with public transport

In the current economic climate, investors are reluctant to invest in shareholdings. Shared mobility plays an important role in the mobility transition for making cities and regions more liveable. Despite HTM continuing to believe in shared mobility, the transport company decided to stop…

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