How to deepen the relationship between tour and attraction suppliers and distributors
How to deepen the relationship between tour and attraction suppliers and distributors
By Melanie Ryan Meador - Redeam  | April 18, 2019
Distributors can make great business partners, but they’re also keen to make the most money off suppliers as possible… or as much as you will let them. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
VIDEO: Bringing an immersive experience to destination activities
VIDEO: Bringing an immersive experience to destination activities
By Kevin May | April 2, 2019
Similar to advances in the movie industry in recent decades, technology can give visitors a new way to experience a destination. Read More
News | Technology
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It's time to decide - standardize technology in activities, or not?
By Stephen Joyce - Rezgo  | April 1, 2019
The sector is perhaps too far down the path with connectivity to be saved by standards, but a focused effort by both the supply and demand side of the sector can prevent some of the associated pain. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Tours take center stage in traveler planning, spend and experience
Tours take center stage in traveler planning, spend and experience
By Anne Failing - Arival  | March 29, 2019
A research study was undertaken to determine key trends and drivers around tour takers’ needs and behavior and to identify the primary factors shaping the evolution of tours and touring. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
TourRadar may not perhaps get quite the same level of attention as other consumer-facing players in the tours and activities sector. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: TUI on thinking about experiences as part of the overall trip
VIDEO: TUI on thinking about experiences as part of the overall trip
By Kevin May | March 26, 2019
With a string of acquisitions under its belt, one of Europe's biggest travel brands in the tours and activities sector has a lot going on. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Why operators should still have a voice in tours and activities
VIDEO: Why operators should still have a voice in tours and activities
By Kevin May | March 25, 2019
Macro trends in tours and activities have created challenges and opportunities for those at the sharp end of the industry: those that provide a tour or activity and operators of attractions. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: How a gamification app can find a role in tourism
VIDEO: How a gamification app can find a role in tourism
By Kevin May | March 22, 2019
Gamification of tech services is not an entirely new concept in the travel industry but the capabilities of smartphones and their mobile networks has certainly improved the quality of some of the apps. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: How tourism boards tackle the digitalization of activities
VIDEO: How tourism boards tackle the digitalization of activities
By Kevin May | March 21, 2019
A tourism office explains how technologies such as blockchain, data management and others will reshape the role of these important organizations In the future. Read More
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VIDEO: Trekksoft on Google and a shifting market in activities
VIDEO: Trekksoft on Google and a shifting market in activities
By Kevin May | March 20, 2019
Software vendors for tour and activity suppliers have a unique spot in the sector - an ability to gauge their customer requirements and understand what consumers want. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on connecting tours and activities in many ways
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on connecting tours and activities in many ways
By Kevin May | March 19, 2019
TripAdvisor's mission to connect as many suppliers as it can to online bookings continues apace. Read More
News | Technology
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Mysterious algorithms and higher rankings top tour and activity issues
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2019
Online travel giants bidding on branded keywords, the value provided by OTAs and the quirks of ranking algorithms are all contentious issues. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: GetYourGuide on being a startup and doing things differently
VIDEO: GetYourGuide on being a startup and doing things differently
By Kevin May | March 18, 2019
PhocusWire caught up with Tao Tao, GetYourGuide's chief operating officer, during the recent Arival Europe 2019 event in the company's home city. Read More
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Google and TripAdvisor stand out for tour and activity research
By Linda Fox | March 12, 2019
More than half of travelers (56%) say they used Google and 38% say they used TripAdvisor to help plan activities. Read More
News | Distribution
Six dirty truths about tours, activities and attractions
Six dirty truths about tours, activities and attractions
By Douglas Quinby - Arival  | February 12, 2019
Avoiding the PR headlines and focusing on what’s real and what really matters to creators and sellers of tours, activities and attractions. Read More
Opinion | Online