FareHarbor

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Opinion / Distribution
The potential of connectivity standards for experiences
By Stephen Joyce - Holibob | September 26, 2022
A new non-profit association, OCTO, wants to enable reservation and ticketing system providers and tour, activity and attraction ticket resellers to connect their systems for more efficient... Read More
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News / Online
Booking.com cuts workforce by a quarter as pandemic bites
By Kevin May | August 4, 2020
Almost 4,500 employees working for Booking.com are being laid off. Details about who and where will be figured out in the coming weeks. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
As travel giants circle, understanding the economics in tours and activities is vital
By Olan O'Sullivan - TrekkSoft | March 3, 2020
In the past 24 months, the tours and activities sector has moved from, to borrow a Cinderella analogy, the cinders to the palace, where its untapped potential has moved into the sights of major travel... Read More
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News / Distribution
FareHarbor responds to criticism from tours and activities reservation system CEOs
By Mitra Sorrells | November 4, 2019
Following a panel discussion at the Arival conference that put the focus largely on FareHarbor's practices now that it's part of Booking Holdings, CEO Max Valverde talked to PhocusWire about tensions in... Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution
By Tao Tao - GetYourGuide | August 1, 2019
There is a growing threat to the future of tours and activities: the loss of independence in reservation systems, thanks to acquisitions by TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings. At GetYourGuide, we don’t... Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Booking.com on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
By Kevin May | June 10, 2019
Booking.com's semi-official entry into the tours and activities sector was notable for many things - not least why did it take so long. Read More
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News / Distribution
Online marketplaces gaining momentum in tours booking race
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2019
Tour and activity bookings through online marketplaces increased in 2018 compared to 2017. Read More
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News / Technology
Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
By Stephen Joyce - Rezgo | October 9, 2018
The path that I was dutifully walking ended up not being the path that the rest of the industry was taking. Read More
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News / Online
Booking.com expands Experiences service, now in 60 cities worldwide
By Kevin May | September 10, 2018
Booking.com's effort to muscle in on tours and activities has taken another sizeable step with the launch of Booking Experiences in the U.S.. Read More
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News / Startups
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 4: Exit strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | August 28, 2018
For the final piece in our month-long series on startups, we gathered learnings from three companies that have been purchased in recent years. Read More
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News / Distribution
Booking Holdings buys FareHarbor in push for share of tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
Booking Holdings has agreed to acquire FareHarbor, a Denver-based software company focused on tours and activities.   Read More