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Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
By Jill Menze | September 7, 2018
In April, PhocusWire uncovered details of Touring Bird, the hush-hush tours and activities app Google was developing inside its Area 120 incubator. Now Touring Bird has officially launched 25,000... Read More
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Hotelbeds Americas, Uber CFO, Traveltek's latest VP, and more
Hotelbeds Americas, Uber CFO, Traveltek's latest VP, and more
By PhocusWire | August 29, 2018
This is a roundup of announcements related to people moves and business expansions in travel in August 2018. 30 August 2018 Hotelbeds names Americas sourcing director The B2B/wholesaler gia Read More
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Homelike sparks interest from new backer in $14 million raise
Homelike sparks interest from new backer in $14 million raise
By Martin Cowen | August 23, 2018
Homelike, an online marketplace for long-term business apartment rentals across Europe, has raised $14 million and brought a new investor - Spark Capital – on board. Existing Homelike investors Che Read More
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QOTW: Something about using your super powers
QOTW: Something about using your super powers
By PhocusWire | August 17, 2018
Quote from Tao Tao, co-founder and COO of GetYourGuide, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2018
For the second piece in our series on startups, we go to the front lines to gather insights from three startup founders.   Read More
News | Startups
Under-30 traveler survey
What under-30 travelers want when researching, booking and experiencing trips
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2018
Younger travelers – those under 30 years old – represented 23% of all international arrivals in 2017, creating a market valued at more than $280 billion.  Read More
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Headout lands $10M to conquer last-minute experiences market
By Jill Menze | July 12, 2018
Angling to be the largest brand for last-minute experiences, Headout has secured a $10 million investment to expand its service to 100 cities. Read More
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Quartz (and others) are wrong about tours and activities: Here's why
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | June 22, 2018
In March of this year, Quartz proclaimed that somebody should let Airbnb know that travelers don't like booking tours and activities online. Read More
Opinion | Online
GetYourGuide to run its own branded tours, unveils new tagline
GetYourGuide to run its own branded tours, unveils new tagline
By Martin Cowen | June 18, 2018
GetYourGuide has announced a new initiative - Project Incredible - which sees the tours and activities provider take control of some of the tours it sells by specifically branding them as GetYourGuide Read More
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GetYourGuide tries the vertically-integrated strategy in activities race
GetYourGuide tries the vertically-integrated strategy in activities race
By Kevin May | June 18, 2018
GetYourGuide accepts there is a risk involved but claims it wants to "transform the tour experience itself" with the introduction of its own branded products. Read More
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Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
Much of the attention in 2018 in tours and activities has been on moves at TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings - but Expedia Group has big ambitions of its own. Read More
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VIDEO: Activities web agencies on a hot 2018 for the sector
By PhocusWire | May 29, 2018
This year has been a fascinating one for a sector that, pre-April, was already billed as one of the most interesting in the industry. Read More
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GetYourGuide CEO on deploying machine learning and intelligent recs to make travel better
GetYourGuide CEO on deploying machine learning and intelligent recs to make travel better
By Nick Vivion | April 18, 2018
GetYourGuide has been around for quite some time, and continues to grow with global ambitions. The company recently raised a Series D, which was geared towards fueling not only its continued worldwide Read More
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Google tests activities search platform with a twist
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine for tours and activities. Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with GetYourGuide's Tao Tao
By PhocusWire | March 26, 2018
Ahead of the event, Tao Tao discusses the problem with overtourism and the opportunities that still exists in the fragmented attractions space. Read More
Interview | Online