Tour Operator


Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
By Jill Menze | June 13, 2019
The adventures, numbering more than 200 at the outset, are available either exclusively to Airbnb or provided by small local operators. Read More
News | Online
Will sightseeing buses be first to globally scale with autonomous vehicles?
Will sightseeing buses be first to globally scale with autonomous vehicles?
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura  | June 12, 2019
Robo-taxis are a fool's errand. Instead, delivering experiences such as sightseeing via autonomous vehicle makes for a better near-term strategy. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Booking.com on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
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
News | Online
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
By Kevin May | June 7, 2019
Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to a business that processes over $1 billion in bookings annually, made by tour and... Read More
Interview | Technology
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Klazz - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Klazz - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 5, 2019
Language travel is reinvented by applying algorithmic solutions to match students with freelance teachers abroad. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: GuruWalk - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: GuruWalk - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2019
The revolution of "pay-what-you-want" walking tours - find out why travelers love this concept so much. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 22, 2019
Empowering e-businesses to turn insurance into products consumers love and providing a new insurance experience.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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VIDEO: How the travel industry is preparing for Brexit
By Linda Fox | May 21, 2019
Travel and tourism executives discuss Brexit plans during Phocuswright Europe 2019 in Amsterdam. Read More
News | Distribution
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Lastminute.com Group now also a media company, offers out marketing services
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Lastminute.com Group launches Forward as an independent media business. Read More
News | Online
How smaller travel brands can ride the personalization wave
How smaller travel brands can ride the personalization wave
By Matt Langie - Adara  | April 2, 2019
Personalization is great for a global airline, or even a regional cruise line. For most smaller travel brands, even regular personalization can seem out of reach.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
Triton private equity giant buys online tour operator Sunweb
Triton private equity giant buys online tour operator Sunweb
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
Sunweb Group is now under auspices of private equity ownership following a deal to sell the business to Triton. Read More
News | 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
TripAdvisor launches Sponsored Placements for Experiences, giving Bokun suppliers top visibility
TripAdvisor launches Sponsored Placements for Experiences, giving Bokun suppliers top visibility
By Jill Menze | January 15, 2019
TripAdvisor is introducing Sponsored Placements to its Experiences division - specifically, to qualified Bokun suppliers. Read More
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