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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the tour operator sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands in multi-day, single-day and packages, including their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
News | Online
eDreams Odigeo says it's ready to seize post-pandemic demand
eDreams Odigeo says it's ready to seize post-pandemic demand
By Kevin May | February 25, 2021
The online travel agency group reckons the business is "agile and nimble" enough to adapt quickly when travel markets open up over the next few months in its core European consumer base. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Local Purse offers live video shopping for travelers
STARTUP STAGE: Local Purse offers live video shopping for travelers
By Jill Menze | February 22, 2021
Local Purse connects travelers with experienced local guides for live video cultural shopping experiences. Read More
Interview | Startups
RocketRez raises $6.6M for tours and attractions tech platform
RocketRez raises $6.6M for tours and attractions tech platform
By Kevin May | February 19, 2021
The Series A investment of $6.6 million is made up of $5 million from Blueprint and the rest in revenue-based financing from TIMIA. Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 52 - Jamie Wong of Vayable
How I Got Here, episode 52 - Jamie Wong of Vayable
By PhocusWire | February 18, 2021
It's not the most well-trodden path in online travel - from a producer on the hit The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to CEO of a tours and activities business. Read More
Interview | Online
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
By Kevin May | February 11, 2021
It is only the second time in the brand's history that it has disclosed external funding, although both occasions were via private equity agreements. Read More
News | Online
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TUI continues cost-saving program, looks to summer recovery
By Linda Fox | February 9, 2021
The tour operation giant confirmed its third financial package of €1.8 billion, which will help the business bridge liquidity to the summer months. Read More
News | Distribution
Fastpayhotels acquires accommodation business assets of North America Destinations
Fastpayhotels acquires accommodation business assets of North America Destinations
By Kevin May | February 9, 2021
Some 300 clients of North America Destinations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Colombia will also get last-minute availability and access to thousands of vacation rental... Read More
News | Distribution
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On the Beach hopes to boost market share through recent investments
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2021
On the Beach says consumer demand is very weak currently with traffic, bookings and online marketing spend for four months ended January 31, 2021, down more than 70%. Read More
News | Online
Trekksoft revenues drop 30% during pandemic-stricken 2020
Trekksoft revenues drop 30% during pandemic-stricken 2020
By Kevin May | January 28, 2021
The Switzerland-based company captured $7.2 million in revenue during 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic crushed the tours and activities sector worldwide. Read More
News | Distribution
Klook raises $200M round in bid to widen platform to other services
Klook raises $200M round in bid to widen platform to other services
By Kevin May | January 26, 2021
The new round brings the total raised by Hong Kong-based Klook to more than $720 million since the company's launch in 2014. Read More
News | Online
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Four trends that could define the future of sightseeing and experiences
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | January 21, 2021
What were the key moments in 2020 in tours and activities, beyond the complete destruction of our collective livelihoods caused by COVID? Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: How COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in travel
VIDEO: How COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in travel
By PhocusWire | January 12, 2021
Rachel Barger, senior vice president of global enterprise sales at Cisco Systems, speaks about technology trends emerging from the periods of lockdown and what they mean for the travel industry. Read More
News | Technology
Understanding the connected trip and what it means for travel brands
Understanding the connected trip and what it means for travel brands
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2021
We speak to Ingenico's head of travel, Eric Liebman, about the definitions, use cases and how payments is a vital thread running through all parts of the process. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Travel trends in 2021 - prepare for a year of new opportunities
Travel trends in 2021 - prepare for a year of new opportunities
By Amadeus | December 22, 2020
Predicting the future is impossible but imagining a way forward is critical. Here are six trends we see shaping travel in 2021. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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