Tour Operator

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.

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News / Technology
Travel payment tech provider ConnexPay raises $20M Series B
By Mitra Sorrells | December 10, 2021
For 2022, ConnexPay is forecasting 5x growth in revenue.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: ReTravel Technologies - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2021
ReTravel is an autonomous cross-selling technology for the travel industry designed to maximize traveler’s loyalty and value. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: TrovaTrip
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
TrovaTrip is a trip planning and management platform that enables topic experts, creators, and businesses to host group trips with their audience around the globe. Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Wheel The World - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
Wheel The World is an accessibility booking platform for people with disabilities to book hotels and tours confidently. Read More
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News / Distribution
VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2021
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio during The Phocuswright Conference, BeMyGuest CEO Blanca Menchaca explains how the pandemic has opened up operators and distributors to connectivity and partnerships. Read More
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News / Online
Peek secures $80M Series C round led by ex-Airbnb exec
By Jill Menze | November 23, 2021
The round, which brings the tours and activities platform’s total funding to more than $100 million, was led by Laurence Tosi’s WestCap and Goldman Sachs. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Data Duopoly
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Data Duopoly incentivises visitors to explore, and we gather powerful data insights to shape venues' future. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Local Purse
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Local Purse is an award-winning web platform which supports travel guides, local artisans and cultural vendors by using live video shopping technology to host travelers around the world virtually. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Vacayou
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Vacayou is building the most comprehensive content and booking platform exclusively for wellness and active travel. Read More
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News / Distribution
Travel industry urged to be more ambitious on sustainability
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2021
A Roadmap to Net Zero report from the WTTC and Accenture says some elements of travel could fully decarbonize before 2030. Read More
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News / Online
Eco-friendly options and cost hit sustainable travel behavior
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2021
A report coinciding with the COP26 Summit found consumers often can't find or didn't realize sustainable travel options are available. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
REPORT: Harness the power of the latest cache technology
By PhocusWire | November 1, 2021
There is pressure on the systems that work to ensure buyers and sellers are able to complete their shopping and booking experience efficiently and accurately. It's time for a new form of cache. Read More
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News / Online
Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
By Jill Menze | October 22, 2021
Called Accelerate, Viator’s new program allows tour operators to pay to boost their visibility. Some are questioning the strategy. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | October 6, 2021
Airbnb may have given the industry the jolt it needed to compete in today’s market, with new platforms and sales channels, but field is wide open for other travel businesses to take advantage Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Holiday travel is happening: Here's what marketers need to know
By Google | October 6, 2021
While consumers remain cautious, the industry is in a better place than it was a year ago, and travel marketers have much to look forward to as vaccination rates climb and travelers emerge from... Read More