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 / Online
Lime combines e-scooters with activities for Lime Tours
By Kevin May | September 8, 2021
Lime Tours will be available within the existing app for the e-scooter brand and initially in the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read More
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News / Distribution
Impala unveils tech in bid to shake up hotel contracting
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2021
Impala believes legacy systems are holding the hotel industry back and its technology can save time and costs. Read More
VIDEO: Travel marketing under threat from Big Tech data changes
News / Technology
VIDEO: Travel marketing under threat from Big Tech data changes
By PhocusWire | September 7, 2021
Location marketing has become a useful tool for travel brands to understand where their customers are and what their purchase intent might be. But big changes are coming. Read More
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
News / Startups
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
By Kevin May | September 2, 2021
Travelport Accelerator is part of a new service called Travelport Focus, designed to concentrate on innovation in the industry and which is also supported by AWS. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Travel Marketing Tactics
News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Travel Marketing Tactics
By PhocusWire | August 31, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from challenges for DMOs, death of cookies, retargeting, Google, targeting niches and lots more. Read More
They won't go away even if COVID does - top cybersecurity issues still hitting travel
Opinion / Technology
They won't go away even if COVID does - top cybersecurity issues still hitting travel
By Dominik Birgelen - Oneclick | August 26, 2021
While the industry can expect business to increase as restrictions are lifted, the potential risk of cyber crime will also heighten.  Read More
Hyatt acquires Apple Leisure Group for $2.7B
News / Online
Hyatt acquires Apple Leisure Group for $2.7B
By Kevin May | August 16, 2021
Included in the deal are all of ALG's subsidiaries, including the Trisept Solutions travel technology wing that provides tools for leisure travel operators. Read More
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
News / Technology
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
What is the appeal of buy-now-pay-later for brands? What segments of the industry is it more popular than others? And what effect does it have on the business models of exissting brands? Read More
TravelLocal raises £2.5M to expand tailor-made tours, merges with Trip.me
News / Online
TravelLocal raises £2.5M to expand tailor-made tours, merges with Trip.me
By Kevin May | August 2, 2021
The deal is being touted as a means to capitalize on the anticipated boom in demand with a "once in a generation" opportunity to bring two growing brands together. Read More
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
Opinion / Distribution
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
By David Gunnarsson - Dohop | August 2, 2021
Seamless intermodal connectivity in Europe, as well as the rest of the world, comes with many challenges, barriers and problems to overcome. Read More
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News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
News / Online
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
By PhocusWire | July 21, 2021
Issues range from those that do not have the ability to travel from a vaccination perspective to, in particular, those that do not have the money to resume the same types of trips that they took... Read More
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News / Distribution
Is the multi-day tours segment poised for a strong future?
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2021
While international arrivals declined 74% in 2020, according to the World Tourism Organization, multi-day tours providers may have suffered disproportionately, with an 84% decline in bookings, according... Read More
TUI expands digital platform with ground transfers from Mozio
News / Distribution
TUI expands digital platform with ground transfers from Mozio
By Kevin May | July 6, 2021
The tour operating giant's digital strategy is to provide a central hub for customers across its different brands and core site with private cars, buses, trains, helicopters and other services in 125... Read More