Tours & Activities


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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QOTW: Something about throwing out the playbook
By PhocusWire | June 15, 2018
Quote from Jen O'Twomney, vice president of Expedia Local Expert. 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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STARTUP STAGE: SeeVoov drives travel bookings through tagged videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 12, 2018
 SeeVoov provides tagged video content to help travelers select destinations, accommodations and activities.    Read More
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Modern travel marketing, part 2: Social media
By Jill Menze | June 11, 2018
For the second installment on modern travel marketing, we explore the power of social media and how it influences consumer behavior, as well as the tactics travel brands are using to grow their reach... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2018
With TRILL, users can turn their Instagram content into bookable experiences. By using the platform, TRILL tastemakers earn cash when people book off their content. Read More
Interview | Startups
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Stasher
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Stasher
By PhocusWire | June 5, 2018
Anthony Collias, co-founder and chief commercial officer of Stasher, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire Read More
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Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Sanctifly
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Sanctifly
By PhocusWire | June 1, 2018
Karl Llewellyn, founder of Sanctifly, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire. 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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Trekksoft buys DigiTickets attraction ticket system
Trekksoft buys DigiTickets attraction ticket system
By Kevin May | May 21, 2018
DigiTickets is now part of the Trekksoft family following an acquisition of the U.K.-based attraction and event ticketing platform. Read More
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VIDEO: Airbnb on moving forward as a company
VIDEO: Airbnb on moving forward as a company
By PhocusWire | May 18, 2018
Airbnb has joined the ranks of brands in the industry that can generally fill a room whenever one of their executive comes along to speak. Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Blanca Menchaca on Asia being misunderstood
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Blanca Menchaca on Asia being misunderstood
By PhocusWire | May 13, 2018
The BeMyGuest co-founder will be battling with Bobby Healy of CarTrawler, asking if the "Asian Tigers" have enough to win over the global elephants, especially in a land where scale matters. Read More
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TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow Experiences
TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow Experiences
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
TripAdvisor has high hopes for its Experiences division, claiming that there is plenty of room for growth as more suppliers shift online. Read More
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TripAdvisor claims to influence 10 percent of $5 trillion global travel economy
By Jill Menze | May 10, 2018
TripAdvisor has issued another not-so-subtle reminder of its status and influence in the travel market - this time with the dollars to back it up. Read More
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Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, Booking Holdings, formerly the Priceline Group, has reported significant financial growth despite a slowing of growth in bookings and room nights. Read More
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