Tours & Activities


Travelers have big frustrations with in-destination services online
Travelers have big frustrations with in-destination services online
By Linda Fox | February 20, 2019
The Destination X study from Amadeus spoke to 1,000 travelers about their frustrations with services and products, as well as how to access them. Read More
News | Technology
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Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides, plots industry partnership model
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2019
Age-old guidebook-turned-digital travel content brand Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides as it looks to forge B2B partnerships. Read More
News | Online
TourRadar marketing contest
TourRadar works with Google Zoo for unusual multi-continent tour contest
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2019
TourRadar's "Tour the World" campaign, with help from Google Zoo, is intended to introduce a new audience to its services as an online travel agency for multiday tours. Read More
News | Distribution
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2019
Removing manual process (such as cash) and historic (perhaps unfair) relationships between supplier and the concierge as intermediary should ultimately benefit the consumer. Read More
Interview | Online
TripAdvisor full year earnings 2018
TripAdvisor credits “reinvigorated” hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2019
TripAdvisor reports improved hotel segment profitability and growing experiences and restaurants for 2018 financial results. Read More
News | Online
Six dirty truths about tours, activities and attractions
Six dirty truths about tours, activities and attractions
By Douglas Quinby - Arival  | February 12, 2019
Avoiding the PR headlines and focusing on what’s real and what really matters to creators and sellers of tours, activities and attractions. Read More
Opinion | Online
Expedia earnings full year 2018
Expedia reports double-digit growth in key metrics in 2018, continues international push
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2019
Expedia Group turned in strong figures for 2018 as it looks to continuing strengthening its product in new international markets. Read More
News | Online
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2019
Festicket adds a further $4.6 million in funding, hot on the heels of its recent $10.5 million Series D round. Read More
News | Startups
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Four key developments keeping the U.S. OTA market exciting
By Phocuswright Research  | February 4, 2019
Phocuswright's recent travel research identifies four key developments that make the U.S. online travel agency market an exciting one to watch in 2019. Read More
News | Online
Klook signals global ambitions with RailEurope activities deal
Klook signals global ambitions with RailEurope activities deal
By Kevin May | January 30, 2019
The deal is significant for Klook as it looks to branch out into global markets, securing a partnership in arch rival GetYourGuide's own backyard. Read More
News | Online
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TUI adds a touch of (augmented) reality to tours and activities
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2019
TUI Destination Experiences is experimenting with augmented reality on glasses to enable travelers to get more information on what they are seeing. Read More
News | Technology
Startup Stage SBC Travel
STARTUP STAGE: SBC Travel launches crypto-friendly hotel booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2019
SBC Travel is a new online travel agency that accepts cryptocurrency. It is launching with an inventory of 175,000 hotels and accommodation providers in more than 185 countries, primarily powered by... Read More
Interview | Startups
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
News | Online
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Online marketplaces gaining momentum in tours booking race
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2019
Tour and activity bookings through online marketplaces increased in 2018 compared to 2017. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Odysseus Solutions - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Odysseus Solutions - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 3, 2019
A mobile-ready booking engine to dynamically build cruise packages using individual flight schedules, transfer times and cruise departures. Read More
Interview | Technology