Tours & Activities


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the tours, activities and activities sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on operators, intermediaries and their strategies.

PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
By PhocusWire | May 12, 2021
Our fourth PhocusWire Pulse looks at the current state and future of security in travel, examining issues ranging from biometrics, system breaches, listing fraud and blockchain. Read More
News | Technology
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | May 12, 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
How technology can define a new era of multi-day tours in travel
How technology can define a new era of multi-day tours in travel
By Manuel Hilty - Nezasa | May 11, 2021
Multi-day tours have stood the test of time over a century and a half and the sector is now gearing up for growth in the post-pandemic era, driven by digitalization. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Trip.com Group creates new marketing hub for suppliers
By Mitra Sorrells | May 11, 2021
The "Star Hub" gives suppliers their own channel in Trip.com Group's mobile app where they can share products and promotions. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Why live video shopping is the future of travel retail
By PhocusWire | May 10, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, Local Purse co-founder Lola Akinmade Åkerström discussed the live video shopping experience and why it’s “the future of retail.” Read More
News | Online
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Tripadvisor reports rising demand in Q1, progress on Plus subscription product
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2021
Tripadvisor says the Plus subscription product will roll out fully in the U.S. in the next few months, and it's developing more partnerships to provide offers to subscribers.   Read More
News | Online
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Fly Now Pay Later adds £10M to Series A
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2021
The London-based alternative payments company plans to launch in the U.S. Read More
News | Startups
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Booking Holdings sees upward trend in Q1, focuses on buildout of connected trip
By Mitra Sorrells | May 5, 2021
Booking.com’s flight product, a key part of the connected trip, is now available in 18 countries, and Q1 had the highest number of air tickets ever booked in a single quarter. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
By PhocusWire | May 5, 2021
The audio-only meeting and discussion app has only been in the market since March 2020 but has since ignited speculation ranging from it being a podcast-killer to the future of customer engagement and... Read More
News | Online
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How tours and activities businesses can benefit from the COVID crash
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | May 4, 2021
What we’ve learned from past crises is that businesses adapt, and often the successful ones create a new blueprint of doing things. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
By PhocusWire | May 3, 2021
Speaking at PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, TikTok brand partnerships lead for travel Hannah Bennett explains why TikTok is an ecosystem ripe for marketers to exploit. Read More
News | Online
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Snap boosts 3D mapping capabilities via acquisition of Pixel8earth
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2021
Pixel8.earth describes itself as a perpetually updating map that fuses terrestrial and aerial data, with the company enabling users to browse 3D content as well as create an account and build their own... Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2021
A common thread in Joah Searman's origin story and that of experience recommendation platform Localeur is one of countering adversity, as he explains to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
Interview | Online
Trivago expands to sell activities, courtesy of Musement deal
Trivago expands to sell activities, courtesy of Musement deal
By Kevin May | April 28, 2021
TUI-owned Musement will power the channel for Trivago, giving it 55,000 excursions, activities and tickets to attractions in 140 countries around the world. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Brian Solis on a new age for customer engagement in travel
VIDEO: Brian Solis on a new age for customer engagement in travel
By PhocusWire | April 28, 2021
He shares his perspective on the evolution of social media and the development of new tactics and, more importantly, requirements around customer engagement. Read More
News | Online
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