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.

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | August 4, 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
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
Opinion / Technology
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
By Nikolai Scholz - Adara | August 3, 2021
Building a strategy that isn’t solely reliant on IP address is a smart investment in the future, especially for travel organizations that use location data for targeting and information-gathering. Read More
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
News / Online
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
By Hollis Thomases - PhocusWire | August 3, 2021
This exclusive report, produced by PhocusWire in association with TINT, examines what has come before and what comes next for travel brands as they utilize social to assist in their recovery efforts. Read More
VIDEO: Navigating the travel payments ecosystem in Asia
News / Technology
VIDEO: Navigating the travel payments ecosystem in Asia
By PhocusWire | August 2, 2021
Multi-currency payments; fraud; how many payment methods should you offer – key headaches that need addressing. Read More
Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2021
If a brand can inspire just one customer (or thousands) to do the right thing when they return home, by the way it behaves on the smaller things, then it's a strategy worth implementing. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Booking.com on overcoming the travel payments mountain
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
During the PhocusWire Pulse: Progress in Travel Payments session, Daniel Marovitz, SVP of booking.com's fintech arm talks about the ambitions for the unit. Read More
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News / Online
Skyscanner tests personalized road trip service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 29, 2021
Skyscanner's new Road Trips service is built on personalization capabilities from Inspirock and launching in five countries. 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: Focusing on the opportunities for travel's recovery
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VIDEO: Focusing on the opportunities for travel's recovery
By PhocusWire | July 28, 2021
With mass vaccinations taking place in many countries and the industry attempting to become operational once more, attention is turning to how companies can and should take advantage of the opportunites... Read More
How to reach the next generation of travelers reigniting the industry
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How to reach the next generation of travelers reigniting the industry
By Google | July 28, 2021
As travel bounces back, industry leaders are keenly focused on next-gen travelers, who have emerged as a critical audience for post-pandemic excursions. Read More
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
News / Online
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
By Linda Fox | July 23, 2021
Culture Trip is combining places to stay with curated experiences for the launch of multi-day tours. Read More
VIDEO: Digital marketing to the rescue? Reevaluating best practices in travel
News / Online
VIDEO: Digital marketing to the rescue? Reevaluating best practices in travel
By PhocusWire | July 23, 2021
During Phocuswright Europe 2021, executives from Mirai and Sojern discuss the digital marketing opportunities presented by the pandemic and the clean slate travel marketers can build from. Read More
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News / Distribution
Leisure Pass Group rebrands as Go City
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Go City provides contactless, mobile passes for entry to more than 1,000 attractions, tours, museums, observation decks, cruises, theme parks and other experiences. 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