Tours & Activities


Can VR help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
Can VR help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
By Dr, Natasha Moorhouse - Manchester Metropolitan University | July 2, 2020
People may need extra encouragement to travel again, and one promising way to do this is through novel immersive technology experiences. Read More
Opinion | Technology
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | July 2, 2020
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
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COMING SOON: New Reality With... Andrea Kates of Futureproofing:Next
By PhocusWire | June 30, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Andrea Kates, managing director at Futureproofing: Next, a U.S.-based community for corporate innovation. Read More
News | Technology
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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an online workplace for travel buyers and suppliers. Read More
News | Startups
How travel brands can communicate, establish trust and build loyalty in a crisis
How travel brands can communicate, establish trust and build loyalty in a crisis
By Kevin May | June 29, 2020
PhocusWire spoke to Salesforce about how the company helped many of its customers through the COVID-19 outbreak and what lessons should be noted by those looking to be better prepared for disruption of... Read More
From Our Partners | Online
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Paving the road ahead for activities in the new normal of travel
By Eric Gnock Fah - Klook | June 29, 2020
In order to capture growth in this current climate, businesses need to be opportunistic, agile and innovative, and partner-centric. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Tripadvisor quietly tests consumer-to-travel agent service Reco
Tripadvisor quietly tests consumer-to-travel agent service Reco
By Kevin May | June 26, 2020
The service works on both desktop and via a smartphone app for Apple devices, giving travelers access to a portfolio of agents for a $199 fee each time. Read More
News | Online
InPhocus, episode 15 - Racial diversity should be the challenge we accept and win
InPhocus, episode 15 - Racial diversity should be the challenge we accept and win
By PhocusWire | June 26, 2020
We speak to Jamie-Lee Abtar, executive director of U.K.-based BAME Women In Travel, to learn more about the organization and what new steps brands should be considering. Read More
News | Online
Lonely Planet selected as a guide provider to new Apple Maps
Lonely Planet selected as a guide provider to new Apple Maps
By Kevin May | June 23, 2020
Apple’s latest iPhone software update includes adding travel guides to the Apple Maps platform. Read More
News | Technology
For travel, Google’s ad credit program is a joke
For travel, Google’s ad credit program is a joke
By Douglas Quinby - Arival | June 23, 2020
The impact of Google's coronavirus-led relief package for operators of tours, activities and attractions is laughable, yet completely unfunny.  Read More
Opinion | Online
How I Got Here, episode 29 - Rod Cuthbert of Viator
How I Got Here, episode 29 - Rod Cuthbert of Viator
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2020
Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire talk with Rod Cuthbert, the pioneer of online bookings for tours and activities through the creation of Viator, a company he co-founded in the... Read More
Interview | Online
Airbnb partners with Broadway, the Olympics, IGLTA and TikTok for virtual Experiences
Airbnb partners with Broadway, the Olympics, IGLTA and TikTok for virtual Experiences
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2020
The new lineup is an extension of the company’s pivot to virtual activities in April in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
News | Online
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Wingly soars with €3M in funding, expands into commercial aviation
By Linda Fox | June 16, 2020
Wingly will extend its flight-sharing platform to small aviation operators following a round led by Innovacom Fund. Read More
News | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: TripAdmit wants to help activities suppliers sell online
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2020
The Ireland-based company gives tour and activity providers the technology to sell via their websites as well as distribution partners such as hotels and airlines. Read More
Interview | Startups
Tickitto lands $700,000 from Seedcamp to build out event tickets service
Tickitto lands $700,000 from Seedcamp to build out event tickets service
By Kevin May | June 15, 2020
The core part of the business is an API that allows partners to access inventory, pricing and availability through a single pipe from the supplier. Read More
News | Startups
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