Tours & Activities


Brace yourselves - how a deal changed the game in tours and activities
Brace yourselves - how a deal changed the game in tours and activities
By Alex Bainbridge - DestinationCTO | April 20, 2018
Most startup acquisition stories are interesting to those in the sector, or investors, but a week later, the world mainly continues revolving how it always did. Read More
Opinion | Online
TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
By Jill Menze | April 20, 2018
TripAdvisor has agreed to acquire Bokun in a deal it claims will provide suppliers in tours and activities "with technical solutions in addition to the sector's largest distribution channel". Read More
News | Online
wrapup april 20 2018
Delta, Blacklane, BookingKit and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2018
Delta launches Farelogix’s calculation engine… BookingKit partners with Vakario… Thai Airways International promotes Blacklane… Cathay Pacific integrates with Skyscanner… RedAwning grows... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Booking acquires FareHarbor
Booking Holdings buys FareHarbor in push for share of tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
Booking Holdings has agreed to acquire FareHarbor, a Denver-based software company focused on tours and activities.   Read More
News | Distribution
Aruba blockchain Winding Tree3
Can blockchain help a tiny, travel-dependent island reinvent its economy?
By Mitra Sorrells | April 18, 2018
On the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba – population just over 100,000 – tourism is the foundation of the economy, contributing about 88% of its gross domestic product and accounting for 90% of its... Read More
News | Technology
Eatwith partnerships Chinese travel
Food experiences platform Eatwith partners with five Chinese travel providers
Travelers that use any of China’s five largest online travel sites now have direct access to book food experiences offered by Eatwith in cities around the globe.   Read More
News | Distribution
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
By Kevin May | April 18, 2018
Plenty of attention on Marriott this week as it introduces a new loyalty package - but other efforts to coincide with the launch illustrate a maturing of another sector. Read More
News | Online
How TripAdvisor is using AI to "humanize" its review community
How TripAdvisor is using AI to "humanize" its review community
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2018
TripAdvisor is the most-visited pre-transaction travel website in the world - meaning hundreds of millions of visitors each month come to the site looking for travel recommendations. That’s a lot of... Read More
News | Technology
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine for tours and activities. Read More
News | Online
Musement Bókun partnership
Musement and Bókun partner to sell tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2018
Italy-based tours and activities booking platform Musement is expanding its supply through a partnership with Iceland-based Bókun.   Read More
News | Distribution
wrapup april 2 2018
Amadeus, Hotelbeds, Interjet and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2018
Amadeus adds tours from Bookingkit… Hotelbeds group succeeds through its API… Interjet signs deal with Sabre… Philippine Airlines works toward five-star rating… Peakwork introduces new solutions… Read More
Notated News | Technology
Venture capital investments in travel tech could hit record highs in 2018
Venture capital investments in travel tech could hit record highs in 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | March 28, 2018
Startups creating solutions to make travel more efficient, frictionless and interconnected received a record amount of venture capital funding in 2017 – at $25.45 billion it was a substantial 32%... Read More
News | Startups
Hotelbeds offloads destinations services to TUI for €110M
Hotelbeds offloads destinations services to TUI for €110M
By Kevin May | March 28, 2018
Hotelbeds has ended its interest in providing incoming services to travel agencies by selling its Destination Management division to TUI for €110 million. Read More
News | Distribution
Finding a unique voice in travel technology
Finding a unique voice in travel technology
By Chad Callaghan - Sabre | March 27, 2018
The increasing and widespread adoption of voice technology is already beginning to establish its place as a major factor in travel. Read More
Opinion | Technology
The real state of tours, activities and attractions distribution
The real state of tours, activities and attractions distribution
By Arival | March 26, 2018
First of all, apologies to Viator, Expedia and GetYourGuide... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution