Tours & Activities


Who holds the best hand in the battle for tours, activities and experiences?
Who holds the best hand in the battle for tours, activities and experiences?
By Joost Schreve - KimKim | December 13, 2018
Four of the biggest players - TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia - are approaching the tours, activities and experiences category from angles that leverage their respective strengths. Here's... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Tourlane raises $24M for agent-led trip tool, plans to nearly double staff
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2018
Berlin-based Tourlane, which offers online booking of custom itineraries planned by travel specialists, has raised $24 million in Series B funding.   Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: Funding, search bias and a need for independent tech providers for activities
By Linda Fox | December 5, 2018
Tours and activities execs took to the Center Stage at The Phocuswright Conference to talk investment, expansion and bias in search results. Read More
News | Distribution
Arrivedo launches API to help hotels localize the guest experience
Arrivedo launches API to help hotels localize the guest experience
By Jill Menze | December 5, 2018
Arrivedo, an online platform that curates things to do around hotels, has launched an API for hotel groups. Read More
News | Online
guiddoo raises 800k
Tours and activities provider Guiddoo raises $800,000 to expand operations and products
By Jill Menze | December 4, 2018
Indian in-destination experiences provider Guiddoo has raised $800,000 in pre-Series A funding. Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about saying nothing at all
QOTW: Something about saying nothing at all
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
Quote from Matt Walker, chief storyteller at LikeWhere, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
The second our podcasts recorded during The Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles is now available. Read More
News | Online
Blanca Menchaca named new CEO of BeMyGuest
Blanca Menchaca named new CEO of BeMyGuest
By Jill Menze | November 29, 2018
Blanca Menchaca has been appointed CEO of BeMyGuest, replacing Clement Wong, who is stepping down from the role. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Airbnb on what it's learned from Amazon Prime and its community
VIDEO: Airbnb on what it's learned from Amazon Prime and its community
By Jill Menze | November 29, 2018
At The Phocuswright Conference, Airbnb Homes executive Greg Greeley discussed the company's ambitions as it prepares for an IPO. Read More
News | Online
Service or experience economy: What’s your business?
Service or experience economy: What’s your business?
By Matt Walker - LikeWhere | November 28, 2018
Over the course of 2018, there have been forecasts that the travel industry is entering a new economy that wraps itself around what the business is trying to do. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Expedia Group on being relevant and still trying to win
VIDEO: Expedia Group on being relevant and still trying to win
By Kevin May | November 27, 2018
At some point, Mark Okerstrom will no longer be the figure who stepped into the breach at Expedia Group when his old boss and mentor Dara Khosrowshahi left to run Uber. Read More
News | Online
Veltra activity booking platform prepares for IPO, closes City Discovery brand
Veltra activity booking platform prepares for IPO, closes City Discovery brand
By Kevin May | November 22, 2018
Japan-based Veltra, a major tours and activities brand serving the Asia Pacific region, is to file for an IPO by the end of 2018. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
A string of international acquisitions and investments (plus a new-ish name) to reflect on a global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on a new social strategy and tweaking its activity stance
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on a new social strategy and tweaking its activity stance
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
TripAdvisor has been busy during 2018, with a combination of significant acquisition and new attempt to tackle the social-led planning phase of travel. Read More
News | Online
Technically Speaking - Udi Nir of GetYourGuide
Technically Speaking - Udi Nir of GetYourGuide
By Jill Menze | November 14, 2018
New to GetYourGuide, Udi Nir joined the Berlin company following stints at e-commerce companies including Instacart, ModCloth and eBay. Read More
Interview | Online