Tours & Activities


Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2020
Tripadvisor is embarking on a dramatic realignment aimed at helping the company preserve profitability and spur new growth as it deals with competition from Google and others and with evolving... Read More
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Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Lonely Planet Experiences launches via a partnership with Intrepid Travel to offer day and multi-day sustainable tours. Read More
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REPORT: NDC, AI and the building blocks of airline retail
REPORT: NDC, AI and the building blocks of airline retail
By Marisa Garcia  | January 17, 2020
In this exclusive report from PhocusWire's Marisa Garcia, produced in association with PROS, we take a detailed look at the world of retail and how new technologies are creating new opportunities for... Read More
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Booking.com launches CityBook as test app for destination tools and services
Booking.com launches CityBook as test app for destination tools and services
By Kevin May | January 16, 2020
The app, known as CityBook, is a "digital guide" for destinations that will combine content, planning tools such as maps, navigation and experiences. Read More
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My Method... How Musement amplified speed and conversion for mobile users
By Fabio Zecchini - Musement  | January 10, 2020
Tours and activities supplier Musement used Google AMP to speed up load times for mobile users and improve the conversion rate. Read More
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VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
By Kevin May | January 10, 2020
In a wide-ranging and no-holds-barred interview conducted during The Phocuswright Conference 2019, Chris Hemmeter of Thayer Ventures shares some home truths about the sector and the investment world... Read More
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VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
By Kevin May | January 9, 2020
Joining us for a panel discussion in the PhocusWire Studio were Luuc Elzinga, CEO at Tiqets, and Alex Kremer, co-founder at Arival. Read More
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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020
By Linda Fox | January 9, 2020
A Travel Technology Europe survey highlights economic uncertainty as the greatest challenge facing the industry - but sustainability and climate change follow close behind. Read More
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MakeMyTrip takes next step in quest to become travel super app
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2020
MakeMyTrip now displays destination videos with booking links in its mobile apps, as part of its effort to be a travel super app. Read More
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Solo travel and its promising business opportunity
Solo travel and its promising business opportunity
By Eric Gnock Fah - Klook  | January 6, 2020
Klook's Eric Gnock Fah explains why travel industry leaders should keep tabs on skyrocketing global interest in solo travel. Read More
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Endeavor buys luxury activities brand On Location Experiences for a reported $660M
By Steven Lerner | January 3, 2020
Sports and entertainment content company Endeavor Group Holdings has bought a majority stake in On Location Experiences, a high-end activities provider and the official hospitality... Read More
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The most popular video interviews by PhocusWire in 2019
The most popular video interviews by PhocusWire in 2019
By PhocusWire | December 27, 2019
Over the course of the last 12 months we have recorded over 150 interviews on camera, spanning four events and including one-to-one interviews, panels, innovator profiles and special episodes... Read More
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Travel tech: A glimpse into the future
Travel tech: A glimpse into the future
By PhocusWire | December 24, 2019
Travel Technology Europe is back for its 17th year on February 26-27, 2020, and will once again be offering visitors a glimpse into the future of travel marketing, booking and technology.  Read More
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Day trip like a local - Cunard boosts shore excursions via Cool Cousin deal
Day trip like a local - Cunard boosts shore excursions via Cool Cousin deal
By Mitra Sorrells | December 24, 2019
Cunard is partnering with travel tech startup Cool Cousin to offer curated destination guides for each of its ports. Read More
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VIDEO: Servantrip - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Servantrip - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 18, 2019
Leading activities market consolidation for B2B, by providing the largest offer comparison powered with AI recommendation engine. Read More
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