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 | January 24, 2022
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 | January 24, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover. Read More
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News / Online
North Asia waits patiently for travel rebound
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WiT | January 24, 2022
Web in Travel founder and editor Yeoh Siew Hoon provides a roundup of the news from WiT Japan & North Asia 2022. Read More
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News / Startups
Outdoor experience tech company The Wanderlust Group raises $30M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2022
Founded in 2014, TWG is the parent brand to Dockwa, which connects boaters and marinas, and Marinas.com. Read More
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News / Online
The consumer trends seeping into the travel industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2022
According to a Euromonitor report, consumer attitudes have shifted in areas like climate and flexibility, impacting how and where they book travel. Read More
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News / Technology
TUI adds machine learning to optimize its shared-transfer platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2022
The new platform, created in collaboration with Mobi Systems, automatically updates routes as needed based and communicates with travelers through the TUI app. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: TourRadar on the B2B opportunity in multi-day tours
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2022
CEO Travis Pittman discusses how the pandemic enabled TourRadar to reset and look at product growth opportunities. Read More
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News / Technology
Disney looks to the metaverse for more immersive experiences
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2022
The Disney technology includes a projection device, and tracking system, enabling virtual effects to be displayed in a real-world venue. Read More
VIDEO: Buddy - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
Interview / Technology
VIDEO: Buddy - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 17, 2021
Buddy's insurance gateway connects platforms with any insurance product to include in your booking path. Read More
Tracking travel startup investment trends in 2021
News / Startups
Tracking travel startup investment trends in 2021
By Linda Fox | December 15, 2021
Standout sectors attracting investment in 2021 include alternative accommodation and ground transportation while tours and activities, corporate travel and hotel tech startups are also getting some... Read More
Q&A: Viator’s Ben Drew on rate controversy, branding and 2022
News / Online
Q&A: Viator’s Ben Drew on rate controversy, branding and 2022
By Jill Menze | December 14, 2021
Following a mixed reaction to Viator’s marketing program Accelerate, president Ben Drew remains confident that the platform is building an industry-leading product. Read More
What steps can tourism take after COP26?
News / Technology
What steps can tourism take after COP26?
By Kevin May | December 9, 2021
Some argue that the travel, tourism and hospitality industry has, for the most part, avoided tackling the climate crisis in a meaningful way. But there are ways to change that. Read More
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News / Startups
Easol lands $25M for experiences tech platform
By Linda Fox | December 8, 2021
The investment was led by Tiger Global and follows seed funding of $4.5 million announced earlier this year. Read More
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News / Startups
Attractions e-commerce platform Convious nabs $12M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2021
Founded in 2017, Convious says it currently works with more than 125 theme parks, museums, zoos and other attractions in 16 countries. Read More
VIDEO: Local Purse - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Local Purse - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2021
Web-based platform which supports travel guides, local artisans, and cultural vendors by using live video shopping. Read More