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.

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Klook, Traveloka, Trip.com among redemption partners for Singapore’s S$320M tourism recovery program
By Mitra Sorrells | November 25, 2020
The programs gives every Singapore citizen age 18 and above a S$100 voucher.  Read More
News | Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | November 25, 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
VIDEO: New Reality With... Johannes Reck of GetYourGuide
VIDEO: New Reality With... Johannes Reck of GetYourGuide
By PhocusWire | November 24, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Johannes Reck, CEO and co-founder of GetYourGuide, one of the world's leading online travel agencies for tours and activities. Read More
News | Online
Tourlane secures $20M investment to assist financial stability and product roadmap
Tourlane secures $20M investment to assist financial stability and product roadmap
By Kevin May | November 18, 2020
The company, which specializes in providing customized multi-day packages, has now attracted north of $100 million in investment since 2016. Read More
News | Online
Airbnb's IPO registration shows it's ready to join the big leagues
Airbnb's IPO registration shows it's ready to join the big leagues
By Kevin May | November 17, 2020
On the eve of its debut on the public markets, documents filed this week indicate that it is ready move in comfortably alongside the likes of Expedia Group and Booking Holdings. Read More
News | Online
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Travel companies ask European regulators to enforce Google dominance decision
November 16, 2020
In a letter to the commissioner for competition, 130 companies and 28 industry organizations, across numerous sectors, ask the Commission to enforce its 2017 abuse of dominance decision. Read More
News | Online
What is the state of the tours, activities and attractions sector?
What is the state of the tours, activities and attractions sector?
By Kevin May | November 16, 2020
A survey produced for the recent Arival 360 online event indicated just how much the tours, activities and attractions sector has been hit by the pandemic during 2020. Read More
News | Online
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What travel companies can do now to prepare for recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | November 16, 2020
Payments provider Flywire has created a guidebook for travel companies with tips across six categories. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 50 - Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals
How I Got Here, episode 50 - Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals
By PhocusWire | November 12, 2020
A classic startup launch but an unconventional route through bootstrapping for the next ten years. Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May of PhocusWire get the story of ToursByLocals from its co-founder and... Read More
Interview | Online
WEBINAR ALERT! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
WEBINAR ALERT! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
By PhocusWire | November 11, 2020
Join our travel payments experts and gain valuable insights about redesigning your global payments strategy for a faster and stronger recovery. Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Transforming travel for the new normal
WEBINAR ALERT! Transforming travel for the new normal
By PhocusWire | November 11, 2020
An agile, integrated and empathetic approach across journey touchpoints is critical to instill a sense of confidence within the stakeholder community, both internal and external.  Read More
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Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Vaccines, government changes should inspire higher recovery goals
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Vaccines, government changes should inspire higher recovery goals
By Kevin May | November 10, 2020
If the chaos of 2020 is swiftly put behind us, then the devastating aspects of what has happened this year (huge job losses, brands closed, etc.) will be in vain. Read More
News | Technology
Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
CityGuyd provides travelers with an augmented reality-based tour guide, creating a personal experience in a convenient and accessible format and multiple languages.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2021: SanSee Systems
Hot 25 Startups 2021: SanSee Systems
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
SanSee Systems is a hygiene screening and certification company serving the tours and attractions industry. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: Space Perspective
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Space Perspective is a human space flight company created to provide an opportunity for all people – not just astronauts - to see Earth as a planet from space. Read More
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