Tours & Activities


Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution
Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution
By Tao Tao - GetYourGuide  | August 1, 2019
There is a growing threat to the future of tours and activities: the loss of independence in reservation systems, thanks to acquisitions by TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings. At GetYourGuide, we don’t... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Vrbo ticks revenue growth as Expedia Group gets brand "back on track"
By Jill Menze | July 25, 2019
For the quarter ending June 30, revenue for Vrbo was up 17% compared to the second quarter of 2018, while gross bookings were up 2% compared to the same period. Read More
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Cruise line apps are igniting early onboard spending
Cruise line apps are igniting early onboard spending
By Tom Stieghorst - Travel Weekly  | July 24, 2019
Cruise lines are expanding and refining their mobile device apps, and one result is a growing stream of onboard revenue as more people book activities through the app before boarding. Read More
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A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
By Kevin May | July 23, 2019
For all the money pouring into the likes of GetYourGuide and Klook, spare a thought for other businesses that are finding the sector extremely tough. Read More
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Inflyter and Grab get funded, airport service app market heats up
Inflyter and Grab get funded, airport service app market heats up
By Kevin May | July 19, 2019
Inflyter and Grab will both receive undisclosed investment from Collinson as part of its strategy to support up-and-coming startups in the sector. Read More
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Being your own boss - the importance of web content for tour and activity providers
Being your own boss - the importance of web content for tour and activity providers
By Chris Torres - Tourism Marketing Agency  | July 19, 2019
If you run a tour or activity company in 2019, you cannot succeed without a high‐performing website. Read More
Opinion | Online
TripAdvisor still inspires booking confidence, new study shows
TripAdvisor still inspires booking confidence, new study shows
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2019
Despite cries of fake content infiltrating reviews sites, travelers are still turning to TripAdvisor ahead of booking trips, a new study shows. Read More
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VIDEO: GetYourGuide says raise big or go home
VIDEO: GetYourGuide says raise big or go home
By Kevin May | July 15, 2019
CEO Johannes Reck talks about why the race to scale is so important and what happens if they don't get to it. The answer is very black and white. Read More
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You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
By Charles Cunningham - Sparkloft Media  | July 12, 2019
In today’s social-focused world, competition for double taps, likes, favorites and shares is more intense than ever, with distractions not only coming from other brands, but also your audience’s own... Read More
Opinion | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Tryps.Tech is digitizing tour and activity distribution for the Middle East
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Tryps.Tech is an online distributor of more than 14,000 tours, activities, attraction tickets, airport lounge access, events and transfers in 130 countries, focused on serving Middle East travelers. Its... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Insights and truths in online travel from Asia Pacific
VIDEO: Insights and truths in online travel from Asia Pacific
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2019
Every online travel brand or tech company makes mistakes along the way - they would be foolhardy to suggest otherwise. Read More
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Q&A: Payment complexities in the growing tours and activities sector
By Mitra Sorrells | June 28, 2019
Flywire's Colyn Smyth discusses some of the challenges related to payments in the tours and activities space. Read More
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Huangbaoche brings in $50M for guided tour driver platform
Huangbaoche brings in $50M for guided tour driver platform
By Kevin May | June 27, 2019
The Series C round into the Beijing, China-based company comes just 15 months after another $50 million injection of capital in 2018. Read More
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Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans moves aside, Glenn Fogel steps in
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans moves aside, Glenn Fogel steps in
By Kevin May | June 26, 2019
The sudden change at the top of Booking.com, announced today, is effective immediately and ends a three-year stint for Tans as CEO. Read More
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VIDEO: A maturing market for tours and activities
By Kevin May | June 26, 2019
Booking.com's entry into the tours and activities sector and TripAdvisor's likewise move to add a software company into its mix certainly caused a stir in 2018. Read More
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