Travel Guide


TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
By Kevin May | August 8, 2019
Revenue increased from $376 million to $422 million over the course of the first and second quarters of 2019 but year-over-year the business is down 3% in the comparable three-month periods. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2019
GreatGuides is a marketplace to connect adventure travelers with adventure guides. Guides create and control their itineraries and pricing and keep up to 90% of trip fees. Read More
Interview | Online
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
News | Online
Sounding Off: Brand equity counts for nothing if you don't use it wisely
Sounding Off: Brand equity counts for nothing if you don't use it wisely
By PhocusWire | July 12, 2019
Trading on its former and well-deserved glories is never going to be enough. Lonely Planet will need to think about how it fits into a digital travel future beyond websites and mobile content. Read More
Interview | Online
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
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
By Kevin May | July 11, 2019
The new look comes just a handful of months after the deployment of a new CEO for Lonely Planet and two acquisitions. Read More
News | Online
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
News | Online
What can we learn from top tourism boards about the digital experience?
What can we learn from top tourism boards about the digital experience?
By Iñigo Valenzuela - Smartvel  | June 25, 2019
With the unprecedented increase in tourism in recent years, destinations have been experiencing an impact on the social, cultural and economic environments. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
How Instagram breathed new life into destination marketing
How Instagram breathed new life into destination marketing
By Richard Black - Sojern  | June 21, 2019
A few years ago, DMOs where just dipping their toe in the digital advertising water. Now, there's no stopping them as Instagram illustrates its huge opportunity for marketers. Read More
Opinion | Online
Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make tourism better
Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make tourism better
By Voyager HQ  | June 20, 2019
The in-destination segment - worth an estimated $150 billion - continues to capture its fair share of attention in the broader travel industry. But it is evolving fast. Read More
Opinion | Online
welcome app startup stage
STARTUP STAGE: Welcome uses AI to make trip planning more spontaneous and personalized
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2019
Welcome uses artificial intelligence to help travelers plan in real time based on their preferences, tips from friends and location data. Read More
Interview | Technology
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Guide121
STARTUP STAGE: Guide121 wants to bring a "playlist" mentality to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2019
Guide121 provides users what it calls a “playlist,” which is a suggested sequence of destinations, attractions and events displayed on a digital map. The system cross-references information from the... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: GuruWalk - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: GuruWalk - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2019
The revolution of "pay-what-you-want" walking tours - find out why travelers love this concept so much. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Questo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Questo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 23, 2019
A mobile app for city exploration games in which users solve clues for discovering new places and stories. Read More
Interview | Startups