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Online marketplaces gaining momentum in tours booking race
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2019
Tour and activity bookings through online marketplaces increased in 2018 compared to 2017. Read More
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An honest view from the sharp end of tours and activities
An honest view from the sharp end of tours and activities
By Kevin May | November 2, 2018
There's been a huge amount of attention on tours and activities during 2018 - perhaps more than any other sector in the industry. Read More
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Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
By Stephen Joyce - Rezgo | October 9, 2018
The path that I was dutifully walking ended up not being the path that the rest of the industry was taking. Read More
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VIDEO: Two opposing views on Google's entry into tours and activities
VIDEO: Two opposing views on Google's entry into tours and activities
By Kevin May | September 28, 2018
Google has always been involved in tours and activities - suppliers and online travel agencies would spend their digital marketing dollar with the search, as other brands do elsewhere in the industry. Read More
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Offline part 3 tours and activities
Back in the offline world, part 3: Tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2018
 2018 may be remembered as a tipping point for the digitization of the tours and activities sector within the global travel industry.  Read More
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Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
By Jill Menze | September 7, 2018
In April, PhocusWire uncovered details of Touring Bird, the hush-hush tours and activities app Google was developing inside its Area 120 incubator. Now Touring Bird has officially launched 25,000... Read More
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Under-30 traveler survey
What under-30 travelers want when researching, booking and experiencing trips
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2018
Younger travelers – those under 30 years old – represented 23% of all international arrivals in 2017, creating a market valued at more than $280 billion.  Read More
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Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
Much of the attention in 2018 in tours and activities has been on moves at TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings - but Expedia Group has big ambitions of its own. Read More
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TripAdvisor airport store program grows
TripAdvisor airport store program grows
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
Rarely mentioned by TripAdvisor (it's not really been officially announced) but the company has a growing offline strategy, too. Read More
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TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow Experiences
TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow Experiences
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
TripAdvisor has high hopes for its Experiences division, claiming that there is plenty of room for growth as more suppliers shift online. Read More
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TripAdvisor extends animal welfare policy, critics say "falls short"
TripAdvisor extends animal welfare policy, critics say "falls short"
By Kevin May | May 2, 2018
Campaigners for animal rights have welcomed a shift in strategy at TripAdvisor for selling tickets to animal-based attractions - but say the brand should go further. Read More
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PODCAST: Phocuswire PundIT Show #11
PODCAST: Phocuswire PundIT Show #11
By Kevin May | April 22, 2018
It's now sinking in to many in the sector that they have probably just been through one of the most important in the history of tours and activities. Read More
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TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
By Jill Menze | April 20, 2018
TripAdvisor has agreed to acquire Bokun in a deal it claims will provide suppliers in tours and activities "with technical solutions in addition to the sector's largest distribution channel". Read More
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Tours tech land grab intensifies as TripAdvisor acquires Bokun
Tours tech land grab intensifies as TripAdvisor acquires Bokun
By Linda Fox | April 20, 2018
It wasn't that long ago that TripAdvisor boss Steve Kaufer was talking about making much more of its non-hotel division. In line with that strategy it has announced with acquisition of Iceland-base Read More
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Google tests activities search platform with a twist
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine for tours and activities. Read More
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