Articles tagged “activities”

Klook Raises $200 Million to Expand Activity Bookings

Klook Raises $200 Million to Expand Activity Bookings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Given its new lofty valuation of more than $1 billion, Klook has become too expensive for most online travel companies to justify as an acquisition. But would a possible IPO within a few years be successful?

3 months ago

Activities Tech Provider Peek Raises $23 Million

Activities Tech Provider Peek Raises $23 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The latest investment comes just in time for Peek, a maker of enterprise software. Its rivals FareHarbor and Bokun have recently been snapped up by larger acquirers Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor. Clocks are ticking.

5 months ago

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Seth Borko and Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Viator leads in online tours and activities, as Skift Research's new analysis shows, but being in first also puts a target on its back. Rivals are working hard to close the gap and the race is far from over.

9 months ago

Tours Platform Zozi Parts Ways With Founder and CEO, Lays Off Some Staff

Tours Platform Zozi Parts Ways With Founder and CEO, Lays Off Some Staff

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The once lavishly funded tours startup Zozi says it is still healthy, though it had to lay off many employees. The restructuring will have Zozi de-emphasizing its consumer product to "double down" on its B2B reservation service unless another player swoops in for its assets.

2 years ago

The Hot New Amenity at Beachside Resorts for 2017

The Hot New Amenity at Beachside Resorts for 2017

Adam Erace, Bloomberg

What hotel guests are willing to pay for the hot new thing is the real issue here. Fun does have a price point.

2 years ago

Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Amid the growing industries of agritourism and voluntourism, there exists smaller and more unique tourism businesses centered on activities as diverse as spelunking and cognac-making. Tapping into these still nascent niche communities could prove good business for enterprising destinations.

4 years ago

U.S. States Work on Building a Bike Trail to Link 9/11 Memorial Sites

Annie Siebert, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Existing trails already span much of the distance from New York to D.C., but the first piece of funding to fill in the gaps has only just fallen into place suggesting a long road ahead for trail organizers.

5 years ago

Pay-what-you-wish city tours are on the rise

Pay-what-you-wish city tours are on the rise

Vicky Baker, The Guardian

These are great, informal ways to discover destinations, but in major markets we're likely to see them turn from side projects into legitimate, licensed businesses.

5 years ago

Peek launches in Boston with plans to donate to bombing relief fund

Peek launches in Boston with plans to donate to bombing relief fund

Ira Kantor, Boston Herald

At least Peek backs up its questionable PR tactic of announcing a Boston launch when awareness surrounding the city is at its highest by donating to The One Fund Boston.

6 years ago

Activity booking site Voyagin targets travelers looking to explore Southeast Asia

Activity booking site Voyagin targets travelers looking to explore Southeast Asia

The offerings are meager in the scope of how many activities and destinations are still not covered, but the secure payment system could appeal to cautious Western tourists looking to plan ahead.

6 years ago

New destination activity startup Peek takes baby steps into California and Hawaii

Having $1.4 million in funding from SV Angel, Khosla Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, and Jack Dorsey is a nice start, but the activities market is incredibly tough to crack -- even with nice design and big ambitions.

6 years ago