Articles tagged “adventure tourism”

Tourism

New Zealand’s Active Adventures Acquires U.S. Tour Operator

Not surprising that the private equity-backed Active Adventures decided to buy Austin Adventures to fill its geographic and inventory gaps. Expect more mergers as tour operators look to consolidate their marketing efforts during the pandemic.

New Zealand’s Active Adventures Acquires U.S. Tour Operator

Hotels

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit

Optimism about recovery, a wariness about the tricky nuances of each sector, and suppliers demanding respect from online brands were among the themes at the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit. Plus: the past year's boom isn't a one-off.

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit

Coronavirus

England Will Use Covid Testing to Shorten Travel Quarantines

It's amazing that eight months into the crisis this is England's first concerted effort to test and track from its airports. It's not alone in it's failure to act, of course, but disappointing nonetheless.

England Will Use Covid Testing to Shorten Travel Quarantines
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Why Community Tourism, Redefined, Is the Future of Post-Pandemic Travel

Community tourism is a concept that places emphasis on bridging the economic and social divides between travelers and locals that is gaining prominence in the travel industry. As we learn in the case studies below from G Adventures, the pioneers of community tourism, redefined, it also has the potential to empower the industry employees who organize, lead, and sell travel experiences to customers.

Why Community Tourism, Redefined, Is the Future of Post-Pandemic Travel

Tourism

Into the Wild Draws Adventure Tourists Ill-Prepared for Alaska’s Wilderness

Nearly 25 years after its publication, the book Into the Wild and the subsequent movie are still beckoning novice travelers to the Alaskan wilderness. They often face injury or the same deadly fate as hiker Christopher McCandless did, and nobody can agree on the best way to stop them.

Into the Wild Draws Adventure Tourists Ill-Prepared for Alaska’s Wilderness

Business Travel

Family of New Zealand Volcano Tragedy Victims Criticizes Tour Operators

It's no surprise that the fatal eruption of the White Island volcano in December in New Zealand is raising serious questions about the safety preparedness of adventure tour operators.

Family of New Zealand Volcano Tragedy Victims Criticizes Tour Operators