Articles tagged “adventure travel”

Tourism

Dubai’s Ambitious $8.7 Trillion Economic Plan Prioritizes Tourism

It's interesting to note how each of Dubai's ambitious economic predictions rests on its tourism prowess and its ability to attract international visitors.

Dubai’s Ambitious $8.7 Trillion Economic Plan Prioritizes Tourism

Tour Operators

Guyana’s New Eco Tours Are Giving Indigenous People a Say

It's one thing to create off-the-beaten-track adventures, but just how sustainable these multi-day experiences are needs careful consideration from the remote locals. After all, they're expected to drip-feed off those offerings by showcasing their everyday existence.

Guyana’s New Eco Tours Are Giving Indigenous People a Say

Tourism

Tourism Leaders Bemoan a Flawed Travel Recovery Without Chinese Tourists

Speakers at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Saudi Arabia this week were full of optimism, but the final piece of the jigsaw is still China.

Tourism Leaders Bemoan a Flawed Travel Recovery Without Chinese Tourists

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

Business Travel

Tour Operator Intrepid Travel Gets Large Minority Investment from French Investor

This investment in Intrepid caps intense interest from private equity investors in the multi-day tour operator sector over the last few years, and the expected post-pandemic travel boom will likely see many more such deals happen.

Tour Operator Intrepid Travel Gets Large Minority Investment from French Investor

Tourism

Pakistan Gets Serious About Its Tourism Pitch

Once thought of as one of the world’s most dangerous countries, Pakistan is back in the spotlight, but this time as a budding tourist destination. The government — led by former cricket star Imran Khan — has an amazing opportunity to leverage this interest into economic development, but in a country prized for its natural beauty, sustainable growth must be a priority.

Pakistan Gets Serious About Its Tourism Pitch

Tourism

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

New players create unique tours such as an inside look at the disappearing trades of Singapore. If they aren’t encouraged and supported, the city’s inbound travel agencies could disappear.

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Tourism

IHG’s Asia Changes Show New Skills Required of Hotel Leaders

Roles are changing fast in the hotel industry. Some are gone, or going, like the chief marketing officer. Others require new skill sets. Even those at the top aren't spared. IHG's latest Asia changes remind us of this.

IHG’s Asia Changes Show New Skills Required of Hotel Leaders

Business Travel

UK’s Wild Frontiers Buys U.S. Adventure Operator Myths & Mountains as Asia Demand Rises

In the post-experiences world, one sector that will keep thriving is niche adventure tour operators that really know what they are talking about. They take clients backstage to explore exotic places and leave little footprint — but deposit lots of dollars in local communities.