Articles tagged “adventure travel”

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

Tour Operators

Locals Lead on Tour Business for Nepal’s Peaks

Nepali-owned tour operators now make up the majority in the country famous for its high peaks — most notably Mount Everest. This has helped enrich local communities, but the Nepalis' lower-priced treks have also made the mountains more crowded, and last year 11 people died. The country must find a way to balance the two.

Locals Lead on Tour Business for Nepal’s Peaks

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.

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

Business Travel

Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation

Once, many honeymooners just wanted to relax at a quiet beach. But times change. Now it's all about adventure, experts say. And why not? In all aspects of travel, people are becoming more daring.

Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation

Business Travel

Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment

A proliferation of women-only tours reflects the fact that women are a driving force behind the trend for experiential and adventure-oriented travel. The tours enable participants to interact with women from cultures far different than their own.

Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment