Articles tagged “attractions”

Online Travel

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

Step by step, inch by inch, Google is becoming more central to the tours and activities sector. We've seen this playbook before.

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

News Blog

Booking.com Adds Klook To Its Roster of Activities Providers

Booking.com expanded the geographic reach of its tours and activities offerings in Asia by entering a long-term strategic partnership with Klook, Booking.com announced Monday. The set of a Bollywood movie at Madame Tussauds Singapore. Travelers can buy tickets to this attraction and have their reservations instantly confirmed via Klook, an online travel agency that specializes…

Online Travel

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

When it comes to running mainstream tours to popular attractions, booking sites can't hope to compete with the online user experience that Google provides. Off-the-beaten track activities, though, may be more fruitful.

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

Online Travel

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

Experiences aren't a financial game-changer for most online travel companies, but they are a must-have regardless.

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

News Blog

Airbnb to Kickstart Experiences After 2-Year Pause

Airbnb mothballed its experiences business — and ceased investing in hotels — at the beginning of the pandemic, but CEO Brian Chesky said earlier this week that Airbnb will begin to invest in its experiences business again in 2023 after a two-year pause. A file photo of an Airbnb host greeting participants in a bread-baking…

Mergers and Acquisitions

Beyonk Snaps Up Bookinghound to Create UK’s Biggest Seller of Attraction Tickets

This deal will unite Beyonk's capital access with technology and geographic reach Bookinghound has. Bookinghound's founder will stay on, as Beyonk's CEO leads the combined company.

Beyonk Snaps Up Bookinghound to Create UK’s Biggest Seller of Attraction Tickets

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Looks to Pull Away from Airbnb on Profit Margins

As part of its "connected trip" and loyalty strategy, Booking Holdings argued it can convince hotels and other partners to offer up substantial discounts and perks, and this would spur incremental bookings. But do hotels really want to be a cog in building the Booking.com brand?

Booking Holdings Looks to Pull Away from Airbnb on Profit Margins

Tourism

Hornblower’s Private Equity Backers Help It Grow Travel Experience Ambitions

Hornblower's private equity investor Crestview kept the faith in the experiences operator during the pandemic. Now the investor is supporting a global mergers and acquisitions strategy that could amp up the company's momentum.

Hornblower’s Private Equity Backers Help It Grow Travel Experience Ambitions

Online Travel

The Tripadvisor Earnings Call That Became a Sales Pitch for Viator

Whether it is hotel-like commission levels on the online travel agencies, new product features, or market share gains, Tripadvisor was unabashedly selling the virtues of a Viator IPO — or deal. It's not a winner-take-all market, but rivals have narrowed any competitive gap.

The Tripadvisor Earnings Call That Became a Sales Pitch for Viator

Online Travel

Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start

Google's attractions ticket beta has been among its least elegant in travel to date. This has angered many tour operators because it couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start