Articles tagged “attractions”

GetYourGuide Will Market Some Tours and Activities Under Its Own Brand

GetYourGuide Will Market Some Tours and Activities Under Its Own Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GetYourGuide is betting that travelers will prefer to book GetYourGuide-branded tours over locally branded ones. This diagonal integration echoes marketing moves made by Oyo in hotels and RedAwning in lodging rentals. But will it work?

2 days ago

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The tours and activities sector is not hotels 2.0. It's a massive business opportunity, though. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer estimated it will be about half the size of the hotel sector, with similar take rates. That's indeed very substantial.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Attractions Unit Will Rebrand as Experiences

TripAdvisor Attractions Unit Will Rebrand as Experiences

Dennis Schaal, Skift

And the winner is ... "experiences." It's a trendy way these days to refer to what formerly were known as tours and activities or attractions. Following Airbnb and Booking.com, TripAdvisor's new business unit will be called TripAdvisor Experiences. Breathing is an experience and living is an experience. Does the name du jour really reflect tour and activities offerings?

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Tours and Activities 2018

New Skift Research Report: The State of Tours and Activities 2018

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The digital revolution has finally come for tours and activities. Our latest research report dives into challenges for this fragmented sector as it shifts increasingly online and to mobile, but highlights the potential market opportunity for a very diverse, experiential space.

4 months ago

Saudi Arabia Wants Events to Put It on the Global Tourism Map

Saudi Arabia Wants Events to Put It on the Global Tourism Map

Sarah Algethami and Abbas Al Lawati, Bloomberg

Maybe Saudi Arabia is finally turning a corner in dismantling some of its obstacles to tourism. If so, perhaps those citizens who spend their money going to Dubai or Egypt will spend it in the kingdom instead.

4 months ago

Disney’s New Toy Story Land Will Make a Play for Millennial Parents

Disney’s New Toy Story Land Will Make a Play for Millennial Parents

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's Hollywood Studios has been a construction site for years now, which can be off-putting to guests. Some will visit for the new Toy Story-themed land this year, but we expect the biggest crowds to appear in 2019 for the Star Wars expansion.

4 months ago

London Museum Turns Chunk of Trash Into Tourist Draw

London Museum Turns Chunk of Trash Into Tourist Draw

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

The Museum of London is counting on a somewhat famous piece of waste to attract visitors — and launching a promotional campaign to make sure of it.

4 months ago

TripAdvisor Is Fighting to Keep Its Lead in Attractions: The Inside Story

TripAdvisor Is Fighting to Keep Its Lead in Attractions: The Inside Story

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The attractions booking sector is TripAdvisor's to lose, especially given its recent success. But unless it pushes faster on mobile innovation, rivals like GetYourGuide and Klook might overtake the company.

5 months ago

Merlin CEO Sees Security Threats as Having Lasting Impact on the Business

Merlin CEO Sees Security Threats as Having Lasting Impact on the Business

Paul Jarvis and Joe Easton, Bloomberg

The Brexit benefit of a weakened pound hasn't lasted long for Merlin Entertainments. The threat of terrorism in the UK and central Europe looms large and is causing the company to rethink its investment priorities.

8 months ago

Indiana’s Disney of Agritourism Attraction Is Getting Even Bigger

Indiana’s Disney of Agritourism Attraction Is Getting Even Bigger

Joseph S. Pete, Associated Press

We thought the "agricultural Disney" was Epcot, but (like the theme park in Orlando) this Indiana attraction is smart to be capitalizing on renewed interest in food and its sources. If visitors already come for an up-close look at pork and dairy farming, they'll likely return for additional specialized activities — and possibly even stay overnight if there's an on-site hotel.

1 year ago

Hamburg, Germany’s Tiny Tourist Attraction Built a Big Wall Around a Miniature America

Hamburg, Germany’s Tiny Tourist Attraction Built a Big Wall Around a Miniature America

Associated Press

Anyone wondering how the world's view of America has changed in the last couple of weeks can check out this tourist attraction in Germany.

1 year ago

The Saddest Museum in the U.S. Is Now Open in Los Angeles

The Saddest Museum in the U.S. Is Now Open in Los Angeles

Christopher Weber, Associated Press

Not every great attraction needs priceless artifacts. Sometimes it's just a combination of great stories and solid curation.

1 year ago