Articles tagged “boats”

Why Slow Barge Cruising Is a Fast-Growing Luxury Option

Why Slow Barge Cruising Is a Fast-Growing Luxury Option

Laura Powell, Skift

Barging is a very small segment of the cruise industry, but it’s growing exponentially. That said, given that a typical barge only holds four to 12 passengers, and there are only about 100 barges in operation, exponential growth can take place with the addition of just a few new boats.

1 year ago

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruising is already one of the cheapest ways to travel, but this yacht rental startup could be giving cruises a run for their money.

2 years ago

Uber Floats an Intercontinental Product in Its Istanbul Water Taxi Service

Uber Floats an Intercontinental Product in Its Istanbul Water Taxi Service

Isobel Finkel and Constantine Courcoulas, Bloomberg

Will Uber Segway be next?

4 years ago

Two Jet Boat Companies Compete for Niagara Falls Tourists for First Time

Two Jet Boat Companies Compete for Niagara Falls Tourists for First Time

Don Glynn, Niagara Gazette

The increased competition among jet boat tour operators near Niagara Falls reflects the growing importance of the adventure travel trend. It isn't enough to peer down from atop the Falls, people want to get more involved in the experience, white water and all.

5 years ago

Sharing Economy Comes To Boats and the Waters are Wide Open

Sharing Economy Comes To Boats and the Waters are Wide Open

Nancy Dahlberg, Associated Press

The peer-to-peer market in boating will be as good as the vetting process of owners and renters, and whether insurance policies mean much after reading all the fine print.

6 years ago