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Articles tagged “experiences”

Online Travel

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

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.

Online Travel

Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Should there be TripAdvisor booths at big tourist attractions in Paris, New York, Las Vegas and Rome? It might not be a bad idea to explore to attract the business of travelers who like to book attractions offline. Would it scale? Expedia does it, but the numbers crunchers would have to figure it all out.

Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Announcements

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

There is no set formula on how to do it, but it's clear that the most progressive companies in travel are intent on reinventing their businesses, and value propositions. On the other hand, certain things that still work, like customer service and personalized hospitality, will survive the cut.

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Buys Tours and Activities Tech Provider Bokun as Connectivity Race Heats Up

We said there would be more consolidation in the tours and activities space, and the ink was hardly dry when TripAdvisor announced the acquisition of Bokun. This enables TripAdvisor to provide an end-to-end solution without having to rely on third party vendors to bring tours and activities suppliers on board.

TripAdvisor Buys Tours and Activities Tech Provider Bokun as Connectivity Race Heats Up

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Attractions Unit Will Rebrand as Experiences

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?

TripAdvisor Attractions Unit Will Rebrand as Experiences

Online Travel

Mr and Mrs Smith Joins Tours and Activities Rush With SideStory Acquisition

Trips, experiences, tours, activities – you call them what you like, travel brands want a bigger piece of the sector. For plenty of companies, it's no longer just about the flight or hotel.

Mr and Mrs Smith Joins Tours and Activities Rush With SideStory Acquisition

Online Travel

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Viator leads in online tours and activities, as Skift Research's new analysis shows, but being in first also puts a target on its back. Rivals are working hard to close the gap and the race is far from over.

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Short-Term Rentals

Onefinestay Launches Concierge Service With Loyalty Elements

Rumor has it that Airbnb is gearing up to announce a more personalized experience soon, and Onefinestay may have just beat its strongest competitor to the punch.

Onefinestay Launches Concierge Service With Loyalty Elements

Airlines

SAS Strives to Fulfill Passenger Dreams and Its Own With Experiences Program for Elite Flyers

We're not surprised SAS frequent flyers love to take trips with the airline's head chef, though we're impressed the airline found 20 takers willing to spend $5,000 a piece (plus 100,000 points) for a five-day trip to Japan.

SAS Strives to Fulfill Passenger Dreams and Its Own With Experiences Program for Elite Flyers