Articles tagged “getyourguide”

Video: GetYourGuide Is Playing the Long Game With Activity Booking

Video: GetYourGuide Is Playing the Long Game With Activity Booking

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The vast majority of tours and activities are still being booked offline the old-fashioned way, so theoretically, the digital players can each have their piece of the pie.

4 months ago

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?

4 months ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: What Travelers Want From Activities

Skift Forum Europe Preview: What Travelers Want From Activities

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Do locals spend more money on at-home activities than travelers spend on in-trip activities? The answer isn't as pressing as the fact that most of the world's activities are still up for grabs by booking platforms.

7 months ago

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Seth Borko and Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

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.

7 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.

8 months ago

Tours and Activities Site GetYourGuide Secures a $75 Million Funding Round

Tours and Activities Site GetYourGuide Secures a $75 Million Funding Round

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Whoever said there's no money in tours-and-activities may want to have a chat with the folks at Battery Ventures, whose investment in GetYourGuide brings that startup's total funding to $175.5 million.

12 months ago

GetYourGuide Gets a Tours Booking Boost With EasyJet Deal

GetYourGuide Gets a Tours Booking Boost With EasyJet Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

EasyJet is offering another example of how airlines are increasingly using their sales channels to act as travel providers catering to all parts of a trip.

1 year ago

Europe Is an Excellent Testbed for the Future of Travel, Say Investors and Entrepreneurs

Europe Is an Excellent Testbed for the Future of Travel, Say Investors and Entrepreneurs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Defying conventional wisdom in the U.S., leading venture capitalist and the founders of two venture-backed companies -- Trainline and GetYourGuide -- believe that Europe is an excellent testbed for creating travel companies that can scale globally. They make their case well.

2 years ago

Big Players Buy in to Tours and Activities – 25 Moments in 2015

Big Players Buy in to Tours and Activities – 25 Moments in 2015

Skift

25 Moments that Mattered in 2015: To make our selection of 25 moments, we thought back to the stories that drove reader engagement and sparked discussion among both travel experts and the general public. Some stories were quick blips that represented bigger things while others were narratives that built slowly through out the year. Each one, though, spoke to where we are right now when it comes to the big business of global travel.

3 years ago

GoEuro Gets $45 Million in Funding Round Led by Goldman Sachs

GoEuro Gets $45 Million in Funding Round Led by Goldman Sachs

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If transportation complexity creates opportunity, then GoEuro, flush with another $45 million in funding, has an open road ahead.

3 years ago

GetYourGuide Gets a Historic $50 Million Funding Round in Tours and Activities

GetYourGuide Gets a Historic $50 Million Funding Round in Tours and Activities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With Expedia acquiring Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, Wotif and HomeAway since 2014, it isn't hard to imagine Expedia adding GetYourGuide to its portfolio -- although with this latest funding round the price tag just went up.

3 years ago

Priceline.com CEO on the Death of Search Engine Optimization

Priceline.com CEO on the Death of Search Engine Optimization

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Search engine optimization had a great run but we are way past it now. Instead the top dogs in digital marketing are Google itself and the largest and most skilled players that can pay for those clicks and convert the hell out of them.

3 years ago