Articles tagged “getyourguide”

GetYourGuide CEO Highlights Google’s Alleged Failings During the Pandemic

GetYourGuide CEO Highlights Google’s Alleged Failings During the Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

GetYourGuide's Johannes Reck is underplaying the Google threat in tours and activities. Sure, Google has much larger priorities, but how much will it cost to build the GetYourGuide brand with Google controlling the airspace?

4 days ago

Tourist Guides Will Be the Earliest Enforcers of Safety Measures in Travel

Tourist Guides Will Be the Earliest Enforcers of Safety Measures in Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

For tourist guides who manage to ride out travel's shutdown, a new set of challenges and expectations will be awaiting the profession on the other side.

4 weeks ago

Google Should Stop Bill Collection for First Quarter, 8 Travel Startups Demand

Google Should Stop Bill Collection for First Quarter, 8 Travel Startups Demand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has a huge travel advertising business. If Google's advertising partners had to hand out tons of refunds to consumers for coronavirus-tinged trips that never happened, shouldn't Google, with its deep pockets, share in the pain?

2 months ago

Tour Guides and Attractions Operators Shift to Testing Experiences — Online

Tour Guides and Attractions Operators Shift to Testing Experiences — Online

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Operators of tours, activities, and attractions are taking a crash course in online classes, virtual tours, and digital souvenir sales. We doubt these efforts can fully replace the revenue of in-person experiences. Yet there are needs to fill. Many housebound people and remote teams could use the human connection, while many hosts are eager for income.

3 months ago

GetYourGuide, Omio, Other Travel Tech Startups Hunker Down

GetYourGuide, Omio, Other Travel Tech Startups Hunker Down

Douglas Busvine, Reuters

GetYourGuide top boss Johannes Reck said coronavirus may inflict a "nuclear winter" on the travel industry this year but that it has the resources to withstand the blow. Omio, Flixbus, and other European travel startups also are hoping for the best.

4 months ago

Tripadvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

Tripadvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Along with its dining reservations business, Tripadvisor's tours and activities unit had been a bright spot. But well-funded competitors such as GetYourGuide and Klook have tightened the race, and Tripadvisor is feeling it.

5 months ago

Online Travel Agency Giants Are on the Backfoot in Tours and Experiences

Online Travel Agency Giants Are on the Backfoot in Tours and Experiences

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia, Booking.com, and Ctrip are boosting the supply of sightseeing and experiences options that can be booked in merely a few clicks. But several factors are complicating any plans they may have to dominate bookings in this sector the way they have in flights and hotels.

8 months ago

What 5 Years of Klook Says About the Strength of Its Asia Playbook

What 5 Years of Klook Says About the Strength of Its Asia Playbook

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Since Klook's launch five years ago, big changes have occurred in the sector. TripAdvisor bought Viator, TUI-Musement, and Booking-FareHarbor, and most recently, Airbnb invested in Atlas Obscura. All this, plus competition from online travel agencies, will test Klook's playbook, even though its strategies seem sound for now.

10 months ago

TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering

TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings are seemingly playing nice and fair with the tours and activities companies for now, but what happens five years from now when competition gets more intense and extracting profits is more of a mandate? Will push come to shove?

11 months ago

Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded

Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia and Ctrip are the two large online travel companies that have so far not acquired a technology partner to foster the growth of their tours and activities' businesses. GetYourGuide argues that these tech/connectivity companies should remain independent, but how long will it be before some of these smaller companies get scooped up?

11 months ago

GetYourGuide’s New $484 Million Infusion May Force Consolidation in Travel Experiences

GetYourGuide’s New $484 Million Infusion May Force Consolidation in Travel Experiences

Sean O'Neill, Skift

SoftBank has upended the sales of tours and attractions by investing record-breaking sums in GetYourGuide and Klook. That's boosted valuations to such lofty levels that it may leave only a few options: Merge or go public.

1 year ago

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GetYourGuide may close an approximately $300 million funding round this year with possible participation by new investors like SoftBank and Temasek. If true, investors would be betting that the attractions booking agency can continue to defy several assumptions about young travel companies.

1 year ago