Articles tagged “getyourguide”

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.

2 months 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.

3 months ago

If Only Vacation Planning Were Just Another Project to Manage on Trello

If Only Vacation Planning Were Just Another Project to Manage on Trello

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

It's often true that the best ideas or inventions for travel are those that originate outside the sector. Could this be one?

4 months ago

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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

4 years ago