Articles tagged “getyourguide”

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Expedia Looks to Build Tours and Activities Without Acquisitions

Expedia Looks to Build Tours and Activities Without Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will it or won't it has been the big question about whether Expedia will get into tours and activities in a serious way. Yes it will, Expedia officials say, but the company is intent on growing the business organically without the distraction of an acquisition.

4 years ago

CEO Interview: GetYourGuide Funding Was Protection Against Bigger Players

CEO Interview: GetYourGuide Funding Was Protection Against Bigger Players

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With GetYourGuide's latest funding, making it the most heavily funded startup in the annals of tours and activities, a potential acquisition price just got racheted up. With TripAdvisor's acquisition of Viator, the market indeed is a "land grab" now for global expansion.

4 years ago

Tours and Activities Site GetYourGuide Raises $25 Million in Series B

Tours and Activities Site GetYourGuide Raises $25 Million in Series B

Jason Clampet, Skift

Lots of activity in boardrooms for this sector over the last week. Now it just needs more activity on the consumer side.

4 years ago

Behind TripAdvisor’s Surprise Acquisition of Viator

Behind TripAdvisor’s Surprise Acquisition of Viator

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor's acquisition of Viator suggests that a mobile becomes the defacto means of discovery there will be a burgeoning emphasis on in-destination bookings with real-time availability.

4 years ago

SkiftStudio: Viator Says Real-Time Booking of Tours and Activities Has Arrived

SkiftStudio: Viator Says Real-Time Booking of Tours and Activities Has Arrived

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Mobile will be transformative to the tours and activities market if and when vacationers think nothing of picking up their mobile devices and see what tours are available in the next hour or so -- then booking them.

5 years ago

European Tours and Activities Market Expanding But Vast Majority of It is Offline

European Tours and Activities Market Expanding But Vast Majority of It is Offline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tours and activities are indeed a huge potential market, but it is highly fragmented and still mostly offline. There is a substantial upside when the market catches up with the mobile revolution.

5 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

5 years ago

GetYourGuide Attracts Online Travel Heavyweights and $4.5 Million In Series A Funding

GetYourGuide Attracts Online Travel Heavyweights and $4.5 Million In Series A Funding

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Although a stretch, GetYourGuide has frequently likened its desire to ramp up and aggregate the most tours and activities it can for each destination to that of Booking.com. Along with the founder of Qunar, GetYourGuide now has a Booking.com veteran, its former CEO, on board to help in the tour and activities company's expansion efforts.

5 years ago

GetYourGuide buys tours startup Gidsy & shuts it down

GetYourGuide buys tours startup Gidsy & shuts it down

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Having celebrity names as investors often means little if the underlying business isn't sound, however trendy it may appear.

6 years ago

Special Report: Tours and activities market is looking for a big star to match big investments

Special Report: Tours and activities market is looking for a big star to match big investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Investors think they know what they are doing in tours and activities, but it is such a complicated sector that they often end up having nothing to show for it.

6 years ago