Articles tagged “guides”

Online Travel

Are Google Reviews Poised to Beat TripAdvisor at Its Own Game?

Google has fought and annoyed TripAdvisor and Yelp for years when it comes to user reviews. The search giant obviously has the scale to compete and is now putting new emphasis on its own user reviews, but it has to prove it has the focus to upend the review balance of power.

Are Google Reviews Poised to Beat TripAdvisor at Its Own Game?

Tour Operators

Historic City Gets Court OK to License Tour Guides Although Lawsuit Looms

While Washington, D.C. and Savannah, Georgia withdrew moves to require the licensing of tour guides, Charleston is intent on doing so although the outcome of a lawsuit will have something to say about that.

Historic City Gets Court OK to License Tour Guides Although Lawsuit Looms

Online Travel

Google’s New Travel App Is a Mashup of Guidebook and TripIt

As with anything Google does, you can expect Google Trips to be very much a work in progress that goes through numerous iterations before it becomes available to the public. But its beta release expands Google's footprint in the travel ecosystem especially since so many consumers begin their trip planning in the search engine and explore destinations with the Maps app.

Google’s New Travel App Is a Mashup of Guidebook and TripIt

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Takes New Steps Toward Offering the Ultimate Travel Guide App

The challenge for TripAdvisor is whether it will win by being an all-encompassing app or whether it is better to be more focused like Expedia's or HotelTonight's apps. In phasing out its City Guides app, TripAdvisor is putting itself in the comprehensive camp.

TripAdvisor Takes New Steps Toward Offering the Ultimate Travel Guide App

Tourism

Interview: Groupon’s Founder Is Trying to Reinvent the Audio City Tour

Due to the seamless user experience and interface, Detour truly delivers on the demand for authentic, local travel experiences and immersive educational travel. As with all of these creative attempts at tours: Do users actually care?

Interview: Groupon’s Founder Is Trying to Reinvent the Audio City Tour

Media and PR

Yelp Loses Ground to Competitors and Its Stock Slumps

After numerous run ins with Google, Yelp has hopefully learned that it can't expect anything from the search giant.

Yelp Loses Ground to Competitors and Its Stock Slumps

Media and PR

Gogobot Raises $20 Million Series C Round Led by HomeAway

Gogobot is a small factor today in competing with category leader TripAdvisor on the reviews' front, but the HomeAway partnership will enable it to increase its profile on the back of HomeAway's global footprint.

Gogobot Raises $20 Million Series C Round Led by HomeAway

Tourism

How Two Legacy Tour Groups Source Local Guides

This is one travel segment still ripe for disruption. There is high demand for curated tours, but the process for sourcing and training local experts to lead them hasn't become any easier.

How Two Legacy Tour Groups Source Local Guides

Tourism

Thai Tour Operators Come Out Swinging Against Internet Tour Guides

The rise of peer-to-peer tour guide websites masks a real issue that pre-dates them: Illegal, unliscensed guides scamming unsuspecting tourists.

Thai Tour Operators Come Out Swinging Against Internet Tour Guides

Media and PR

Foursquare Releases New Logo Before Splitting Its Product in Half

Foursquare's making a big bet that users will check-in to the new experience, but it needed a big change to move forward.

Foursquare Releases New Logo Before Splitting Its Product in Half