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Articles tagged “Klook”

Tourism

New Unique Tours Draw Americans to Singapore But Creators Face Cost Issues

A new generation of entrepreneurs is creating unique tours for visitors to Singapore. But fighting legacy tour players and online travel giants only makes the high costs of doing business harder to do business.

New Unique Tours Draw Americans to Singapore But Creators Face Cost Issues

Tourism

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Asian tourist behavior is changing, reflecting a more mindful — and responsible — traveler overall.

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Tourism

Is India the New China for Tourist-Hungry Destinations?

India is becoming the boat that lifts Asia-Pacific destinations that have become too dependent on China outbound travel, which is sputtering. Australia is a good example of this.

Is India the New China for Tourist-Hungry Destinations?

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Tourism

Asian Tours Aggregator BeMyGuest Gets Funding Shot in Arm

A leaner and freshly funded BeMyGuest is in a stronger position to harness the growth of Asia’s tours and activities sector. But competition is also mightier.

Asian Tours Aggregator BeMyGuest Gets Funding Shot in Arm

Online Travel

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food and Wellness Choices

Here's a riddle: If Traveloka sells lifestyle services and AirAsia is not just an airline, what is an online travel agency? The industry will have to coin a new term since everyone is starting to sell more than just flights and hotels. Any suggestions?

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food and Wellness Choices

Online Travel

Klook Receives $225 Million SoftBank Investment in Nod to Tours and Activities

For the first time, an Asian startup, Klook, is attracting the highest funding ever in tours and activities. For the last time, can skeptics of this travel sector please bow out?

Klook Receives $225 Million SoftBank Investment in Nod to Tours and Activities

Online Travel

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

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.

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

Online Travel

Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study

A bigger chunk of online travel bookings will be made through mobile in Southeast Asia and players need to improve the user experience fast. Learn from Expedia, which has been anointed the guru of mobile in the region by a Google/Accenture study.

Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study