Articles tagged “online travel”

Luxury

Inspirato’s Problems Run Deep Despite Blame on Macroeconomic Issues

Despite fears of a looming recession, luxury travel has been very strong. However, luxury subscription brand Inspirato has slashed its workforce and downgraded full-year guidance, seemingly hiding deeper issues within the company behind a veil of macroeconomic uncertainty.

Inspirato’s Problems Run Deep Despite Blame on Macroeconomic Issues

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Up Offerings for Solo Travelers

Tour operators making a play for the growing solo travel market need to balance the flexibility of their tour offerings against the right amount of structured planning. While the traditional approach works for some, others are reinventing the solo-travel wheel.

Tour Operators Up Offerings for Solo Travelers

Mergers and Acquisitions

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are sexy for shareholders, analysts and the press. Booking CEO Fogel knows, though, that sometimes the best decision is not overpaying and walking away from that shiny object.

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Tour Operators

G Adventures Restructures With Holding Company Primed for New Acquisitions

G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip wants to bring about change, both within his company's organizational structure and across the global tourism playing field. He believes community is the route to take, as the company readies for seemingly long-overdue acquisitions.

G Adventures Restructures With Holding Company Primed for New Acquisitions

Tour Operators

What the Empire State Building Shows About Tech’s Potential in Tours and Activities

The pandemic reluctantly drove operators towards online tech solutions to survive. Now in a strange reversal of fortune, those online solutions are holding their own, especially as the tours and activities sector gets back to pre-pandemic capacity. Travel 102 floors to the top of the Empire State Building Observatory and learn more.

What the Empire State Building Shows About Tech’s Potential in Tours and Activities

Travel Booking

Big Banks Chase a Much Bigger Piece of the Travel Market

Banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and Citi already have the customer base to appeal to travelers with attractive booking offers, cash back, and points, without having to ante up big for marketing like online travel agencies and hotels. The prospects for banks, with a history clunky travel portals, will hinge on value proposition, user experience and execution.

Big Banks Chase a Much Bigger Piece of the Travel Market

Tour Operators

Generative AI Holds First-Mover Advantage for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

Artificial Intelligence's impact on travel planning is poised to define itself in 2023 as generative AI technology becomes more accessible and even more intelligent.

Generative AI Holds First-Mover Advantage for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

Airlines

Chinese Travel Searches Spike 10X on Loosening of Covid Rules

China may just come to redefine how we think about scale with pent-up travel demand. The latest news this week of the government further relaxing longstanding, strict Covid rules sent citizens flocking to online travel sites.

Chinese Travel Searches Spike 10X on Loosening of Covid Rules

Online Travel

Kayak CEO Steve Hafner Predicts China to Fully Reopen After Travel Search Surge

Steve Hafner likes what he sees in those numbers. It's been a long wait on China.

Kayak CEO Steve Hafner Predicts China to Fully Reopen After Travel Search Surge

Tour Operators

Fast-Growing Food Tours Operator Hungry for More Acquisitions

Food experiences are a mainstay for travelers who want to tap into the vibe and culture of a destination — with one global food tours company intent on dominating the culinary space by buying smaller operators that can extend its brand presence.

Fast-Growing Food Tours Operator Hungry for More Acquisitions