Articles tagged “peek”

Activities Tech Provider Peek Raises $23 Million

Activities Tech Provider Peek Raises $23 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The latest investment comes just in time for Peek, a maker of enterprise software. Its rivals FareHarbor and Bokun have recently been snapped up by larger acquirers Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor. Clocks are ticking.

3 months 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.

7 months ago

Peek Acquires Zozi’s Assets in Further Consolidation of Tours and Activities Tech Sector

Peek Acquires Zozi’s Assets in Further Consolidation of Tours and Activities Tech Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for software to tour merchants is fragmented without a single clear leader. Yet Peek now has an advantageous position, thanks to the acquisition of the assets of one of its chief rivals.

1 year ago

Tours and Activities Providers Still Have Doubts About the Internet

Tours and Activities Providers Still Have Doubts About the Internet

Dave Montali, Skift

T&A's love-hate relationship with the internet continues. They love the online reviews, but are reluctant to use the internet as a distribution channel.

2 years ago

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As tour operators become more nimble with their use of mobile technology, they'll be able to strengthen their appeal to consumers who are looking to purchase tours and activities on demand.

2 years ago

Video: Why Peek Still Sees Opportunity in the Tours and Activities Market

Video: Why Peek Still Sees Opportunity in the Tours and Activities Market

Greg Oates, Skift

Peek is competing in the online tours and activities booking space because it built a mobile-friendly platform where tour operators can better manage and sell their product in real-time.

2 years ago

Peek Raises $10 Million, JetBlue Invests in Ride-Sharing in Travel Startup Funding This Week

Peek Raises $10 Million, JetBlue Invests in Ride-Sharing in Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Peek boasts that it provides a great booking experience on both desktop and mobile devices, which at this stage in the game is a must if tours and activities platforms hope to keep pace with consumer demands and behavior.

2 years ago

Tours Land Grab Under Way as FareHarbor Gives Temporary Lifeline to Zerve

Tours Land Grab Under Way as FareHarbor Gives Temporary Lifeline to Zerve

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is a war zone in tours and activities this week as all of the platform players are scrambling to pick up the pieces of Zerve.

2 years ago

Sharing Economy Can’t Save Tour Guides, says Tour Startup CEO

Sharing Economy Can’t Save Tour Guides, says Tour Startup CEO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Something can't be dead if it never lived. In terms of real consumer traction, peer-to-peer tour guide businesses, however well-intentioned, never won broad acceptance. The economics of these businesses didn't enable them to achieve any kind of scale.

5 years ago

Peek launches in Boston with plans to donate to bombing relief fund

Peek launches in Boston with plans to donate to bombing relief fund

Ira Kantor, Boston Herald

At least Peek backs up its questionable PR tactic of announcing a Boston launch when awareness surrounding the city is at its highest by donating to The One Fund Boston.

5 years ago

Special Report: Investors boycott tours and activities as peer-to-peer shakeout looms

Special Report: Investors boycott tours and activities as peer-to-peer shakeout looms

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The early adopters in tours and activities could be too early, and to paraphrase a baseball scholar: It is going to get late early for a lot of the startups.

6 years ago

Special Report: Why the tours and activities market is more hype than the next big thing

Special Report: Why the tours and activities market is more hype than the next big thing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kayak's dropping of tours in its mobile apps shows that the sector may not be as addressable as envisioned and isn't ready for prime time.

6 years ago