Articles tagged “tours and activities”

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ResortPass Adds $26 Million in Celebrity-Backed Funding to Expand Daycation Experiences

Luxury hotels and resorts, with all their amenities, are usually the playgrounds of the rich and famous and are reserved exclusively for overnight guests who pay top dollar to stay there.  However, a group of celebrity funders are boosting ResortPass by $26 million to build out its day-pass marketplace for establishments that want to allow…

Tour Operators

Day Tours Operator Context Adds Pre-Trip Virtual Learning

Post-pandemic trends are shifting the customer experience in educational tours to include pre-trip immersion through virtual tours. Their value cannot be underestimated.

Day Tours Operator Context Adds Pre-Trip Virtual Learning

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Execs Suggest Viator and Hotel Auction Will Be Key to New Strategy

The most important thing about Tripadvisor's exercise in formulating a new strategy will be how it reconfigures priorities. Answers to that question won't be divulged until 2023.

Tripadvisor Execs Suggest Viator and Hotel Auction Will Be Key to New Strategy

Announcements

State of Travel 2022: New Skift Research

So much has happened in the travel industry in recent years. This new report by Skift Research puts perspective on those dizzying changes by providing definitive and data-driven insight into the current state of the travel industry, and the trends that will shape the future.

State of Travel 2022: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

Step by step, inch by inch, Google is becoming more central to the tours and activities sector. We've seen this playbook before.

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

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Booking.com Adds Klook To Its Roster of Activities Providers

Booking.com expanded the geographic reach of its tours and activities offerings in Asia by entering a long-term strategic partnership with Klook, Booking.com announced Monday. The set of a Bollywood movie at Madame Tussauds Singapore. Travelers can buy tickets to this attraction and have their reservations instantly confirmed via Klook, an online travel agency that specializes…

Online Travel

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

When it comes to running mainstream tours to popular attractions, booking sites can't hope to compete with the online user experience that Google provides. Off-the-beaten track activities, though, may be more fruitful.

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

Online Travel

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

Experiences aren't a financial game-changer for most online travel companies, but they are a must-have regardless.

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

Online Travel

Google Is Reviving Price Guarantee Program for Flights

Many travel brands have been toying with financial technology, or fintech, to cater to new consumer needs brought on by the pandemic. Google's latest revival probably won't be a one-hit wonder.

Google Is Reviving Price Guarantee Program for Flights

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Tours and Activities Companies Launch Standards Association

Nearly three dozen tours and activities operators, reservation systems, and distributors debuted a non-profit association geared to formulate connectivity standards. Source: Reuters The 501c3 association, Open Connectivity for Tours, Activities & Attractions intends to promote an open source specification "to enable reservation and ticketing system providers and tour, activity and attraction ticket sellers to connect…