Articles tagged “tours and activities”

Tripadvisor Takes Greater Pricing Control Over Tours and Activities

Tripadvisor Takes Greater Pricing Control Over Tours and Activities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tripadvisor is trying to squeeze more revenue and profits out of its newly restructured tours and activities business. There's a danger, though, that well-funded rivals might undercut Tripadvisor's efforts.

1 week ago

5 European Cities That Are Food Tourism Hot Spots

5 European Cities That Are Food Tourism Hot Spots

Lauren Bravo, The Guardian

Food tourism shows no sign of losing steam. That's because the experience is not just about the food and beverages. It overlaps with cultural and historical tourism and is an ideal way to interact with locals.

2 weeks ago

Family of New Zealand Volcano Tragedy Victims Criticizes Tour Operators

Family of New Zealand Volcano Tragedy Victims Criticizes Tour Operators

Australian AP, The Guardian

It's no surprise that the fatal eruption of the White Island volcano in December in New Zealand is raising serious questions about the safety preparedness of adventure tour operators.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Taps a Former Disney Theme Park Exec to Run Its Experiences Business

Airbnb Taps a Former Disney Theme Park Exec to Run Its Experiences Business

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Experiences could become a big business for Airbnb, but a cautionary note is that competition from venture-backed companies is heating up. The sector leader, Tripadvisor, just took a step back to reboot its experiences strategy while laying off employees.

3 weeks ago

Spirit Tourism Booms in Britain With Microdistilleries on the Rise

Spirit Tourism Booms in Britain With Microdistilleries on the Rise

Louise Dixon, Associated Press

Spirit tourism is proving a hit with folks who want not just a stiff drink, but a story behind it as well. The popularity presents an opportunity for artisan and craft makers of other products wanting to capitalize on tourism.

3 weeks ago

Tripadvisor Reorganization Brings Exec Departures and New Life for Viator

Tripadvisor Reorganization Brings Exec Departures and New Life for Viator

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Flush with SoftBank and other venture capital money, GetYourGuide and Klook, as well as Airbnb and Booking.com, are nipping at Tripadvisor's heels in tours and activities. Tripadvisor will try to leverage its brand, Viator, which already had a following before Tripadvisor absorbed it, to keep the insurgents at bay.

4 weeks ago

Tripadvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

Tripadvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Along with its dining reservations business, Tripadvisor's tours and activities unit had been a bright spot. But well-funded competitors such as GetYourGuide and Klook have tightened the race, and Tripadvisor is feeling it.

4 weeks ago

Tour Injury Lawsuit Tests Whether TripAdvisor Is Liability-Free

Tour Injury Lawsuit Tests Whether TripAdvisor Is Liability-Free

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Bulletproof legal immunity for "platforms" like TripAdvisor seems to have softened in recent years. What's certain is that as tours and activities go more mainstream as an option on booking sites, intermediaries will have to put more effort into vetting the tour operators.

1 month ago

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Travel Marketing Across Generations in 2020: Reaching Gen Z, Gen X, Millennials, and Baby Boomers

Travel Marketing Across Generations in 2020: Reaching Gen Z, Gen X, Millennials, and Baby Boomers

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

Travel marketers should already be thinking about creating successful strategies for the year ahead. Being aware of what Gen Z, millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers want from their travels is key to making a strong impression in 2020.

2 months ago

Why the Luxury Sabbatical Trend Looks Built to Last

Why the Luxury Sabbatical Trend Looks Built to Last

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is only the beginning of the sabbatical movement — a flash point in which trends in work, mindfulness, technology, and access all come together. Expect high-end consumers to become accustomed to the idea of taking extended leaves with their family at regular intervals, especially as the millennial generation ages.

2 months ago

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourists are welcome to visit Wolf Haven International in Washington state, but the needs of the sanctuary's residents — which include two species of wolves, wolf-dogs, and coyotes — are always prioritized. The sanctuary's co-manager Pamela Maciel Cabañas is devoted to making sure that happens.

2 months ago

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

There have always been travelers who don't drink, but the "sober curious" lifestyle movement has created a defined market of people who are eager for trips, tours, and experiences that aren't centered around alcohol. It's surprising that the travel industry has only just started to respond.

3 months ago