Articles tagged “tours and activities”

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.

6 days ago

Tours Platform Zozi Parts Ways With Founder and CEO, Lays Off Some Staff

Tours Platform Zozi Parts Ways With Founder and CEO, Lays Off Some Staff

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The once lavishly funded tours startup Zozi says it is still healthy, though it had to lay off many employees. The restructuring will have Zozi de-emphasizing its consumer product to "double down" on its B2B reservation service unless another player swoops in for its assets.

3 weeks ago

This Is What Airbnb Trips Hosts Really Think of Airbnb’s Newest Product

This Is What Airbnb Trips Hosts Really Think of Airbnb’s Newest Product

Deanna Ting, Skift

Overall, the reviews are positive, but some have found the app to be glitchy at times. The bigger question on our minds: Can this prove to be a moneymaker for both hosts and for Airbnb in the long term?

4 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Creates Tour-Booking Site GoBe To Go After Land Vacations

Royal Caribbean Creates Tour-Booking Site GoBe To Go After Land Vacations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As our Megatrend foretold, Skift expected there would be a lot of news around tours and activities this year, but even we are surprised by all the action so early in the year. Will a long background in cruise vacations help Royal Caribbean Cruises' latest venture, GoBe, break out from the pack?

1 month ago

Marriott Expands Reach Into Tours and Activities With Its Latest Investment

Marriott Expands Reach Into Tours and Activities With Its Latest Investment

Deanna Ting, Skift

It seems like everyone in hospitality (and travel in general) is looking at the tours and activities space these days.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor CFO Sees ‘Hotel-Like’ Commissions in a $1 Billion Tours and Activities Business

TripAdvisor CFO Sees ‘Hotel-Like’ Commissions in a $1 Billion Tours and Activities Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If TripAdvisor's hotel-booking drive doesn't work out in the face of intense competition, tours and activities won't be bungee-jumping to the rescue. But it still can be an attractive business and TripAdvisor is best-positioned for now to make it work.

1 month ago

Facebook Launches City Guides With Booking for Hotels and Restaurants

Facebook Launches City Guides With Booking for Hotels and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Facebook app now enables users to tap a Book Now button and has easy to use tap to call or messaging features with the venues. This is an important step by a company with a mammoth user base.

2 months 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.

3 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Tours and Activities Are Finally Coming Into Their Own

Travel Megatrends 2017: Tours and Activities Are Finally Coming Into Their Own

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb’s entry into the tours and activities market certainly brings the sector to the fore. If Airbnb sticks with a strategy to curate its tours and activities, going with unique and off-the-beaten-path experiences, then that is still important for the sector given Airbnb’s scale, but self-limiting. Competition is certainly a healthy thing and all the players will have to up their games.

3 months ago

New Skift Research Report: State of Tours and Activities Tech 2017

New Skift Research Report: State of Tours and Activities Tech 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Sophistication and adoption of back-end technology on the supply side is getting to a point where the big players in online travel are taking the tours and activities segment seriously. It's an expanding growth opportunity for new and direct revenue streams across the entire traveler journey, beyond core transport and accommodations products.

3 months ago

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Startup Triip is now doing the reverse of unicorn Airbnb: Triip is adding lodging to experiences, powered by Booking.com. But it remains to be seen if this move will be enough to enable Triip to retain its novelty.

3 months ago

Exclusive: Viator Officials Depart as TripAdvisor Installs Vacation Rental Execs as Replacements

Exclusive: Viator Officials Depart as TripAdvisor Installs Vacation Rental Execs as Replacements

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer has decided to make dramatic changes in the leadership of the company's attractions business, and that's not unusual for an acquiring company. Still, the move to import executives from the company's vacation rentals business to run a leading tours and activities business isn't exactly being welcomed with open arms by the rank and file.

4 months ago