Articles tagged “tours and activities”

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's do some math, first: How do you calculate 20x growth when you're not given a baseline for comparison? Our guess is whatever that adds up to, it may not be very much.

3 days ago

Tours and Activities Site GetYourGuide Secures a $75 Million Funding Round

Tours and Activities Site GetYourGuide Secures a $75 Million Funding Round

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Whoever said there's no money in tours-and-activities may want to have a chat with the folks at Battery Ventures, whose investment in GetYourGuide brings that startup's total funding to $175.5 million.

3 weeks ago

Tours and Activities Site Klook Secures $60 Million Round as Goldman Sachs Invests

Tours and Activities Site Klook Secures $60 Million Round as Goldman Sachs Invests

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Klook's rapid growth suggests that a growing number of Chinese and other Asian outbound travelers want to travel independently, instead of in groups, and thus book their activities a la carte. That portends a sea change in the travel industry.

4 weeks ago

TourRadar Raises $10 Million as Solo Female Travelers Turn to Tour Bookings

TourRadar Raises $10 Million as Solo Female Travelers Turn to Tour Bookings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Group hikes, river cruises, and other multi-day tours are still primarily booked offline through travel agents or direct with the operators. But future bookings of these tours will likely be digital despite the complexity. It's a tough sector, and TourRadar hopes to be well-positioned as the trend gains ground.

1 month ago

Business of Loyalty: World of Hyatt Adds Another Tours and Activities Partner

Business of Loyalty: World of Hyatt Adds Another Tours and Activities Partner

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt just launched another partnership for its loyalty program, signaling an interest in expanding further into the business of experiences.

1 month ago

Leading Companies in Tours and Activities Emerge But There Is Still a Vast Sprawl of Competitors Below

Leading Companies in Tours and Activities Emerge But There Is Still a Vast Sprawl of Competitors Below

Sean O'Neill, Skift

There is still a ton of consolidation to come in tours and activities as smaller consumer and tech companies, in particular, will get bought up or fade into the waiting arms of the usual suspects, which will pick up some of the pieces.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Tours and Activities Brand Viator Debuts a Booking Tool for Travel Agents

TripAdvisor Tours and Activities Brand Viator Debuts a Booking Tool for Travel Agents

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Who needs middlemen distributors? TripAdvisor-backed Viator is hoping that travel agencies come directly to its new platform to find tours and activities to sell to consumers.

2 months ago

Airbnb Expands Tours and Experiences to New York City By Enlisting Celebrities

Airbnb Expands Tours and Experiences to New York City By Enlisting Celebrities

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Airbnb actually launched Trips in New York City in March 2017, but it was exclusively in Harlem at the time.

2 months ago

Tour Operator Context Nets $5 Million in Funding for Its Task of Scaling

Tour Operator Context Nets $5 Million in Funding for Its Task of Scaling

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Context is a scholarly tour business betting that digital marketing will let it replicate its model profitably worldwide. Other experiential tour businesses will watch with a skeptical (but hopeful) eye.

2 months ago

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Skift Research, Luke Bujarski

TripAdvisor has hotels but its activities business is burning bright. The conversation will continue to shift toward the non-hotel revenue line, as the company moves into the long game focusing on execution rather than transformation.

5 months ago

TripAdvisor: Non-Hotel Revenue Could Reach One-Third of Total by 2020

TripAdvisor: Non-Hotel Revenue Could Reach One-Third of Total by 2020

Luke Bujarski, Skift

A successful TripAdvisor transformation into ecommerce would go down as one of the smartest pivots in online travel history.

5 months ago

Tiqets Secures $17 Million in Funding for Tours and Activities Ticketing

Tiqets Secures $17 Million in Funding for Tours and Activities Ticketing

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This Dutch startup is growing by focusing on the problem of mobile ticketing and solving it with a product that requires almost no technical savvy from museums and other attraction operators. But it may need to be acquired to scale up quickly.

6 months ago