Articles tagged “tours and activities”

TUI Group Wants a Bigger Slice of the Tours and Activities Market

TUI Group Wants a Bigger Slice of the Tours and Activities Market

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With TUI accumulating so much customer data, it makes sense to deploy that knowledge to its transfers, and tours and activities business. The sector is still fragmented and a player with deep pockets like TUI should be able to make inroads.

1 week ago

Onefinestay Launches Concierge Service With Loyalty Elements

Onefinestay Launches Concierge Service With Loyalty Elements

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Rumor has it that Airbnb is gearing up to announce a more personalized experience soon, and Onefinestay may have just beat its strongest competitor to the punch.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Is Fighting to Keep Its Lead in Attractions: The Inside Story

TripAdvisor Is Fighting to Keep Its Lead in Attractions: The Inside Story

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The attractions booking sector is TripAdvisor's to lose, especially given its recent success. But unless it pushes faster on mobile innovation, rivals like GetYourGuide and Klook might overtake the company.

1 month ago

Finding the Best Tour Guide in a Foreign City

Finding the Best Tour Guide in a Foreign City

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Chang is an ABC News correspondent who travels often enough that she has helpful tips. When you are a supertraveler, you often become an expert.

2 months ago

Google Trips Takes a Baby Step Into Tours, Activities and Car Rental Offers

Google Trips Takes a Baby Step Into Tours, Activities and Car Rental Offers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tours-and-activities startups will be eager to see if in-destination apps from giants such as Google, Airbnb, and TripAdvisor will succeed in providing cost-effective customer leads.

2 months ago

A Paris Tour Tracks the Old Haunts of Famous Black Americans

A Paris Tour Tracks the Old Haunts of Famous Black Americans

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The City of Light famously embraced African-American expats fleeing American racism. A tour of the former hangouts of these intellectuals, performers, and other luminaries can offer a fresh travel experience.

3 months ago

Asian Activities Booking Platform Klook Heads to the Americas

Asian Activities Booking Platform Klook Heads to the Americas

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hong Kong-based Klook has selected the Americas as its first stop for expansion outside Asia. To beat the deeply entrenched competition, it will have to find partners that can adapt to the needs of Asian travelers.

3 months ago

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 months 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.

4 months 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago