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Articles tagged “tours and activities”

Tourism

Skift Global Forum: Adventure Travel Pioneer Darrell Wade on Travelers’ Local Obsesssion

Brands are jumping on the experiential travel trend, but their marketing messages are empty without on-the-ground research needed to deliver a truly authentic, one-of-a-kind experience.

Skift Global Forum: Adventure Travel Pioneer Darrell Wade on Travelers’ Local Obsesssion

Online Travel

Interview: Qunar’s CEO on Building China’s Largest Travel Booking Site From Scratch

Qunar is a technology company with a big vision and an enormous opportunity as the Chinese traveler busts out into the world. He won't say it outright, but it's clear that CEO CC Zhuang likes where he sits, and wouldn't want to stop the momentum with the complications that a merger with Ctrip would bring.

Interview: Qunar’s CEO on Building China’s Largest Travel Booking Site From Scratch

Online Travel

Online Travel Booking Players Move Into Their Next Territory: In-Destination Services

As online travel agencies expand their grip into vacation and business travel destinations, their large mobile user base gives them an advantage, as does the fact that as a rule they have much greater technology resources than do hotels.

Online Travel Booking Players Move Into Their Next Territory: In-Destination Services

Online Travel

SkiftStudio: Viator Says Real-Time Booking of Tours and Activities Has Arrived

Mobile will be transformative to the tours and activities market if and when vacationers think nothing of picking up their mobile devices and see what tours are available in the next hour or so -- then booking them.

SkiftStudio: Viator Says Real-Time Booking of Tours and Activities Has Arrived

SkiftX

European Tours and Activities Market Expanding But Vast Majority of It is Offline

Tours and activities are indeed a huge potential market, but it is highly fragmented and still mostly offline. There is a substantial upside when the market catches up with the mobile revolution.

European Tours and Activities Market Expanding But Vast Majority of It is Offline

Online Travel

GetYourGuide Attracts Online Travel Heavyweights and $4.5 Million In Series A Funding

Although a stretch, GetYourGuide has frequently likened its desire to ramp up and aggregate the most tours and activities it can for each destination to that of Booking.com. Along with the founder of Qunar, GetYourGuide now has a Booking.com veteran, its former CEO, on board to help in the tour and activities company's expansion efforts.

GetYourGuide Attracts Online Travel Heavyweights and $4.5 Million In Series A Funding

Hotels

TripAdvisor Roadmap: How it Wants to Own the Travel Cycle

TripAdvisor isn't an online travel agency because it doesn't take flight or hotel bookings. But, given its desire to expand further into a solution for in-destination tours and activities, you can make the argument that it is a more well-rounded one-stop shop for travel than many of the travel booking sites.

TripAdvisor Roadmap: How it Wants to Own the Travel Cycle