Engineering geeks like big, tough problems and the coders at Kayak are attempting to take on the challenges of comparing diverse restaurants in a city and also the attributes of this hop-on hop-off Beverly Hills tour versus a competitor's. And you thought comparing various flights with bag fees was tough?
Low-impact tours aren't a modern luxury. They've been the key to successful tours in Africa for decades.
The TUI Group auctioned off LateRooms.com to Cox & Kings, which probably got a very good deal on the under-performing asset.
Pope Francis is a homebody who doesn't often visit the Papal summer estate. Opening it up means the emergence of another popular tourism attraction for operators and booking sites. The Vatican itself is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
Gray's company exemplifies the challenges of a business that is more original than it is scalable. But it's enduring creativity is one reason that it's making a second appearance at the Skift Global Forum.
Tour startups face many of the same challenges as their predecessors, but their sexy and unorthodox approach to art and sightseeing gives them the added boost of consumer-fueled marketing.
Despite travelers' increasing affinity for more local experience, the tour bus remains a quintessential part of the tourism industry and profitable venture -- especially in a city as large as New York.
Walking food tours meet travelers' growing desires to escape tourist zones for neighborhoods, discover local cuisine, and meet the residents that frequent these stops on a daily basis.
In the same way consumers don't want a plumber to get all creative and call it "free speech," tourists don't want the guides they spend their money on to be random, unqualified people with a passing knowledge of their subject.
Abercrombie & Kent may have been one of the first companies to capitalize on experiential travel but it has since become a mainstream phenomenon sought after by travelers of all spend levels. Companies across all sectors can learn from Abercrombie & Kent's decades-long success.