Articles tagged “tours”

New Skift Research Report Offers Best Practices For Attracting Chinese Tourists

New Skift Research Report Offers Best Practices For Attracting Chinese Tourists

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Chinese outbound travel continues to boom and shows high potential for future growth. Travel brands and destinations need to understand the evolving behaviors and preferences of Chinese travelers in order to most effectively appeal to this market.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Tours and Activities 2018

New Skift Research Report: The State of Tours and Activities 2018

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The digital revolution has finally come for tours and activities. Our latest research report dives into challenges for this fragmented sector as it shifts increasingly online and to mobile, but highlights the potential market opportunity for a very diverse, experiential space.

5 months 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.

7 months ago

New York’s Double-Decker Tour Buses May Face Tighter Regulation

New York’s Double-Decker Tour Buses May Face Tighter Regulation

David Klepper, Associated Press

Pending new regulation, maybe it's time for these giant tour buses to take a cue from New York City's tourism board and spread out to less-congested neighborhoods.

8 months ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Purists won't like what China wants to do with the Tibetan side of Mount Everest as it seeks to build tourism and accessibility in a tradeoff against Everest's unspoiled beauty on the Nepalese side. China also hopes to create jobs and commercial opportunities in unruly and independence-seeking Tibet.

2 years ago

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As tour operators become more nimble with their use of mobile technology, they'll be able to strengthen their appeal to consumers who are looking to purchase tours and activities on demand.

2 years ago

SideStory, Flyosk and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

SideStory, Flyosk and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

2 years ago

Exclusive: Kayak to Launch Restaurants, Tours and Activities Comparison-Shopping Features

Exclusive: Kayak to Launch Restaurants, Tours and Activities Comparison-Shopping Features

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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?

2 years ago

Video: Geoffrey Kent on the Social Impact of Travel

Video: Geoffrey Kent on the Social Impact of Travel

Jason Clampet, Skift

Low-impact tours aren't a modern luxury. They've been the key to successful tours in Africa for decades.

3 years ago