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Articles tagged “tours”

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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 months 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?

8 months 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.

12 months ago

Cox & Kings Acquires LateRooms From TUI Group

Cox & Kings Acquires LateRooms From TUI Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The TUI Group auctioned off LateRooms.com to Cox & Kings, which probably got a very good deal on the under-performing asset.

1 year ago

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

Skift Global Forum 2015: Museum Hack Founder on Making an Impact While Staying Small

Skift Global Forum 2015: Museum Hack Founder on Making an Impact While Staying Small

Joyce Manalo, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Skift Podcast 4: The Renegade Tours Disrupting City Visits for Tourists and Locals

Skift Podcast 4: The Renegade Tours Disrupting City Visits for Tourists and Locals

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

1 year ago

NYC Tour Bus Companies Pay $7.5 Million in Antitrust Settlement

NYC Tour Bus Companies Pay $7.5 Million in Antitrust Settlement

Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

A Brief History of Walking Food Tours in New York City and Beyond

A Brief History of Walking Food Tours in New York City and Beyond

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

2 years ago

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Licensing Tour Guides Isn’t Free Speech Issue

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Licensing Tour Guides Isn’t Free Speech Issue

Associated Press

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.

2 years ago