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

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

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

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?

Video: Geoffrey Kent on the Social Impact of Travel

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

Cox & Kings Acquires LateRooms From TUI Group

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

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

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.

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

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.

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

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.

NYC Tour Bus Companies Pay $7.5 Million in Antitrust Settlement

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.

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

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.

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

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.