Articles tagged “tours”

Travel Concierge Offers Empowering Experiences for Women of Color

Travel Concierge Offers Empowering Experiences for Women of Color

Maria Lenhart, Skift

When Danielle Washington plans trips for busy black entrepreneurial women, she draws heavily on her own experiences. That means taking an inner journey as well.

3 months ago

Rail Tour Operator Rocky Mountaineer Targets Cruisers Through Agent Sales

Rail Tour Operator Rocky Mountaineer Targets Cruisers Through Agent Sales

Paul Biasco, Skift

Rocky Mountaineer relies heavily on travel advisors to sell its luxury train experiences through the Canadian Rockies, but there’s room for improvement. The rail tour company launched a new agent training program to clear up misconceptions about its mode of travel.

3 months ago

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com is taking its sweet time to implement a flights-to-attractions travel offering. Some would say the pace is Google-like in its slowness. But behind the scenes, data reigns supreme, and dictates whether a product is scrapped, implemented with a twist, or then reshaped anew. Refill the popcorn. This will take a while.

3 months ago

The New York Times Adds Day Tours to Grab Piece of Booming Tours and Activities Sector

The New York Times Adds Day Tours to Grab Piece of Booming Tours and Activities Sector

Dan Peltier, Skift

The newspaper business continues to go through an evolution in the digital era, all while the travel industry is thriving and demand grows for tours and activities. City Tours probably won't be the biggest revenue generator for the Times anytime soon, but it could do a lot to make the publisher cooler and more relevant.

5 months ago

Viator’s Travel Agent Program Gets Mixed Reviews

Viator’s Travel Agent Program Gets Mixed Reviews

Paul Biasco, Skift

The market for off-the-beaten-path tours and experiences has been heating up this year with the emergence of Airbnb’s Experiences. TripAdvisor, which emphasizes on-the-beaten path offerings, is putting a huge effort into trying to stay on top. Its new travel agent program is part of that effort.

5 months ago

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.

9 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago