Tour Operators

Online Travel

Tours and Activities Should Brace for Spike in AI-Generated Fake Reviews

Generative artificial intelligence has the potential to crash the sentiment pendulum of the review model, if left unchecked. Major online travel agencies would do well to act on verification and disclaimer requirements sooner rather than later.

Tours and Activities Should Brace for Spike in AI-Generated Fake Reviews

Tour Operators

Flight Centre Travel Group Moves Upscale by Buying UK Tour Operator Scott Dunn for $150 Million

The Australian group is turning to the U.S. for its next phase of expansion, but interestingly thinks the best avenue for that is through a British luxury brand.

Flight Centre Travel Group Moves Upscale by Buying UK Tour Operator Scott Dunn for $150 Million

News Blog

Machu Picchu Shut Down: Tour Operators Grapple with Peru’s Political Turmoil

Political unrest continues to unravel tourism recovery in Peru. Tour operators were forced to evacuate tourists and halt tours to Machu Picchu over the weekend due to ongoing violent protests and widespread service disruptions. Both Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail hike to the famous site have been closed indefinitely. Hundreds of tourists were left…

Tour Operators

Luxury Tour Operators Are Ready for a China Boost

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at three aspects of China's tourism recovery: Cathay Pacific's earnings, luxury tour operators, and concern over outbound travel sentiment.

Luxury Tour Operators Are Ready for a China Boost

Luxury

TUI Sees Luxury Travel Demand Boost Sales

Despite the recessions in many European countries, demand for luxury travel this winter is higher than it was in the corresponding 2019 period before the pandemic, TUI says. Strong revenue might help TUI attract a new shareholder, which it's looking for.

TUI Sees Luxury Travel Demand Boost Sales

Luxury

Multi-Day Luxury Tours Bubble Set for China Boost

China's moneyed travelers are becoming a sought-after segment, especially as group travel is approved again, but there will be no tailoring of products according to their needs simply because luxury travel isn't specific to its source markets.

Multi-Day Luxury Tours Bubble Set for China Boost

Online Travel

Travel Companies Rebuked for Exploiting Wildlife for Entertainment

A new report shows that as responsible travel becomes the preferred default, tour operators must carefully consider the power they wield in the experiences economy. After all, travelers are becoming much more discerning about the companies they book with.

Travel Companies Rebuked for Exploiting Wildlife for Entertainment

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Up Offerings for Solo Travelers

Tour operators making a play for the growing solo travel market need to balance the flexibility of their tour offerings against the right amount of structured planning. While the traditional approach works for some, others are reinventing the solo-travel wheel.

Tour Operators Up Offerings for Solo Travelers

Tour Operators

GetYourGuide CEO on Reimagining Search for Experiences

Personalization of search is developing at lighting speed. Watch GetYourGuide co-founder Johannes Reck unpack what searching for experiences could look like over the next couple years with Skift’s Sean O’Neill from Skift's Megatrends event in New York.

GetYourGuide CEO on Reimagining Search for Experiences

Tour Operators

G Adventures Restructures With Holding Company Primed for New Acquisitions

G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip wants to bring about change, both within his company's organizational structure and across the global tourism playing field. He believes community is the route to take, as the company readies for seemingly long-overdue acquisitions.

G Adventures Restructures With Holding Company Primed for New Acquisitions