Tour Operators

Tour Operators

Airbnb Returns to Experiences

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s reinvigorated experiences, Potato Head’s sustainability, and Ukraine’s resilience.

Airbnb Returns to Experiences

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Tours and Activities Companies Launch Standards Association

Nearly three dozen tours and activities operators, reservation systems, and distributors debuted a non-profit association geared to formulate connectivity standards. Source: Reuters The 501c3 association, Open Connectivity for Tours, Activities & Attractions intends to promote an open source specification "to enable reservation and ticketing system providers and tour, activity and attraction ticket sellers to connect…

Tour Operators

Intrepid Bets on Australian Expansion

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Intrepid’s latest acquisition, a hostel takeover in New York, and Tijuana’s aviation edge.

Intrepid Bets on Australian Expansion

Tour Operators

Intrepid Travel Makes Bigger Bet on Australian Tourism by Buying JOOB

Intrepid Travel expanding the scope of its Australia trips is a way-overdue step for a company that has failed to fully take advantage of one its most lucrative markets.

Intrepid Travel Makes Bigger Bet on Australian Tourism by Buying JOOB

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Former Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser Returns to Travel

Peter Fankauser is marking his official return to travel after a three-year absence, as he takes on the role of chairman at Germany's itravel Group. He has also previously been an investor and consultant at the Cologne-based tour operator. Fankauser was CEO of Thomas Cook Group from 2014 up until its collapse in September 2019.…

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Tour operators are puzzled by Germany's move to expand the value added tax because they believe it not only threatens its tourism recovery, but because they believe German authorities didn't think through the decision.

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Tour Operators

The Women-Led Tour Operators That Grew From Travel Communities on Social Media

Safety concerns plus not having someone in your day-to-day life who wants to travel when or the way you want to, is fueling some travel communities online.

The Women-Led Tour Operators That Grew From Travel Communities on Social Media

Tour Operators

Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Indians have built quite an appetite for travel, though it is mostly domestic for now. But with the stage set for international travel to take off once again, destinations with easier visa regimes stand to gain.

Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Tour Operators

Tour Operators’ Inflation Problem

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at inflation in the tours space, TUI’s DIY focus, and South Korean temple tourism.

Tour Operators’ Inflation Problem

Tour Operators

How Long Can Tour Operators Absorb Costs Vs. Prolonged Inflation?

Tour operators believe inflation isn't slowing down travel demand. But they're fighting hard to ensure their sector's recovery won't take a hit if they can't avoid passing on rising costs to consumers with limited travel budgets.

How Long Can Tour Operators Absorb Costs Vs. Prolonged Inflation?