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Tour Operators

Our articles cover a wide range of topics related to multi-day tour operators as well as day trips from tours and activities companies. The archive offers insights into industry trends, including changes in consumer preferences and new technologies impacting the tour operator business. We also cover industry news, such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory changes, and market analysis. Browse our collection to gain new insights and inspiration for your tour operator business.

Business Travel

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

We've known this day would come for quite some time now. The only question left to ask is this: Can Airbnb succeed in becoming a "super brand of travel" like it aspires to be?

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Business Travel

Skift Backstage Podcast: The Evolution of Tours and Activities

As consumers become more comfortable with last-minute mobile booking — and require more depth in their travel experiences — those who sell tours and activities need to adapt their offerings.

Skift Backstage Podcast: The Evolution of Tours and Activities

Tour Operators

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

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.

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Business Travel

5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

Today's theme parks are a far cry from the previous generation. Disney is still setting the pace, but the offerings, pricing, and technology are evolving fast.

5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

Hotels

A Better Look at Airbnb’s New City Hosts Program for Next-Gen Tours and Activities

Can Airbnb succeed in making packaged tours or peer-to-peer travel experiences cool? That's the big question when it comes to its latest investment, which is set to debut at its upcoming Airbnb Open in November. We have a feeling Airbnb just might be able to.

A Better Look at Airbnb’s New City Hosts Program for Next-Gen Tours and Activities

Business Travel

Travel Corporation CEO Sees Better Storytelling as Key to Millennial Travelers

Packaged travel giant The Travel Corporation is turning to influencers and stronger narrative marketing to appeal to the next generation of tourists.

Travel Corporation CEO Sees Better Storytelling as Key to Millennial Travelers

Business Travel

Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

It's a subtle change, but a change nonetheless. Virgin Holidays' growth plans cannot be met by going after the same old customers, it needs to broaden its appeal and try and convince holidaymakers who regularly fly to the Mediterranean to try something different.

Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

Business Travel

Thomas Cook Continues to Reshape Its Business With Hotel Outsourcing Deal

Thomas Cook wants to offer more exclusive product to try and tempt holidaymakers, so it makes sense for it to find someone else to take care of its less lucrative business.

Thomas Cook Continues to Reshape Its Business With Hotel Outsourcing Deal

Business Travel

Europe’s Largest Tour Operators Are Doing Well Now But It’s Next Year That Matters

Strange as it may sound, tour operators appear to be in a good position this summer. The real challenge will come later this year and early next year when a Brexit-induced hangover may kick in.

Business Travel

Etihad Airways Brings Its Leisure Travel Brand to North America

Etihad Airways has entered the stable of airlines offering packaged vacations to North Americans under a leisure brand. But will its luxury offerings catch on with U.S. travelers?

Etihad Airways Brings Its Leisure Travel Brand to North America