Douglas Quinby

The Best Part of Travel is coming back, and it’s poised to come back better. But it won’t be the same.

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The technology landscape for multi-day tour operators is as diverse and complex as any in travel and tourism. It’s also underdeveloped. Here’s our first effort to demystify the tech landscape for multi-day tour operators — but more work needs to be done
A quick guide to help tour operators and DMCs understand the growing landscape of online travel agencies for custom and scheduled multi-day tours
Tour operator, packaged tour, vacation, incoming, outbound, receptive, DMC … There's no shortage of industry lingo for multi-day tour operators. So here’s a simple Arival guide to help you demystify the multi-day jargon
Demand for ticketed attractions and museums appears to be relatively strong, but some attractions may want to consider a hybrid approach to advance purchase vs. walk-up
Travel’s return is a boon for some, but still very slow for most operators as we head into the summer season.
We asked the founders of a tour operator, an online tour provider, and a tech company what GetYourGuide’s acquisition of a tour operator means — and could mean — for our industry.
If the OTA blurred the lines between distributor and operator with its GetYourGuide-branded Originals, the acquisition of Guidatours only further signals the OTA’s bigger plans to have more say over tour supply and their customers’ experience.
Investors have poured more than $2.4 billion into our industry since 2017 and nearly $500 million since the pandemic. We list all of them here by funding, business model, region, and more.
The move by one of the largest tour and activity companies signals the their intent to become not just a leading city cruise operator, but a global experiences brand. Expect more acquisitions, and more M&A overall as our industry remakes itself post-Covid.

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