Being called a bunch of pirates in an industry isn’t as bad an insult as it sounds – especially in the context of being seen as potential disruptive forces in the travel sector.
Are you bored in your job? Looking for a new challenge!? How about come and work for us for a few months, probably unpaid, but will send you on a trip of a lifetime.
It is currently Responsible Tourism Week. In the tours and activities sector, so-called responsible tourism is important. Very important.
It’s interesting watching how startups evolve – San Francisco-based Zozi started out in 2009 as Ekoventure, an intermediary in multi-day tours and activities.
The profession of travel blogging is apparently on the rise (defined as those who find employment through writing travel blogs).
Despite every startup claiming to be approaching a problem in a different way, you can actually divide them into four categories.
There are a number of pieces missing from the Google travel jigsaw. So far its focus has been on data-driven services – Maps, Flight Search, Hotel Finder, Places and the ubiquitous click-based advertising.
With the newspapers full of travel shop closures and general high street woes, perhaps it’s time to borrow from another sector.
Since the turn of the millennium the industry has been focused on flights, hotels, car hire. Flights, hotels, car hire. Worth repeating so you remember how dull it is.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring China-based Trave.ly, a marketplace that connects travellers with local and expat guides offering tours, activities and experiences.