One of the larger challenges running a complex, supplier-facing business within the tours and activities sector is the competitors (all startups) that are failing.
There has been plenty of digital inches written recently about the Series A crunch. Is it real? I don’t know.
To let you spend more time schmoozing (or sleeping), here is a wry take on what is often discussed in travel industry panel debates.
Tnooz recently featured two somewhat academic articles about the economics of peer-to-peer travel marketplaces (Article #1, Article #2).
For many people travel is all about realising dreams, a brief respite from the daily grind of life and the chance to get inspired by places that they visit.
Inspiration. An over used-word around these parts. But inspiration remains one of the final remaining challenges in online travel.
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.