Last week news arrived that Gidsy, the de facto poster-child of the Berlin startup scene was being acquired and subsumed by fellow Berlin travel experience platform GetYourGuide.
More interesting moves in the tours and activities wing of the industry as GetYourGuide makes its first acquisition and snaps up fellow European startup Gidsy.
The work at TUI to integrate its latest acquisition has started, with the company claiming one of its primary motives for buying Isango was for its technology.
Tours and activities just got that little bit more interesting with news that European tour operating giant TUI Travel has bought tours and activities provider Isango.
Travel agents working with TUI in Germany will have their pick of tours and activities by way of a new supplier after the tour operator turned over responsibility to GetYouGuide.
Iberostar, Hotelbeds, Egencia, Wego, eRevMax, GetYourGuide, Etihad- Jet Airways, JetBlue, SITA, mobile in China, Viator, TradeDoubler, 3rd Planet, Amazon Redshift, Southwest Airlines, Sweetbeam and Center Parcs all get a mention in our roundup of news and hot topics on Wednesday February 20
Mobile users with tours and activities – a perfect match, right? Perhaps not so obvious after all, with Kayak deciding to end its partner deal with GetYourGuide.
If tours and activities are the next big thing in online travel, then TripAdvisor is taking note – by adding a third supplier of products in recent weeks in the form of Viator.