Hello world! Welcome to DestinationCTO

November 6th, 2017

by Alex Bainbridge

Welcome to DestinationCTO!

We are a destination focussed travel technology publication edited and led by tour & activity industry veteran Alex Bainbridge.

Who is DestinationCTO for?

We will provide news and insights relevant to local tour suppliers (including tour guides) as well as online travel agents and other retailers in our sector. Read more about our areas of focus

Today’s suppliers no longer just “take bookings”, they also need to understand distribution, APIs, digital marketing, yield management, social media and many other new areas of knowledge. DestinationCTO will keep you up-to-date with the information & insights you need to run your business in this new tech-led era.

Isn’t there enough travel industry news already?

Yes. We read publications like Skift, tnooz, Travolution (UK) and upcoming Phocuswire on a daily basis, but these publications are multi-silo, covering the most important news & insight for all travel industry sectors.

We are all one large hospitality industry and need to work together, so this information is invaluable; but our sector needs space to go deep – DestinationCTO is that space.

We are going “into the weeds”!

Multi-author / signpost strategy

If you have something to say about the tours & activities sector, then shout – we’re looking to publish.

We’ll also point you to the best articles and insights published by other travel industry publications, as well as those self published e.g. on Medium or LinkedIn. Please tell us if you have written something we should be telling people about.

Resources & evergreen content

In addition to current news & insight, we are building up a resource library of evergreen content. This includes best industry practice checklists and materials that you can use for training or briefing your staff.

We are going to be charging a small monthly subscription fee for ongoing access to this library.

More on this when it’s up and operational.

Hire us

Like how we think? You can hire us to improve your offering (especially if you are a local tour operator business).

We can assist with:

  • ongoing tour configuration in reservation systems
  • tour copywriting
  • system change projects
  • technology specification audits
  • and more!

We have priced to work with local companies globally, at scale. Find out more


This blog, the commercial services, the resource library – are all a work in progress.

We’re always delighted to get feedback at editor@destinationCTO.com or just comment below!

Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for the email newsletter!

Alex Bainbridge
November 2017

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