Sector: Multi-day

Introducing the auto-tour – autonomous vehicle sightseeing

January 26th, 2018 by Alex Bainbridge

If you follow technology news you will have heard about autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars. However we haven’t discussed the impact of autonomous vehicles on local tourism yet, either on this blog or more generally within the travel industry. I started speaking in public about this topic at World Travel Market 2017 but no one […]

Multi-day tour digital retailing 1999 to 2025

December 11th, 2017 by Alex Bainbridge

Broadly, the interest (& investment) for retailers selling local tours has been in day tours & experiences. They are easy to sell from the published itinerary. They are also nice upsells from a hotel or flight booking. Multi-day tours have been left to pretty much continue without significant digital retailer influences (I will talk about […]

Horizon Guides tries crowdfunding – feedback from the campaign

November 6th, 2017 by Alex Bainbridge

In October 2017 Horizon Guides tried crowdfunding for their novel tour guide based marketing as a service solution for multi-day tour operators. Ultimately, they didn’t raise the money they were looking for but still describe the campaign as valuable. We interviewed founder Matthew Barker about how the crowdfunding went and what he would suggest to […]