Daily News for Tours, Activities and Attractions – Feb 8, 2019
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Shane sifts through global industry websites, newspapers, magazines, and a variety of other resources to find the “must read” articles for each day, identify relevant job opportunities, and highlight new trends to watch.
He scours the news and curates the best material so you never miss out on the major news in our industry.
- Expedia posts $11B in 2018 revenue
In the fourth quarter, gross bookings rose 11 percent year-over-year to $21.96 billion. For all of 2018, gross bookings were $99.73 billion, a 13 percent rise over 2017.
Ottawa Tourism pauses marketing to China
In response to rising tensions between Canada and China, Ottawa Tourism is pausing its marketing of the national capital region to Chinese tour operators and tourists.
Becoming a leader: female forces at GetYourGuide
Latest blog installment from GYG in their female forces series. Brand Director Claire talks about her first 12 months at the Berlin-based OTA.
Tiqets are continuing to grow their workforce and celebrate a record week of new hires.
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Tours and Activities News
- Tour bus driver fined $1,800 for fatal collision.
The driver pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention after his tour bus rolled a short distance, killing one man and injuring several other people.
Historic Royal Palaces to offer tours of the Monarchy’s Gay History.
Matthew Storey, curator at the HRP, has spent over a year researching lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories in order to develop the tours which will run later this year.
Even New York Natives Will Love This Music Tour of the City
Touted as a “Walking Tour for Music Nerds”, tour guide and musician Jesse Rifkin takes groups to the New York City haunts of impactful musicians from a medley of genres
5 Thrilling Immersive Experiences to Book Now
Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes, escape fugitive style from a prison van or don a tux and become James Bond in these fun immersive experiences.
People News and Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities – Jobs in Tours
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- TourRadar – Country Marketing Manager (USA) role based in NYC.
- Love the ‘best part of travel’ and have journalistic experience? Arival is looking for a Managing Editor.
- Devour Tours are looking for a Paris Food Tour Operations and Guide.
- Headoutare recruiting for the following positions:
Senior BD Manager (DACH and Holland.) (Berlin)
Sr Manager BD Business Development Spain (Berlin.)
Sr Manager Business Development – (NYC)
Sr Manager Business Development – Italy (Berlin)
- Walks are looking for a Guide Manager based in San Francisco.
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