Daily News for Tours, Activities and Attractions – Feb 7, 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.
- Online travel agencies under spotlight from regulators over hotel ranking strategies
This story is hotel rather than tours related but it pays to keep an eye on what is happening with the large OTAs as they eye up the tours and activities space.
For those of you attending ITB in Berlin, Trekksoft have kindly listed the ‘must attend tour and activity workshops.’
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Tours and Activities News
- The Soaring Success of Flytographer
‘Good ideas are uncomfortable beasts. They don’t sit politely — they spring ahead, loud and ready to be seen. Even when you ignore them, they fuss in the background with the perseverance of toddlers wanting dessert.’ This is what Flytographer founder Nicole Smith experienced when she came up with the idea for a business built around vacation photography.’
Overcrowded tour boat carrying more than twice its passenger capacity capsizes in China
The overloaded boat, which was carrying more than 10 adults and children, only had a five-passenger capacity, according to Chinese reports.
Intrepid Travel: Antarctica voyages within closer reach
From October 2020, Intrepid Travel will take guests on board the Ocean Endeavour to Antartica.
- At Checkpoint Charlie, Cold War History Confronts Crass Commercialism
Where once Soviet and US tanks squared off against each other, another familiar battle rages on -historians v developers at one of Berlin’s most visited tourist attractions.
Disney Doesn’t Plan to Spend a Fortune Promoting New Star Wars Attractions
The National Museum of Scotland completes its 15-year, £80m transformation.
The museum is one of the most visited attractions outside London according to Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. (ALVA.)
From Museums showcasing Bunnies to Gummy Bears and today, it is Bobbleheads
People News and Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities – Jobs in Tours
Send us your tour and activities related jobs and we will publish them in the daily brief.
- 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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