Tours, Activities and Attractions News – May 22, 2019

Tourpreneur’s Daily Briefing:-

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Shane Whaley online travel veteran and host of the Tourpreneur Podcast 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.

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A Savannah, Georgia, law that required testing and licensing of tour guides is found unconstitutional.

The First Amendment Protects the Right to Work as a Tour Guide, Says Federal Judge.

Effective Ancillaries Will Help Hoteliers Tap Into The Lucrative Local Tours and Activities Business

An interesting blog post which I am sharing, as it is imperative that tourpreneurs start working with local hotels in our destinations, sooner rather than later.

Guests book an experience, not just a room, and what to do or see when they are staying at a hotel is all part of that. If you consider local activities as something that sits outside of this then you have less chance to influence their decisions.

Don’t think of these as ancillaries but as your product. They make up the total guest experience and that’s what you’re selling.

(If you have an effective strategy of selling your tours/experiences through local hotels and have some tips to share with us, we would love to chat with you on the Tourpreneur Podcast. Email us here.)

VIDEO: Rethinking the entry of Google in travel.

Bobby Healy, ex-chief technology officer at CarTrawler voices his concern about the role of Google in the digital travel space. (Run time 12:25)

23andMe has partnered with Airbnb to let users literally explore their roots. The travel website now has a special “heritage travel” section divided into the genetic populations you’d find in a 23andMe ancestry report.

Alex Bainbridge walks us through what he views as threats and opportunities from GetYourGuide’s 484 million USD funding.

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Listen to the latest episode of Tourpreneur, the podcast for tour operators and tour professionals.Tours and Activities in the News

On Episode 10 of Tourpreneur, Ingrid reveals more about her decision to build ATLAS, a comparison tool for booking software reservation providers in the tour and activity sector.

We also ask Ingrid Edstrom what are some of the most common mistakes she sees tour operators making and how they can be avoided. 

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Tours and Activities in the News

Mexico Tours and Activities Operators Feel the Pain of Tourism Board Demise.

Tour bus driver pleads not guilty in Las Vegas pedestrian death case.

Mobile Hot Tub Tours! Just when you think you have seen it all The  Music City Party Tub, a literal hot (or cold) tub on wheels, it is apparently a fun and unique way to enjoy a night (or day) out in Nashville with your friends.  Definitely unique.

WATCH: Alan Rust, CEO of America Tour Company share more about his food and history tours and the response from locals on the Mediacom NewsLeaders channel. Run time 5.24 mins (Alan featured on Episode 8 of the Tourpreneur Podcast.)

Attractions in the News

$10 Million Donation Prompts Name Change Consideration At University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach.

Career Opportunities – Jobs in Tours

Send us your tour and activities related jobs and we will publish them in the daily brief.