What is the Tourpreneur Daily Briefing.
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.
Tour & Activity sector veterans launch content management solution called Magpie. The new company founded by veteran San Francisco based Tourpreneur Christian Watts is backed by Viator founder Rod Cuthbert is a content management system for the experiences sector.
Watts said Magpie brings the key elements of Product Information Management (PIM) – manage content, enrich it, distribute it efficiently – to the experiences sector.
“Our industry’s distribution channel is facing a content crunch: resellers are racing to load tens of thousands of new products, while operators are struggling to meet the specific needs of each new distribution partner.
We will be interviewing Christian and Rod tomorrow for the podcast to find out more.
It has been a busy news day for Trip.com (Ctrip.)
First up – they announce a partnership with TUI. Under the deal, Ctrip’s 200 million monthly users will have direct access to the tours and activities offered by TUI’s subsidiary Musement, the Milan-based technology start-up recently acquired by TUI.
Plus they also announced a new partnership with Rezdy, a SaaS company based in Australia. Trip.com facilitates travel for APAC region customers and such partnership will allow Chinese travelers to gain access to around 80,000 new travel products across the world.
Wow. Palisis launch an online booking solution for free. ‘Clients will not only receive a free tool to manage their operations, but we also want to connect them to one of the worlds most extensive distribution networks to create more revenue for their business.’ they announced on Linkedin. More on this soon.
Hope to bring you more on this soon!
What I heard
The biggest cheer of the day from the crowd came when an audience member told the OTAs on the stage that
Some eyes were raised when
Andrew Aley of Tripadvisor Experiences revealed that he has more conversations with
In the Fareharbor demo lab, we were told that Fareharbor is not sharing any data with their new owners Booking.com.
Over 700 attendees at
More than 50 distributions companies are attending
Sadly I can’t bring you the really juicy stuff as I am not going to the
People News and Career Opportunities
Devour Food Tours are hiring for the following roles:
– Lisbon Food Tour Operations Manager & Guide
– Paris Food Tour Operations Manager & Guide
– Rome Food Tour Operations Manager & Guide
Rezdy is looking for a Growth Marketing Specialist in their Sydney location.
Walks are seeking a Director of Tour Operations– US based in Austin, TX.
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