Tours & Activities And OTAs: Partnerships With Benefits

The flurry of recent acquisitions and investments has made it clear – the tours and activities sector is now even more attractive to OTAs. Some of the largest players, including, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Ctrip and Airbnb, have either purchased companies or expanded their tour and activities offerings. A 2017 Phocuswright report on tours and activities… Read more »

Diverse Tours & Activities Sector Finds Room to Grow Online


How much is spent on tours and activities each year? Estimates range from US $135 billion to $200 billion. Cited as the third largest travel sector, this group is less a clearly defined sector and more a massive group that includes a handful of large companies and countless small ones. While online bookings are exploding… Read more »

Confidence Is The Key To Success In The Travel Industry

Confidence Travel Industry

The UK travel industry is projected to grow over the coming years; however amidst fast changing world events the industry is facing some major challenges which are threatening growth. As a travel company you need to capitalise on growth whilst effectively abating consumer concerns, but how do you do this? We recently conducted a survey… Read more »

Don’t Overlook the Opportunities in Selling Group Tours

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While most group tour travelers are senior citizens, marketing group tours to younger travelers is an untapped opportunity. Expedia’s Millennial Traveler Report found that this generation is more concerned about risk when traveling and more intimidated at the thought of going it alone than other generations. Group tours can be an ideal way to alleviate… Read more »

Welcome to WEX Travel Payments Insights!

WEX Travel Payment Insights

Travel payments is a broad, global, and dynamic subject that deserves attention. As a worldwide leader in travel payments, WEX has many subject matter experts that will contribute to our mission of providing customers, partners, and employees with ongoing information, education, resources, and corporate news. Be sure to check back often, or register to have new… Read more »