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Brand New Google Things To Do: What Experience Operators Need to Know

With the start of Google Things To Do and the announced end of Reserve with Google, the direct bookability of tours, activities and attractions via Google Search and Google Maps will gradually disappear and probably fade out completely in 2021 This total reconsideration of their approach to tours ...


Reopening tours and activities – but at what price?

Nobody would have expected that we would still be dealing with so many restrictions and closures in mid-May 2021  Many businesses in the tours and activities industry have been in lockdown for many months However, it is beginning to feel like the "calm before a storm"  One thing is ...


Is your business ready for the “Vacation at Home” Wave?
Is your business ready for the "Vacation at Home" Wave?

Over the past few days, the media has published numerous reports and surveys on the subject of summer holidays: Where will people spend their holidays Which destinations are being considered Which countries are opening their borders How much money will people spend etcFrom this we can now deduce ...


Is Your Tour or Activity under Lockdown Again? Here’s What You Can Do Now

Amidst your personal frustration about a renewed closure of your Tour, Activity or Attraction, do not forget that your participants are also disappointed They were looking forward to a great experience, wanted to redeem a gift or treat themselves after the first lockdown  Since we are all in this ...


7 best practice examples for tour and activity providers during times of crisis

The corona crisis has brought global tourism to a standstill and it will take some time before the sales figures of 2019 can be reached again The lockdown will not last forever and, in the meantime, attractions and leisure activities in Europe are slowly starting to reopen their doors to visitors ...


The 10 “must-have” features of an online booking system

Whether you offer cookery courses, quad-bike tours or Exit-Games, you will certainly want to make the online booking process as innovative and easy for your customers as possibleWhy Because customers nowadays are used to bookings hotels with their Smartphones, reserving tables in restaurants and ...


How to cope with times of crisis
How to cope with times of crisis in the tours and activities industry?

In times of crisis, such as the current one caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, providers of tours and activities worldwide face unexpected challenges Above all, the demand for tourist offers and leisure experiences evaporates virtually overnight Official travel restrictions are imposed ...


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Reserve with Google Is Changing the Tours and Activities Industry — and bookingkit Is on Board

ATTENTION: Reserve with Google has been discontinued Google has launched a new service; Google Activities In this article you will find more information about Google Activities Why is Google Maps important for local businesses What is Reserve with Google What does Reserve with Google mean ...


The 10 “must-have” features of an online booking system

Whether you offer cookery courses, quad-bike tours or Exit-Games, you will certainly want to make the online booking process as innovative and easy for your customers as possible Why Because customers nowadays are used to bookings hotels with their Smartphones, reserving tables in restaurants and ...


bookingkit Launches Digital Ticket Sales for Museums and Exhibitions in Europe

BERLIN, August 27, 2018 — bookingkit is expanding its service offerings in Europe with the addition of digital ticket sales for museums and exhibitions The new service, set to initially launch in Berlin, Vienna and other major European cities, represents a move into yet another strategic area of ...


How Operators Can Avoid Paying PayPal's New Increased Fees with bookingkit

Starting August 31, PayPal will be introducing new fees on received payments for all customers (except those who have entered into separate agreements with PayPal specifying other rates) The new rates will affect small and mid-sized businesses in the tours and activities industry most, with total ...


bookingkit and Vakario are announcing Strategic Partnership

International Cooperation in the Tours & Activities Industry: bookingkit, the leading SaaS solution for digitizing tours and activities, just sealed a strategic partnership with French industry counterpart Vakario, a specialist in the area of sales and management solutions for outdoor sports ...


Amadeus Germany Adds 30,000 bookingkit Tours and Activities to Amadeus Selling Platform Connect

Amadeus Germany announced that it will add tours, activities and events from bookingkit, Germany's leading software solution for digitalized tours and activities, to its Amadeus Selling Platform Connect The integration will enable Amadeus travel agencies to display, check and book up to 30,000 ...


Series B Funding Round: bookingkit Receives Fresh Capital, Müller Medien on Board as New Investor

bookingkit, Germany's leading SaaS solution for digitalized tours and activities, announced today that it has raised a single-digit million amount in Series B funding The current investment was closed in late summer 2017, and Müller Medien has been acquired as a further investor in January 2018 ...


bookingkit at ITB 2018

If you've been looking for an opportunity to get to know us in person, now's the perfect time The 2018 ITB travel trade show is set to get underway in Berlin in March and — you guessed it — bookingkit will once again be in attendance The ITB is the world's leading travel trade show, with over ...


Per Capita Spending on Recreational Activities Averages 110 Euros in 2017: Action-Packed Experiences, Minigolf and Cooking Classes Most Popular among Men

Spending free time is often about spending money In 2017, consumers spent on average 146 euros per capita on rental equipment such as boats and approximately 125 euros on workshops, classes and culinary events Spending on wellness and lifestyle activities increased last year as well, coming in at ...