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Active Adventures the Latest Adventure Tour Operator to Join TourRadar.com
|November 30th 2012 - TourRadar.com is designed to help travellers find the right organised group tour to join. The site lists and compares more than 25,000 tours to date in 220 countries, whether travellers are searching online or on Facebook. Active Adventures is the latest adventure tour operator to sign on with TourRadar.com so travellers will now be able to view photos and itineraries for their 17 tours, read and submit trip reviews, and potentially meet others travelling on the same trip. View article|
Travis Pittman, CEO of TourRadar explains how it works
|November 28th 2012 - TourCMS recently held a pitch night for www.smallfishbigocean.com and invited Travizeo to capture the event. Moderated by Kevin May from Tnooz the event was a great success with 9 different speakers pitching their companies to those in attendance. View article|
Tucan Travel Wins at the British Travel Awards 2012
|November 5th 2012 - Tucan Travel's Bex South American tour 'South American Explorer' also won Most Amazing Tour in South America in Tour Radar's Most Amazing Tour competition. CEO of Tucan Travel, Matt Gannan was quoted: "I am delighted with how Tucan Travel has performed in its 25th year. We have expanded and improved our tours this year which has been well received by our passengers. Winning this award is the icing on the cake. We were voted the Best Small Escorted Experience Tours Operator by our fans, by those who have been on the road with us and those that have supported us since we started. To have all of the Tucan Travel team's hard work recognised even further by our travellers and by the travel community is extra special." View article|
What do Global Brand Pages on Facebook mean to travel?
|November 5th 2012 - A couple of weeks ago, Facebook announced the launch of Global Brand Pages. For such a big update I believe the fanfare around it has been pretty minimal. View article|
Backyard Travel Launches New Ways to Find Deals Online
|October 24th 2012 - By visiting Backyard Travel's Facebook page, travelers can enjoy updates on all the amazing Asian destinations featured in Backyard Travel's tours. The new tour application – Tour Radar – on the Facebook page allows users to browse and search all tours offered by Backyard Travel, and see at-a-glance what each tour entails. View article|
Save 10% on ‘Most Amazing Youth Tour’
|September 18th 2012 - Enjoy a 10% early booking discount on Topdeck’s award-winning 20-day European Getaway when booked by September 30. The trip, recently named the Most Amazing Youth Tour of 2012 by TourRadar, takes young travellers to 10 countries – France, Switzerland, … View article|
Travelers Vote for the World’s Most Amazing Tour
|September 17th 2012 - TourRadar.com, the ultimate website to search, compare and review organised group tours, today announced the winners of its Most Amazing Tour 2012 competition. In its inaugural year, there were 8,748 tours from over 100 companies in the running for the overall prize and one of the 12 category prizes. View article|
Canadian Travel Company Free & Easy Traveler Wins Title of The Most Amazing Tour
|September 15th 2012 - Free & Easy Traveler, an epic adventure travel company, has announced it was awarded the title for The Most Amazing Tour. From August 6 to September 5, TourRadar: the social platform for organized group tours, hosted a contest on Facebook to see which company offered The Most Amazing Tour. On September 12, TourRadar announced that the winner of the contest was a Canadian adventure-travel company named Free & Easy Traveler. Their 40-day trip to Thailand, entitled Experience the Land of Smiles, was awarded the title of The Most Amazing Tour, beating out over 8500 other trips offered by some of the largest travel companies in the world. View article|
Tucan Travel Celebrates 'Most Amazing Tour' Win With New Brochures Released Worldwide
|September 13th 2012 - Tucan Travel are pleased to announce that they have won Tour Radar's Most Amazing Tour competition. The competition which has been running for the whole month of August was based on the social interactions of travellers and was divided into regions and categories. Tucan Travel won 'Most Amazing Tour' in South America with their South American Explorer tour, an incredible 112 day tour beginning in Quito, Ecuador or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and travelling overland via Ushuaia on the southern-most tip of Patagonia. View article|
Topdeck Win the ‘Most Amazing Tour’ Award
|September 12th 2012 - We’re particularly proud of this award as it is based on traveller reviews, recommendations and social interactions on Facebook using Tour Radar’s Trip Review and ‘Meet Others’ Apps. The competition saw an astounding 8000 interactions take place and over 600,000 people have seen the contest spread across Facebook. View article|
Oasis Overland wins in the Most Amazing Tour competition!
|September 12th 2012 - Thanks to our awesome Oasis travellers, we came out tops in the Adventure category of TourRadar’s Most Amazing Tour Competition! Out of over 8,500 tours competing, our Grand Adventurer Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour emerged as the Most Amazing Adventure Tour 2012 View article|
Internationale Auszeichnung für Bus2Alps AG
|September 11th 2012 - Ihre Touren gefallen am besten: Die Bus2Alps AG und die Outdoor Interlaken AG erhalten vom Internetportal Tourradar.com eine Auszeichnung in den Kategorien beste Tour Europa und beste Tagestour weltweit. View article|
Most Amazing Tours for 2012 revealed
|September 11th 2012 - Thailand has been ranked as the top place to tour in TourRadar’s inaugural Most Amazing Tour 2012 competition, ranking 8,748 tours from over 100 companies across 12 categories. View article|
SME’s need more handholding if they’re to exploit Facebook’s potential
|August 22nd 2012 - More than two thirds of tour operators aren’t yet taking Facebook serious enough, says Travis Pittman, co-founder and chief executive of TourRadar. In preparation for our Most Amazing Tour competition we analysed 1,500 organised group tour operators from all over the world and discovered some pretty shocking facts. 70% either had no Facebook page or if they did, it had less than 1,000 likes. View article|
As Facebook Approaches Its Billionth Active User TourRadar Makes a Passionate Plea
|August 15th 2012 - “There is no other platform which offers such a level of engagement directly with your customers at costs that would make any other channel seem ridiculous. Use it in the right way and Facebook can create your own brand champions, who spread your message for you. Unlike traditional marketing, where you hope that a small percentage of people you are trying to reach will pay attention to your message, on Facebook, they’re already paying attention.” View article|
One year on, how has the new Facebook impacted travel?
|August 6th 2012 - As expected, a lot has happened since I wrote my piece on How the new Facebook will impact travel. Facebook Inc had a record IPO and its share price has crashed to half the starting price. Instagram was bought by Facebook before their IPO for $1 billion. View article|
Top ten travel apps to have in your pocket
|July 15th 2012 - Intrepid, the small-group tour specialist, has an app that allows tour mates to talk and make plans before the journey begins. Choose a trip from a drop-down menu, select a date and leave a message to get the conversation started. View article|
TourRadar Launches Campaign to Find 'The World's Most Amazing Tour'
|July 12th 2012 - TourRadar, the Australian based aggregation platform designed solely for organised group tour operators, has launched a global search to find .The World.s Most Amazing Tour.. With the campaign comes the opportunity for Australian tour operators to sign up free of charge to trial its services for up to two months and have their own tours entered into the campaign. View article|
TourRadar launches campaign to find 'The World's Most Amazing Tour'
|July 9th 2012 - TourRadar, the Australian based aggregation platform designed solely for organised group tour operators, has launched a global search to find .The World.s Most Amazing Tour.. With the campaign comes the opportunity for Australian tour operators to sign up free of charge to trial its services for up to two months and have their own tours entered into the campaign. View article|
Create your own or join customized tours at TourRadar
|July 9th 2012 - If you are a tour organizer . private or company . get listed on TourRadar and sell your tours at a price. But if you.re a traveler, then based on Facebook likes, online reviews and tweets, you can pick one of the 500+ tour organizers on TourRadar. All you have to do is select the country of travel, and it will list all the tours available for that country only or tours that include your selected country. You can see the details of the tours with maps, reviews, tour details and a form to inquire more about that particular tour. With the .Meet others. feature, you can login using Facebook and be part of a community of people who are taking that particular tour and discuss your options of traveling together or just make friends. It.s a simple, clean and easy-to-use website. View article|
What Else? Mobilytrip, Teletext Hols, eRevMax, TourRadar, GreenTomatoCars
|July 6th 2012 - TourRadar is hoping to discover the .world.s most amazing tour. by way of combining data from its portfolio of 500+ tour operators. The process will include mining data such as Facebook likes, online revirews, wishlists, retweets, etc to what it claims will be an unbiased result. View article|
TourRadar hunts for world's 'most amazing tour'
|July 6th 2012 - Australian aggregation platform TourRadar, designed solely for group tour operators, is running aglobal search to find the world.s .most amazing tour.. With the campaign comes the opportunity for UK operators to sign up for a free-of-charge trial of its services for up to two months and have their own tours entered into the contest. TourRadar will combine statistics from the suite of online and mobile apps it offers to operators including Facebook, online reviews, wishlists, .liked. tours and other social messages to give an unbiased result. View article|
Friday Follow: Intrepid Travel
|June 22nd 2012 - Worth a follow this Friday: Intrepid Travel on Facebook. There are lots of great apps including Trip Reviews and Trip Specials but the real stand-out is the Meet Up app, which is designed to bring the conversation together between you and your fellow travellers before an Intrepid trip. Just choose your Intrepid trip from the dropdown list, select the date your trip departs (or add your departure) and then simply leave a message for your fellow travellers. It.s a very cool feature . particularly for solo travellers. View article|
TLabs Reprise TourRadar 12 months on
|November 4th 2011 - TourRadar is a Europe and Australia-based tour and activity platform, which first featured on Tnooz in July 2010. So what happened in the intervening 12 months? Are you making money yet? Yes. What has been the biggest problem - building the product/service or marketing it to consumers/travel industry? Marketing it to the consumers and to the different businesses (travel agents, DMOs, tour operators) in the tour industry. View article|
How the new Facebook will impact travel (hint: massively)
|September 27th 2011 - Watching the livestream of the Facebook F8 event last week, I was curious to see what "BIG" news the young billionaire Mark Zuckerberg was about to announce. Curious on one hand to know how their updates would affect my own business, but also curious to see how Facebook was going to extend its lead over the recently launched Google+ platform. Facebook promised a lot and, in some ways, delivered on that promise. View article|
Will changes to Facebook change the travel inudstry?
|September 27th 2011 - TourRadar CEO Travis Pittman has a post over at tnooz, a travel tech site, on how the recent changes to Facebook will impact the travel industry. Here's what he says: A year ago, the use of the "Like" button went crazy as soon as Facebook allowed people to integrate it to any website.Through its experiences of the past year, Facebook discovered that a "Like" button is now mostly clicked by a person when they are making an endorsement for a product or service to their friends. View article|
tripwolf introduces White Label Solutions for Mobile Travel Apps
|March 30th 2011 - Mobile travel guide tripwolf now offers white label solutions of its mobile travel guide apps to the tourism industry. Tourist boards, tour operators and travel publishers can now have their own apps for iPhone and Android based on the technology of the popular tripwolf apps. The app for the Australian tourism region Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has been built for Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), in a joint project between tripwolf and tour aggregator TourRadar, will be officially launched on April 9, 2012. View article|
TLabs Showcase - TourRadar
|July 6th 2010 - TLabs Showcase focus on startups featuring Australia and Europe-based TourRadar. Who and what are you (including personnel and backgrounds)? Shawn and Travis Pittman (brothers) co-founded the online travel site bugbitten.com back in 2003. TourRadar was spun-out of bugbitten in June 2010. Since 2004 the team behind Bugbitten has been researching and developing the tour search technology which now is at the heart of TourRadar.com View article|
Shawn & Travis Pittman